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Sat 8:32 am – Just got word that the final motocross for Day 6 has been cancelled. Here is the report from Timmy Weigand via Kit Kamo;
HERE’s What Timmy W. said this morning:
Well, day 6 here at the ISDE has been canceled due to the crazy drug lords blowing up some gas tankers last night. So the motocross part of the ISDE is not happening. The part all the guys were looking forward to. O-well, getting ready to come home now.
This is too bad for the Trophy team – last year they did so well on the MX track that it moved them up a spot – Which would’ve put them on the podium! DARN IT! But we’d all rather have them safe!
Having the final day cancelled at the ISDE is actually pretty common. It happened to me in Poland in 2004 and in Spain in 2000. Both of those occasions were due to the track conditions, once for mud and once for dust.
So I guess that wraps it up for this year. It looks like it was a pretty difficult event with some challenging terrain for the riders. I know many of them were looking forward to some moto today. The final moto is always a good place for the US riders to show some of their skills.
The overall results are probably not as good as the trophy riders had hoped for, but I think it is a strong showing against some very good competition. Clearly Johnny Aubert is the best rider in the world right now, no one really challenged him the entire week.
As for the Junior riders, what a revelation. Taylor Robert and Ian Blythe put up a super strong showing against the best riders in the world and all of this in their first time out. With Cory Buttrick going out early there was plenty of pressure on the team. Another DNF and they would have been out of contention, so they had to ride a little conservative. Nick Fahringer also rode really well in a very tough E2 class. So for a group of near rookies ( Nick rode for the first time last year) to finish on the podium is a real accomplishment.
Obviously it was a tough event for the women also. Again they had to make sure that both Mandi and Nichole finished or they would have been out due to the loss of Kerrie. Both girls showed good speed at times and had some good test results. Really second was the best they could have hoped for. Lulu Puy is just so fast that her times compete with the men, so the French look to continue as the team to beat for now and the near future.
We also had some great results for club riders, particularly in the C2 class. In C1 Christobal Guerrero killed it. As a former world champ I can’t imagine what politics were involved that kept him off the Spanish Trophy team. It looks like he finished third overall for the event! Stay tuned, hopefully we will get some additional rider reports in for the day.
This came in from Barb Hoess regarding cancellation of day 6
..But elsewhere in Mexico on Friday, the arrest of two men believed to be part of the La Familia cartel in the Mexican state of Michoacan sparked violent clashes in the region, including the blockade of several roads with vehicles set on fire, Notimex reported.
A string of shootings and other violent attacks were believed to be an attempt to rescue them from police custody, Notimex said.
A number of passenger buses were riddled with bullets and set on fire, and two gasoline tankers were also set ablaze using molotov cocktails. A few homes and a convenience store were also targets of the attacks, according to Notimex.
The arrests in Michoacan came a day after authorities in the United States announced the arrest of 46 members of the same cartel in Georgia as the result of an investigation that started in May 2009.