The Mongolian National Team racer, Tuguldur Tuulkhangai, lead early today, charging to the head of the lead pack. At the top of the next major climb at 50 kilometers, it was the Mongolian followed by Zamora (Buff), Hovey (MBC-Orbea-SMP), and Wallace (Kona), followed by Hagener and Salleh (Chiru-WTB), and Paelinck (Reevax). Sneddon and Wicks (Kona) were about three minutes back due to a flat tire. The pair quickly made up the time, though, and 10 kilometers later it was just Hovey, Zamora and the three Kona riders. This stayed the same for the last 40 kilometers ending in a five person sprint to the finish. Barry Wicks was first to the line, followed by his teammates, Kris Sneddon and Cory Wallace. Wallace still holds the overall lead and is looking strong, especially with the ongoing support of his teammates.
An exciting women´s race has developed as Liesbeth Hessens has pulled within a few minutes of the Elisabeth Adamson who has now won three out of the four stages.
MTB Trials Legend Ryan Leech conducting the Post-Race Restorative Yoga Sessions at the Mongolia Bike Challenge.
|The hardest thing is that I destroy my body a little more each day, so most important is that after the race I do everything perfect, drink and eat well, shower and stretch, massage and relax. - Pau Zamora Perez, Team Buff and MBC 2012 Stage 3 Winner|