There was no change at the top of the Junior World Trophy classification with Italy winning Day Three of the FIM International Six Days of Enduro (ISDE).
A new day with a fresh set of special tests did little to disrupt the rhythm of the Italians in France, as the defending champions remained super composed while going on to comfortably top the result sheets today.
With all three riders working together, Italy led home closest rivals Finland by twenty-six seconds.
Although putting in some strong rides, Finland was not able to get the measure of the defending champions and had to settle for second today.
Entering the second half of the week-long race, Finland trail Italy by two minutes and nine seconds.
In the fight for the final step of the podium, Australia is growing in confidence. Now settled into the rhythm of the FIM ISDE, they pulled more time on Great Britain.
“It has been good to fight our way into third,” said Kyron Bacon (Yamaha). “We are beginning to settle into the race now and know what we have got to do each day.
“This is my first FIM ISDE. There’s a lot to think about. After Day Three the body knows it has done a lot of riding, but there is still a lot more to come.”
With Great Britain fourth, Spain completed the top five on Day Three. They remain fourth and fifth respectively in the overall classification.
Finishing fifth outright, France’s Zach Pichon (Sherco) was the quickest Junior World Trophy rider today.