Ensuring a fitting end to what has been a memorable ninety fifth edition of the FIM International Six Days of Enduro (ISDE), the event’s closing prize giving ceremony took on a party-like atmosphere, taking place shortly after the final motocross races.
With riders from all nations in celebratory spirits, for those lucky enough to pick up medals and trophies the ceremony represented the final part of their week-long ISDE journey. From Josep Garcia (KTM), the event’s outright fastest rider, to the USA’s winning Women’s World Trophy team, and of course Italy’s dominant and victorious World Trophy and Junior World Trophy squads, there was a plentiful supply of emotion, pleasure, and relief as medals were handed out.
“It’s been fantastic, special in so many ways,” commented Italy World Trophy team rider Andrea Verona. “Of course, for Italy, and the USA, it has been a great day, a great event, but like I said before the race, after everything that has happened with Covid in the last two years, I think this race has been extra special. To see spectators on the sides of the special tests, to hear them cheering you on, and to see so many people here for the final motocross and prize giving, it’s great.”
With Italy having delivered an event, that due to the postponement of the ISDE in 2020, meant even more than normal to riders, teams, and support staff, the 2021 FIM International Six Days of Enduro was in so many ways a success. Something achieved thanks to the hard work, continued belief, and passion for enduro sport shown by each and every member of the event’s organisational team. Bravo Italy!