The ninety-sixth edition of the FIM International Six Days of Enduro (ISDE) has concluded in France with KBS Team-CZ winning the Club Team Award competition.
Leading the classification entering the sixth and final day of racing in Le Puy-En-Velay, the Czech team made good of their advantage to end the Final Cross Test as the overall Club Team Award winners.
With KBS Team-CZ claiming victory, they were joined on the podium by the USA’s XC Gear in second and home favourites Enduro Dream Team in third.
The Final Cross Test was won by France’s Antoine Meo (Kawasaki). With the top Club Team Award riders lining up together for the eleventh and final Club heat race, it was the former five-time Enduro World Champion Meo who led from lap one.
Enjoying the support of his home crowd he fended off Italy’s Kevin Cristino (Fantic) to take a memorable win. With thoughts of the overall Club Team Award on his mind, Czech rider Kyrstof Kouble (Husqvarna) shadowed the duo across the line to help KBS Team-CZ to victory.
“It has been an amazing week of racing with a great bunch of friends,” told Kouble. “We honestly didn’t expect to win. We just took each day as they came and tried to be consistent. I’m so happy for our team, it’s been a brilliant FIM ISDE.”
At the conclusion of the 2022 FIM ISDE USA rider Kai Aiello (Husqvarna) won the DUNLOP GEOMAX Challenge. Offering a unique opportunity for all Club Team riders using exclusively DUNLOP GEOMAX EN91 tyres, Aiello was joined by fellow Americans Anson Maloney (KTM) and Anthony Ferrante (GASGAS) in second and third respectively
In total, one hundred and twenty-eight teams from thirty-two nations finished the ninety-sixth edition of the FIM ISDE in Le Puy-En-Velay, France.