Day 5 Race Report & Video: Trans Madeira 2018

Jun 9, 2018 at 14:03
by Trans Madeira  
Day 5 Key Stats: 42km, 1245m up, 2470m down


The final and fifth day of racing here in Madeira is done. It saw the riders start way up in the mist on the far west of the island, before dropping down ridge after ridge, each trail getting better and better. Starting with the rocky, slick tech ones, and ending on the faster, smoother more jumpy trails. A great way to round out the weeks epic riding. Before the Poncha and Mojitos could be drunk though there was a stunning sea cliff descent down to the hotel and hot showers.

As for results, it was all change at the top. With Pombo racing in his literal backyard today he made back the time needed to just pip JC to the lead, but not by much. Bryceland stayed solid in third. Bring on 2019!

Your top 3 men and women are:

Men:

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


Women:

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

Overall standings can be found here.


Your overall winners Pombo and Innes Thoma.

Your overall winners Pombo and Innes Thoma.


Fancy trophies and lots of smiles.

Fancy trophies and lots of smiles.


Today was all about the high fives and pats on the backs. The results are always secondary at events like this.

Today was all about the high fives and pats on the backs. The results are always secondary at events like this.


Old dog learning new tricks still it seems. Peaty has been loving riding all week and its shown with a few stage wins and a great over all result.

Old dog learning new tricks still it seems. Peaty has been loving riding all week and its shown with a few stage wins and a great over all result.


A weird mix of dust mist and mud meant for some great cleaning.

A weird mix of dust, mist, and mud meant for some great cleaning.


Innes Thoma has been unstoppable all week. Riding more at the pace of the top men and someone else in her category.

Ines Thoma has been unstoppable all week.


Pombo. Local hero maybe advantage at least on the last two days for sure but you cant take it away from the fact he still out rode some amazing riders.

Pombo. Local hero maybe, the advantage ( at least on the last two days ) for sure, but you cant take it away from the fact he still out rode some amazing riders.


Steezy as ever Bryceland held it down all week to take third spot.

Steezy as ever, Bryceland held it down all week to take the third spot.


Nothing to see here Moove on.

Nothing to see here, Moove on.


The final liaison back down to the party straight down.

The final liaison back down to the party, straight down.


JC held the lead all week that is until we went to Pombos back yard.

JC, held the lead all week, that is until we went to Pombo's backyard.


If this was a competition of who had the most fun Yohan would for sure be on the podium.

If this was a competition of who had the most fun, Yoann Barelli would for sure be on the podium.


The red and black line trails today are some of the fastest on the island.

The red and black line trails today are some of the fastest on the island.


Tiny rider massive landscape a reoccurring theme here.

Tiny rider, massive landscape, a reoccurring theme here.


Another day another ridgeline.

Another day another ridgeline.


The gnarled old trees make for some amazing tunnels.

The gnarled old trees make for some amazing tunnels.


Misty strong winds and slick ground made the first few stages today tricky.

Misty, strong winds, and slick ground made the first few stages today tricky.


The start of the last day saw riders at the top battling wind and mist.

The start of the last day saw riders at the top battling wind and mist.




23 Comments

  • + 4
 Very intrigued with this place/race for next year. Each day’s terrain looked complety different than the last. Amazing.
  • + 7
 Took a trip to Madeira a few weeks ago. I can confirm your suspicion. Each part of the island is different riding. You can experience different terrain and weather on the same trail. It's a truly stunning place.
  • + 1
 @Derek22ksu: Did you have a guide to ride with/show you where the decent trails were? Or just freestyle it and explore yourself? If so how easy was it to find the trails? I'm considering a trip but don't want to just be aimlessly riding around searching for the whole time I'm there!
  • + 3
 Given JC was racing blind, he did damn well to challenge Pombo. Well done!
  • + 4
 What happened to the video?
.......... And Day 4?
  • + 3
 Am I the only one who do not see the video in the article hence the name of it states there should be one?!?!
  • + 2
 Same here
  • + 3
 Who is this 'Yohan' you speak of?
  • + 11
 You’re right, Never heard of him !! Wink
  • + 2
 Looks so grueling, but such a fun course!
  • + 2
 Where did steve peat finish overall?
  • + 5
 I believe 4th, and he did it in our new enduro-bro helmet, the #stageHelmet Wink
  • + 1
 4th
  • + 3
 @troyleedesigns: you are 3 years late to the game - need to make a downcountry helmet if you want to get ahead of the game. Tip: a road like helmet with removable chin guard - no visor. You use roadie hat instead of the visor. Keywords for the product design meeting: lightweight, efficiency, chicken lines, anti enduro, trail pride,
  • + 2
 Congrats Sir Pombo!
  • + 1
 Looks like a good crack, neat event
  • + 2
 Foughen mint, Ratboy!!!!
  • + 1
 It was a good race!
  • + 1
 Way to go Ratboy!
  • + 1
 it's "Jose Ratland" now Big Grin

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