Day one of the 2018 FIM International Six Day Enduro (ISDE) has been left in the Chilean dust, and Team Australia remains a strong and dominant force in all classes.
Day one and two saw riders tackle the aptly named Pacific Challenge, with contrasting elements of picturesque views and dusty, slippery conditions.
Setting off early Monday morning, Team Australia was amongst the 446 competitors from 25 nations to kickstart six days of world-class Enduro racing. Along the Pacific Challenge, riders completed two demanding laps and a total of six sandy and technical special tests, travelling a total of 284 kilometres.
At the conclusion of day one the Australian World Trophy Team has finished an undeniable high, sitting in second position overall in the World Trophy Class underneath Team USA who have taken out top position, with less than five seconds separating the two teams.
Day one also saw Team Australia score three positions in the top 15 with Daniel Sanders finishing the day with a fastest time of 54:42.00, winning the first test of the event which earned him second place overall. Sanders sits just under 22 seconds behind the current leader, Taylor Robert from Team USA. Teammate