Sauser and Yamamoto open Brasil Ride with prologue victory

Rusch and Yeager fastest among the women

The fourth edition of Brasil Ride mountain bike stage race began on Sunday, October 20, in the city of Mucuge. Traditionally, the first of the seven days kicks off with the prologue of approximately 19 km.

Christoph Sauser and Kohei Yamamoto (Specialized Racing) won the men's category.

"This stage was very technical. I have participated in many prologues, but definitely this was one of the more technical prologues I've done," said marathon world champion Sauser.

Among the women, Rebecca Rusch and Selene Yeager (Specialized/Team CF) took top honors after beating Brazilians Daniela Genovesi and Sabrina Gobbo.

"I had pain and fun at the same time. With the fun the pain stops. I love Brazil!" said Rusch. "For me the first stage is always the hardest because the body undergoes an abrupt change, pedaling for an hour as strongly as possible. It's the anticipation of the trails, and when you finally start, you know what you have to do. It is good to have finished this first stage."

In the mixed category, current two-time champions Matthew Ferraz and Ivonne Kraft confirmed their spot as favorites.

"In the prologue, we sought a strong pace, but were conservative so as not to take any risks," said Ferraz.

Abraham Azevedo and Bart Brentjens won the masters category. "I will not talk about the stage, but I will talk about my partner," said Azevedo. " He is very strong, we got along very well together, almost maintained the same speed all the time. He's a bit faster on the long and technical climbs; if pedaling well in the technical parts without taking risks, we will go well."

"It's always more difficult for me, coming from Europe. The temperature and rain, we have no races in these conditions, but we did well and it's good to start this way," said Brentjens.

In the grand masters, Heleno Borges and Dorivaldo Abreu finished ahead of José Filho and Alfredo Montenegro from Ceará.

The second day of Brasil Ride will cover a lengthy 139km from Mucugê to Rio de Contas with 3039 meters of climbing.

Full Results for prologue and GC after the prologue

Men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Christoph Sauser (Swi) & Kohei Yamamoto (Jpn) Specialized Racing - song.info0:48:53 
2Steffen Thum (Ger) & Simon Gegenheimer (Ger) ULTRA SPORTS ROSE RACINGTEAM0:00:59 
3Hans Becking (Ned) & Jiri Novak (Cze) Superior-Brentjens mountainbike racing team0:01:00 
4Henrique Avancini (Bra) & Sherman Trezza de Paiva (Bra) Caloi Elite Team0:01:36 
5Hugo Prado Neto (Bra) & Lukas Kaufmann (Swi) FOCUS OCE RACING TEAM0:01:59 
6Luis Leao Pinto (Por) & Tiago Ferreira (Por) Esteves0:02:15 
7Krenn Wolfgang (Aut) & Oriol Colome (Spa) Bike Esteve 20:02:28 
8Ismael Ventura (Spa) & Ramon Sagues (Spa) ESMTB.com0:02:46 
9Roel Paulissen (Bel) & Johann Pallhuber (Ita) RH-RACING.it0:03:41 
10Martin Horak (Cze) & Michal Kanera (Cze) GHOST-Rubena racing0:04:01 
11Raphael Mendes (Bra) & Gilberto Gois (Bra) JC Bikes 10:04:58 
12Edicarlos Oliveira Silva (Bra) & Rodrigo Ribeiro Nunes (Bra) JC BIKES / TRIPP AVENTURA0:06:18 
13Silvio Amorim Silvinho (Bra) & Junio Alves Vieira (Bra) CEMIL0:06:30 
14Alexandre Arthur Sousa (Bra) & Sharlys Silva (Bra) Chapada Diamantina0:07:30 
15Joao Paulo Firmino Pereira (Bra) & Reginaldo Mariano (Bra) SCOTT/ PEDAL PR”/ COFRANA FIAT/ OFICINA BRASIL0:08:17 
16Rich Weis (USA) & Robert Wardell Wardell (GBr) TREK FACTORY RACING0:09:11 
17Nuno Bico (Por) & Joao Moreira (Por) Radio Popular/Onda/Boavista-Pedal Sempre0:09:37 
18Henrique Pires (Bra) & koren Calazans Rocha Dias (Bra) Henrique Pires0:10:07 
19Christopher Maletz (Ger) & Kreuchler Christian (Ger) FujiBikes - Texpa Simplon0:11:07 
20Daniel Kaufmann (Swi) & Oliver Schar (Swi) Swiss Riders0:12:26 
21Bob Nogueira (Bra) & Douglas Moi (Bra) Against Cycling Team0:12:35 
22Fabio Garcia Lima (Bra) & Rodrigo Trevisan Sbeghen (Bra) BENVENUTTI BIKES0:13:01 
23Christian Fittipaldi (Bra) & Odair Pereira (Bra) Scott Fittipaldi0:13:58 
24Cid Barbosa (Bra) & Josias Emiliano da Silva (Bra) Karranka Ecocil Team0:14:11 
25Felipe Miranda Pais (Bra) & Thiago Menezes Fernandes (Bra) OCE - TREINE.NET / IBH NEGOCIOS IMOBILIARIOS0:14:44 
26Daniel Diniz (Bra) & Cirineu Borges (Bra) CD0:14:47 
27Gustavo Astolphi (Bra) & Marcelo Sampaio (Bra) Pedal Urbano0:14:58 
28Luiz Eduardo Vilela (Bra) & Christiano Grechi (Bra) Race Team0:15:34 
29Mateus Merlo Zandon (Bra) & Juliano Arce Nunes (Bra) Tchebikers0:16:53 
30Rodrigo Rodrigues dos Santos (Bra) & Leonardo Fernandes Aguiar (Bra) Renegados Djow Bike Team0:17:05 
31Tiago Zamuner Vecchini (Bra) & Lucas Rizzi Pinto (Bra) Avulso0:17:13 
32Giulliano Mendes (Bra) & Marcelo Peixoto (Bra) REGFUL Team - ATIVAS / CEMIGTelecom / Symantec0:17:18 
33Gleydson Costa (Bra) & Felipe Mateus Barbosa (Bra) Endurance - HOCO0:17:40 
34Diego Nau Marques (Bra) & Normando Pereira (Bra) Bikenamidia.com/Ciclovil0:18:10 
35Alexandre Garibaldi (Bra) & Antonio Gomes (Bra) Virtal Aventura0:18:31 
36Andre Garcia (Bra) & Willian Costa Caetano (Bra) Leao da Serra Open0:18:33 
37Daniel Capoletto (Bra) & Pablo Rodriguez (Arg) Orphans Africa MTB Team0:19:07 
38Luan Pavan (Bra) & Denisval Alves de Souza (Bra) Giro s Bike Team0:19:15 
39David Holz (Bra) & Emerson Fuga (Bra) Tche Bikers / Luis Fuga / Gerber0:19:50 
40Luiz Dutra (Bra) & Juarez Batista (Bra) Imagem Optica / Personal Life0:19:55 
41Daniel Figueiredo Vilela (Bra) & Junio Santos (Bra) MTB BH Racing Team0:20:12 
42Felipe Tambasco (Bra) & Adnilson Lima Santos (Bra) Gremio Recreativo Barueri / Khelf.0:20:15 
43Team 890:20:20 
44Fabricio Tourinho (Bra) & Divonei (Bra) AgroErnesto II0:21:54 
45Lucio Alves da Silva (Bra) & Giordanni Everton Carlin (Bra) Amizade Solid·ria Racing Team0:22:57 
46Helder Costa Fernandes (Bra) & Adilson Vasconcelos (Bra) ICE Racing Team 40:23:45 
47Bruno Oliveira (Bra) & F·bio Yukio Hossaki (Bra) Sushi e P„o de Queijo0:23:46 
48Ricardo de Freitas Pereira (Bra) & Vinicius Martins (Bra) Orphans Africa MTB Team0:24:17 
49Odilon de Castro Maia (Bra) & Ricardo Penido de Azeredo (Bra) Uai SÙ0:24:27 
50Gian Daniel Tavares (Bra) & Tiago Birschner (Bra) Rebolo0:24:28 
51Rafael Zanini (Bra) & Carlos Alberto Boaretto (Bra) Canelas Dry0:24:53 
52Mario Lazzuri (Bra) & Sanner Ramos (Bra) Psicobikers0:25:00 
53Marcelo Pires (Bra) & Rogerio Pires (Bra) Joselitos0:25:08 
54Bruno Bernardes (Bra) & Fernando Macedo (Bra) Ex-Konsk / Ice Team0:25:21 
55Joao Paulo Marcelino (Bra) & Pedro Gonsalves Pinheiro (Bra) Floripa0:25:24 
56Denio Roberto Franco (Bra) & Leonardo Siqueira (Bra) Rumo Certo0:25:37 
57Getulio Filho (Bra) & Magnus Viana Dias (Bra) Arborizar - Diniz Pneus0:25:54 
58Marcio Pinheiro Fidelix (Bra) & FabricioColombo (Bra) Zumbi / Sllalom0:26:18 
59Ricardo Pupo (Bra) & Fabiano Pinoti Nunes (Bra) ACL Limeira0:26:38 
60Janio Alysson de Oliveira (Bra) & Francisco Atanazio Alves (Bra) Endurance0:27:24 
61Emmanuel Mansur Stroessner (Par) & Marcelo Mandetta (Bra) Os Protegidos0:27:25 
62Luiz Fabiano Bonifacio (Bra) & Davis Lazari de Souza (Bra) PENKS0:27:58 
63Gabriel Jarotkzky (Bra) & Jorge Stelzer (Bra) TchÍbikers / Carburgo / Pet Store0:28:01 
64Joaab Rocha (Bra) & Ernesto Mattos Alves (Bra) Agroernesto 10:28:02 
65Joao Freitas (Bra) & Nelson Olmedo Junior (Bra) JF0:28:28 
66Jose Tadeu Tramontini (Bra) & Jose Nascimento (Bra) Equipe Vilas0:28:56 
67Renato Vasconcelos Magalhaes (Bra) & Mario Barros de Carvalho (Bra) Savana/Endurance/Ecossistema0:29:12 
68Reginaldo Lonardi (Bra) & Marcelo Cardoso de As (Bra) Light Toys0:29:29 
69Gabriel Augusto do Nascimento (Bra) & Thiago Donzelli da Silva (Bra) Tunico e Tinoco0:29:37 
70Alvaro Gouveia (Bra) & Victor Joh Han (Bra) CammoArt - Igor Laguens0:30:04 
71Guilherme Brandenburger (Bra) & Daniel Moraes Ferraz (Bra) LBR - Tchebikers0:30:30 
72Jesus Brenno Batista (Bra) & Richard Haight (USA) Gilmar Bicicletas0:30:51 
73Henrique Amaral (Bra) & Alexandre Andrade Leitao (Bra) Hellcife0:32:17 
74Robson Tavares Souza (Bra) & Josias Jose (Bra) Caruaru MTB0:34:05 
75Everton Siqueira (Bra) & Paulo Cesar M Jeveaux (Bra) Caveira Bike Team0:34:06 
76Alberto Peixeiro (Bra) & Henrique Andrade (Bra) FunZ50:35:48 
77Faustulo Machado (Bra) & Jose Eduardo Ibrahim (Bra) Roda Presa0:36:25 
78Marco Dorea (Bra) & Wellington Filho (Bra) Marco Dorea Advogados Associados0:38:08 
79Alexandre Lourenco (Bra) & Thiago Gomes Araruna (Bra) Bicipecas Cycle Team0:38:50 
80Jose Luis Andrade (Bra) & Gabriel Rodrigues (Bra) Teiu 20:39:26 
81Rodrigo Caciola (Bra) & Fernando Garnizet da Silva (Bra) VIVA CORPUS/BIKETOOR0:39:33 
82Eduardo Lopes Silva (Bra) & Leonardo Pontes de Lima (Bra) Cia. da Aventura0:39:45 
83Geraldo Piquet (Bra) & Henrique Andrade (Bra) Piquet Sports0:41:47 
84Lucas Savioli de Camargo (Bra) & Leonard Moreira (Bra) Liberty Bikes / chat?es0:42:04 
85Vantuir Meira (Bra) & Ronaldo Olimpio da Costa (Bra) probike0:42:30 
86Rodrigo Guggenberger (Bra) & Igor S B Perez (Bra) Os Sabix?es0:43:19 
87Carlos Alberto Fuzza (Bra) & Ventura Alonso Pires (Bra) Liberty Bikes0:43:35 
88Diego Macena (Bra) & GeraldoSeveri Jr (Bra) CIS Racing Team0:47:40 
89Songo Fipaza (RSA) & Helen Kinuthia (GBr) 36ONE-Songo-Specialized0:49:32 
90Tiago Brant (Bra) & Antonio Barbanti (Bra) ESPN0:50:30 
91Adauto Belli (Bra) & Leandro Macedo (Bra) DFT - RC Bikes0:50:34 
92Filipe Sampaio Pompeu (Bra) & Jose Ronald Junior (Bra) Savana/Endurance Team0:50:49 
93Daniel Giatti (Bra) & Marcio Torres (Bra) Umbigo Fundo Race Team0:58:22 
94Camilo Geraldi (Bra) & Wagner Soares de Mattos (Bra) Sangue nosÛio1:02:54 
95Mauro Frateschi (Bra) & Fabio Henrique Biagi (Bra) Caimbra Forte1:03:45 
96Moises Sancho Neto (Bra) & Rodrigo Dornseld Escalante (Bra) Savana Brasil Ceara Team1:04:43 
Mixed
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mateus Ferraz (Bra) & Ivonne Kraft (Ger) Verificar nome 31:02:26 
2Annabella Stropparo (Ita) & Piero Pellegrini (Ita) Team Hersh Amici di Annabella0:02:12 
3Weimar Pettengill (Bra) & Julyana Rodrigues (Bra) CBN Desbrava.com0:12:39 
4Tinneke Van de Voorde (Bel) & Stef Plas (Bel) Belgian Chain Gang0:16:41 
5Sergio Thiofilo (Bra) & Sonia Lopes (Por) Gorgeous Producoes e Eventos0:16:57 
6Fabiana Gumprich (Bra) & Huberlandy Jose Lopes (Bra) Equipe Kchaca MTB0:19:04 
7Graziela Takay (Bra) & Arthur Junqueira (Bra) RIDE 4 2 TEAM0:19:27 
8Marta Almeida (Bra) & Normando Clementino (Bra) F NIX0:20:47 
9Marcus Troglio Cabral (Bra) & Sara Moyzes Manieso (Bra) Equipe Cabral Bike Shop0:21:44 
10Ligia Sombini (Bra) & Daniel Fernando Sola (Bra) Avulso 10:23:43 
11Juliana Fernandes (Bra) & Juliano Taveira (Bra) SONIC/ ANDR… VILLARINHO0:23:48 
12Roberto Liber (Bra) & JanildesSilva (Bra) Kailash Team MTB Brasil0:27:54 
13Max Richner (Swi) & Birgit Richner (Tai) Methusalem1170:29:43 
14Pedro Oliveira (Por) & Vanessa Bento Cabral (Bra) 88rbikes / Ravelli Anamitr·0:40:29 
15Paulo Freitas Ribeiro (Bra) & Carla Lavigne (Bra) Carioca0:49:01 
Women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rebecca Rusch (USA) & Selene Yeager (USA) Specialized / Team CF1:06:55 
2Daniela Genovesi (Bra) & Sabrina Gobbo (Bra) RC Bikes / Brasil Ride0:05:58 
3Andrea Marcellini (Bra) & Melanie Leveau (Fra) Hora do Blush0:10:06 
4Renata Araujo Goncalves (Bra) & Amanda Christina Lopes (Bra) Renata e Amanda0:17:39 
5Raquel Gontijo (Bra) & Alexa Claudia Diekhaus (Bra) Tripp Aventura0:17:57 
6Gabriela Morelli (Bra) & Carla Marzullo Plens (Bra) Super Poderosas0:19:54 
7Joana Nobrega (Bra) & Thamia Callou (Bra) ENDURANCE/HOCO0:24:29 
8Patrice Vercammen (Ned) & Annemieke Stas (Ned) stas marathonteam0:34:27 
Masters
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bart Brentjens (Ned) & Abraao Azevedo (Bra) Brentjens Mountainbike Racing Team0:53:57 
2Vitor Gamito (Por) & Paulo Freitas (Bra) Gold Nutrition0:02:12 
3Marcio Ravelli (Bra) & Marcio May (Bra) Caloi 90s0:09:44 
4Juliano Montandon (Bra) & Andre Luis Guimaraes (Bra) Ice Racing Team 30:09:47 
5Lucas Soares (Bra) & Alan Pedreira (Bra) Niner Gantu·0:09:59 
6John Bullens (Ned) & Erno van dongen (Ned) Van Otten Marathon0:12:08 
7Wallace Brito (Bra) & Vanderlei Calisto de Melo (Bra) DEVASSA0:16:50 
8Claudio Dutra da Mata (Bra) & Eduardo Marquez Braz (Bra) Green Max Oce Treine0:17:01 
9Alexandre Albuquerque (Bra) & Adriano Jose da Silva (Bra) Injesola0:17:20 
10Peter Paelinck (Bel) & Steven Pauwels (Bel) www.REEVAX.be0:19:32 
11Eduardo Soares (Bra) & Pedro Ricciardi Neto (Bra) Epic Pedal Power0:20:09 
12Joao Urbano Dias (Bra) & Marcelo Urbano Dias (Bra) Urban Brother0:20:23 
13Antonio Carlos Rodrigues (Bra) & Claudio Marinho (Bra) Teiu 10:21:33 
14Jose Wilson Araujo (Bra) & Marcello Rezende (Bra) Leao da Serra, D¥BIKE0:21:39 
15William Max Muller (Bra) & Denilson de Paula (Bra) Spindola.com.br0:22:09 
16Alessandro David (Bra) & Marcelo Albuquerque (Bra) BARUI0:22:28 
17Fernando Junior (Bra) & Rubem Barreto (Bra) Aguiar Transportes0:22:35 
18Carlos Gomes (Bra) & Joao Marcio Gama Filho (Bra) Capivara0:24:26 
19Emerson Furlanetto (Bra) & Luis Motta (Bra) Competition aroeira0:26:09 
20Rinaldo Neto (Bra) & Nilo Maia (Bra) Ceara Brasil Ride0:26:55 
21Robert Bauer Mendes Ribeiro (Bra) & Edson Araujo Santos (Bra) Coroas do Gorutuba0:28:36 
22Eduardo Campos (Bra) & Arthur Rosenthal (Bra) No hay!0:29:34 
23Richard Aarts (Ned) & Rob Bakker (Ned) Siba MTB team0:33:24 
24Luiz Alvarenga (Bra) & Carlos Otavio Oliveira (Bra) Tavinho Bike Team0:34:43 
25Alberto Jara (Bra) & Antonio Cerqueira (Bra) ICE RACING CYCLING TEAM 10:36:35 
26Alexandre Palmeira (Bra) & Adriano Barbosa (Bra) Proorto0:41:00 
Grand masters
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Heleno Cetano Borges (Bra) & Dorivaldo Correia de Abreu (Bra) Ice Racing Team 2 - Aguiar Tranportes1:04:47 
2Jose Filho (Bra) & Sergio Eduardo Albernaz (Bra) Cerrado Brasil0:05:42 
3Hans Post (Ned) & Sjaak van Etten (Ned) Galinhas Holanda 10:07:54 
4Willians Sada (Bra) & Joao Pedro de Jesus Carvalho (Por) Sada Parts / Charlotte p„es0:09:18 
5Alfredo Montenegro (Bra) & Jose Lito Soares (Bra) Savana Brasil Cear· Team0:09:28 
6Marco Melo (Bra) & Mauricio Castro (Bra) Mountaineers0:11:26 
7Harry Beute (Ned) & Gerson Luiz Doll (Bra) TEAM A.HAK0:11:28 
8Fabricio Bezerra (Bra) & Orivaldo Moreira Coutinho (Bra) Sem Juizo0:12:16 
9Hein Lansbergen (Ned) & Rene de Visser (Ned) Galinhas Holanda 20:17:18 
Corporate
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Adriana Nascimento, Antonio Costa & Donizeti Silva (Anhanguera)1:21:05 
2Antonio Filho, Lucas Siqueira & Andre Junior (CBMM - Equipe Então)0:00:31 
3Francisco Neto, Fabricio França da Luz & Fernando César Reyer (PARAUARAS)0:15:10 
4Antonio Tony, Paulo Roberto Ferraz & Andre Sousa (DINANI)0:57:45 
5MarcosGelbcke Lima, Francisco Cassio Andrade & Evandrode Araujo Junior (Catracas e Calangos)1:02:38 
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