EUROPE, FRANCE. With the end of the 92nd FIM International Six Days Enduro in sight, for many of the challenge of the French event is all but over. For some, the run-in to the finish is straightforward, for other’s it is a very different story.
Christophe Nambotin in one rider who faces a hugely challenging fifth day. Falling during one of the time controls during the second half of day four, Nambotin fractured a bone in his right hand, yet finished the day to ensure France remain at the top of the FIM World trophy team category.
“Today will be difficult,” commented Nambotin minutes before the start. “My hopes of trying to win the event outright are over, but I have to finish to help the French team. I wasn’t able to change my tyres yesterday so that won’t make things any easier today. But I know that if I can get through today I can relax a little before the final motocross races.”
Nambotin certainly isn’t alone in battling through the pain as Australia’s Women’s World Trophy team rider Jess Gardiner – Yamaha starts here the fourth day of competition with a broken finger.
When the going gets tough, as it inevitably always does at the ISDE, the tough unquestionably get going.