Italy Takes Over

Kit Palmer | November 2, 2000

After getting off to a good start, Team Finland surrendered the Trophy class lead to Italy after the third day of competition at the International Six Days Enduro in Spain. Despite losing a Trophy rider following day two, Team Finland was still leading until Petteri Silvan was forced out with mechanical problems. Italy now takes over the Trophy lead followed by Spain and Sweden. Team USA was seated in eighth place after the second day of competition.

Heading into day three, Destry Abbott was America’s top rider, occupying 13th in the highly competitive 250cc class.

In the Junior World division, Spain leads after day two, followed by Sweden and Italy. Team USA was well down the field in 16th place.

A few USA Club riders are out of the competition, including Lonnie Ross, Curt Wilcox and Nolan Knight. Ross and Wilcox dropped out after the first day with mechanical problems, while Knight was forced to retire with a shoulder injury.

Stay tuned for more day-three details.

Kit Palmer | Off-Road Editor

Kit Palmer started his career at Cycle News in 1984 and he’s been testing dirt and streetbikes every since – plus covering any event that uses some form of a knobby tire. He’s also our resident motorcycle mileage man with a commute of 120 miles a day.