The World Championship will take place next week in South Africa in the town of Pietermaritzburg. As every year the race for the rainbow jersey is the big day of the season that no driver wants to miss.
Since yesterday we know the riders pilots who have registered for the UCI Trial World Championship 2013. The national teams are very small even for strong nations of the world trial.
Somany drivers will travel to South Africa on their own expenses.
11 women from 8 different nations are registered. Who will succeed Gemma Abant?
15 Juniors 20 inches 9 different nations are registered. Who will succeed Raphael Pils?
13 Juniors 26 inches 5 different nations are registered. Who will succeed David Bonzon?
28 Elites 20 inches 13 different nations are registered. Who will succeed Benito Ros?
28 Elites 26 inches 10 different nations are registered. Who will succeed Coustellier?
There are some surprises on the entries list, but remember not all drivers will start! particular is that there are many riders registered in two categories.
The most famous is Coustellier. Indeed, the world champion is 26 inches registered in the 20 inches as well! Let us remember his podium in Switzerland in 20 inches!
The French, Aurélien Fontenoy is also registered in 20 and 26 inches but that was expected with the team of France.
Ion Areitio is also present in 26 inches and 20 inches.
The British Andrei Burton will double too. He is the only British rider together with Jack Carthy to ride in South Africa!
The Japanese were unable to come to Europe for the World Cup but they will be present with a 1 women , 2 junior 20, 2 elite 20 and 2 elite 26. A beautiful delegation.
Australia has three drivers with Janine Jungfels Elites and 2 drivers who will double 20 and 26 inches.
Belgian Iciar Van den Bergh is nominated in two categories. Note also the confirmation of registration Kenny Belaey
The French (17 drivers) and Germans (20 drivers) are the two countries that have registered the most riders.
Spain will have to defend its title nations with eight drivers, there is no junior 26!
Here are all the entries