Team Sweden at the ISDE Spain
Day 6 | October 16, 2016
By Gjermund Frostad
On the final day of ISDE 2016, the format was a motocross race and the Swedes just blew away the US riders to claim victory of the Junior Trophy for the first time since 1994. For the Swedes, this is a big deal to regain this victory since they have a long standing tradition racing in the enduro world.
“The International Six Days Enduro (ISDE), formerly known as the International Six Days Trial (ISDT), is the oldest ‘off road’ motorcycle event on the FIM Calendar.
The ISDT was first held in 1913 at Carlisle, England. It has occurred annually, apart from interruptions due to World War I and World War II, at various locations throughout the world. The early events were a true test of machine, rider skill, and reliability. Held on the ‘roads’ of that era, today most of the routes are truly ‘off road’. Originally titled the International Six Day Trial, in 1981 the FIM decided to update the name to International Six Days Enduro, the name Enduro having been devised by the Americans and popularised by many motorcycle manufacturers also greater reflected the change in the event from a trial to more akin to a rally featuring skills more associated with cross country motocross.”
From enduro 21
“In the Junior ranks it’s joy for Sweden as the talented FXR trio of Albin Elowson (Husqvarna), Jesper Borjesson (Husqvarna) claim victory. In charge of proceedings since day one, the Juniors withstood constant attacks from USA, Italy and Spain to get the job done.”