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TransAndes Challenge - NE

Chile and Argentina, February 3-8, 2009

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Stage 1 - February 3

Transandeschallenge: Touching the snow at Volcan Villarica

Team "Scott que paso?" with Carlos Cardemil and Javier Puschel from Chile won the opening 70km stage crossing Pucon's ski center over the Volcan Villarica's ever-present snows. They finished with a time of 3:22:56.

The Ecuadorian team Cikla-Specialized finished second with Daniel Espinoza and Galo Tamayo while Team Wild Bike Vitalife's Daniela Bunzli and Francisco Corvalan were the third fastest for the day.

An international field of about 60 riders gathered at the start line opposite Pucon's City Hall. It was a rainy, Patagonian summer morning, but by 10:00 am, the sun appeared. After a 2km loop around the city on technical singletrack, racers headed out to Candelaria, and the leaders started to escape from the rest. They then rode to Pino Huacho across steep downhills and reached Pucon's ski centre at an altitude of 1400m.

"This first stage was useful for racers to adapt to the rythm of the race. They rode across technical paths surrounded by millenary forests," said Race Director Juan Pablo Santiagos.

Stage two, one of the toughest will make a loop around theVolcan Villarica and cover 100km.

Results

Open men teams

1 Carlos Cardemil & Javier Puschel (Chi) Scott Que Pacho                  3.22.56
2 Daniel Espinosa & Galo Tamayo (Ecu) Cikla-Specialized                      0.04
3 Federico Mallo & Francisco Perez (Arg) Fratelli                           11.26
4 Samuel De la Sotta & Javier Ortiz (Chi) Los Charcuteros                   21.44
 
Open mixed teams

1 Daniela Bunzli & Francisco Corvalan (Chi) Wild Bike Vitalife            3.30.05
2 Chichi Garcia & Claus Plaut (Chi) Cannondale-Go! Zuko-Luchetti-Quaquer    10.55
3 Mario Roma & Adriana Nascimento (Por) Brasil Soul                         20.19
4 Ana Wullf & Juano Chavanne (Arg) Canaglia Giant                           21.40
5 Agustina Apaza & Cesar Letolli (Arg) Team Olmo                            22.20
 
Open 100+ teams

1 Cristián De la Maza & Luis Mayerholz (Chi) 108 Power                    4.15.24
 
Men 60+ teams

1 Octavio Cabrera & Jorge Marenco (Arg) Dentiscio                         3.58.10
 
Mixed 60+ teams

1 Zdenko Rajevic & Lina Augaitis (Chi) Trutruka Salomon                   4.40.12
 
Men 35+ individual

1 Markus Lachmayr (Ger) Bavaria                                           4.44.48
 
Men 35+ teams

1 Homero López & Jose María Alonso (Mex) Cyclos                           4.11.10
2 Arthur Lello & Patrick Falconer (RSa) Sport Guide                         57.50
 
Mixed 80+ teams

1 Andre Eksteen & Esti Du Plessis (RSa) Chakalaka                         4.44.43

General classification after stage 1

Open men teams

1 Carlos Cardemil & Javier Puschel (Chi) Scott Que Pacho                  3.22.56
2 Daniel Espinosa & Galo Tamayo (Ecu) Cikla-Specialized                      0.04
3 Federico Mallo & Francisco Perez (Arg) Fratelli                           11.26
4 Samuel De la Sotta & Javier Ortiz (Chi) Los Charcuteros                   21.44
 
Open mixed teams

1 Daniela Bunzli & Francisco Corvalan (Chi) Wild Bike Vitalife            3.30.05
2 Chichi Garcia & Claus Plaut (Chi) Cannondale-Go! Zuko-Luchetti-Quaquer    10.55
3 Mario Roma & Adriana Nascimento (Por) Brasil Soul                         20.19
4 Ana Wullf & Juano Chavanne (Arg) Canaglia Giant                           21.40
5 Agustina Apaza & Cesar Letolli (Arg) Team Olmo                            22.20
 
Open 100+ teams

1 Cristián De la Maza & Luis Mayerholz (Chi) 108 Power                    4.15.24
 
Men 60+ teams

1 Octavio Cabrera & Jorge Marenco (Arg) Dentiscio                         3.58.10
 
Mixed 60+ teams

1 Zdenko Rajevic & Lina Augaitis (Chi) Trutruka Salomon                   4.40.12
 
Men 35+ individual

1 Markus Lachmayr (Ger) Bavaria                                           4.44.48
 
Men 35+ teams

1 Homero López & Jose María Alonso (Mex) Cyclos                           4.11.10
2 Arthur Lello & Patrick Falconer (RSa) Sport Guide                         57.50
 
Mixed 80+ teams

1 Andre Eksteen & Esti Du Plessis (RSa) Chakalaka                         4.44.43