After a strong performance on the final two gruelling days of the International Six Days Enduro (ISDE), Australia have come in second place behind the host nation, France.
It was a dominant display by the French Team throughout the week and were simply unstoppable on their home turf. Australia were the World Trophy team winners on the sixth and final day of the 92nd running of the ISDE. Finishing with a collective time of forty-three minutes and twenty-seven seconds, Australia placed thirty-two seconds ahead of third placer, Finland.
Team Australia were gallant in defeat, the French simply too strong and fast on their home soil. With the lead that the French had accumulated in the opening days, it was always going to be a tough ask to reel in the significant lead. Team Australia can be very proud to place second in a highly completive world event. All of the Senior riders were able to finish inside the top 20 and make up ground in the Final Moto.
Josh Green had a phenomenal start and managed a position as high as third, although he would drop back one spot to fourth when Garcia managed to overtake him on the first lap. After battling hard, Green was able to hold fourth spot with amazing consistency. The fourth place had Green finish seventh in the E1 class. Green would finish overall 18th in the standings.
‰ÛÏToday went really well for the Final Moto and I got a very good start. I managed to jump up into fourth which allowed me to move up spots in the outright standings. I‰Ûªm very happy to see that all the Senior Australian riders finished in the top 20 outright. Can‰Ûªt wait for next year!‰Û