Milner claims individual outright victory as Sanders winds up on the podium.
Team Australia has claimed victory in this year’s FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) in Chile, taking out both the World Trophy and Women’s categories.
With a comfortable lead in the classification, Australia entered day six with a virtual grasp on the World Trophy crown, putting in a calm, cool and safe ride in the final motocross stage edging out Team USA and Italy in the overall rankings.
Ending a 10-year winless streak, Italy raced into the FIM record books as the 2018 Junior World Trophy champions. Previously winning the category in Greece in 2008, Italy were overjoyed to return to the top step of the podium once more. Finishing just under four minutes behind was the USA followed by hosting nation Chile, while Australia wound up in fifth position.
Remaining the dominant force in women’s enduro, Australia firmly stamped its authority on this year’s Women’s World Trophy class. Securing their sixth consecutive day win, they rode into the record books as six-time champions, now unbeaten since Italy in 2013.
Behind them was once again the USA, becoming the only nation to secure a podium result in all three categories in the 2018 ISDE, with Spain completing the rostrum in third.
Adding to Australia’s success at this year’s ISDE was Daniel Milner’s (KTM Enduro Racing Team) commanding performance in the individual standings, securing the outright victory ahead of Taylor Robert (KTM Factory Racing) and Team Australia’s Daniel Sanders (Husqvarna Enduro Racing Team), the two Aussies also going 1-2 in the E3 category.
The duo were joined in E3 by Australians Andrew Wilksch (Sherco) and Thomas Mason (KTM), who were 15th and 16th respectively, as Josh Strang (Husqvarna) was fourth in E2. Fraser Higlett (Husqvarna Enduro Racing Team) was ninth in E3, while Lyndon Snodgrass (KTM Enduro Racing Team) was ruled out of competition from day two.
Of the dominating Australian Women’s contenders, it was Tayla Jones (Husqvarna) who topped the division, followed by Jessica Gardiner (Yamaha) and Mackenzie Tricker (KTM) in fourth and ninth respectively.