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.

Junior:
1. Sweden
2. USA
3. Italy
4. Finland
5. France
6. Australia
7. Mexico
8. Chile
9. Austria
10. Poland

Some history:
“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.”

If some of you wish to congratulate Jesper and Albin you can personally email them your messages:
jesperborjesson_enduro@hotmail.com
albinelowson@gmail.com

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No sweeter feeling than after a really tough, gruelling week, to be the guys on top of the box.

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Team Sweden sharing their moment of victory along side their fellow competitors from the USA and Italy.

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Waving the flag high after coming off the track for the final time.

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Amanda Elvin slugging out her last day on the motocross track. The Swedish Women’s Trophy team finished 5th overall.

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Albin and Jesper celebrate with their fans.

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Victory parade lap for the Swedish champions.

 

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Jesper Borjesson can head home knowing mission accomplished. Job well done Team Sweden!