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Lampkin misses first final in two years

Published: 07 January 2004

Updated: 24 November 2014

Dougie Lampkin failed to reach the finals at the fourth round of the World Indoor Trials championship in Koblenz, Germany - the first time he's failed to reach that stage in over two years.

The British rider, who has won seven consecutive World Outdoor Trials titles, went to the round leading the indoor championship by two points. But he put his feet down the maximum number of times allowed on two of the hazards leaving him in fifth place overall and out of the four-man final.

Lampkin said: "I could be angry, but unfortunately tonight is what indoor trials is all about. You don’t have to do much wrong and you end up on the wrong side of the cut."

Lampkin now goes to the fifth round in Marseille, France, trailing reigning champion Adam Raga by two points.

The 2001 indoor champion's spirits were boosted when teammate Takahisa Fujinami took the win at the event. Fujinami is now third in the championship, five points behind Lampkin.

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