MONTE VISTA — Monte Vista's Britney Gallegos helped Team USA defend its International Six Days of Enduro women's title in Italy.
Gallegos, 28, was part of Team USA's championship team along with Brandy Richards and Rachel Gutish. ISDE began Aug. 30.
ISDE consists of 8 hours of off-road racing per day. Each racer competes and their times are combined at the end of each day. The team with the lowest overall total at the end of the six days is the winner.
Gallegos was returning from Italy and was not available for an interview with Valley Publishing.
Her father, Louis Paul Gallegos, did speak to Valley Publishing.
"It's amazing how things played out for Brit, I watched her go from peewees to women's beginner to mid-pack pro, to almost there, and the whole time she never thought about quitting,” he said. "She's always had a drive that I could never explain, and I did my best at helping her with whatever she needed. We truly are so blessed. Love you Brit! Good Job on this one kid.”
Team USA won the ISDE Women's Trophy in 2019 but was unable to defend the titles in 2020 as the event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
An enduro motorcycle is an off-road racing motorcycle used in enduros, which are long-distance cross-country time trial competitions. Enduro motorcycles closely resemble motocross motorcycles.
ISDE is the oldest “off-road” motorcycle event on the International Motorcycling Federation (IMF) calendar.