What Really Happened: ISDE – Time Five Report

Story and Photos by Shan Moore

With Time Five in the books at the 88th running of the International Six Times Enduro in Sardinia, Team USA moved back into second in the World Trophy Team standings, leapfrogging Australia in fact six of our team members finished in the top 26 overall today, although this is still unofficial at this point.

Mike Brown acquired his best day of the 7 days, finishing in ninth overall, whilst Taylor Robert was once again the top American in Taylor Robert in sixth overall. Charlie Mullins has been back in the top 10 again holding straight down 10th overall, while Thad DuVall was 16th, Kurt Caselli 18th and Zach Osborne 26th.

As far as team standings go, France is leading the entire world Trophy division 14 minutes and 19 seconds ahead of Team USA. Italy is third, another three moments and 40 second back. At the same time, Australia dropped to fourth, and sits four minutes and 39 seconds behind Italy.

In the Junior Trophy division, Kailub Russell had another great day, finishing third overall in the class at the rear of the top two French riders. Andrew DeLong was 13th overall, which usually helped the US effort, while Jesse Groemm was 28th and Grant Baylor 48th.

Team-wise, France also leads the Junior Trophy standings, with Italy second, Great Britain third and USA in fourth.

Thad DuVall had one of his best days yet on Friday, finishing up in 16th overall. Photo By Shan Moore.

Thad DuVall acquired one of his best days however on Friday, finishing up in sixteenth overall. Photo By Shan Moore.

Jesse Groemm has been a steady performer all week for the U.S. Junior Trophy Team. Photo by Shan Moore.

Jesse Groemm has been a steady performer all week for the U. T. Junior Trophy Team. Photo by Shan Moore.

Zach Osborne disappears over an Italian hillside. The Sardinia event had quite a bit of elevation change throughout the week. Photo by Shan Moore.

Zach Osborne disappears over an Italian hillside. The Sardinia event had quite a bit of height change throughout the week. Photo by Shan Moore.


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