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The International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) is the oldest 'off road' motorcycle event on the FIM Calendar.

The ISDE was first held in 1913 at Carlisle, England. It has occurred annually, apart from interruptions due to World War I and World War II, at various locations throughout the world. The early events were a true test of machine, rider skill, and reliability. Held on the 'roads' of that era, today most of the routes are truly 'off road'. Originally titled the International Six Day Trial, since 1980 it has been called the 'ISD Enduro'.

Up until 1973 the contest was always held in Europe. In 1973 it travelled for its first overseas jaunt the United States. Since then it has been outside Europe more frequently: twice in Australia (1992 and 1998), once more in the USA (1994), Brazil (2003), New Zealand in 2006 and Chile in 2007.

The event has attracted national teams from as many as 32 different countries in recent years. Over its long history the rules and conditions have changed to keep in step with the developments in the sport, but it remains a supreme test of rider and machine. Over the six days and upwards of 1250 miles a rider must contend with strict rules about time allowances and restrictions on mechanical replacements, carrying out his or her own track-side repairs.

Usually referred to as the 'Olympics of Motorcycling' with trophies for best six-rider national, four-rider junior national, three-rider women's national, three-rider club and three-rider manufacturing teams. Gold, silver and bronze medals are awarded on an individual level. The medals are typically awarded based on percentage of finishers, or relative to the best individual performance in the event within one of the three displacement classes. The 2006 ISDE was held at Lake Taupo, New Zealand. The event was won by Finland. For the Chile ISDE in 2007, gold medals will go to participants who finish within 10% of their class' top competitor's total elapsed time, silver medals awarded for those within 40%, and all remaining finishers will be awarded bronze medals.

The ISDE can attract entries of more than 500 riders, together with thousands of support crew and spectators. This has a major impact on tourist income for the venue in which it is based each year.

Winners since 1985

EditionYearLocationWorld TrophyJunior TrophyWomen's Trophy
60.1985La Molina, Spain Sweden
Peter Hansson
Per Grönberg
Dick Wicksell
Svenerik Jönsson
Hålan Lundberg
Thomas Gustavsson
 East Germany
Andreas Cyffka
Mike Heydenreich
Jens Grüner
Udo Grellmann
61.1986San Pellegrino Terme, Italy Italy
Angelo Signorelli
Renato Pegurri
Tullio Pellegrinelli
Gianangelo Croci
Gugliemo Andreini
Edi Orioli
 Italy
Paolo Fellegara
Giorgio Grasso
Stefano Passeri
Enrico Zuffa
62.1987Jelenia Góra, Poland East Germany
Jens Thalmann
Reinhard Klädtke
Uwe Weber
Harald Sturm
Jens Scheffler
Jens Grüner
 East Germany
Mike Heydenreich
Udo Grellmann
Thomas Bieberbach
Danielo Pörschke
63.1988Mende, France France
Thierry Charbonnier
Stéphane Peterhansel
Gilles Lalay
Jean Paul Charles
Alan Olivier
Marc Morales
 Italy
Luca Trussardi
Massimo Migliorati
Enrico Zuffa
Davide Trolli
64.1989Walldürn, Germany Italy
Gianmarco Rossi
Stefano Passeri
Angelo Signorelli
Luca Trussardi
Paolo Fellagara
Franco Gualdi
 Finland
Kari Tiainen
Juha-Pekka Leino
Jarkko Vainio
Jouni Sauren
65.1990Västerås, Sweden Sweden
Jeff Nilsson
Dick Wicksell
Kent Karlsson
Svenerik Jönsson
Peter Hansson
Jimmie Eriksson
 Sweden
Robert Grönlund
Robert Svensson
Peter Karlsson
Peter Lundfeldt
66.1991Považská Bystrica, Czechoslovakia Sweden
Jeff Nilsson
Joachim Hedendahl
Svenerik Jönsson
Dick Wicksell
Kent Karlsson
Bill Andersson
 United States
Steve Hatch
Jimmy Lewis
David Rhodes
Chris Smith
67.1992Cessnock, Australia Italy
Paolo Fellegara
Fabio Farioli
Stefano Passeri
Mario Rinaldi
Giovanni Sala
Arnaldo Nicoli
 Sweden
Anders Eriksson
Robert Grönlund
Peter Karlsson
Peter Jansson
68.1993Assen, Netherlands Poland
Marek Darowski
Maciej Wrobel
Viktor Iwanski
Wojciech Rencz
Andrzej Tomizek
Ryszard Augustyn
 Netherlands
Peter Lenselink
Patrick Isfordink
Erik Davids
Hans Arends
69.1994Tulsa, United States Italy
Maurizio Carminati
Tullio Pellegrinelli
Mario Rinaldi
Fabio Farioli
Arnold Nicoli
Giovanni Sala
 Sweden
Rickard Larsson
Björn Carlsson
Linus Borman
Morgan Jansson
70.1995Jelenia Góra, Poland Italy
Gianmarco Rossi
Paolo Fellegara
Giorgio Grasso
Giuseppe Gallino
Tullio Pellegrinelli
Arnaldo Nicoli
 Australia
Shawn Reed
Shane Watts
Ian Cunningham
Jamie Cunningham
71.1996Hämeenlinna, Finland Finland
Kari Tiainen
Jani Laaksonen
Pekka Viljakainen
Petteri Silván
Mika Ahola
Vesa Kytönen
 Finland
Tuomas Ahonen
Juha Salminen
Juha Laaksonen
Mika Marila
72.1997Brescia, Italy Italy
Fausto Scovolo
Stefano Passeri
Giovanni Sala
Jarno Boano
Mario Rinaldi
Fabio Farioli
 Italy
Pablo Peli
Ivan Boano
Alessio Paoli
Giovanni Genini
73.1998Traralgon, Australia Finland
Juha Salminen
Jani Laaksonen
Mika Ahola
Petteri Silván
Vesa Kytönen
Kari Tiainen
 Spain
Xavier Pons
Miki Arpa
Marc Coma
Gérard Farres
74.1999Coimbra, Portugal Finland
Samuli Aro
Mika Ahola
Jani Laaksonen
Vesa Kytönen
Kari Tiainen
Petri Pohjamo
 Spain
Arnau Vilanova
Xacob Agra
Gérard Farres
Miki Arpa
75.2000Granada, Spain Italy
Fausto Scovolo
Mario Rinaldi
Matteo Rubin
Arnaldo Nicoli
Giovanni Sala
Fabio Farioli
 Spain
Xavier Pons
Gérard Farrés
Xacob Agra
Jordi Duran
76.2001Brive la Gaillarde, France France
Marc Germain
Olivier Rebufie
Eric Bernard
David Fretigne
Sébastien Guillaume
Cyril Esquirol
 Italy
Simone Albergoni
Ivan Boano
Paolo Carrara
Giovanni Gritti
77.2002Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic Finland
Mika Ahola
Juha Salminen
Petteri Silván
Samuli Aro
Jani Laaksonen
Petri Pohjamo
 France
Julien Dubac
Raphael André
Damien Miquel
Fabien Planet
78.2003Fortaleza, Brazil Finland
Juha Salminen
Mika Saarenkoski
Mika Ahola
Samuli Aro
Jani Laaksonen
Kari Tiainen
 France
Damien Miquel
Freddy Blanc
Herve Versace
Fabien Planet
79.2004Kielce, Poland Finland
Petteri Silván
Juha Salminen
Mika Saarenkoski
Samuli Aro
Jani Laaksonen
Mika Ahola
 Finland
Valtteri Salonen
Jari Mattila
Tomi Peltola
Marko Tarkkala
80.2005Považská Bystrica, Slovakia Italy
Alessandro Botturi
Alessandro Belometti
Simone Albergoni
Alessandro Zanni
Alessio Paoli
Giuliano Falgari
 Italy
Andrea Beconi
Maurizio Micheluz
Paolo Bernardi
Manuel Pievani
81.2006Taupo, New Zealand Finland
Juha Salminen
Samuli Aro
Mika Ahola
Marko Tarkkala
Petri Pohjamo
Jari Mattila
 United States
Kurt Caselli
Ricky Dietrick
Russell Bobbitt
David Pearson
82.2007La Serena, Chile Italy
Alessandro Belometti
Alex Salvini
Alessandro Botturi
Maurizio Micheluz
Fabrizio Dini
Andrea Belotti
 Spain
Cristóbal Guerrero
Oriol Mena
Lorenzo Santolino
Carlos Andreu
 United States
Nicole Bradford
Amanda Mastin
Lacy Jones
83.2008Serres, Greece France
Julien Gauthier
Jordan Curvalle
Rodrig Thain
Christophe Nambotin
Sebastien Guillaume
Nicolas Deparrois
 Italy
Thomas Oldrati
 
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