The UCI Trials World Cup Chronicle
- What happened? -
Three weeks after Vöcklabruck, Austria, the 2016 UCI Trials World Cup headed to Albertville, France, for Round 4 on August 20-21.
In the Women's competition, Nina Reichenbach (GER) continued her domination with her fourth straight win in as many rounds. Shefinished with a low score of eight points in the Albertville Final. Tatiana Janickova, of Slovakia, was second (12 points) in front of Australian Janine Jungfels (13 points).
Reichenbach continues to lead the overall rankings with a perfect 800 points, followed by Janickova (620) and Switzerland’s Debi Studer (530 points).
In the Men's 26’’ competition, Jack Carthy (GBR) took his third consecutive victory, with a low score of 2 points, followed by two French athletes Vincent Hermance (10 points) and Gilles Coustellier (13 points). Carthy solidified his lead in the overall standings with 695 points, while Nicolas Vallée (France) and Hermance hold onto second and third with 585 points and 545 points respectively.
Abel Mustieles of Spain took his second consecutive win in the Men's 20" with five points, followed by countryman Benito Ros (eight points). Switzerland's Lucien Leiser took third with ten points.
Spain dominates the overall standings, occupying the three top places with Ros (680 points), followed by Mustieles (650 points) and Ion Areitio (530 points).
- What's Next? -
Antwerp, Belgium, Trials #5 > September 24-25
- Last year’s results -
1. Jack Carthy (GBR)
2. Vincent Hermance (FRA)
3. Kenny Belaey (BEL)
1. Benito Ros (ESP)
2. Abel Mustieles (ESP)
3. Lucien Leiser (SUI)
1. Janine Jungfels (AUS)
2. Nina Reichenbach (GER)
3. Tatiana Janickova (SVK
- What you should know about... Antwerp-
This is the seventh consecutive year that the UCI Trials World Cup visits Antwerp. In 2015 it was voted top UCI World Cup event for the second year in a row. The competition takes place in the middle of the city, in the Grote Markt (Great Market Square). The heart of the old city quarter provides a stunning backdrop for the event.
Located on the River Scheldt, Antwerp is one of Belgium's port cities and home to the Diamond District.
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- Focus on Benito Ros -
Spain’s Benito Ros has been one of the top riders in the 20" category for over a decade, with eight UCI world titles to his name and six overall UCI World Cup titles. He is the current defending champion.
Ros received his first trials bike at the age of nine from his grandparents. By the time he was 18 he had multiple podiums as a Junior in UCI competitions, and took his first Elite title in 2003. While his main focus is 20", he has also finished in the top-3 in the 26" category. The Spaniard has also set five Guinness World Records.
1st – UCI World Championship (2014, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2005, 2004, 2003)
1st – UCI World Cup Overall (2015, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2005)
1st – European Championships (2010)
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