Gold: Antoni Bou
Toni Bou (Repsol Honda) took his fifth and sixth wins of the FIM Trial World Championship season at the Italian TrialGP -out of eight rounds so far this year- and clinched his 14th total and consecutive Outdoor Trial World Championship, his 28th Individual World title and 43rd overall, which make him the most successful Trials rider of all time and potentially also the most successful motorcycle rider of all time. There are still two tests to go this year. Another Catalan, Albert Cabestany (ESP), took the FIM E-Trial World Cup for a second consecutive year. Matteo Grattarola (ITA, Beta) clinched the Trial2 World Championship and Pau Martínez (ESP, Vertigo) secured the Trial125 title. Bou’s winning score on Saturday was 22 marks clear of Jorge Casales (ESP, Gas Gas) (TrialGP) and 35 marks clear of Jeroni Fajardo (ESP, Sherco) on Sunday. No one was even close.
Watch the Highlights of his participation at the Italian TrialGP (Todotrial com)
Silver: Lewis Hamilton
(England, Auto Racing)
A record that most would have thought would stand for longer has been tied: Lewis Hamilton has tied Michael Schumacher (GER) as the winningest Formula 1 driver, with 91 Grand Prix wins. Lewis Hamilton won the Eiffel Grand Prix at the Nürburgring starting from second. His Mercedes-Benz teammate and polesitter, Valtteri Bottas (FIN), abandoned with a mechanical issue but it is likely Hamilton would have won anyway (Motor Sport). Hamilton was followed by Max Verstappen (NED, Red Bull), Daniel Ricciardo (AUS, Renault) -in the first podium for Renault since 2011-, and Sergio Pérez (MEX, Racing Point), who comes from another 4th place and surprisingly remains without a contract for 2021. His teammate, Lance Stroll (CAN) was replaced by Nico Hülkenberg (GER) for this race due to feeling unwell. The German missed all practice sessions and qualified 20th but still managed to finish 8th. Another record-breaker was Kimi Räikkönen (FIN, Alfa Romeo) with his 322th start, more than anyone else.
Watch the race highlights (F1)
Bronze: Rafael Nadal
Rafa won his 13th French Open (Roland Garros) in as many finals, defeating Novak Djokovic (SRB) in the final, in a tournament where Nadal did not drop a single set throughout the whole tournament. This victory was Nadal’s 20th Grand Slam title, which ties him with Roger Federer (SUI) in first place on that record. Nadal has won 13 of the last 16 French Opens, including the last 4, and has a win-loss record of 100-2. He is the best Roland Garros and clay tennis player of all-time.
Watch the Final Highlights (Roland Garros)