France announces 2019 Trophy and Junior ISDE teams for Portimao, Portugal – Loïc Larrieu and Christophe Nambotin ruled out plus no Women's Trophy Team.
The French Federation of Motorcycling (FFM) has appointed the riders that will represent the Trophy and Junior teams at the 2019 International Six Days Enduro this November 11-16 in Portimao, Portugal.
Surprisingly the Trophy Team, outright winners in 2017, features a nearly new lineup as two big hitters for the French, Loïc Larrieu and Christophe Nambotin, have been ruled out for personal or financial reasons.
Christophe Charlier will therefore take up command and guide the Trophy team members, Antoine Basset, David Abgrall and Anthony Geslin to a result.
The Junior Trophy Team will be looking to land another podium finish as they have been doing the last two years, first in 2017 and third in 2018. Nevertheless, with Theo Espinasse who’s currently sitting second in the Junior class in EnduroGP the odds are on their side.
Sadly there will be no French Women’s Trophy Team for this year’s ISDE as the French Federation has decided not to send any female riders to Portimao.
French 2019 World Trophy Team:
Antoine Basset E1 - Husqvarna
Christophe Charlier E2 - Honda
David Abgrall E3 - Beta
Anthony Geslin E3 - Beta
French 2019 Junior Trophy Team:
Théo Espinasse E1 - Sherco
Till Declercq E2 - Husqvarna
Léo Lequerre E2 - Shercoigor.firstname.lastname@example.org