Toni Bou finished in the lead after the first round – with 4 penalty points – and in the semi-final, where he took seven penalty points.
In the final against Adam Raga, the Repsol Honda Team rider kept the lead from start to finish, and, despite taking penalty points in the first five zones, he was able to finish the day with no mistakes in the last section.
This victory in France allows Bou to increase his advantage and keep the lead, 10 points ahead of the second placed.
After two rounds, the 2020 X-Trial World Championship will take a rest for two months and will resume the action on January 19th in Budapest, Hungary.
X-Trial Rennes 2019 - Toni Bou's statements
I did not start the first round very well; the points were fine, but I didn’t feel right with the riding sensations. I didn’t feel comfortable and it took me a while to get into the sections. We will have to work so that in the coming trials we won’t experience these feelings, since it is very easy to get knocked out in the eliminations. In the end, I was able to enjoy myself more in the second round and the final to take the victory.
I want to congratulate the organizer of the event, who set up a very tough trial, where I think the spectators really enjoyed it. Now there will be a break before the third trial in Budapest so it is very important to take the leadership here.