Setting the benchmark on Day One at the FIM International Six Days of Enduro (ISDE), the United States lead the Women’s World Trophy category.

Eager to make their mark in France, the United States were unstoppable today. Brandy Richards (KTM) and Korie Steede (KTM) finished first and second in the individual women’s classification, and with teammate Rachel Gutish (GASGAS) close behind in sixth, the USA ends Day One with a healthy three minute and fifty-five second lead over Great Britain, with France in third.

From the first of today’s five special tests, Richards was on top form. Winning the opening special test, she was never headed for the rest of the day and comfortably topped the classification by one minute and fourteen seconds.

“It’s awesome to start off today with a team win and be first in class,” said Richards. “You never quite know how the opening day will go, but we were determined to make the best of it.

“We don’t race this format of Enduro at home, so it’s rewarding to be on pace already. Let’s hope we can build on this for tomorrow!”

The fight for second was close with Steede battling hard with Great Britain’s Jane Daniels (Fantic). The duo swapped positions during the day, before Steede finally got the upper hand on the final test.

Ending Day One in third, France will be pleased with their efforts today. Multiple FIM ISDE champions Australia completes the top four, with Sweden Spain next in fifth.