TrialGP GOAT Toni Bou will make his return to competition in Italy this weekend, six weeks after breaking his left leg.

After undergoing an operation at the Mi Tres Torres clinic, the Repsol Honda Team Trial rider embarked on a rehabilitation programme which saw him back on the bike, for the first time, just a few days ago.

“There are a lot of unknowns as we tackle Italy, but after the injury I have been very careful to make it to the opening championship event, making sure that the bone has held well,” said Bou.

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“Anything could still happen because it has only been a month and a half since the operation, but the goal is clear: get to Italy and get as many points as possible.

“I will try to make it through the weekend, which will be pretty tough as a month off can really take its toll on your fitness. On the other hand, we know from experience, as it’s not the first time that I’ve been through this, what could happen, but we will try to make the most of the good sensations and focus on the championship.”

Bou has cited good initial sensations and feels confident as he begins the defence of the world championship title at the TrialGP season opener in Tolmezzo.

With fourteen titles already under his belt, Bou will be looking to improve upon the figure in what promises to be a highly unpredictable season.

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