France continued to extend its lead during Day 2 of the 92nd International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) in Brive, France, to extend its lead in the category to 4 minutes and 19 seconds, today, but there was good news for Team USA.
Although the Americans may be out of the hunt for a repeat ISDE World Trophy win, the Junior World Trophy team had a good day and moved passed Sweden to lead the standings, and the Women’s World Trophy team continues to run a solid second behind Australia.
France team members Jeremy Tarroux, Loic Larrieu, Christophe Nambotin and Christophe Charlier put another 2 minutes on the competition on a day in which the event was held over the same course as Day 1. Italy came through for second place, with Australia just nine seconds behind in third. Finland finished fourth, and remains third overall.
“For the French team it was another a good day, and for me it was also a good day,” Nambotin said. “All of the team rode well, and so far we have not had any problems, which is so important. With new special tests tomorrow, I think it will be good for the French riders. Maybe we will have some rain, so things might get interesting.”
In the ISDE Junior World Trophy class, the three-rider team of Grant Baylor, Josh Toth and Layne Michael finishing 23 seconds ahead of France to take over the lead after Sweden’s Mikael Persson suffered bike issues and failed to finish, dropping the team from first place to 10th place. France took over second place, just under three seconds behind Team USA. Italy sits third overall, 15 seconds behind France.
In the Women’s World Trophy class was short lived as two of their team riders failed to reach the finish of day two. Australia topped the day finishing one-minute and eight seconds ahead of the USA with France three minutes and fifty-nine seconds behand in third. In the overall Women’s results Australia are now three-and-a-half minutes ahead of the USA with France third.
Individually, Italy’s Davide Guarneri Honda leads the Enduro 1 class over Team USA’s Ryan Sipes. Josep Garcia is third. Australia’s Daniel Milner is on top of the Enduro 2 class standings with Charlier 13 seconds behind him in second place. France’s Christophe Nambotin and Team USA’s Taylor Robert are just 7 seconds apart in the Enduro 3 class.
2017 FIM International Six Days Enduro
Results: August 29, 2017 (Day 2 of 6)
WORLD TROPHY: 1. France (5:11:26.89); 2. Australia (5:15:46.45); 3. Finland (5:17:16.58); 4. Portugal (5:24:17/45); 5. Sweden (5:28:57.29); 16. USA (9:54:27.51).
JUNIOR WORLD TROPHY: 1. USA (3:59:41.56); 2. France (3:69:44.18); 3. Italy (3:59:57.04); 4. Chile (4:03:38.87); 5. UK (4:03:45.43).
WOMEN’S WORLD TROPHY: 1. Australia (2:55:19.07) 2. USA (3:00:31.88); 3. France (3:03:51.97); 4. Sweden (3:09:16.88); 5. Italy (3:17:33.46).