Six Day Enduro begins

Published: 11 November 2006

The 81st International Six Day Enduro kicked off on Monday night (Tuesday morning) in Taupo, New Zealand.

The enduro is a team event consisting of 31 nations and 600 racers, riding 155 miles a day for six days straight.

Teams that have entered include France, Spain, Great Britain (without the World’s best enduro rider David Knight), USA, Japan and many others.

Each team consists of six riders and their combined times go towards the teams overall rankings.

After day one of the Competition the French team were leading the way they had built up a 33 second lead over Finland in second place. However in Enduro terms that means very little. Quality bikes for sale: Click here.

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Day two of the race has seen Finland take first place and have built up nearly a four minute lead over France. The Great Britain team have moved up to eighth place, 21 minutes behind the leaders.

The race continues today at 6pm GMT, which is 7am in New Zealand.