ISDE: France Dominates, U.S. Juniors Medal

Cycle News Staff | September 29, 2012
The U.S. Junior World Team finished on the podium in third.

The U.S. Junior World Team finished on the podium in third.

To say that France dominated this year’s 87th International Six Days Enduro in Germany would be an understatement. Not only did France win the premier World Trophy division by a staggering 37 minutes but it won everything in sight. France also claimed victory in both the Junior World Trophy and Women’s Trophy divisions. And that’s not all. French riders won all three (E1, E2 and E3) classes, as well the overall individual title, which included the top four positions. To say the least, it was one of the greatest performances by a country in ISDE history.

In the World Trophy Team category, France (Christophe Nambotin, Pierre-Alexandre Renet, Antoine Meo, Rodrig Thain, Sebastien Guillaume and Johnny Aubert) finished well ahead of Australia (Josh Strang, Glenn Kearney, Daniel Milner, Christopher Hollis, Matthew Phillips and Toby Price), which enjoyed a 10-minute cushion over Italy.

Team France celebrates victory at the 87th ISDE in Saxony Germany.

Team France celebrates victory at the 87th ISDE in Saxony Germany.

France’s Christophe Nambotin edged out fellow countryman Antoine Meo for top individual honors. Nambotin also topped the E3 class, while Meo captured the E1-class win. Frenchman Piere-Alexandre Renet was the E2-class winner.

Team USA finished off the Six Days with good reason to celebrate. The U.S. Junior World Team – Travis Coy, Thad DuVall, Andrew Delong and Jesse Groemm – held tough all week and will head home with the Bronze medal for a job well done. The team finished all alone in third place, sandwiched between Great Britain (second) and Australia (fourth).

Mike Brown won the top-seeded E1 moto today.

Mike Brown won the top-seeded E1 moto today.

France won the Junior World class by about two minutes and 40 seconds over Great Britain.

The U.S. Trophy Team had a roller-coaster week and finished it off on a high note. Kurt Caselli, Charlie Mullins, Destry Abbott, Taylor Robert, Russell Bobbitt and Mike Brown went into day six in fifth place, but when today’s final MX test was over, they had nipped Finland by two seconds to finish out the Six Days in fourth.

And Brown had the Stars and Stripes waving proudly all around the final motocross test, which consisted of a mix of pavement and dirt, as he took the win in the top-seeded E1 moto, taking the checkered flag 10 seconds ahead of Frenchman Rodrig Thain.

This year’s top American class finisher was Taylor Robert who claimed seventh place in the competitive E2 division. Thad DuVall was next best, finishing ninth in E2.

The top-finishing U.S. Club Team was the Wellard squad, made up of Fred Hoess, Johnny Barber and Jordan Brandt. The trio finished out the Six Days in 13th. The Boise Ridge Riders were next best in 17th.

Mandi Masten was the only U.S. Women finisher. She took 13th in today’s EW final moto.

Christophe Nambotin is the E3 individual overall winner.

Christophe Nambotin is the E3 individual overall winner.


Day Six: ISDE International Six Days Enduro, Saxony Germany

World Trophy
1, France: Antoine Meo, Rodrig Thain, Johnny Aubert, Pierre-Alexandre Renet, Sebastien Guillaume and Christophe Nambotin (KTM), 27:57:45.30
2, Australia: Glenn Kearney, Daniel Milner, Christopher Hollis, Matthew Phillips, Josh Strang and Toby Price (KTM), +37:40.67
3, Italy: Maurizio Micheluz, Deny Philippaerts, Alex Salvini, Oscar Balletti, Manuel Monni, Mirko Gritti (KTM), +47:54.09
4, USA: Mike Brown, Destry Abbott, Kurt Caselli, Taylor Robert, Charlie Mullins, Russell Bobbitt, +58:27.76
5, Finland: Eero Remes, Antti Hellsten, Roni Nikander, Juha Salminen, Jari Mattila, Marko Tarkkala, +58:29.20
6, Spain: Victor Guerrero, Lorenzo Santolino, Ivan Cervantes, Cristobal Guerrero, Armand Monleon, Aaron Bernardez, +59:02.84
7, Sweden: +1:00:44.36
8. Great Britain: +1:28:51.95
9, Germany: +1:42:00.05
10, Netherlands: +1:55:41.36
11, Czech Republic: +2:16:12.95
12, Austria: +2:48:22.37

Junior World Trophy
1, France: Jeremy Joly, Matthias Bellino, Alexandre Queyreyre, Kevin Rohmer, 17:23:17.05
2, Great Britain: Jack Rowland, Steve Holcombe, Alex Rockwell, Danny McCanney, +2:43.68
3, USA: Travis Coy, Andrew Delong, Thaddeus Duvall, Jesse Groemm +15:06.02
4, Australia: Benjamin Burrell, Luka Bussa, Mitcham Harper, Lachlan Stanford +31:27.06
5, Portugal: Bernardo Megre, Henrique Nogueira, Luis Oliveira and Diogo Ventura +40:14.15
6, Czech Republic: +50:58.21
7, Finland: +50:59.21
8, Spain: +51:30.02
9, Sweden: +53:04.34
10, Germany: +54:18.56

Women’s World Trophy
1, France: Blandine Dufrene, Ludivine Puy, Audrey Rossat, 13:52:48.17
2, Germany: Heike Petrick, Nina Oppenländer, Sabrina Lauke, +1:52:40.95
3, Australia: Jessica Gardiner, Tanya Hearn, Tayla Jones, +1:58:18.91

Manufacturers Trophy
1, Husaberg 1: Joakim Ljunggren, Pierre-Alexandre Renet, Mathias Bellino, 17:01:23.18
2, KTM 2: Eero Remes, Kurt Caselli, Johnny Aubert, +41.84
3, Yamaha: Daniel Milner, Matthew Phillips, Mitcham Harper, +13:43.08
4, HM Honda International 1: Thaddeus Duvall, Tom Sagar, Rodrig Thain, +19:58.20
5, TM Factory A: Antti Hellsten, Nicolo Mori, Aigar Leok, +24:52.69

E1 individual Day 6
1, MikeBrown, USA, KTM, 15:41.83
2, Rodrig Thain, France, Honda, +10.44
3, Michal Szuster, Poland, TM, +12.46
4, Lorenzo Santolino, Spain, Husqvarna, +14.93
5. Edward Hubner, Germany, Yamaha, +16.16
6, Jack Rowland, GBR, Husqvarna, +19.21
7, Antoine Meo, France, KTM, +24.57
8, Henrique Nogueira, Portugal, Honda, +29.19
9, Jakob Morhed, Sweden, HM-Honda, +37.88
10, Maurizio Micheluz, Italy, HM-Honda, +38.27

E1 individual Final
1, Antoine Meo, France, KTM, 5:32:38.52,
2, Eero Remes, Finland, KTM, +5:14.20,
3, Rodrig Thain, France, Honda, +10:10.38,
4, Daniel Milner, Australia, Yamaha, +11:44.35
5, Lorenzo Santolino, Spain, Husqvarna, +12:57.25
6. Antti Hellsten, Finland, TM, +12:57.25
7, Maurizio Micheluz, Italy, HM-Honda, +14:41.90
8, Jeremy Joly, France, Yamaha, +15:38.61
9, Victor Guerrero, Spain, KTM, +16:01.93
10, Michael Brown, USA, KTM, +16:55.43

E2 Individual Day 6
1, Mathias Bellino, France, Husaberg, 15:22.04
2, Pierre-Alexandre Renet, France, Husaberg, +3.38
3, Matthew Phillips, Australia, Yamaha, +7.04
4, Alex Salvini, Italy, Husqvarna, +7.48
5, Johnny Aubert, France, KTM, +19.58
6, Tom Sagar, GBR, Honda, +21.65
7, Thaddeus Duvall, USA, Honda, +22.33
8, Charlie Mullins, USA, KTM, +22.53
9, Ivan Cervantes, Spain, Gas-Gas, +22.67
10, Joshua Strang, Australia, KTM, +29.53

E2 Individual Final
1, Pierre-Alexandre Renet, France, Husaberg, 5:35:14.24
2, Johnny Aubert, France, KTM, +10.07
3, Alex Salvini, Italy, Husqvarna, +2:59.34
4, Matthew Phillips, Australia, Yamaha, +3:42.10
5, Ivan Cervantes, Spain, Gas-Gas, +5:14.43
6, Joshua Strang, Australia, KTM, +5:18.39
7, Taylor Robert, USA, Kawasaki,  +8:33.93
8, Mathias Bellino, France, Husaberg, +9:08.40
9, Thaddeus Duvall, USA, Honda, +9:12.38
10, Robert Kvarnstrom, Sweden, Beta, +10:17.20

E3 Individual Day 6
1, Christophe Nambotin, France, KTM, 15:18.55
2, Toby Price, Australia, KTM, +23.60
3, Joakim Ljunggren, Sweden, Husaberg, +27.15
4, Aigar Leok, Estonia, TM, +40.04
5, Derrick Gorner, Germany, Husaberg, +40.14
6, Danny McCanney, GBR, Gas-Gas, +43.04
7, Christophe Robert, Switzerland, Husaberg, +49.08
8, Jason Thomas, GBR, KTM, +50.51
9, Radek Toman, Czech Republic, KTM, +51.67
10, Manuel Monni, Italy, KTM, +52.35

E3 Individual Final
1, Christophe Nambotin, France, KTM, 5:31:39.33
2, Toby Price, Australia, KTM, +8:59.11
3, Joakim Ljunggren, Sweden, +10:06.97
4, Aigar Leok, Estonia, TM, +11:31.97
5, Marcus, Kehr, Germany, KTM, +11:37.00
6, Manuel Monni, Italy, +12:19.42
7, Danny McCanney, GBR, Gas-Gas, +12.48.6
8, Mirko Gritti, Italy, KTM, +14.04.71
9, Sebastien Guillaume, France, Gas-Gas, +15:42.73
10, Marko Tarkkala, Finland, Beta, +17:11.33

EW Individual Day 6
1, Ludivine Puy, France, Gas-Gas, 17:19.56
2, Tayla Jones, Australia, KTM, +0.84
3, Blandine Dufrene, France, Husaberg, +5.91

EW Final
1, Ludivine Puy, France, Gas-Gas, 6:33:54.96
2, Heike Petrick, Germany, Husaberg, +26:30.50
3, Jessica Jonsson, Sweden, Gas-Gas, +46:14.86