What a roller coaster of a year the TrialGP Women championship has been with the defending champion Emma Bristow (Sherco-GBR) and the returning Laia Sanz (GASGAS-ESP), who last contested the series in 2013. With 13 FIM Trial World Championship titles under her belt, she was hungry to make 2021 a winning year to add to her growing success.
Bristow led the way after the two rounds in Spain by a solitary point as they approached the final round in Portugal. Riding with a very confident style, Laia Sanz took an early lead on the opening lap and never looked back. Her opening lap score of four marks lost was matched by the up-coming ladies star Berta Abellan (Vertigo-ESP) as Bristow found herself in third position on seven marks lost. But, as we have seen before, world champions know when to pull in their years of experience, and Sanz was sensational on her second lap, parting with just two marks to secure the title. Abellan once again scored another runner-up spot as Bristow came home third to be denied another world title to add to her tally of seven.