Trial des Nations

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Trial des Nations is the most important Motorcycle trials competition of national teams organized by the International Motorcycling Federation (FIM). It has been held annually since 1984 at different countries. [1] Each team is composed of four riders in the male category, and since 2000, three riders in the female category. [2] The team with fewest total penalties is awarded the title. An Indoor Trial des Nations championship was also disputed during 7 years, from 2002 [3] to 2008, and was restarted again in 2012 with the new name FIM X-trial des nations.

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The FIM made a significant change in 1995. They recognized that they could not grow the sport having only a single-competition class structure, given that most entrants were not professional trials riders. The FIM added a second, class called the “B” class, or "International", with the “A” class being intended for the top teams of the world. There are typically 5 countries entered in the prestigious “A” class, and about 15 countries in the “B” class.[ citation needed ]

The competition has been dominated by Spain winning 21 out of 31 tournaments in male category.

Spain Kingdom in Southwest Europe

Spain, officially the Kingdom of Spain, is a country mostly located on the Iberian Peninsula in Europe. Its territory also includes two archipelagoes: the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa, and the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea. The African enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla make Spain the only European country to have a physical border with an African country (Morocco). Several small islands and a peninsula bordering Morocco in the Alboran Sea are also part of Spanish territory. The country's mainland is bordered to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea except for a small land boundary with British dependency Gibraltar; to the north and northeast by France, Andorra, and the Bay of Biscay; and to the west and northwest by Portugal and the Atlantic Ocean.

Winners

YearHost CountryCityWinners (Men)RidersWinners (International)RidersWinners (Women)Riders
1984Flag of Poland.svg  Poland Myslenice Flag of France.svg  France Philippe Berlatier (Italjet)
Gilles Burgat (Fantic)
Fred Michaud (Fantic)
Thierry Michaud (Fantic)
1985Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Piano Rancio Flag of France.svg  France Philippe Berlatier (Aprilia)
Gilles Burgat (Yamaha)
Pascal Couturier (Beta)
Thierry Michaud (Fantic)
1986Flag of Austria.svg  Austria Limberg Flag of France.svg  France Philippe Berlatier (Aprilia)
Gilles Burgat (Yamaha)
Pascal Couturier (JCM)
Thierry Michaud (Fantic)
1987Flag of Finland.svg  Finland Tampere Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Diego Bosis (Aprilia)
Renato Chiaberto (Beta)
Carlo Franco (Beta)
Donato Miglio (Garelli)
1988Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia Revnice Flag of France.svg  France Philippe Berlatier (Beta)
Pascal Couturier (JCM)
Thierry Girard (Yamaha)
Thierry Michaud (Fantic)
1989Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Bertrix Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Amós Bilbao (Fantic)
Andreu Codina (Gas Gas)
Gabino Renales (Montesa)
Jordi Tarrés (Beta)
1990Flag of France.svg  France Massais Flag of France.svg  France Philippe Berlatier (Beta)
Bruno Camozzi (Fantic)
Pascal Couturier (Beta)
Thierry Girard (Montesa)
1991Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Grossheubach Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Amós Bilbao (Gas Gas)
Marc Colomer (Montesa)
Gabino Renales (Montesa)
Jordi Tarrés (Beta)
1992Flag of the United States.svg  United States Watkins Glen Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Amós Bilbao (Gas Gas)
Marc Colomer (Montesa)
Joan Pons (Beta)
Jordi Tarrés (Beta)
1993Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland Kilbroney Park Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Amós Bilbao (Montesa)
Marc Colomer (Beta)
Joan Pons (Gas Gas)
Jordi Tarrés (Gas Gas)
1994Flag of Andorra.svg  Andorra La Rabassa Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Marc Colomer (Beta)
Angel Garcia (Gas Gas)
Joan Pons (Gas Gas)
Jordi Tarrés (Gas Gas)
1995Flag of Austria.svg  Austria Piesting Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Amós Bilbao (Beta)Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Jan Cepicka (Scorpa)
Marc Colomer (Montesa)Alex Van Den Broek (Montesa)
Joan Pons (Gas Gas)Rene Opstals (Fantic)
Jordi Tarrés (Gas Gas)Mark Van Der Linden (Beta)
1996Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Kinna Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Amós Bilbao (Gas Gas)Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Horst Hoffmann (Fantic)
Marc Colomer (Montesa)Jens Ter Jung (Gas Gas)
Marcel Justribó (Beta)Andreas Lettenbichler (Beta)
Jordi Tarrés (Gas Gas)Bjorn Wisniewski (Beta)
1997Flag of the Isle of Man.svg  Isle of Man Douglas Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain Dan Clark (Beta)Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Markus Gorig (Gas Gas)
Steve Colley (Gas Gas)Jens Ter Jung (Gas Gas)
Graham Jarvis (Scorpa)Andreas Lettenbichler (Gas Gas)
Dougie Lampkin (Beta)Bjorn Wisniewski (Beta)
1998Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Chiesa Valmalenco Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Amós Bilbao (Gas Gas)Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Andreas Lettenbichler (Montesa)
Marc Colomer (Montesa)Jens Ter Jung (Gas Gas)
Marcel Justribó (Gas Gas)Carsten Stranghoner (Montesa)
Jordi Pascuet (Gas Gas)Bjorn Wisniewski (Beta)
1999Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg Ettelbruck Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain Steve Colley (Gas Gas)Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Olivier Colson (Gas Gas)
Martin Crosswaite (Gas Gas)Hugues Lambion (Beta)
Graham Jarvis (Sherco)Arnaud Dermine (Scorpa)
Dougie Lampkin (Beta)Michael Vukcevic (Sherco)
2000Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Seva Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Albert Cabestany (Beta)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Geoff Aaron (Beta)Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Dolores Sanchez (Gas Gas)
Marc Colomer (Montesa)Ray Peters (Sherco) Laia Sanz (Gas Gas)
Marc Freixa (Gas Gas)Jess Kempkes (Gas Gas)
Marcel Justribó (Montesa)Cory Pincock (Gas Gas)
2001Flag of France.svg  France La Bresse Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Albert Cabestany (Beta)Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Markus Gorig (Beta)Flag of Norway.svg  Norway Kjersty Fla (Sherco)
Marc Colomer (Gas Gas)Carsten Stranghoner (Sherco)Linda Meyer (Gas Gas)
Marc Freixa (Sherco)Andreas Lettenbichler (Sherco) Siri Minken (Gas Gas)
Adam Raga (Gas Gas)Jens Ter Jung (Gas Gas)
2002Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal Paços de Ferreira Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain Steve Colley (Gas Gas)Flag of Norway.svg  Norway Lars Erik Fremstad (Montesa)Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Merce Ribera (Sherco)
Sam Connor (Gas Gas)Kenneth Larsen (Montesa)Dolores Sanchez (Beta)
Graham Jarvis (Sherco)Henning Hauge Nilsen (Scorpa) Laia Sanz (Beta)
Dougie Lampkin (Montesa)Ola Andre Svendsen (Gas Gas)
2003Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Lavarone Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain Sam Connor (Gas Gas)Flag of Finland.svg  Finland Henri Himmanen (Montesa)Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Iris Kramer (Gas Gas)
Ben Hemingway (Beta)Samuli Magga (Gas Gas)Ute Kramer (Gas Gas)
Graham Jarvis (Sherco)Jussi Jokinen (Gas Gas)Rosita Leotta (Beta)
Dougie Lampkin (Montesa)Saku Suvantu (Beta)
2004Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Córdoba Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Albert Cabestany (Beta)Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland Gareth Andrews (Beta)Flag of France.svg  France Claire Bertrand (Gas Gas)
Jeroni Fajardo (Gas Gas)Robert Crawford (Beta)Marilyne Journet (Gas Gas)
Marc Freixa (Montesa)Michael Burton (Gas Gas)Marlene Satge (Sherco)
Adam Raga (Gas Gas)Andrew Perry (Sherco)
2005Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Sestriere Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Toni Bou (Beta)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Geoff Aaron (Gas Gas)Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Iris Kramer (Gas Gas)
Albert Cabestany (Sherco) Cody Webb (Gas Gas)Rosita Leotta (Gas Gas)
Marc Freixa (Montesa)Chris Florin (Gas Gas)Sabrina Weindl (Gas Gas)
Adam Raga (Gas Gas)Keith Wineland (Sherco)
2006Flag of Brittany (Gwenn ha du).svg  Brittany Bréal-sous-Montfort
Breal-Moñforzh
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Toni Bou (Beta)Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland Gareth Andrews (Beta)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain Maria Conway (Beta)
Albert Cabestany (Sherco)Robert Crawford (Gas Gas) Rebekah Cook (Gas Gas)
Jeroni Fajardo (Gas Gas)Michael Burton (Gas Gas) Donna Fox (Sherco)
Adam Raga (Gas Gas)Andrew Perry (Gas Gas)
2007Flag of the Isle of Man.svg  Isle of Man Douglas Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Toni Bou (Montesa)Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Jan Cardinaels (Montesa)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain Maria Conway (Beta)
Albert Cabestany (Sherco)Jordane Vandekateele (Gas Gas) Rebekah Cook (Gas Gas)
Jeroni Fajardo (Beta)Maxime Mathy (Gas Gas) Donna Fox (Sherco)
Adam Raga (Gas Gas)Michael Vukcevic (Sherco)
2008Flag of Andorra.svg  Andorra La Rabassa Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Toni Bou (Montesa)Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Pavel Balas (Gas Gas)Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Mireia Conde (Beta)
Albert Cabestany (Sherco)Petr Masek (Montesa) Sandra Gómez (Gas Gas)
Jeroni Fajardo (Beta)Martin Kroustek (Beta) Laia Sanz (Montesa)
Adam Raga (Gas Gas)Jiri Svoboda (Beta)
2009Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Darfo Boario Terme Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Toni Bou (Montesa)Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Jan Junklewitz (Sherco)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain Emma Bristow (Gas Gas)
Albert Cabestany (Sherco)Jochen Schafer (Gas Gas) Joanne Coles (Gas Gas)
Jeroni Fajardo (Beta)Timon Oster (Beta) Rebekah Cook (Sherco)
Adam Raga (Gas Gas)Carsten Stranghoner (Gas Gas)
2010Flag of Poland.svg  Poland Myślenice Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Toni Bou (Montesa)Flag of Norway.svg  Norway Ib Andersen (Gas Gas)Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Mireia Conde (Beta)
Adam Raga (Gas Gas)Moi Mardon (Beta) Sandra Gómez (Gas Gas)
Albert Cabestany (Sherco)Kristoffer Leirvaag (Sherco) Laia Sanz (Montesa)
Jeroni Fajardo (Beta)Hakon Pedersen (Sherco)
2011Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Tolmezzo Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Toni Bou (Montesa)Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Mirco Kammel (Beta)Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Mireia Conde (Beta)
Adam Raga (Gas Gas)Jan Peters (Beta) Sandra Gómez (Gas Gas)
Albert Cabestany (Sherco)Christian Kregeloh (Gas Gas) Laia Sanz (Montesa)
Jeroni Fajardo (Beta)Carsten Stranghoner (Gas Gas)
2012Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland Moutier Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Toni Bou (Montesa)Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Pavel Balas (Gas Gas)Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Mireia Conde (Beta)
Adam Raga (Gas Gas)Martin Matejicek (Gas Gas) Sandra Gómez (Gas Gas)
Albert Cabestany (Sherco)Martin Kroustek (Beta) Laia Sanz (Gas Gas)
Jeroni Fajardo (Beta)Jiri Svoboda (Beta)
2013Flag of France.svg  France La Châtre Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Toni Bou (Montesa)Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Jan Junklewitz (Sherco)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain Emma Bristow (Sherco)
Adam Raga (Gas Gas)Christian Kregeloh (Ossa) Joanne Coles (Gas Gas)
Albert Cabestany (Sherco)Mirco Kammel (TRS) Rebekah Cook (Beta)
Jeroni Fajardo (Beta)Jan Peters (Beta)
2014Flag of Andorra.svg  Andorra Sant Julià de Lòria Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Toni Bou (Montesa)Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Jan Junklewitz (Sherco)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain Emma Bristow (Sherco)
Adam Raga (Gas Gas)Mirco Kammel (TRS) Joanne Coles (Gas Gas)
Albert Cabestany (Sherco)Franz Kadlec (Beta) Rebekah Cook (Beta)
Jeroni Fajardo (Beta)Jan Peters (Beta)
2015Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Tarragona Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Toni Bou (Montesa)Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Martin Kroustek (Beta)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain Emma Bristow (Sherco)
Adam Raga (TRS)Jiri Svoboda (Beta) Rebekah Cook (TRS)
Albert Cabestany (Sherco)Martin Matejicek (Gas Gas) Donna Fox (Sherco)
Jeroni Fajardo (Beta)Marek Wunsch (Gas Gas)
2016Flag of France.svg  France Isola 2000 Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Toni Bou (Montesa)Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Jan Junklewitz (Sherco)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain Emma Bristow (Sherco)
Adam Raga (TRS)Franz Kadlec (Beta) Rebekah Cook (TRS)
Albert Cabestany (Sherco)Jarmo Robrahn (Beta) Donna Fox (Sherco)
2017Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Baiona Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Toni Bou (Montesa)Flag of Australia.svg  Australia Chris Bayles (Gas Gas)Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Berta Abellan (Beta)
Adam Raga (TRS)Kyle Middleton (Gas Gas)Maria Giro (Montesa)
Jaime Busto (Montesa)Connor Hogan (Sherco) Sandra Gómez (Gas Gas)
2018Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Sokolov Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Toni Bou (Montesa)Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Dominik Wunsch (Gas Gas)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain Emma Bristow (Sherco)
Jeroni Fajardo (Gas Gas)Martin Matějíček (Gas Gas) Donna Fox (Montesa)
Jaime Busto (Gas Gas)Martin Křoustek (TRRS)Jess Bown (Scorpa)
YearHost CountryCityWinners (Men)RidersWinners (International)RidersWinners (Women)Riders

Titles per country (male)

As of September 2018, the following ranking shows the countries with most Trial des Nations wins, in male category:

RankCountryTitles (male category)
1Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 25
2Flag of France.svg  France 5
3Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  UK 4
4Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 1

Titles per country (female)

As of September 2018, the following ranking shows the countries with most Trial des Nations wins, in female category:

RankCountryTitles (female category)
1Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  UK 8
2Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 7
3Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 2
4Flag of France.svg  France 1
4Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 1

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