USA Finishes Second At Sardinia ISDE

Shan Moore | October 5, 2013
2013 ISDE Podium

(Sardinia, Italy, October 5, 2013) – The final motocross tests are complete at 88th running of the International Six Days Enduro in Sardinia, Italy, and the U.S. World Trophy Team held onto its runner-up slot in the team standings, which marks the best finish by a U.S. squad since 1982.

As expected, Zach Osborne was a standout performer in the motocross test, running away with the E1 moto. Meanwhile, Mike Brown led every lap of the E3 race after ripping off a big holeshot from the outside gate.

At the end of the week, France ended up the winners of the World Trophy division, finishing about 13 minutes ahead of Team USA, with Italy coming in third, another 12 minutes back.

Antoine Meo was this year’s overall winner and top performer in the E3 class riding a 300 KTM, however, Australian Daniel Milner gave the Frenchman a run for his money, winning the first two days outright.

Top spot in the E2 class went to Milner, while Christobal Guerrero won the E1 division.

As far as the Americans are concerned, Taylor Robert was top American, finishing fifth in the E2 class. Charlie Mullins finished the week eighth in the E2 standings after finishing third in the E2 race, with Caselli finishing in ninth in E2.

Osborne finished his first Six Days in sixth overall in the E1 division, with DuVall not far behind in eighth.

After a slow start, Mike Brown came on strong later in the week, and aided by his moto win, finished third overall in the E3 division.

The U.S. Junior Trophy Team finished fourth in the final teams standings, with Kailub Russell the top performer, finishing 13th in the E2 class.

Jesse Groemm finished the week in 25th overall, while Grant Baylor finished 35th in the final standings. Andrew DeLong rode the E1 class and finished out the week in 12th overall in the class.

The U.S. Women’s Team was sixth in the final Women’s team standings.


FIM World Trophy: 1. France 2. USA 3. Italy 4. Australia 5. Spain 6. Great Britain 7. Sweden 8. Argentina 9. Estonia 10. Austria

FIM Junior World Trophy: 1. France 2. Italy 3. Great Britain 4. United States 5. Sweden 6. Australia 7. Chile 8. Czech Republic 9. Portugal 10. Poland

FIM Women’s World Trophy: 1. Australia 2. Sweden 3. France 4. Canada 5. Italy 6. United States

Shan Moore | Contributing Editor

Moore covers all facets of off-road racing for Cycle News – from AMA Supercross and Motocross to GNCC and National Hare Scrambles events.