2019 ISDE Midweek Update

The 93rd International Six Days Enduro nears the halfway point

US World Trophy rider Zach Bell prepares to start day 3. The former motocross star has suffered a few crashes during the week, but is getting used to the format with each day and his results are improving. Bell is 11th in the E3 class after three days.Shan Moore

After three days of racing at the 2019 International Six Days Enduro (ISDE), all three of the US Trophy Teams sit in second place. In the World Trophy division, the US team of Taylor Robert, Steward Baylor, Ryan Sipes, and Zach Bell sit three minutes and 23 seconds behind Australia. Team USA’s Taylor Robert holds down second in the overall individual behind Australia’s Daniel Milner, but is first in the E2 class.

Italy leads the way for the Junior Trophy class with a three-minute, 27-second advantage over the US Junior Trophy Team consisting of Grant Baylor, Josh Toth, and Ben Kelley. Meanwhile, Grant is third in the E2 division. Tayla Jones and her Australian teammates lead the Women’s class by six minutes and 17 seconds over the US squad of Brandy Richards, Tarah Gieger, and Becca Sheets.

Dust has been a big problem all week and on day 3 it forced the closing of test four.

US Junior Trophy rider Josh Toth has had a solid Six Days so far and sits in sixth overall in the E1 class. He and his World Junior teammates are second in the World Junior Trophy division.Shan Moore
Taylor Robert led the individual overall for the first two days but lost ground to Australia’s Daniel Milner on day 3. Milner leads Robert by about 13 seconds heading into day 4.Shan Moore
Ryan Sipes won several tests and was in the battle for the individual overall until a massive crash at the end of day 2 cost the E1 rider about 40 seconds.Shan Moore
Milner has been on his game in Chile and holds the lead in the individual overall as well as leading the Australian World Trophy Team into the top spot.Shan Moore
Grant Baylor has led the charge for the US Junior team, and was sitting third in the E2 class at the end of day 3 behind Robert and Frenchman Loïc Larrieu.Shan Moore
Ben Kelley splashes through a creek with the mountains in the background in the picturesque first test on day 3.Shan Moore
US Women’s Trophy team rider Brandy Richards rides through the Chilean landscape, watched closely by El Toro.Shan Moore
Josh Strang, a rider very familiar to American fans, has been the anchor of the very strong Australian team.Shan Moore
Kelley changes a tire during the end-of-day work period.Shan Moore