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2022 ISDE RAW IMAGES

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 […]

2022 ISDE DAY 6: FINAL MOTO SALVATION!

Story and photos by Mary Rinell It was an excellent Day Six for several Americans in the 2022 ISDE! American team members Austin Walton (Junior World) and Korie Steede (Women’s Trophy) won their respective races, with teammates Mateo Oliveira and Rachel Gutish each following behind them in third. Both Austin and Korie jumped in front […]

2022 ISDE DAY FIVE: HOMEWARD BOUND!

Story and photos by Mary Rinell As Day Five of the 2022 ISDE unfolded in Le Puy En Velay France unfolded, the U.S. team could at least take comfort in the way they had dealt with adversity. Despite a multitude of setbacks, the Trophy Team was ensconced in fifth place. At one time, that would […]

2022 ISDE DAY 4: BRANDY RICHARDS DNF!–UPDATED

The early results  from Day Four of the 96th ISDE in Le Puy En Velay, France are in with some devastating news for Team USA. Brandy Richards, who had been having an excellent ride and leading the Women’s classification, failed to finish the day after a bad fall. That takes the American women down to […]

2022 ISDE DAY 3: U.S. TEAM CREEPS HIGHER

STORY AND PHOTOS BY MARY RINELL The 96th ISDE has tightened up after Day Three in Le Puy en Velay, France. Even though the U.S. Trophy Team still sits in fifth, they are only 0.03 seconds behind fourth place France and 5:32 behind the overall leader. Up front, first-place Great Britain increased its gap today. […]

ISDE DAY 2: U.S. WOMEN STILL ON TOP

Day Two of the 96th ISDE is now in the books. The U.S. Trophy Team now sits in fifth overall, but it has only just begun. The quartet of Kailub Russell, Date Oliveira, Michael Layne and Josh Toth are only three minutes off the lead and just a few seconds behind the host team of […]

2022 ISDE RESULTS DAY 1 : DISASTER STRIKES USA JR. TROPHY TEAM

The U.S. World Trophy Teams have successfully completed day one of the 2022 FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) in Le Puy-En-Velay, France. U.S. JR. World Trophy Team rider Cody Barnes suffered a costly mechanical failure with his Honda taking him out of the event and the U.S. JR. team out of the overall standings. WORLD TROPHY […]

2022 ISDE, DAY ZERO

U.S. Trophy Team members Kailub Russell, Layne Michael, Dante Oliveira and Josh Toth have impounded their bikes and are ready to ride Monday in day one of the 96th ISDE in Le Puy-En-Velay, France. Mateo Oliveira, Austin Walton and Cody Barnes will ride for the Junior team for riders under 23 years old. The pride […]

ISDE RAW IMAGES: THE WRAP

The 96th edition of the ISDE is set to start on Monday, August 29th in Le Puy en Velay, France. The U.S. team has arrived, their equipment is in park ferme, and our 10 teams are preparing for the week ahead. The U.S.contingent consists of three premier teams (World Trophy, Junior Trophy and Women’s Trophy) […]

2022 US ISDE TEAM ANNOUNCED

The American Motorcyclist Association announced today the 10 World Trophy Team riders selected to represent the U.S. at the 2022 FIM International Six Days Enduro — the world’s largest and most prestigious annual off-road motorcycle competition — in Le Puy en Velay, France, Aug. 29-Sept. 3. “We have been unfortunate with many rider injuries this […]

GASGAS OFFERS SUPPORT FOR 96th ISDE IN FRANCE

If you are among the riders planning to attend the ISDE in France this fall, GasGas has announced a full support program. The official press release follows: GASGAS is making plans for the 2022 ISDE in Le Puy en Valley, France! Once again offering our exclusive bike rental and race service packages to riders of […]

2021 ISDE DAY 6: UPDATED!

By Mark Kariya Italy won both the FIM World Trophy (WT) and Junior World Trophy (JWT) while the U.S. successfully defended its Women’s World Trophy (WWT) as the 95th FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) came to a close at the Crossodromo Valle Scrivia less than an hour from the paddock in Rivanazzano Terme, Italy. […]

2021 ISDE DAY 5: U.S. WOMEN AND ITALIAN MEN PULL AWAY

By Mark Kariya Racing on home turf with friends and family lustily cheering you on is a powerful motivator and something that can spur athletes to greater performances. That’s one explanation for how Italy has so thoroughly dominated the first five days of the 95th FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) in Rivanazzano Terme, Italy. […]

2022 CRF250R VS YZ250F: THE WRAP

This year’s 250 motocross shootout will come down to a comparison between the new Honda CRF250R and last year’s champion, the Yamaha YZ250F. The other bikes in the contest are unchanged. The Husqvarna, KTM, GasGas, Kawasaki and Suzuki are virtually identical to last year’s models, while the Yamaha has minimal suspension changes as well as […]

2022 ISDE DAY 4: HIGHS AND LOWS FOR U.S.

By Mark Kariya The last half of the 95th FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) began this morning with few surprises. Italy continued to head both the FIM World Trophy (WT) and Junior World Trophy (JWT) while the U.S. extended its lead in Women’s World Trophy (WWT). After trailing Josep Garcia of Spain, Italy’s Andrea […]

2021 ISDE DAY 3: CHASING ITALY

By Mark Kariya There was both good and bad for the U.S. team at the 95th FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) in Rivanazzano Terme, Italy, as the iconic race completed its third day. Now halfway through, home team and host Italy appears to be more and more likely to claim both the FIM World […]

2021 ISDE, DAY2: US WOMEN SHINE

By Mark Kariya The American women so far are enjoying the most success at the 95th FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) in Rivanazzano Terme, Italy. Led by women’s overall individual leader Brandy Richards and buoyed by teammates Britney Gallegos and Rachel Gutish, the trio continued to lead the Women’s World Trophy (WWT) category after […]

2021 ISDE, DAY 1

By Mark Kariya The U.S. World Trophy (WT) team might be the defending champions, but it’s going to be a supreme test to beat Italy’s quartet on home turf as the 95th FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) got underway today. As veteran Taylor Robert of the American team noted, “We all kind of made […]

2021 ISDE PRE-RACE REPORT

By Mark Kariya Though the AMA finalized the makeup of the 2021 U.S. ISDE team competing in the 95th International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) several months ago, circumstances forced a last-minute change to the roster. It actually began last week at round six of the AMA National Grand Prix Championship (NGPC) Series in Preston, Idaho. […]

2021 US ISDE TEAM ANNOUNCED

The American Motorcyclist Association announced today the 10 Trophy team riders selected to represent the United States at the 2021 FIM International Six Days Enduro in Italy on Aug. 30 – Sept. 4, 2021. The 10 Trophy riders will compete as the U.S. World Trophy, Junior World Trophy and Women’s World Trophy teams. Every country […]