Day 3 Race Report & Video: Trans Madeira 2018

Jun 7, 2018 at 23:58
by Trans Madeira  


Day 3 Key Stats: 46km, 1680m up, 2880 down.

Day three of the Trans Madeira moved round the island to the wild north. Starting way up above the clouds with some fresh cut alpine ridges, then a huge 1000m hike a bike liaison taking in everything from knife edge rock spires in the clouds, huge levada tunnels in the dark and a lot of sweat. The riders then dropped into the tropical forests and hero loam to round off the day. With riders such as Bryceland quoted as putting today in the top 3 days on a bike he has ever had, it seems the Trans Madeira just keeps on giving. * bonus fact - After a whole day of racing with a total time of some 18 minutes, Jerome in first and Rat in second where separated by just a few hundredths of a second, tight at the top!

Your top 3 men and women after the seconds day of racing are:

Men:

1: Jerome Clementz
2: Josh Bryceland
3: Emanuel Pombo


Women:

1: Ines Thoma
2: Mette Marie Kronborg
3: Eva Carrer

Overall standings after day two can be found here.


Start of the day for everyone above the capital Funchal.
The start of the day for everyone above the capital Funchal.

When a days riding starts with views and trails like this you know its set to be good.
When a day's riding starts with views and trails like this you know its set to be good.

Race leader JC storming down into the clouds this morning.
Race leader Jerome Clementz storming down into the clouds this morning.

Ines Thoma is proving her dominance in the women s field.
Ines Thoma is proving her dominance in the women's field.

The high alpine jagged and wild.
The high alpine, jagged and wild.

Odub 23 back at it again.
Odub 23 back at it again.

Yohan got his bike back today After being on a borrowed bike for the first two days he was looking much more at home.
Yoann got his bike back today! After being on a borrowed bike for the first two days he was looking much more at home.

Hows this for your link to the next stage up in the clouds.
How's this for your link to the next stage, up in the clouds.

Hike a bikes suck but they are much better with good company and better views.
Hike a bikes suck, but they are much better with good company and better views.

Today was the day of the epic liaison.
Today was the day of the epic liaison.

The riders had to go through two of these tunnels. As wide as your bag with a stream of water three feet deep to your side pitch black and with a cue of riders in front and behind. Adventure at its best.
The riders had to go through two of these tunnels. As wide as your bag, with a stream of water three feet deep to your side, pitch black and with a cue of riders in front and behind. Adventure at its best.

Bryceland stops for a bit of mid pedal jibs with his 50 01 brother Loose.
Bryceland stops for a bit of mid pedal jibs with his 50:01 brother Loose.

Ludo May has been pinned all week and was like everyone loving the loam.
Ludo May has been pinned all week and was, like everyone loving the loam.

[PI=15983068 ]Spot the rider. Hiding in the jungle.[/PI]

JC making light work of the hero loam of stage 3.
Jerome making light work of the hero loam of stage 3.

A transition taking in two levada tunnels was quite the change.
A transition taking in two levada tunnels was quite the change.

The tropical forests of stages 3 and 4 today had all the riders stoked.
The tropical forests of stages 3 and 4 today had all the riders stoked.

Peatys bike cleaners on hard to get that dirt off and bikes ready for tomorrows battles.
Peaty's bike cleaners on hand to get that dirt off and bikes ready for tomorrow's battles.

You cant say the place is hard on the eyes. Blue bird.
You can't say the place is hard on the eyes. Blue bird.


More coverage is on the way from the 2018 Trans Madeira.


13 Comments

  • + 10
 Man, that looks like a really awesome experience and race! It's on the bucket list
  • + 7
 @mattpatt, the riding in Madeira is incredible - it's definitely worth a visit.
  • + 2
 Looks so sweet! But then when you are charging €1500 for the race entry I would expect nothing less. Forgot to mention that is sleeping in a tent and doesn't include any flights.
  • + 4
 Been to this island a year ago. its definitly worth visiting.
  • + 2
 Was meant to be propagandising a holiday to the Canary Islands with some friends who dont ride. Might persuade them to come here and I might just pack my bike,,,,,
  • + 3
 Steve peat looks like Nigel thornberry in that hike-a-bike photo
  • + 1
 More like the Chuck Norris of mountain biking.
  • + 2
 i almost fell out of my chair looking at that hike a bike. epic shots!
  • + 1
 TOP! Well done guys! What an epic event!
  • + 1
 @gary77 Cleanest bike in Madeira!
  • + 1
 Wow. This is mountain biking at it's finest.
  • + 1
 Definitely applying for this in 2019. That looks amazing.
  • + 2
 Josh fckin bryceland

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