89th ISDE Day One Photo Gallery

By Shan Moore ・Photos Courtesy Future 7 Media 

The 89th running of the International Six Days Enduro got underway on Monday of this week and the teams from the USA stood tall among the many competing in this year’s event. After one day of competition, the US World Trophy Team stood second, one-minute and nineteen-seconds behind the defending French team. Despite seeing five of their team riders place inside the top thirteen to end day one second overall, the United States also suffered an early retirement from Zach Osborne (Hsq).

Meanwhile, the US Junior team was fourth behind Australia, France and Sweden.

The Women’s team consisting of Rachel Gutish, Mandi Mastin and Sarah Baldwin was second behind the Aussies.

Individually, FIM E2 Enduro World Champion Pierre-Alexandre Renet (Hsq) and E1 Enduro World Champion Christophe Nambotin (KTM) were first and second in the individual standings, with Australian Toby Price in third. Taylor Robert (KTM) was top American in fourth overall and second in the E3 division.

Kailub Russell (KTM) and Charlie Mullins (KTM) were the two other Americans to finish individually in the top 10, with Russell in seventh and Mullins in ninth.

Here is a look in photos of Day One action from Argentina courtesy of Future 7 Media.

E1 World Champion Christophe Nambotin helped the French team finish first on day one with the second best time behind early leader Pierre-Alexandre Renet, also of France. Photo Courtesy Future 7 Media
Ivan Cervantes sits 10th at the end of Monday’s action. The Spanish rider negotiates one of the early tests here. Photo Courtesy Future 7 Media
Kailub Russell was one of Team USA’s top performers, finishing Day One in seventh individually. Photo Courtesy Future 7 Media
A wide view of one of the fast and dusty special tests. Photo Courtesy Future 7 Media
Taylor Robert had a fantastic day, finishing Day One in fourth overall and second in the E3 division. Photo Courtesy Future 7 Media
Thad DuVall cranks on the gas out of a rocky turn. Photo Courtesy Future 7 Media
US Junior Team rider Trevor Bollinger was 71st overall at the end of the day. Photo Courtesy Future 7 Media
Zack Osborne started strong in test one, finishing seventh on his Husqvarna, but eventually suffered a retirement. Photo Courtesy Future 7 Media
Taylor Robert gets ready to change his rear tire during the work period. Photo Courtesy Future 7 Media