Team Australia Takes out the TdN International Class

Team Australia Takes out the TdN International Class

The TdN is the most prestigious Trials event in the world and to claim a victory in this class is a substantial achievement.

Posted on 03.10.2017

This year’s Trial des Nations (TdN) held in Baiona, Spain (22-24 September) has been a huge success for the Australian team, as they took out the International Class and the Womens Team finished in eight position. The TdN is the most prestigious Trials event in the world and to claim a victory in this class is a substantial achievement.

In the International class, Australia has come out on top of thirteen competing nations. The Australian trio of Connor Hogan, Kyle Middleton and Christopher Bayles rode exceptionally well. As the event went on each stepped up to the plate to get the job done.

Australia was engaged in a close-fought contest that saw the Czech Republic team of Martin Matejicek, Marek Wunsch and Martin Kroustek lead after an unpenalised opening lap.

The Australian trio of Connor Hogan, Kyle Middleton, and Christopher Bayles, held second at the halfway stage on five, two marks ahead of the United States.

As the Czech challenged crumbled on lap two, Daniel Blancgonnet, Bryan Roper and Pat Smage, steered the US into the lead but two maximums on section thirteen sealed their fate and they finished second, four marks behind Australia and five ahead of the Czech Republic. Australia took victory with a score of 16, ahead of rivals United States with 20.

Team manager Phil Whittle sharing; “Congratulations to the Men’s International team on placing first! All three men rode exceptionally well, each stepping up to the plate to get the job done. Couldn’t ask for a better result.”

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