Video & Race Report: Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 4

Sep 27, 2020
by Trans Madeira  

A game of contrasts took riders to start day four of the mystical north side of Madeira and wrap it up on the southwest, two sides that couldn't be more different. It's one of those days where it feels you're riding in two different countries on the same day. The trails on the north are shorter, wetter and greener, while the southwest is raw, drier and open. 40km total route with 700 meters ascent and 3350 meters descent divided into six stages, day four was named by racers 'fun day'. One more to go, this time all happening on the west side on our way to Paul do Mar for mojitos and a swim in the Ocean.

Full Results: HERE

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 4
Riders spent two nights camping in Calheta on the west side of the island.

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 4
Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 4

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 4
Load them up for another shuttle to 1600 meters altitude. 9 AM start.

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 4
Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 4
Tim was stitched up on his forehead on day one by a local rider that is also racing the event. All good to keep on going!

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 4

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 4
Fanal is certainly one of the most beautiful places in Madeira.

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 4

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 4
Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 4
Lining up for stage one.

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 4

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 4
Three stages in the morning and three stages in the afternoon, a game of contrasts between North and South.

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 4

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 4
Mark Wilcox got a 3rd place in MEN40 in 2019 and he came back looking to step higher on the podium.

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 4

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 4
Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 4

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 4

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 4
Oliver Mckenna would finish day four in 3rd place overall. Stage 18 has a super-fast first section that will make you cry if you don't wear goggles.

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 4
Morning stages were a bit wet and that means you have to keep eyes open for Madeira's black-ice.

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 4

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 4
Prime dirt of the North.

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 4
Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 4

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 4
Refuel and regroup for the afternoon.

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 4
Once you arrive at Ponta do Pargo, Pombo's hometown, it's not easy to catch him.

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 4
B-Dog on SS20, a 2km trail with 310 meters descent.

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 4
Fabio Pellegrini came from Brazil to experience what Madeira is all about for the first time. Not his last.


Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 4
Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 4

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 4

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 4
John Dicker told us he loved the big stages. On his way to dominating the MEN30 category and a 5th place overall on day four.

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 4

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 4
Jason Gidney got a 3rd place on day four on the MEN40 category.

Jason Gidney

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 4
Wet in the morning... dusty in the afternoon. No easy tire choice.

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 4
Second timer, Mette Kronborg, riding one of the biggest stages of the event, SS22 with 5.20km and 620 meters descent.

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 4
Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 4
Mechanicals sent Brendan to 9th place on day four. Still had a couple of chainless runs to make it worth!

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 4
Not a bad place to wash your bike.

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 4
Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 4

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 4

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 4

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 4
What better way to finish another day of racing in Madeira?



13 Comments

  • 6 0
 Yes Jason Gidney. Amazing riding mate. High fives from us all here in Cornwall
  • 1 0
 Kernow bys Vyken!
  • 3 0
 His daily facebook updates have been great! It was always fun racing against him back in the days of CMBC etc. Still haven't seen him in Brendog vlogs yet. lol
  • 3 0
 Bloody hell, Jono Jones beat Brendog in the overall, THAT must mean a total shaved head for Brendog! lol
(Off to yourtube to see if vid is up lol)
  • 1 0
 Looking forward to that vlog!
  • 4 1
 Looks amazing. How much does it cost to do this?
  • 6 0
 ~1600 € for the entry plus the costs of getting there.
  • 2 0
 @Primoz: Cheers, dude!
  • 2 0
 @Primoz: ded, i thought racing in mexico was getting expensive. That is another level!
  • 2 0
 Wow! Just an insane event that looks so appealing!!
  • 1 0
 Amazing! Want to be there!
  • 1 1
 Apparently a competitor ended up falling drunkenly into a ravine after the race - please add them to the photo epic Big Grin
  • 1 1
 John Dicker...thats a name for an adult movie star!

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