Size means noth­ing

Trial Magazine - - MEETING - 2017 Spain: Look­ing good for the win, a punc­ture halted his progress.

Look­ing back at the myth that is David and Go­liath it proved the point that size means noth­ing. The small per­son tak­ing on the gi­ant, and we know who won! My good friend Eric Le­juene had men­tioned in con­ver­sa­tion in early 2017 to look out for a very tal­ented young French rider named Hugo Dufrese. He laughed when he said: “You will have to look out for him”. I re­sponded why? “Hugo is very small in stature but huge on ta­lent, you will see” he replied. At the open­ing round of the 2017 FIM Trial World Cham­pi­onship at Cam­prodon in Spain, I made a men­tal note to look out for him. Sure enough, there was this young kid on a 125cc Gas Gas who, shall we say, looked very im­pres­sive. I then saw him later in the day when he stood so proud on the third step of the podium. It was time to find out more about the new ‘Mighty Atom’.

PICTURES: JIT­SIE • TRI­ALS ME­DIA • MAXIME LEJEUNE

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