Story and Photos by Shan Moore
With Day Five in the books at the 88th running of the International Six Days Enduro in Sardinia, Team USA moved back into second in the World Trophy Team standings, leapfrogging Australia after all six of our team members finished in the top 26 overall today, although this is still unofficial at this point.
Mike Brown had his best day of the week, finishing in ninth overall, while Taylor Robert was once again the top American in Taylor Robert in sixth overall. Charlie Mullins was back in the top 10 again holding down 10th overall, while Thad DuVall was 16th, Kurt Caselli 18th and Zach Osborne 26th.
As far as team standings go, France is leading the World Trophy division 14 minutes and 19 seconds ahead of Team USA. Italy is third, another three minutes and 40 second back. Meanwhile, Australia dropped to fourth, and sits four minutes and 39 seconds behind Italy.
In the Junior Trophy division, Kailub Russell had another great day, finishing third overall in the class behind the top two French riders. Andrew DeLong was 13th overall, which helped the US effort, while Jesse Groemm was 28th and Grant Baylor 48th.
Team-wise, France also leads the Junior Trophy standings, with Italy second, Great Britain third and USA in fourth.