2013 International Six Days Enduro Day 1 ResultsIn the World Trophy class of the 2013 International Six Days Enduro held in Italy’s Sardinia, an Island held in the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean, France leads after day one.
Starting from the Olbia paddock, French rider Joly Jeremy (Honda) kicked off the six-day endurance race. And following a total time of 4:14.26, the French Team ended the day quickest. Much of the performance was attributed to the performance of E1 Enduro World Champion Antoine Meo (KTM), who took the best times in special test 4 (METZELER, Olbia Monte Pino) and 5 (KTM, Olbia Pittulongu).Joining France on the day-one podium was the USA Team, whose Robert Taylor (Kawasaki) won the first special test, and Australia, whose Daniel Milner (Yamaha) was first in the rankings for the E2 class.Following are reports form the other classes:Junior World Trophy – Trophy Junior also speak French, with the Champion that finishes in first place led by Loic Larrieu. The second step of the podium for Italy, with the best time for Giacomo Redondi, while the third place went to the United States.Women World Trophy – The Australian ladies are on the top after the first day of six days, followed by Swedish girls and the French team, with the Italian girls Marrocco, Riverditi, Sappino in fourth place.Club and Team – It’s still a European nation to be in the lead after the first day, but this time is Italy. Vittorio Alfieri Team won the top of the charts for club after 8 minutes from German DMSB Team 1 – ADMV. The third step of the podium again for the Italian colours, with the Torre della Meloria.About the International Six Days EnduroA total 1500 km to race through, six long days of special tests and battles ending up in the EICMA Final Event, the final cross race in the “Sergio Bruschi” cross track in Tempio Pausania which will assign the 2013 title. The 630 racers representing 36 countries will be divided in 40 groups. A total of 15 challenging tests, eight rounds, for a total of twenty minutes, in which each racer will try his very best to get through to the three classes finals, which will be broadcasted live. At the end, only one nation will raise the World Trophy.
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