Hey! Greetings from Chile!
On a demanding track in Nevados de Chillán Chile, 400 riders from 22 countries kicked off today at "Montenbaik Enduro World Series" that came for the first time to visit Chile and South America.
After today's 3 Special Stages, Graves is in first place with 17:42:08, on 9.1 kilometers of timed stages, on 1,560 meters of accumulated downhill. On second place the French Jerome Clementz , Enduro world champion, with 17:53:59; Florian Nicolai with 17:54:71. Fourth up another Frenchman Cedric Gracia, with 17:58:83; and fifth New Zealand's Justin Leov with 18:03:77.
"Everything has been fine so far. I had a very good day, the tracks are amazing and the scenery is beautiful... I'm happy to be here" said the 31-year ocean rider.
The Best Chilean in the provisional classification is Pedro Ferreira in 29th place with 18:53:68, escorted by the current national monarch, Nicolás Prudencio, 32°, 18:58:33.
Meanwhile, Chausson, the most successful athlete in the history of cycling, clocked 19:49:63, momentarily overtaking Britain's Tracy Moseley with 20:10:53 and Dutch Anneke Beerten with 20:28:50.
The remaining category winners are: Light Damas: Laura Sosa (CHI); Expert: Francisco Martínez (CHI), Junior: Peter Burns (CHI), Master A: Marcos Mallmann (ARG), Master B: Felipe Vasquez (CHI), Promo: Jorge Verdugo (CHI), Promo Master A: You Cease Vásquez (CHI), Promo Master B: Nassaralla Helio (BRA), Promo Potassium: Javier Moraga (CHI), Rigid: John Plaza (CHI.)
The prestigious event, which also provide points for the world ranking is inserted into the Santa Cruz Montenbaik 2014 National Enduro Championship, ends this Sunday, with starts from 09:00 hours and a tour that will take riders up to 1663 meters of altitude.
Photos by Claudio Olguin.
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