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France Lead Opening Day Of 2017 ISDE As Reigning Champs USA Run Into Trouble

Aussie Mens and Women's Trophy Teams Off to Solid Start

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Day one of the ninety-second running of the FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) in Brive, France saw defending FIM World Trophy team champions the USA run into troubles almost as soon as the event started.

Crashing on the opening special test Thad Duvall ‰ÛÒ Husqvarna badly injured his left wrist, forcing him to retire soon afterwards.

In stark contrast to the disappointing fortunes faced by team USA, France‰Ûªs FIM World Trophy squad enjoyed a successful opening day, claiming the win despite Loic Larrieu ‰ÛÒ Yamaha picking up a one-minute time penalty at the end of the day. Sweden topped the FIM Junior World Trophy class ahead of Italy and France with less than one-minute covering the top four teams. Spain head the FIM Women‰Ûªs World Trophy team category.

Placing one-minute and fifty seconds ahead of surprise runners-up Finland, France enjoyed a dominant opening day in Brive. Yamaha mounted Loic Larrieu posted the fastest times in the five special tests, but was handed a 60-second penalty for arriving late at the day‰Ûªs final time control following troubles re-fittings his front wheel.
Three of the four riders for the Aussie team prepare for a big opening day in France
Jeremy Tarroux ‰ÛÒ Sherco topped the Enduro 1 class, Christophe Nambotin ‰ÛÒ KTM was fastest in the Enduro 3 category, with ISDE newcomer Christophe Charlier ‰ÛÒ Husqvarna fastest in Enduro 2.

‰ÛÏToday was a good day for me and team France,‰Û
Daniel Sanders finished day one 6th in E3, with all of the Aussie Trophy team finishing well inside the top ten in their respective classes.
Sweden got the defence of their FIM Junior World Trophy title off to the best possible start by topping the opening day ‰ÛÒ twenty-eight seconds ahead of Italy ‰ÛÒ helped by an impressive performance by Albin Elowson ‰ÛÒ Husqvarna. Italy showed that they are more than capable of claiming victory in the Junior World Trophy class, as did France who placed less than four-seconds behind the Italian trio.

The fourth team to place less than one-minute apart at the head of the Junior World Trophy category was the USA, fifty-three seconds behind winners Sweden.

The Aussie Junior trohphy team is all but out of contention in this years event with both Michael Driscol and Wil Rupercht running into trouble on the opening day, though details have not yet come through. Lyndon Snodgrass impressed with a 12th place result in E3.

Helped by the performance of Laia Sanz ‰ÛÒ KTM, Spain have taken an early lead in the FIM Women‰Ûªs World Trophy category. Some forty-two seconds ahead of defending champions Australia, Spain will have to keep their focus as they head into the second day of competition if they are to stay ahead of the experienced Australian trio.

Tayla Jones lead the way for the Aussie women, finishing the day 43 seconds behind Sainz, with Jessica Gardiner not much further behind in 3rd position. Jemma Wilson ensured a trio of top ten results for the team finishing the opening day in 8th position.

The USA placed third for the day with France fourth and Sweden fifth.

France‰Ûªs Christophe Nambotin ‰ÛÒ KTM was the day‰Ûªs overall fastest rider, placing just over six seconds ahead of American Taylor Robert ‰ÛÒ KTM and Jeremy Tarroux ‰ÛÒ Sherco.

In the Enduro 1 category Tarroux was the day‰Ûªs fastest rider, finishing ahead of Italians Davide Guarneri ‰ÛÒ Honda and Davide Soreca ‰ÛÒ Honda.

Christophe Charlier ‰ÛÒ Husqvarna was the fastest Enduro 2 class rider, finishing ahead of Australia‰Ûªs Daniel Milner ‰ÛÒ KTM and Swede Albin Elowson ‰ÛÒ Husqvarna.

Finishing just six seconds apart, Christophe Nambotin ‰ÛÒ KTM was the fastest Enduro 3 class competitor ahead of Taylor Robert ‰ÛÒ KTM and Spain‰Ûªs Jaume Betriu ‰ÛÒ KTM.

Day two of the ninety-second ISDE will see riders complete the same two hundred and fifty kilometre course.

For full day one results and live timing for day two later today CLICK HERE

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