Video & Race Report: Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 5

Sep 28, 2020
by Trans Madeira  


The final day of Trans Madeira is all about the fun but it's also about survival. The body is sore and tired but the mind keeps pushing you to the finish line for a much deserved swim and mojitos at the Reggae bar. Although there were only five stages, the party also becomes an extra stage. The feeling of finishing 27 special stages is unique and looking back for what you achieved in the last couple of days makes you kind of nostalgic. You deserve a warm shower and a cozy bed and after five nights camping everything just becomes enhanced, everything just feels better. Starting up in Fonte do Bispo, a location on the far west side of the island, riders faced 30km distance, 2700 meters down and 850 meters down, in a route that had wet and dusty stages... sometimes both in the same stage. The final ride into a week full of emotions, fun and memories that last a lifetime.

Full Results: HERE


Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 4
Good morning from Madeira!

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 5
Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 5
Although the weather was hot near the finish line, the fog was rolling in on the way to SS23.

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 5
Anja Hovorka lining up with the boys for the last stages of the third edition. Start list is always from last to first mixing all categories in the morning.

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 5
Once you start riding down the hill fog started to clear and blazing sun burning skin. Mark Wilcox on his way to a 2nd place on the MEN40 category.

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 5

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 5
Some of the stages on this final day are rocky and raw to keep riders on their toes.

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 5

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 5
Second timer Mads Mikkelsen dominating the rock slabs of the West.

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 5
Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 5
Fast tobogans of SS26.

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 5
Emanuel Pombo increased his advantage over Jono and Brendan, finishing day five with 22:28.15.

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 5

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 5

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 5
Spanish, Roger Peligero, ended in 5th place in MEN30.

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 5
There was a bet on the MEN category for the last stage: chainless run. Third place would have to drink three mojitos. Guess who was it..

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 5
Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 5
Chilling at the food zone and waiting for the next shuttle to the top. Terah Smith would finish in third place. Reilly finished our beer stock.

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 5
SS25 became instantly one of riders favourites. From the fast open sections at the top to the dusty corners near the finish line.

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 5

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 5
Italian, Emanuele Grechi, got a 7th place in MEN30 category.

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 5

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 5

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 5
Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 5
Mandatory drink when you finish Trans Madeira: poncha.

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 5
Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 5
The start of SS28: Reggae bar.

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 5

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 5
The last liaison is a super steep cobble stone trail down to Paul do Mar. Keep tires on the trail... please.

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 5
Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 5
Contrast from the stages at the top and the bottom.

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 5
The last ride. On their way to the finish line hotel.

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 5

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 5

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 5

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 5
Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 5
Time to chill, swim, shower, podium, dinner and party!

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 5
Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 5
1 litter beers for our staff.

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 5
Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 5
Maybe the least important part of the week. Mette Kronborg scored a win in WOMEN category while Emanuel Pombo won the MEN category.

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 5
Beer kept flowing like water. Organizers warned racers to pack their bikes before the party started.

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 5
Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 5
MEN30 was won by John Dicker and MEN40 took Oliver Mckenna to first place.

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 5
A bet is a bet! Chainless run results: Pombo, B-Dog and Jono - who had to drink three mojitos in a row.

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 5

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 5
A couple hours after this shot Jono would be swimming naked on the ocean.

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 5
An iconic battle between two guys that absolutely love Madeira and are ambassadors for the Portuguese island.

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 5

Trans Madeira 2020 - Day 5
See you next year!

Trans Madeira is set to open registrations on the 1st November (10:00h GMT) on the official website with limited spaces. Find out more at www.trans-madeira.com.


4 Comments

  • 1 0
 Was gutted i didn't get a chance to ride with Freeride Madeira last time i was there (although it was a last minute request on my part and they did try their best to try and and fit me in, fair play to them).

Probably would have been back this year if it weren't for The Ol' 'Rona. I absolutely fell in love with the place. Never saw myself as one of those people who do the same holiday every year, but Madeira has got me. Been twice and can't wait to go again.
  • 1 1
 contact bikulture too when youre out there. way better vibe. and better price.
He also takes care of accomodation/pick up and more if you want.

I book Bikulture since years. He will also be the best tourist guide on the Island and tell you where to eat and so on.
  • 1 0
 "A couple hours after this shot Jono would be swimming naked on the ocean."
  • 1 1
 Loose Riders's Catpocalypse jersey is missing from the Reggae bar www.bike24.com/p2329534.html

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