Yesterday after 3 special tests the Andes Pacifico arrived after 4 days at the Pacific Ocean. The first SS, " Ojeda " was familiar to some Chileans who had raced this stage at the 2013 Montenbaik Enduro in Puchuncavi. Cloudy skies helped to lower the temperature as racers tackled the rocky, switchback filled track. In this PE Jerome Clementz won with a time of 8:24 over his closest rival François Bailly-Maitre who arrived just a second further back. For the women, Anka Martin continued her supremacy with a time of 10:13 .
The second PE was something new for everyone. Clementz again showed his supremacy taking home the special test followed by Pedro Ferreira who was finally starting to get the pace he wanted.
Who took second place? Nico or François ? This PE was marked by a trail through native forests that left competitors smiling and it was very entertaining and fast. Here again Clementz continued his "total stage domination" and took the stage with 7:35 . Meanwhile Nico Prudencio did his best SS of the day and finished second, 9 seconds behind Clementz, and François ended with three seconds more than Prudencio which assured a second place for the Chilean in the final standings.
After four days of racing, Frenchman Jerome Clementz , Enduro World Champion won the first version of Montenbaik Enduro - Andes Pacifico by Santa Cruz which began last Wednesday in La Parva and ended in Maitencillo, in the Valparaíso Region. The French rider led the race from start to finish. He disputed thirteen special stages, finishing in front of Chilean Nicolas Prudencio by 3 minutes and 59 seconds, with Francois Bailly-Maitre six seconds behind in third place.
Anka Martin took the win for the women, followed by the Pauline Dieffenthaler, and Julia Hobson.
Finally, in the Masters category, the honors went to the Frenchman Francois Dola, who was on the podium with the prominent Chilean specialists Claus Plaut and Felipe Vásquez.Results
Full results may be found on: montenbaik.com/Resultados/
Photos: Sven Martin, Gary Perkin, Dave Trumpore and Claudio Olguin.