Womens World Championship Rounds 3,4 & 5
Its been a hectic couple of weeks for newly crowned 2012 British and European Champion, Becky Cook as the Women's World Championship headed to Switzerland for the final three rounds. The third and fourth round was a double header in Tramelan. With constant rain overnight and during the day the previously dry sections turned out to be pretty tough on day one. Top Trial Team rider, Becky didn't have the best of days but managed to record a solid third place. On the second day of competition, Becky was determined to get back on track and did so from the very start of the trial cleaning her way to section six and leading up until section nine on the first lap.
Becky rode strong and confident to record laps of fourteen and eleven. However when the final score board showed Becky on a score of twenty nine she questioned the officials where the extra four marks had come from.
On the hard section six on Becky's second lap she rode the section for a single mark lost which was punched on her score card and wrote on the section score board. For a reason still not fully understood (as there was no acu representative) the observer changed his mind after Becky had left and changed it to a five. Becky and the team we're left shocked and disappointed when they we're told the result would stand and there was little point putting in a protest. This pushed Becky from a guaranteed second position to equal on marks with Emma Bristow. It was not be her day as they both had the same number of cleans, ones, twos and threes but Emma took second place due to her completing the trial in a faster time.
The following week the Women's World Championship moved onto Moutier for the final round. A solid ride from Becky was spoilt by a five for touching a marker on the first lap and she once again found herself in third spot only one mark behind Sandra Gomez.
A disappointed Becky commented "I am not happy with my overall ranking of fourth in the World Championship this year, it seems like everything was against me but i will take some positives from it. I was consistently on the podium in all but one round and so close to the higher positions on several occasions. Even with the World Championship not going well i have still had one of my best years yet becoming European Champion, being only the third ever women to lift the crown and also taking my eighth British Championship."
"Finally i would like to thank the Bosi family and everyone associated with Top Trial Team, John Lampkin and Beta UK, Craig Talbot and all my sponsors, family and friends who have supported me throughout the year. I am already looking forward to next year where i will be back fighting for the World Championship crown."