The riders in this event certainly appeared to enjoy the course, with it's mix of traditional trials sections and the individual challenges of the 'novelty sections' (bunny-hop, limbo, balance beam, wheelie and high jump). To succeed in this event required a mix of smooth and fast riding, slowing down just enough to be accurate and clean. With 'arm-pump' setting in some way arround the lap, it took good concentration to clean the big, long section in a paddock!. It was a great team effort of the peolple from the local Trials Clubs to make it all happen, thanks also to the rain that held off until presentation was over!
The Australian Men's team finished 3rd in the International Trophy Group at this years Trial des Nations in L'Hospitalet de l’Infant, Spain.
An elated Australian team recorded their first podium finish since 2008. The team comprising of Chris Bayles – Gas Gas, Tim Coleman – Beta, Kyle Middleton – Gas Gas and Colin Zarczynki – Scorpa made their trip to Spain very worthwhile as they took third spot by three marks.
"We've got the best riders in Australia at the moment, they're all on their game and the dry conditions suit the Aussie Team" said Tim Coleman about the 2015 team.
L'Hospitalet de l’Infant, Spain; The Australian Women's team finishes 8th in the 2015 Trial des Nations.
The three Aussies - Kristie McKinnon (NSW), Ina Halls (VIC) and newcomer Kaitlyn Cummins who made her TdN debut and first overseas Trials appearance. The Women's team totalled 118 points for the event which comprised of dry and rocky conditions.
The defending champions Great Britain secured a third straight victory with their team Emma Bristow, Rebekah Cook and Donna Fox. Second place went to Germany and the team of Theresa Baumi, Mona Pekarek and Ina Wilde.