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Deho and Cattaneot win TransRockies

By:
Harlan Price
Published:
August 21, 2008, 0:00 BST,
Updated:
April 22, 2009, 19:32 BST
Edition:
MTB news & racing round-up for August 21, 2008
Marzio Deho and Johnny Cattaneo arm in arm for the overall win

Marzio Deho and Johnny Cattaneo arm in arm for the overall win

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Marzio Deho and Johhny Cattaneo of Italy won the open division of the TransRockies, which wrapped up...

Marzio Deho and Johhny Cattaneo of Italy won the open division of the TransRockies, which wrapped up on Sunday, despite a mechanical mishap on the final stage seven. Deho suffered a broken seat around the 10-kilometre mark but managed to hold it together for 70+ kilometres by wrapping a tube around it. In the end, Deho and Cattaneo came in fifth for the last stage, but easily swept the overall title with a time of 22:39:40 - 25 minutes ahead of second place overall winners Kris Sneddon and Max Plaxton. Third place overall went to Marty Lazarski and Stefan Widmer.

Despite the last day's grind on a broken bike, Deho was all smiles at the finish line, nodding happily when asked if he felt good about the week. "Today I am happy," he said.

"This was a tough, tough, tough year," said Andreas Hestler, who won the final stage with his team-mate Chris Sheppard. "There's no two ways about it. It was a good course and a tough field (of competitors)."

Carey Lowery and Lisa Randall convincingly won the women's category with a time of 33:52:22. Over two and a half hours back were Amy Guidinger and Meghan Osborne in second. Angie Bryans and Inga Ivany finished third.

The husband and wife team of Wendy Simms and Normon Thibault won the mixed category in 27:06:03. Steven Wallace and Katerina Nash held on for second despite Wallace injuring his wrist while David Harris and Lynda Wallenfels ended in third.

See Cyclingnews' full coverage of the TransRockies.

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