US Teams Maintain Second At 2018 ISDE In Chile

The 93rd International Six Days Enduro winds down

US Women’s Trophy Team rider Tarah Gieger prepares to leave the paddocks for the start of day 4. Gieger and teammates Becca Sheets and Brandy Richards were sitting second behind Australia after day 3.Shan Moore

After four days of racing, the US World Trophy Team maintains a solid second place at the ISDE in Vina del Mar, Chile, although the Australians extended their lead from the three-minute, 23-second gap they held after Wednesday to just under six minutes. Taylor Robert is still second in the individual overall, but maintains first in the E2 division.

The US Junior riders are losing ground to Italy in the Junior World Trophy division, but they are a safe distance ahead of third-place France. The US Women, behind the strong rides of Brandy Richards, maintain second place behind the mighty Australians.

This is Zach Bell’s first year to race ISDE, and the former Supercross/motocross star spent the first few days adapting to the foreign format. Bell suffered a couple of crashes during the first two days, which cost him valuable time.Shan Moore
Antti Kallonen has been heading the US Trophy Team effort for the past seven years. In those years, the US program has established itself as one of the top in the world, winning the World Trophy Team trophy for the first time ever in 2016.Shan Moore
Leonard Quintanilla of host country Chile pops up out of a ravine during the final test on Thursday.Shan Moore
Taylor Robert led the E2 division after four days of racing, and was second in the individual overall. Robert won the individual overall in the 2016 event in Spain.Shan Moore
Grant Baylor leads the US Junior Trophy Team effort with teammates Ben Kelley and Josh Toth.Shan Moore
Steward Baylor was a last-minute replacement for Kailub Russell, who had to undergo surgery for an injury he suffered just a few weeks before the ISDE.Shan Moore
Ryan Sipes makes a tire change during the work period just before impound. Mechanics are not allowed to work on the bikes during the race, but are allowed to hand riders tools and parts.Shan Moore
Aussie team rider and GNCC competitor Josh Strang got stronger as the week progressed. Strang was sixth in E2 after three days.Shan Moore
Josh Toth has had a strong Six Days. The Connecticut rider is riding the E1 class and was sixth in class after three days.Shan Moore