-- ISDE Launched
The 88th FIM ISDE has officially began. This afternoon, in a fantastic stage as
the pier of Olbia, was held the Opening Ceremony of the Six Days of Eduro. 627
pilots marched on stage in front of an audience of 4000 fans and insiders.
Because of the high number of participating nations, the ceremony lasted about
two hours: Andorra took the stage first while Italy - the hosting nation – was
the last. Before Italy, France collected many applauses as 2012 ISDE winner.
Antoine Meo, E1 World Champion, said: "The real problem is that Special Stages
are too beautiful". A compliment to the whole of Sardinia , which hosted the
Opening Ceremony with great enthusiasm.
When Italy took the stage, has unleashed a real joy. Alex Salvini, flag bearer
of the Maglia Azzurra, brought on stage the enthusiasm of an entire nation : "It
's true , racing beeing E2 World Champion – he said – will give me many
responsabilities but at the same time it will be fantastic to race in front of
our fans". Along with him , the whole Italian team that will do his best to get
an important result .
At the end of the parade, the most solemn moments . Graziella Marchi, of the
Agenzia Governativa Sardegna Promozione, greeted the participants with great
emotion. The Mayor of Olbia , Gianni Giovannelli , represented the ten
municipalities which will host the Six Day. Heinrich Smith (President of the
Jury) closed the greetings with and the President of the Italian Motorcycle
Federation, Paolo Sesti : "I have to thank Moto Club, professionals , local
authorities , the region and the many people who have helped us to making this
To close the evening , at 19.45 , the flag-raising , the Folk Group and the
Loiri Porto San Paolo choir. Then everyone went in the center of Olbia for the
ISDE Welcome Party. Now, let’s think only on Monday, when it will be the time to