The 2022 ISDE has concluded in Le Puy En Velay, France. It didn’t go as Americans had hoped, with DNFs on both  the Junior World and Women’s teams as well as some key mechanical problems for our trophy riders. In the big picture, however, the mostly American KTM manufacturer’s team of Kailub Russell, Dante Oliveira and Josep Garcia won the coveted manufacturer’s Trophy. Craig Delong had an outstanding ride for the XC Gear Club team to lead them to second in that race and there were impressive rides from Korie Steede, Austin Walton and many others. Here are some of Mary Rinell’s images to remember the 96th ISDE.

Brandy Richards was cruising to another ISDE victory in the women’s class. A day-four crash ended her run.
Dante Oliveira was leading the U.S. Trophy team and sitting well within the top 10 overall before mechanical issues slowed him down.
Craig DeLong was third club rider and led the XC Gear team to second in the world.
Rachel Gutish is an ISDE veteran giving advance to many of the rookie men this year.
In the end, Kailub Russell’s out-of-retirement performance was a success despite knee problems and bike issues. He was 15th overall.
Layne Michael avoided drama to finish 16th overall.
Mary Rinell worked long days and late nights to provide coverage of the ISDE. It’s a tough gig!
Korie Steede finished second in the Women’s class.
Josh Toth finished a respectable 22nd individual.
Austin Walton won his final moto and was 17th overall. Unfortunately, The American Junior World team was out of the hunt on day one.


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