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They’ve done it again, Australia have won this year’s ISDE Women’s World Trophy classification.

Unbeatable for the fourth year in a row, the Australian trio of Tayla Jones, Jemma Wilson and Jessica Gardiner have successfully defended their Women’s ISDE title on the final day of competition in Spain.

“It’s fantastic, we’re absolutely delighted to have won it again,” told Jemma Wilson. “To win the ISDE once is difficult, so to get four-in-a-row is just amazing. We can’t thank the support of the Australian team enough for helping us get this done.”

Entering the sixth and final day with a comfortable three-minute and 34-second advantage over closet rivals Spain, Australia knew that barring any unforeseen drama, a safe and solid final motocross race would be enough to secure the title. 

With Jones going on to win the race over Germany’s Maria Franke (KTM) and USA’s Tarah Gieger (Honda), and Gardiner and Wilson placing seventh and ninth respectively, Australia rode into the final parc ferme as this year’s winners.

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In the battle for individual honours, Franke firmly put her name on the enduro map by claiming the overall individual victory. 

Taking the fight to Laia Sanz (KTM) on more than one occasion this week, Franke’s victory also helped Germany secured third overall in the team classification.

Meeting her match in Franke this week, Sanz had to be content with runner-up in this year’s ISDE while also guiding Spain to second behind Australia in the teams category.

With the Women’s honours settled, eyes are now on USA to see if they will win their first ever ISDE. Stay tuned for that…

 

Provisional Women's Trophy Classification

ISDE 2016 Spain Womens Trophy Classification

 

 

Provisional Women's General Classification, After Day 6

ISDE 2016 Spain Womens Trophy Classification overall