2015 ISDE Results
After putting in some dominating performances, Team Australia looked as if it would win the World Trophy of the 90th edition of the FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) held in Slovakia, France.
But Team France throttled its way to the top after the demanding week in Slovakia to earn its fourth-straight World Trophy Win.
Following 21 hours of special tests in the 2015 ISDE, Team France claimed the top World Trophy position with riders Marc Bourgeois – Yamaha, Anthony Boissiere – Sherco, Loic Larrieu – Sherco, Antoine Basset – KTM, Jeremy Joly – KTM and Mathias Bellino – Husqvarna.
Team Australia did win the day six, but didn’t garner enough points to take the title from Team France. Australia settled for second – just as it had in 2014 ISDE – and Spain earned the final podium position. Completing the top five in the 2015 ISDE Results World Trophy were Italy and Great Britain.
2015 ISDE Results – Junior World Trophy Recap
In the FIM Junior World Trophy team competition the day belonged to Australia. Finally ending a 21-year winless streak, Australia secured the top step of the podium. Maintaining their comfortable advantage at the head of the field, they signed off on the weeklong race in style by securing the win on day six.
Knowing that it would take a lot of luck to overhaul Australia for victory, Sweden delivered a safe ride during the final motocross races to end the ISDE as runners up. In the battle for the final step of the podium, Italy held off a late charge by France to place third. Despite giving it their best effort on the final day, France had to be content with fourth while Great Britain finished just over two minutes behind the French in fifth.
2015 ISDE Results – Women’s World Trophy
Making it a hat trick of victories, Australia were the clear winners of the FIM Women’s World Trophy team competition. With an insurmountable advantage over their rivals, Australia yet again recorded the class win – their sixth of the week – to remain undefeated in Slovakia. Behind Australia, France ended their race in second. Completing the top three, Sweden joined Australia and France on the podium in third. Finland and USA rounded out the top five.
Delivering a start-to-finish victory in the final motocross, Spain’s Josep Garcia (Husqvarna) was the winner of the Enduro 1 class on day six. Chasing him home for second, Great Britain’s Jamie McCanney (Husqvarna) capped off what has been a fantastic week to secure the overall class win. With the fight for the runner-up result going down to the wire, France’s Anthony Boissiere (Sherco) did enough to beat Spain’s Cristobal Guerrero – Yamaha by five seconds to place second.
2015 ISDE Results – Class Winners
Ending his ISDE in style, USA’s Ryan Sipes (Husqvarna) signed off with a confident win in the Enduro 2 class on day six. The race win ensured Sipes his debut outright individual ISDE victory. Providing the closest challenge to Sipes in Slovakia, Australia’s Daniel Milner (Yamaha) closed out the ISDE as runner-up to the American. France’s Loic Larrieu (Sherco) completed the top three.
Italy’s Davide Guarneri (TM) was the runaway winner of the Enduro 3 class on day six. Ending what has been an incredible performance in Kosice, Australia’s Daniel Sanders (KTM) recorded the overall class win. Improving all week, France’s Mathias Bellino (Husqvarna) took second while Italy’s Oscar Balletti (KTM) finished less than five seconds behind Bellino in third.
With the 90th edition of the ISDE complete, Spain now looks forward to the honorable role of hosting the 2016 FIM International Six Days Enduro in just of a year’s time.