Racers in Chile will soon have a chance to try out the stage racing format in the rugged Andes Mountains of Pategonia in Chile and Argentina with the upcoming TransAndes Challenge regular and preview races. The preview race registration opens January 30 for a four day event to be held from May 8 to 11, 2008.
The main TransAndes race, with its six demanding yet scenic stages, is not until February 3 to 8, 2009. In that event, racers will cover between 60 and 100 kilometers per day. The race will start and end in Pucón, Chile.
The format of both races will be similar to that of the TransAlp and the TransRockies Challenges. Categories will include open men, open women, open mixed, 60+ men (combined age), 60+ mixed, 80+ men, 80+ mixed and 100+ mixed.
For more information, visit www.transandeschallenge.com.