La finale Junior 26" de Mont Sainte-Anne

The Mont Sainte-Anne Junior 26" Final

Tuesday 7 September 2010
by Ben Swales
popularity : 10%

JPEG - 145.6 kb The Spanish prodigy Ion Areitio (Koxx) put in a great performance on the sections of Mont Sainte-Anne... Having won the Junior 20” world title on Saturday, he took the double on Sunday by taking the win in the Junior 26” final! At the end of the first lap, Cadet World Champion David Bonzon (Atomz) was in the lead, one point ahead of Ion. However, Ion put in an exceptional second lap, conceding just three points, to take his second world title. French rider Maxime Tolu (Atomz) also had an excellent second lap (dropping just three points as well) and finished in second place. Marius Merger (Koxx), bronze medallist in the 20” final, finished in third place in the 26” competition as well, ahead of Spaniard Rafael Tibau (Monty), Frenchmen Valentin Gaucher (Atomz) , Morgan Vassor (Koxx) and British Champion Sam Oliver (Rockman). Four members of the Tribal Team were on hand to bring you their impressions of the action, including Julien “El Pinpino” Letrouit, an active member of the Quebec trials season who was instrumental in the creation of the Taz park in Montréal and one of the founders of Tribal Zine (in 1998, don’t we feel old !) and Sylvain “Sylbegood” Randier, the brother of the webmaster/editor of your website… It’s like a waking dream for them as they watch the extraordinary performances of the greatest riders on the planet on the enormous, original and well-thought-out sections that had been set by the Gestev team.

Our impressions...

PNG - 356.7 kb This time, the sections were run in reverse. As it had done the day before, the weather changed very quickly and the rain put in an appearance towards the end of the competition, giving the advantage to those who had finished quickly. Those that were still riding were also treated to buffeting winds to make things just that little bit harder!

At the start of play it was obvious that this final was pretty open. Almost everyone was in with a chance and no one could say how it would turn out. The sections passed muster and in contrast to yesterday’s comp, there were few mistakes. This was confirmed by the final scores: the top two riders finished on equal points and third place was just one point behind them! Each dab counted. In spite of the weather and the difficulty of the sections, Ion Areitio managed four cleans on each lap! Swiss rider David Bonzon’s performance was exemplary: the most points he dropped in any of the sections was one!

Photos...

Ion Areitio took the double in Junior, just as a certain Aurélien Fontenoy did in 2007 in Fort William…

JPEG - 184.2 kb

JPEG - 182.8 kb

David Bonzon just missed out on his second wolrd title…

JPEG - 216.5 kb

JPEG - 199.8 kb

Maxime Tolu took bronze…

JPEG - 231.5 kb

JPEG - 230.3 kb

Marius Merger, third in the 20” final, finished third in 26” too!

JPEG - 193.6 kb

JPEG - 152 kb

European Junior Champion Rafael Tibau, fifth...

JPEG - 213.9 kb

JPEG - 171.9 kb

Valentin Gaucher, sixth...

JPEG - 196.9 kb

JPEG - 186.3 kb

Morgan Vassor, seventh...

JPEG - 239.8 kb

JPEG - 183.1 kb

British 20” Champion Sam Oliver, eighth...

JPEG - 195 kb

JPEG - 111.1 kb

While all this was going on, the two best Elite 20” cards were preparing to shock audiences in the Elite 26” final…

JPEG - 689.7 kb

JPEG - 703.1 kb

Results...

JPEG - 126.1 kb
PDF - 102.8 kb
Mont Sainte-Anne 2010 - Junior 26

The most recent articles

Tuesday 7 September 2010
by Ben Swales

The Mont Sainte-Anne Elite 20" Final

The grand master of world 20" trials Benito Ros has taken his seventh world title, but he had to fight for it! His protegé Abel Mustieles is now on equal terms with his mentor!

Monday 6 September 2010
by Ben Swales

The Mont Sainte-Anne Junior 20" Final

Young Spanish prodigy Ion Areitio took the title of Junior 20" World Champion on the Mont Sainte-Anne sections following a close battle with German Raphaël Pils and Frenchman Marius Merger.

Thursday 2 September 2010
by Ben Swales

The Mont Sainte-Anne Opening Ceremony

Talented québécois photographer Michel Roy has shared these magnificent photos from the opening ceremony of the 2010 World Championship in Mont Sainte-Anne with us!

Tuesday 24 August 2010
by Ben Swales

Hook Designs Bash Ring

Hook Designs are a new company on the block who have created a cool new bash ring. Here’s a quick look at it before we send it off to our tester Greg, who is going to put it through its paces for us!

Thursday 22 July 2010
by Ben Swales

Adrián Lengyel’s Kortz II

Hungarian rider Adrián Lengyel, who rides for Rockman & Tribal Zine, has just received his new Kortz II and has sent us some photos and info on his new bike, which weighs in at just 7.9 kilos!

Tuesday 20 July 2010
by Richard Furlong

Speed Race carbon handlebars

Speed Race are developing several carbon components: hubs (carbon/aluminium), a fork and also some handlebars, which they presented to us in exclusivity today.

Saturday 17 July 2010
by Ben Swales

The 2010 French MTB Championship

The 2010 French MTB Championship will begin tomorrow in the international resort of Val d’Isère. Complete presentation of the biggest fixture in the FFC calendar this way!

Thursday 15 July 2010
by Ben Swales

Vincent Hermance & Stereo Panda

Vincent Hermance has recently signed with Stereo Panda - the ultra-cool brand of clothing with wild and original designs, influenced by Japanese styles yet with a funkiness all of its own, launched in 2004 by his friend Alex Jumelin!

Thursday 15 July 2010
by Richard Furlong

The Rockman Traktor at Trialpod

The Trialpod shop have added the Rockman Traktor to their catalogue. This 24” bike, which was designed with both natural and competition riding in mind, was presented exclusively to us last April, and we tested it in TM 46!

Thursday 15 July 2010
by Richard Furlong

The German 26" Championships

Here we have a flash-back to the German 26" Championship, which took place on the 5th and 6th of June in Idstein. Hannes Hermann was crowned winner in Elite, Robin Fix in Junior and Jan Frederic Wobbe in Youth category!

Thursday 15 July 2010
by Ben Swales

BRAVO & THANKS Ben!

Congratulations to the administrator of the English section of this "for riders by riders" site, who won the bronze medal in Cadet Class in the recent British Trials Championship and is now contributing to Mountain-Biking UK!

Wednesday 14 July 2010
by Ben Swales

Results from the 2010 European Championship

Full results for the European Trial Championship in Melsungen, won by Gilles Coustellier, Benito Ros, Rafael Tibau, Raphaël Pils & Karin Moor!

Wednesday 14 July 2010
by Ben Swales

Full bike pics of the new Evo 3 "Black Edition"

We spotted a new version of the TM-Bikevision Evo 3 at the French Cup in Super Besse: the Evo 3 "Black Edition"!

Wednesday 14 July 2010
by Ben Swales

The Rockman Kortz 2

Canadian street rider and distributor of Rockman products in Canada Kevin Liu presents the new Kortz 2 frame - in detail and with pictures!

Wednesday 14 July 2010
by Ben Swales

The Evo 3 "Black Edition"

Here are some HD photos and information about the new version of the TMS-Bikevision flagship model, the Evo 3 "Black Edition", available as frame only, farme and fork or full bike!

TRIBAL FLASH

19 septembre 2017 - Calendrier Ufolep Est : 1ère course samedi 23 septembre à Barbey-Séroux !

Voici les premières dates des compétitions de Trial régionales de la nouvelle saison dans la partie est de l’hexagone. Le Trophée (...)

18 septembre 2017 - Compétition nocturne à Montauban le 23 septembre

Le Montauban Trial Club a le plaisir de vous annoncer la "SESSION II" de sa Compétition Nocturne. En effet, pour ses 10 années d’existence, (...)

14 septembre 2017 - Coupe FFC Auvergne Rhône Alpes 2017 : 6ème manche à Savigneux le dimanche 17 septembre!

Le club du Vélo Vert Savignolais organisera la 6ème manche de la Coupe Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes 2017 de Trial ce dimanche 17 septembre ! Une (...)

14 septembre 2017 - CIRO Trial 2017 : le VCS Betton vous attend dimanche 17 !

L’équipe de bénévoles du Vélo Club Sportif de Betton s’est mise en marche pour tracer le trial de Betton et vous attend de pied (...)

26 août 2017 - Programme d’Albertville 2017, finales en live sur le channel UCI !

Voici le programme complet de la 4ème étape de la Coupe du Monde UCI Trial 2017, qui investit pour la troisième année consécutive Albertville et (...)

22 juin 2017 - Coupe FFC Auvergne Rhône Alpes 2017 : 5ème manche à Petit-Coeur le dimanche 25 juin !

Le club de Vélo Trial Petit-Coeur La Léchère organisera la 5ème manche de la Coupe Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes 2017 de Trial ce dimanche 25 juin ! Une (...)

22 juin 2017 - Coupe FFC Grand Sud 2017 : finale à St Sulpice le dimanche 25 juin !

La finale de l’édition 2017 de la Coupe FFC Grand Sud de Trial se déroulera le 25 Juin dans la petite ville de Saint-Sulpice-sur-Lèze en (...)

10 juin 2017 - Championnat Centre IdF 2017 : les zones de la finale de Larchant !

La finale du Championnat Centre / Ile-de-France Ufolep 2017 de Bike Trial se dispute ce dimanche 11 juin à Larchant. Retrouvez les infos sur ce (...)