With pre-registration for the 2022 FIM International Six Days of Enduro (ISDE) now closed, we are delighted to be able to reveal details of the teams and nations who will take part in the event at Le Puy-en-Velay, France from Monday 29 August to Saturday 3 September.
The hugely impressive line up includes host nation France; defending World and Junior Trophy champions Italy; the mighty Americans who secured the Women’s World Trophy last year and won the World Trophy back in 2019; Spain who finished as runners up in the World Trophy class in 2021; Australia who were unfortunately absent from the last edition due to the pandemic but who went home with the World Trophy in 2018; plus Great Britain, Germany, Sweden and Portugal to name some of the main contenders.
Whilst Australia have recently confirmed their team members, most of the countries will name the actual riders who will represent the Trophy by the end of July. In addition to the Australians, some of the other biggest names in the World of enduro are excepted to be linked with this year’s ISDE, they include Antoine Magain, Josep Garcia, Marc Sans Soria, Theo Espinasse, Hugo Blanjoue, Brad Freeman, Steve Holcombe, Nathan Watson, Daniel McCanney, Matteo Cavallo, Davide Guarneri, Thomas Oldrati, Andrea Verona, Alex Salvini, Mikael Persson, Taylor Robert, Ryan Sipes and Krystof Kouble.
With thirty-four nations already confirmed and others currently finalising their registrations, this year’s ISDE sets a new record in terms of the number of competing countries. Those on the list to date include Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chili, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Honduras, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Japan, Letonia, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, USA and Venezuela.
Nearly six hundred and fifty riders will compete in the 2022 ISDE, with seventy-five percent of these competitors making up the one hundred and fifty Club Teams from all over the World. For many of these riders making it to the end of the last day and becoming a 6DAYS finisher as well as helping their team to feature high up the Club Team Awards results, is their main goal.
In just three months-time we look forward to welcoming everyone in the Auvergne-Rhônes-Alpes region to enjoy what is sure to be an amazing week or more in the heartland of French enduro racing, the Haute-Loire department, especially with free access for the spectators and a packed programme of activities as listed below:
- Thursday 25 to Sunday 28 August: Admin and tech control + free practice on the official training track at Eycenac.
- Saturday 27 August at 20:00: Opening Ceremony in Le Puy-en-Velay with the parade of nations from the old town to the Place of Breuil.
- Monday 29 August to Friday 2 September: Start of the race at 7:30 with the first riders arriving back at the paddock from 15:30. Plus entertainment in the fan zone in the paddock every day from 17:00.
- Saturday 3 September: Final Cross Test next to the paddock and 6Days party in the paddock.