8 - Exclusive Interview with ossa factory rider Albert Juvanteny
Sometimes I think back about when I rode the 6 days of Scotland, then some riders (with good level) were my current age, between 60 and 65 years old. They did all the course, trying all the zones and they would finish the race.
Now a days, even i was a top rider, I could not enter any zone. They didn’t know how to separate indoor from outdoor trials. Without the minders in the zone you can’ access it, for me is like a circus now. A 10 rider's circus. The federation did not separateThe indoor and outdor. The regulations have changed as well. Trial was nature and was an adventure! Me against the nature, The bike and me, no one else in between. You catered well for your own bike.
I rode the 6-day trial five times, my best year was 1980 I ended up 9th, you did not have a minder, you had to complete it by yourself, a huge troop of people catering for the rider. Now it is over-professionalized and over-developed, too many people prancing around a rider! Before they sold around 22.000 motorbikes and now around 2.000.