Great Britain continues to establish themselves as the nation to beat in this year’s FIM International Six Days of Enduro (ISDE) following a World Trophy class win on Day Four.
Securing their third victory of the week, Great Britain topped the World Trophy classification in Le Puy-En-Velay, France by a very sizeable one minute and nine seconds. With two days of the FIM ISDE remaining, they are now over four minutes in front of Spain, who moved up to second place overall today.
A repeat of yesterday’s two hundred-and-twenty-kilometre-long course, Day Four saw the battle-weary competitors pushed to the limits on the rough and physically demanding terrain.
For Great Britain it was a day that again went in their favour. Behind them though and the fight for second ramped up between Italy and Spain.
The Spaniards pushed on to claw back time lost to the Italians. With Italy missing a beat, it allowed Spain to finish forty-two seconds ahead and as a result take over the runner-up overall position by five seconds.
“We raced our way back into contention today,” told Spain’s Josep Garcia (KTM). “It’s been a good day for the team. We’re doing a good job and pushing at one hundred percent. We’ll try again tomorrow to keep this fight.”
With Day Five bringing a new course, expect Italy to go on the attack tomorrow.
Holding steady in fourth, France enjoyed another consistent day in the FIM ISDE. Although unable to bridge the gap to the top three, they are however holding everyone else at bay.
Sweden also rode strong to take fifth. The Swedes have made inroads into the United States lead over them. They now trail fifth placed United States by less than two minutes with two days to go.