Australia’s Women Continue to Lead ISDE


Our all conquering team heads the list for the third consecutive day.

By Hayden Gregory


As we hit the halfway stage of the 2016 FIM ISDE our Yamaha Blu Cru Women’s Trophy Team maintain their lead despite facing wet and challenging conditions. The trio of Tayla Jones, Jemma Wilson and Jessica Gardiner are nearly three minutes clear of rivals Spain and Germany.

In the individual rankings Tayla Jones remains second outright with Jemma Wilson two places back in fourth. Jessica Gardiner is in 18th after suffering from bike issues on the opening day.

The Aussie Senior Trophy Team had just two riders attempt the stage after Josh Strang and Daniel Milner both withdrew from the event. Individually, Daniel Sanders is proving his worth on the World stage climbing to second place outright behind American Taylor Robert. Lachlan Stanford is the other Aussie still in contention, dropping back to 28th overall.

Team USA continue to lead the Senior Men’s Trophy charge by a minute and a half over second placed Italy and third placed Spain.

Sweden leads the Junior World Trophy ranks followed by USA and Italy. Team Australia has improved to ninth place overall with Tom McCormack our highest ranked rider in 50th.  Jack Simpson dropped back three places to 53rd outright while Nic Tomlinson climbed up to 78th.


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