The Middle, Day 3 - Trans-Rezia 2016

Aug 28, 2016
by Trans - Rezia  
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In the early morning of day three, riders were shuttled from Arnoga to the top of Passo Foscagno. Riders dropped down a high speed, buff, single into Livigno, freshly resurfaced by the cows the previous day.

Images for The Middle Day 3 - Trans-Rezia 2016

Images for The Middle Day 3 - Trans-Rezia 2016
Chris Kilmurray, the brains (and legs) behind Point One Athletic was chomping at the cranks early morning.

Images for The Middle Day 3 - Trans-Rezia 2016

Images for The Middle Day 3 - Trans-Rezia 2016
Stuart Wilcox doing it for the guys over at enduro-mtb.com

Images for The Middle Day 3 - Trans-Rezia 2016
Speed tucking has been in vogue this week. High-speed singletrack and blind trails mean saving energy for brutal climbs that rear their ugly heads. You never know what's hiding around the next corner!

Images for The Middle Day 3 - Trans-Rezia 2016

Images for The Middle Day 3 - Trans-Rezia 2016
The third day of the event was the most physical, during and in-between the stages. A much-needed lunch break at the top of a lung-busting climb.

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Refueling in Italy means pasta, pizza and coffee, and lots of it.

Images for The Middle Day 3 - Trans-Rezia 2016
Stage 10 was a dream. Meandering above and parallel to a glacial river: bedrock, gravel and flow.

Images for The Middle Day 3 - Trans-Rezia 2016

Images for The Middle Day 3 - Trans-Rezia 2016
Natalie Schneitter, the ex-Olympian cross country racer was schooling most of the boys up the hills. Leading the women after day 3.

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T-Mo, convincing as ever. Starting to claw back the massive amount of time lost from a puncture.

Images for The Middle Day 3 - Trans-Rezia 2016
Stage 12 was a brute. The best part of thirty minutes of technical singletrack, high speeds and hard climbs took the riders down to Poschiavo.

Images for The Middle Day 3 - Trans-Rezia 2016

Images for The Middle Day 3 - Trans-Rezia 2016
A total of 70km's and 1922 meters of man powered climbing was offset by 3891 meters of descent. The discrepancy was aided by a shuttle and the Mottolino Bike Park lift in Livigno. A Swiss hotel was a warm welcome for the weary.



Standings after day 3:

Women

1st Nathalie Schneitter 01:34:10
2nd Meggie Bichard 01:36:26
3rd Tracey Moseley 01.37.22

Men

1st James Shirley 01:20:35
2nd Davide Sottocornola 01:21:32
3rd Simon Gegenheimer 01:22:56





MENTIONS: @transrezia



7 Comments

  • 6 0
 this race looks so awesome
  • 5 0
 Real riding ,absolutely marvelous,maybe some day
  • 5 0
 Thats pizza?!
  • 2 0
 pretty sure they meant pita lol
  • 1 0
 @dmarsh15: yeah that makes sense. I had pizza in Livigno and Trentino area and it was gobsmacking good and thin crust delicious. That picture did not look like what I ate.
  • 2 0
 awesome place
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