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Enric Francisco and Laia Sanz out of the Spanish 2019 ISDE team 

Enduro Junior 2 World Champion Enric Francisco and Off Road Goddess Laia Sanz step out of the Spanish International Six Days Enduro team – Tosha Schareina and Aida Castro step-up.


With less than two weeks remaining for the 94th International Six Days Enduro in Portimao, Portugal, the RFME (Spanish Federation) has announced Enric Francisco and Laia Sanz have withdrawn from this year’s edition. 

Enduro Junior2 World Champion, Enric Francisco was stepping up to the Spanish World Trophy Team this year but following an injury sustained at the last EnduroGP of 2019 in France he has been forced miss this year’s edition.

Francisco will be replaced by Tosha Schareina, who will also make his debut in the World Trophy Team. Schareina is no ISDE novice either having been part of the Junior World Trophy Team three times.  

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Laia Sanz was set to make her return to enduro and the ISDE after missing last year’s edition due to illness. But following some date clashing with her 2020 Dakar preparation and several other commitments she has been forced to withdraw.

Aida Castro has been chosen to replace Laia’s considerable boots, the young Spanish enduro rider will face her first ISDE in Portimao. 

Speaking about the changes Spanish ISDE team manager, Ivan Cervantes, admitted: “We’ve been waiting until the last moment but Enric is not feeling totally recovered and we have decided to replace him as the ISDE requires a rider to be at 100%. We’ve chosen Tosha who’s a top level enduro rider and will also be able to fight for the win.” 

“With Laia she’s not able to make it due to various commitments. We’ve been trying to have her in the team until the last moment but she’s not able to attend the ISDE so Aida Castro in replacing her.”

2019 Spanish World Trophy Team:

Josep García

Cristóbal Guerrero

Kirian Mirabet

Tosha Schareina

2019 Spanish Junior World Trophy Team:

Sergio Navarro

Marc Sans

Pau Tomás

2019 Spanish Women’s World Trophy Team:

Mireia Badia

Sandra Gómez

Aida Castro

Team manager:

Ivan Cervantes

More information: RFME.com  


Photo Credit: Future7Media
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Igor Aguado
Enduro21 Junior Editor