What Really Happened: ISDE – Day Two Report – U. T. Trophy Team Still Second

Story and Photos by Shan Moore

The second day of competition on the 88th running of the ISDE within Sardinia, Italy, is complete and it was another good day for the ALL OF US Trophy Team. However , it was not really without a few anxious moments. Group USA remains second overall in the standings behind France and even widened the gap over the third location Aussies, despite the fact that team member Mike Brown burned up a clutch and had to change it out on the particular trail. The FMF/KTM rider was extremely late by the time he got the repairs made and no one gave him any chance of making the next check without getting trail points, however Brownie wicked in the 500 he was riding and made it to the check with one 2nd to spare!

Separately, Taylor Robert was once again the top American on the World Trophy Group, finishing the day in fourth overall and third in the E2 course. Meanwhile, Charlie Mullins was 6th overall and fifth in the E2 division. Brown finished 11th overall, Kurt Caselli was 15th, and Thad DuVall was 32nd.

“We had a few hiccups here and there but all of the bikers came through with good test times, ” said U. T. team manager Antti Kallonen. “We had a couple of close calls, Mike Brown was almost late to a check, but we are still within second and we are putting a few distance on the Australians. Right now, although, it looks like France is operating away, but there are still four times to go. ”

The particular U. S. Junior Trophy Group dropped to fourth place right after today. Kailub Russell, who recently was the top placing Junior overall, dropped a two-minute penalty meant for entering a check late. Meanwhile, Andrew DeLong is suffering problems with the particular hand that he broke a few months ago, because of the constant pounding of Six Days’ abuse.

In spite of his penalty, Russell was still top American in the Junior department in 16th place overall, along with Jesse Groemm in 18th, DeLong 19th, and Grant Baylor within 26th. Had he not obtained the penalty, Russell would have been third overall today.

France leads the Junior Trophy Division after two days, with Italia second, Great Britain third and the Usa fourth.

Mike Brown was 11th overall despite having to chance a clutch on the trail. Photo By Shan Moore

Mike Brown was 11th overall despite having to chance a clutch on the trail. Photo By Shan Moore

Charlie Mullins had a consistent day to finish sixth overall and fifth in the E2 division. Photo By Shan Moore

Charlie Mullins had a constant day to finish sixth overall and fifth in the E2 division. Picture By Shan Moore

Andrew DeLong is struggling with a nagging hand injury, but still finished 19th overall in the Junior division. Photo By Shan Moore

Andrew DeLong is struggling with a nagging hands injury, but still finished 19th overall in the Junior division. Photo By Shan Moore

Results after 2 times
Trophy Team

1 . France
2 . Usa
3. Australia
4. Italy
5. Spain
6. Sweden
7. The uk
8. Argentina
9. Estonia
10. Austria

Junior Trophy
1 . France
second . Italy
3. Great Britain
4. United States
5. Sweden
6. Australia
7. Portugal
8. Chile
9. Finland
10. Czech Republic


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