The United States stamped their authority on Day Three of the Women’s World Trophy competition at the FIM International Six Days of Enduro (ISDE) in France.
As has been the case so far this week, the Unites States proved unbeatable, racing clear to an impressive almost four-minute margin of victory.
The trio of Brandy Richards (KTM), Rachel Gutish (GASGAS) and Korie Steede (KTM) now lead the overall classification by a very healthy eleven minutes plus as they begin the second half of the FIM ISDE in France.
Although pushing a high pace, Great Britain were unable to make any inroads into the United States’ advantage and had to be content with second place. Like the United States they too have a comfortable advantage, sitting over nine minutes ahead of France in third.
It is still all to play for in third. France holds the upper hand over Australia, but they are only separated by one minute and three seconds.
Sweden holds fifth overall, but are now twenty minutes behind the Australians.
There was trouble on Day Three for Spain, who tumbled down the running order to seventh.
“Personally, I am having a good FIM ISDE,” said Mireia Badia (Rieju). “There are of course some ups, downs, and crashes each day, but I am keeping inside the top five, which is very pleasing.
“Unfortunately, we did not have the best day as a team. Our chances of a podium result or top five are probably gone, but we will keep trying and do the best we can.”