A Look Back At The 92nd Edition Of ISDE In France

Plenty of positives for US ISDE Teams

The French fans were absolutely fanatical and were extremely loud, with horns and chainsaws) when it came to supporting their riders.Photo By Shan Moore

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.

Taylor Robert overcame a poor start in the final moto to finish second on Day Six and first overall in the E3 class.Photo By Shan Moore
Christophe Nambotin was expected to be Robert’s main competition, but a hand injury on Day four slowed the Frenchman.Photo By Shan Moore
Club Rider Ty Tremaine finished fourth in the C2 division and helped his Trail Jesters KTM Racing teammates to third overall in the Club Team division.Photo By Shan Moore
US Junior Trophy Team member Layne Michael gets on the gas exiting a corner in the final motocross test. Layne was 10th overall in the final E1 standings.Photo By Shan Moore
Kacy Martinez throws up a roost exiting a turn during the Enduro test on Day Two.Photo By Shan Moore
Josh Toth chases one of the Finnish riders during the motocross test on Day Six.Photo By Shan Moore
Taylor Robert gets ready to put on fresh rubber during the post-race work period on Day Four.Photo By Shan Moore
British World Trophy Team rider Lee Sealey gets a bit of air after jumping a log in the trail during Monday’s Enduro test.Photo By Shan Moore
Italian Junior Trophy rider Matteo Cavallo heads down the stone steps during transfer on Day Five.Photo By Shan Moore