PHOENIX – It took the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers 46 years for their first championship title and the MLB’s Chicago Cubs 71 years to make their second appearance to the World Series.
Team USA waited longer than both of these teams for their chance to win in the realm of extreme biker sports.
“It usually doesn’t take the USA 91 tries to do anything, but we pulled it off,” professional racer Taylor Robert said.
Team USA competed in the 91st annual International Six Day Enduro (ISDE) in Navarro, Spain and won the event for the first time in the history of the sport. Every year, the event takes place in a different country. ISDE has made one appearance in the USA back in the late 1980's.
Enduro racing is a form of extreme biker racing complete with logs, rocks, tires, and mud.
The event was six days long, consisted of between 8-10 hours of racing a day, and five different trial runs a day.
Arizona-native Taylor Robert won the entire event among 600 of the best racers in the world – just the second time an American has ever won the Individual Overall.
“It felt amazing to complete both of my goals,” professional racer Taylor Robert said. “Not only to win the event myself but for Team USA to pull it off as well…just amazing.”
See Taylor Robert's homecoming below: