Mavic Trans-Provence Day Three: Video and Results

Sep 23, 2014 at 16:13
by Mavic HQ  



Day 3 results.
Overall classification after Day 3.

Day 3 - VILLARS-COLMARS to GUILLAUMES - Distance: 39.21km

D+ : 1327m
D- : 3086m

Reprieve! By most people’s daily mountain bike ride standards if you’d just ridden 40km with the best part of 1500m of climbing you’d probably bandy around the work ‘epic’. If you’ve just survived the last two days of Mavic® Trans-Provence, Day 3 seems like a recovery ride. A recovery ride with lots of down - just a tad over 3000m in fact!

Four special stages as always, but no grey earth this year as that has seen some demolition action in the name of a solar panel generation scheme, but a new stage two and four to make up for it.

It’s not all been plain sailing however, there’s been mechanicals, and then more mechanicals. Blown shocks, bent mechs, and pinch flats galore. Blown tyres can mean a lost stage, and so we’ve seen the usual change begin, as some riders swap from more pedal-able all rounders to super tacky heavier carcased downhill tyres.

Today there’s been a little bit of wandering off track as well; the reminder to check your map first, and check your speed, sometimes gets lost as the timing chip contacts the belise, but that's big mountain racing for you.

Stay Tuned.

Mavic® Trans-Provence is supported by Mavic, Santa Cruz, Fox Racing Shox, MOJO Suspension and Lean Greens.
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3 Comments

  • + 3
 Sorry, not enougth time, they need to insert promotion shot between the bike action because there is not enough SC biker with mavic outfit drinking lean leaf while shredding.
  • + 1
 Was that supposed to be epic scenery, fun? Or epic, scenery, fun? Either way there's another thing going on the bucket list!
  • + 1
 Hell yes, this riding looked amazing. Bucket list for sure

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