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International Six Day Enduro, Saxony, Germany 2012

Day One Report: GB Trophy Team 8th, GB Junior Team 2nd

The ACU GB ISDE team today made their best start to an ISDE in recent history, finishing an excellent runner-up position in today’s standings in the Junior competition (for under 23s) and 8th place in the Trophy competition. Team GB’s best placed rider was Jamie McCanney (Trophy team) who placed 35th overall.

It was a relatively quiet start to what can be a grueling competition with the riders enjoying warm ambivalent conditions after a fairly frosty start. The terrain was mainly hard pack, but with plenty of forest riding and a few notably steep climbs.

Dramas were kept to a minimum although there were still minor issues to be overcome. At Time Check (TC) 2 Junior rider Alex Rockwell effected a repair to a broken mudguard after a crash in the enduro test. Tomorrow morning he will also change his forks. Rockwell also found himself the recipient of a €25 speeding fine at the end of the day. Trophy rider Jason Thomas also crashed early on, crushing the front pipe on his exhaust – replaced at TC 4. Trophy rider Jordan Rose crashed heavily in the second test of the day but rider and bike were okay. Jordan also reported jetting issues and will replace his carburettor in the morning. Danny McCanney experienced jetting issues early in the day but corrected this and reports everything is okay going into day two. Paul Edmondson, together with many other riders, was sent the wrong way to the final check by officials and lost time, but the check was subsequently scrubbed.

ACU GB ISDE Team Manager, Dusty Martin: “An excellent first day, today. Jamie McCanney – our reserve – was a brilliant 35th overall today and was well supported by all the rest of the team riders who posted very respectable times to be well placed in both competitions after one day.

“The riders are, as ever, getting excellent assistance from our support team who are doing a brilliant job despite the traditionally long hours. Today started at 5.45am and our final duties (the FIM Jury meeting) concludes at 10pm so it’s a long competition for all involved. All up, probably the best start we’ve ever had to an ISDE, today, but we know it’s a long way to go yet.”

Day One results


1 France

2 Australia +4:13.29

3 Finland +5:34.42

8 Great Britain +16:53.50


1 Italy

2 Great Britain +1:10.46

3 Australia +2:55.98


35 Jamie McCanney +2:46.31

42 Danny McCanney +3:00.48

47 Alex Rockwell +3:04.60

55 Jason Thomas +3:43.29

61 Jordan Rose +3:51.92

65 Tom Sagar +4:05.34

66 Jack Rowland +4:11.83

71 Steve Holcombe +4:25.20

77 Paul Edmondson +4:36.69

81 Lee Edmondson +4:51.35

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