Australia One Spot From a Podium Finish Heading Into The Final Day of the 2013 ISDE

Aus Women's Trophy Team Moves Out to a 12 Minute Lead Junior Team in Solid Sixth Place.


A tough day for a couple of Australia's top Enduro riders has relegated the Australian ISDE team to fifth fourth place at the end of the fifth day at the 2013 International Six Day Enduro being held in Italy.

Daniel Milner got the Australian team off to a strong start on day five, finishing ahead of every rider in the World Trophy class at the conclusion of the first test before going on to finish the day deep inside the top ten in fifth position and was closely followed home in in seventh position by Josh Strang.

KTM mounted Chris Hollis started out the day with two finishes just outside the top twenty before just missing the top ten in tests 3 and 4 finishing both in 11th place. He then finishing the final two stages of the day in 20th position and registered the same overall position for the day.
After a tough day five Chris Hollis will have his work cut out for himself to climb back into E2 podium contention on day four. Credit: PPC
Josh Green who has been hampered by injuries throughout the event, has a big off, leaving him with cuts and bruises over a good portion of his back and body finishing he day down in 39th place.

Glenn Kearney posted some good test times, however a five minute penalty left him back in 72nd position for the day, which in the end was not a bad result after being as far back 98th early in the day.

The Australian's ended the day just over four and a half minutes behind the Italian team in third spot. The French team team head into the final moto test tomorrow with a very handy 14 minute lead over the united states, who sit in second position just under four minutes ahead of Italy.

The Australian Junior Trophy team maintained their sixth place at the end of day five with Lachlan Stanford leading the way with an 11th place finish for the day. Scott Keegan finished the day in 21st position while Ben Burrell finished in 31st.

Tom McCormack was having another great day in Italy, finishing in fourth spot in the first two tests, before his engine expired on the third test of the day, ending his 2013 ISDE campaign a day and a half early.

France continue to dominated the class with lead rider Mathias Bellino winning every stage of the day on the way to helping the French build a 6 minute lead over Italy. Great Britain round out the top three.

Despite only winning one test for the day, Australia's Jessica Gardiner was consistent across all six tests on her way to topping the Women's class on day five. Gardiner lead the way from Sweden's Jessica Jonsson.

Talya Jones was 14 seconds behind Jonsson in third place and was able to pick up another two stage wins along the way, winning both the opening and closing tests. Australia's 3rd rider Jemma Wilson was only 8 seconds behind Jones giving the Aussies three of the top four placings.

In the overall Women's Trophy standings, Australia now hold a 12 and a half minute lead heading in to the final day, with Sweden in second position 20 minutes in front of the third place Canadians.

In the individual classes Spanish rider Cristobal Guerrero continues to lead the way from French rider Jeremy Joly with Spain's Lorenzo Santolino in third.

It was not a good day for Australia's E1 riders with Glenn Kearny's tough day dropping him from inside the top ten at the start of the day, back down to 14th position, while Tom McCormacks race came to an end.

Australia's Daniel Milner will head into the final day with a one minute lead in the E2 class ahead of the French duo of Pierre Alexandre Renet and Johnny Aubert.

Josh Strang continues to hold his position inside the top ten in 7th place after five days, while Josh Green dropped a couple of spots overnight and now sits in 15th place. Lachlan Stanford is currently in 19th in the E2 class, Scott Keegan 31st and Ben Burrell in 33rd. Australia's other rider who started the event in the class Matthew Phillips was forced to retire on day three.

Antoine Meo all but has the E3 class wrapped up with a six and a half minute lead over Mathias Bellino, while the United States Michael Brown moved in to third spot at the end of stage five relegating Australia's Chris Hollis to fourth place and needing to make up 23 seconds on the final day to finish on the podium.

Australia's Jessica Gardiner has a 2 minute 45 second lead over Jessica Jonnson from Sweden in the Women's class. Third and fourth place are held by the Australian pairing of Jemma Wilson and Tyla Jones.
While Jessica Gardiner dominates the Women's class, Jemma Wilson (Pictured) and Tayla Jones have done a great job to have the Aussie team in a great overall position - Credit:
ISDE World Trophy Standings After Day 5:
1. FRANCE - 20:48:22.52
2. USA - 21:02:41.95
3. ITALY - 21:06:22.34
4. AUSTRALIA - 21:11:02.82
5. SPAIN - 21:14:32.64
6. GREAT BRITAIN - 22:05:09.2
7. SWEDEN - 22:17:50.36
8. ARGENTINA - 22:35:19.23
9. ESTONIA - 22:38:44.1
10. AUSTRIA - 22:47:50.54

ISDE Junior Trophy Standings After Day 5:
1. FRANCE - 12:43:55.78
2. ITALY - 12:49:53.88
3. GREAT BRITAIN - 12:53:01.09
4. USA - 13:00:35.41
5. SWEDEN - 13:03:46.35
6. AUSTRALIA - 13:06:32.30

ISDE Women's Trophy Standings After Day 5:
1. AUSTRALIA - 9:58:35.64
2. SWEDEN - 10:11:02.03
3. FRANCE - 10:31:39.85
4. CANADA - 10:51:58.20
5. ITALY - 10:54:28.57

Top Image: Daniel Milner leads the E1 class by over a minute with just the final moto to go in this years ISDE

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