Team United States hold lead in ISDE Women’s World Trophy after Day 3

Team United States hold lead in ISDE Women’s World Trophy after Day 3

Team United States holds lead in ISDE Women’s World Trophy after Day 3. Heading the overall results of the six special tests for Day 3 was Team USA rider Brandy Richards (KTM) on 47’45.74 next, Team Australia’s Jessica Gardiner (Yamaha) on 50’16.13 and Team USA rider Korie Steede (KTM) on 50’18.54, rounded out top 3.

Jessica Gardiner competing in ISDE Women’s World Trophy 2023 Day 2 Image: Team Australia

In what is turning out to be real fight up front, Team USA command slim 0.5.74 second lead ahead of Team Australia, with Team Latin America coming in third place. Total times overall are: Team USA on 2: 28’33.85, Team Australia 2: 34’07.15, and Team LA 3: 12’30.58.

With Brandy Richards winning Special Tests 1-4 and 6, with ST5 going to fellow team rider Rachel Gutish (GASGAS), stand out performances were produced by Team Australia’s Jessica Gardiner whose consistency paid off taking 2nd overall for Day 3. Gardiner went: P3, P3, P6, P6, P7, and P3.

Tanja Schlosser competing for Team Germany in ISDE Women’s World Trophy Image Team

Fellow Team Australia rider Danielle McDonald (Yamaha) made nice work in ST6 nailing P2, along with Team Germany’s Tanja Schlosser (Beta) who banked P5, P4, P5, P5, P4, and P6.

Team Great Britain’s Nieve Holmes (Sherco) clocked up solid results finishing Day 3 in P7 with Team France rider’s Justine Martel (Beta) and fellow-rider and debut entry this year, Mauricette Brisebard (Husqvarna) rounding out top 10.

Still plenty of hard work ahead for all women, Days 4 – 6 will be deal-breaker on which Team of rider’s stand top of ISDE Women’s World Trophy podium.

Header photo: Korie Steede Team United States Image: Team USA.

Words: Sharon Cox.

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