La finale de la Coupe d’Europe EBU 2010

The 2010 EBU European Cup Final

Wednesday 6 October 2010
by Ben Swales
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The third round and final of the European Cup was played out on Saturady in Scheibenberg, Germany. Tribal Zine was there to take part and to report on the event. 78 from 11 different countries made the journey to the competition, which was faultlessly organised by Jürgen Brauer and the Motorsport Club Scheibenberg team. The club is celebrating its 50th year and is used to organising events of this calibre – they even organised the 1997 moto trials world championship!

JPEG - 149.1 kb The sections were of a high level and nice and varied: there were six natural sections and two artificial, situated by the side of an impressive ski-jump ramp. When the riders walked the sections nothing seemed insurmountable in any of the classes, but the torrential rain had other ideas. In the top categories, just getting through a section was an exploit in itself: the five Elite riders only managed to get through any of the sections five times out of forty! It was a difficult and unpleasant trial for them! Despite the weather and the fact that we were half way up a mountain, there were plenty of spectators in attendance, families, friends and fans had come to see some sport and support the riders, who were going through hell (albeit a very wet one)! Bike and trials culture is obviously very important in Germany!

The Elite competition was won by top Czech rider Vaclav Kolar, ahead of his countryman David Herka (Monty), and Tribal / Koxx rider Tom Francisco. Javi Alonso, who won the previous round, was relegated to fourth place in the final but still walked away with the Cup, with David Herka and Vaclav Kolar in second and third respectively.The Senior competition saw Koxx’s Pavel Prochazka take the win with an impressive lead over Thomas Helbig (Onza) and Peter Bäckgren (Born). JPEG - 163.8 kb He took the overall Cup win ahead of Supertrial Show’s Sebastian Hopfe and Thomas Helbig. In Junior UCI German and European 20” Champion Raphaël Pils came in first in the final, ahead of Ladislav Janoska, who took the overall win. In Minime Czech rider Matej Popelka finished ahead of his countryman Vojtech Kriva, to take the win in the final, although Vojtech took the overall win. Italian Andrea Riva finished in third place in Germany and second overall. In Benjamin, Tribal Mascot Louis Grillon wanted to try the big moves rather than make sure with a dab and consequently finished in second place in the final, although he won the Cup. In Poussin, it was a new and impressive victory for Tribal Rider Romain Léonard in both the final and the Cup. Jerika Hlavata (Czech Republic) took the win in the Femina final, while Marie Krivova took the overall victory. Below are the podiums and full results for all classes as well as a collection of photos from this sodden final!

The 2010 European Cup Final podiums:

Awards were given out by the President of the Europen Bike Trial Federation Libor Musil, who congratulated the organisers and suggested that he would like to see more Bike Trial events in Germany.

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- Elite:

Pos.2010 Final2010 Cup
1 Vaclav Kolar Javi Alonso
2 David Herka David Herka
3 Thomas Francisco Vaclav Kolar

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- Senior:

Pos.2010 Final2010 Cup
1 Pavel Prochazka Pavel Prochazka
2 Thomas Helbig Sebastian Hopfe
3 Peter Bäcjgreen Thomas Helbig

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- Junior:

Pos.2010 Final2010 Cup
1 Raphaël Pils Ladislav Janoska
2 Ladislav Janoska Martin Kakac
3 Martin Kakac Vaclav Gryc

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- Minime:

Pos.2010 Final2010 Cup
1 Matej Popelka Vojtech Kriva
2 Vojtech Kriva Andrea Riva
3 Andrea Riva Matej Popelka

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- Benjamin:

Pos.2010 Final2010 Cup
1 Samuel Hlavaty Louis Grillon
2 Louis Grillon Samuel Hlavaty
3 Filip Kloucek Maxime Sintzen

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- Poussin:

Pos.2010 Final2010 Cup
1 Romain Léonard Romain Léonard
2 Marek Pochtiol Marek Pochtiol
3 Adrian Kvanovsky Adrian Kvanovsky

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- Femina:

Pos.2010 Final2010 Cup
1 Erika Hlavata Marie Krivova
2 Marie Krivova Erika Hlavata
3 Martina Ocadlikova Martina Ocadlikova

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The Final results and overall Cup results:

- Final:

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European Cup 2010 - Final Results

- 2010 European Cup results:

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European Cup #3 - Scheibenberg

Pictures:

A collection of photos that show what the conditions were like on the day… Cloudy and rainy from the start of the day (photo 1) until the presentation of the trophies (photo 2)! The riders’ faithful supporters were there… Parents with their umbrellas(photo 3)... Javi Alonso’s girlfriend (photo 4)...

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The two Elite winners, Vaclav Kolar and Javi Alonso on a technical up, which they both got through in their own way…

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The very promising David Herka, second in Elite in the final and overall, with the same move…

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Two Tribal Riders... Tom Francisco, third in the final and fourth overall, warming up and European Poussin Cup Winner Romain Léonard...

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There is a whole gallery of photos from this event on the German website Biketrial.org. Below ar e the Czechs David Herka and Pavel Prochazka (Senior final and Cup winner), the Germans Thomas Helbig (second in the final) and Sebastien Hopfe (second in the Cup), the Grillontosaur, and the Czech ladies Marie Krivova (Cup winner) and Martina Ocadlikova (third in the final and in the Cup), and to finish and portrait of the European Elite Cup Winner. Photos by Marco Härtel and Detlev Schreiter. Click here to go straight to the gallery: BikeTrial Europacup Scheibenberg!

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