The 92nd edition of the International Six Days Enduro in Brive, France is now in the history books, and though the US ISDE squads suffered problems along the way, there were plenty positives that the team took away from this year’s event and certainly some good things to build on for next year, which will be held in Chile.
Taylor Robert and Ryan Sipes proved that they are among the fastest off-road racers on the planet, with Robert winning the E3 division against the likes of Christophe Nambotin and Matthew Phillips, which Sipes finished second in the E1 division, beating out Jeremy Tarroux and Eero Remes. Had it not been for a wrist injury suffered by US World Trophy Team member Thad DuVall on Day One, the American squad would have been right there fighting with the French for a second-straight Team title.
The US Women’s Trophy Team really shined, with Brandy Richards, Becca Sheets and Kacy Martinez finishing second in the team competition and turning in a week’s worth of top-five individual performances, including Richards’ dramatic Moto win on the final day.
The US Junior Trophy Team wound up third behind France and Italy, and all three riders (Grant Baylor, Layne Michael and Josh Toth) improved as the week wore on. Grant proved just how tough he is by popping his shoulder back in place after dislocating it right in the middle of a test!
Go to dirtrider.com/ISDE-2017 for all the coverage from the entire week.