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Brasil Ride 2010

Date range:
November 14-19, 2010

November 18, Stage 5: Rio das Contas - Mucugê 135km

Horak and Spolc make their mark

By:
Jason Sumner
Published:
November 19, 2010, 3:35 GMT,
Updated:
November 20, 2010, 3:20 GMT

Kraft and Carpinteiro open their lead further

A solo rider and a 52-year-old Czech real estate magnate made the biggest headlines on the penultimate day of the inaugural Claro Brasil Ride mountain bike stage race on Thursday.

The venue for these heroics was what amounted to a transfer stage, as what's left of this inaugural race's field headed from Rio de Contas north back to Mucuge, the town the event started in on Saturday. Total distance: 135km. Climbing: 1716 meters. Percentage spent on dirt road and pavement: nearly 100 percent.

That opened the door for a more tactical affair, with overall GC leaders content to let non-threatening riders roll up the road. That set the stage for a surprising win by the Czech duo of Milan Spolc and Martins Horak (Ked Eleven), who broke away early with the Jamis Brazilian duo of Gilberto Gois and Ricardo Pscheidt.

"We cooperated fully the entire day until the final uphill of pavement just outside Mucuge," said Spolc, 52, who's among the top masters racers in the ultra-marathon mountain bike world, owning wins in the Crocodile Trophy, Trans Germany and Trans Rockies. "Then we get a small gap and were able to hold them off."

Normally Spolc and Horak would be racing the masters class, which is typically the combined age of the pair, 84 in this case. But the Claro Brasil Ride's rules dictate that both riders must be over 40. So instead of running away with the masters title they sit fourth in the open category.

The top stop remains in the hands of their Czech countrymen Robert Novotny and Kristian Hynek, who were content to sit out the battle for the stage, and simple mark second-placed Christof Bischof and Martin Gujan (Swiss Machine).

With a 17:44 gap and only Friday's relatively flat stage 6 Mucuge circuit remaining, overall victory is all but assured.

The same can be said for the mixed and women's divisions, which for the fifth day in a row saw stage wins for Brian and Jenny Smith and Ivonne Kraft and Celina Carpinteiro respectively. Both teams own all but insurmountable leads in the chase for the overall crowns.

Racing in Bahia, Brazil concludes Friday with a 98.5km Mucuge circuit that is light on climbing and heavy on farm roads. Originally organizers had planned for a shorter more singletrack laden route, but permitting issues within the Chapada Diamantina National Park scuttled that plan.

Race notes

- First across the finish line was actually Brazilian Odair Pereira, but his partner dropped out before the start of the stage due to knee issues, so the result was strictly ceremonial.

- Topeak Ergon's Jeff Kerkove overcame issues with a pedal, and along with partner Sonya Looney ended up second on the stage. Kerkove pedal was actually slipped off the spindle, so instead of unclipping, the pedal was permanently affixed to his shoe and he had to slide it on and off the spindle as necessary.

Results

Men duo
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Horak Martins & Milan Spolc (Cze) Ked Eleven 4:55:50  
2 Ricardo Pscheidt & Gilberto Gois (Bra) James Crank Brother 0:00:05  
3 Martin Gujan & Christof Bischof (Swi) Swiss Machine 0:03:42  
4 Robert Novotny & Kristian Hynek (Cze) Free Cycling/Factor Bike 0:03:44  
5 Raphael Mesquita Mendes & Cícero Silva (Bra) Moda Cup 0:20:41  
6 João Marinho & Valério Ferreira (Por) Rocky Mountain Portugal 0:24:24  
7 Alexandre Sousa & Mauricio Pereira (Bra) Terra Chapada Diamante 0:32:30  
8 Andy Eyring & Lukas Kaufmann (Ger) European Youngsters Trek-Brentjens 0:37:01  
9 Marcelo Sampaio & Ulisses Valarelli (Bra) Dental Power 0:48:41  
10 Heliesse Santos & Edimilson Santos (Bra) Terra Chapada Ouro 0:50:22  
11 Richard Silva & Felipe Moraes (Bra) Harpia Adventure Race 0:52:13  
12 Helder Carvalho & Pedro Araujo (Por) Rocky Mountain Onbike Portugal 1:16:47  
13 Bruno Lopes & Leonardo Parada (Bra) Tche Poronpa 1:18:12  
14 Rodrigo Gouvea & Denis Yoshio (Bra) Adriana Nascimento II 1:19:59  
15 Alfredo Montenegro & Carlos Lopes (Bra) Savana Bike Shop 1:29:34  
16 Reginaldo Mariano & João Pereira (Bra) Tropical Auto Posto 1:29:40  
17 Paulo Dias & Tiago Rossi (Bra) Ciclovece Reynold's 1:33:09  
18 Rafael Alves & Filipe Xavier (Bra) Brazil Re-Cycling 1:45:17  
19 Francisco Junior & Luis Carvalho (Bra) Bruttus 1:45:37  
20 Fábio Lôbo & Sérgio Lemos (Bra) Casa Do Ciclista 2:03:48  
21 Antonio Filho & Sergio Dourado (Bra) Terra Chapada Cristal 2:09:23  
22 Luzo Passos & Marcos Abitante (Bra) Os Mantiqueira II 2:09:28  
23 Gustavo Astolphi & Giulliano Mendes (Bra) Pedal Urbano 2:23:30  
24 Nuno Duarte & João Elvas (Por) Team Acreditar Portugal 2:23:50  
25 Fernando Fernandes & Edson Oliveira (Bra) Herbie 53 2:31:53  
26 Humberto Luis & Tiago Branco (Por) Ami Portugal 2:32:22  
27 Juliano Nunes & Andre Lima (Bra) Tche Bike-RS/Coroas Do Cerrado 2:33:27  
28 Alexandre Hadade & Carlos Fonseca (Bra) Selva 2:34:48  
29 Denio Franco & Felipe Comini (Bra) Libertas Todos Os Santos 2:41:06  
30 Francisco Filho & Plauto Angelo (Bra) Endurance Ii 2:47:38  
31 Alex Constâncio & Marcello Cenci (Bra) Webike/Magura 2:48:55  
32 Guilherme Quissini & Rafael Capoani (Bra) Zero Grau 2:54:28  
33 Wallace Brito & Geraldo Moraes (Bra) Devassa 2:54:40  
34 Plínio Junior & Tadeu Malavazzi (Bra) Clube Do Pedal Team 2:54:43  
35 Raphael Chaves & Jânio Oliveira (Bra) Clã Selvagem 3:24:43  
36 Antonio Calmon & Diogo Rehder (Bra) Espinhaço Selva 3:28:28  
37 Sérgio Marques & Sidnei Marques (Bra) Marques Brother 3:31:33  
38 Roberto Souto & Carlos Esteves (Bra) IBS 3:34:33  
39 Rodrigo Mariotoni & Adriano Seabra (Bra) Xterra Pro Runner 3:38:36  
40 Fouad Artigas & Carlos Carvalho (Bra) Riobici 3:40:34  
41 Ricardo Pupo & Santo Feltrin (Bra) Adriana Nascimento/Specialized 3:40:54  
42 Osvaldo Martins & Marcelo Chinaglia (Bra) Letti/Cccp 3:48:34  
43 Rodolfo Carvalho & Tiago Abati (Bra) Tia Do Batman 3:54:18  
44 Rogério Moda & Fabio Ferreira (Bra) Beep Beep 4:00:11  
45 Rodrigo Suriani & Alexandre Perez (Bra) Gillette/Duracell 4:06:14  
46 José Festugatto & Fábio Festugatto (Bra) Twin Brothers 4:36:03  
DNF Ryan Draper & Michael Buxton (Can) 29er Canada    
DNF Alexandre Lima & Emmanuel Stroessner (Bra) Ale Lima Personal Trainer    
DNF Romeu Franciosi & Anderson Oliveira (Bra) Dague Paia    
DNF Alessandro Romano & Amauri Costa (Bra) Harpia Iana    
DNF Ricardo Roldão & Guilherme Rodrigues (Bra) Roldão    
DNF Carlos Antunes & Giancarlo Clini (Bra) Scott/Tap    
Women duo
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Ivonne Kraft & Celina Carpinteiro (Por) Bionicon Loule 6:07:57  
2 Sandra Araujo & Lorenza Menapace (Ita) Round The Clock 0:07:54  
3 Janildes Fernandes Silva & Julyana Rodrigues (Bra) Jaju 0:07:56  
4 Erika Gramiscelli & Raquel Queiroz (Bra) Circuit KHS Pro Ladies 1:42:49  
5 Andrea Estevam & Silvia Guimaraes (Bra) Atenah/Go Outside 1:55:39  
6 Luciana Cox & Adriana Boccia (Bra) Flower People Rocky Mountain 2:31:00  
DNF Carla Plens & Carolina Hess (Bra) Adriana Nascimento/Limiar    
Mixed duo
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Jennifer Hopkinson-Smith & Brian Smith (USA) To Be Decided 5:37:13  
2 Jeff Kerkove & Sonya Looney (USA) Topeak-Ergon 0:12:23  
3 Renata Bucher & Damian Perrin (Swi) Team Zaboo Free - Mountain 0:20:38  
4 Paul Romero & Karen Lundgren (USA) Sole Ellsworth 0:36:57  
5 Orlando Alves & Roberta Santiago (Bra) Ciclo Ravena - Marin 0:50:46  
6 Adriana Nascimento & Rogério Pires (Bra) Brasil Soul 1:06:39  
7 Sabrina Gobbo & João Junior (Bra) Webike 1:27:28  
8 Reginaldo Oliveira & Katia Gomes (Bra) Jundiaí Pró Team 1:54:00  
9 Joana Nobrega & Felipe Rodrigues (Bra) Endurance 2:05:19  
10 Alexandre Teles & Mariza Souza (Bra) Trotamundo 2:11:56  
DNF Flavia Dall Acqua & Mateus Gil (Bra) Bike Na Midia Team    
DNF Raquel Gontijo & Antonio Barbanti (Bra) Espn-BH    
Masters duo
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Abraão Azevedo & Plínio Souza (Bra) AZ Masters 5:44:34  
2 Cesar Almeida & Paulo Freitas (Bra) Leite Piracanjuba-Tigre Rolamentos 0:10:38  
3 Rudney Villanova & Alberto Geronimi (Fra) Tecnoval 0:11:15  
4 Gonzalo Ceballos & Pedro Prats (Spa) Titan Desert 0:20:20  
5 Rodrigo Silva & Enrico Favilla (Bra) Caliandra Oz 0:43:26  
6 Eduardo Soares & Jayme Filho (Bra) Os Mantiqueira I 1:02:29  
7 Marcos Soares & Francis Hudson (Bra) Movimec - Soca Bota 1:11:38  
8 Luis Pato & Carlos Reino (Bra) Pcdf/Zero Meia Um 1:13:44  
9 Sergio Silva & Dorivaldo Abreu (Bra) Aky Veiculos Vitoria Da Conquista-Ba 1:20:45  
10 Pedro Neto & Luiz Filho (Bra) Adriana Nascimento I 1:33:42  
11 Sandro Bernardoni & Gerson Doll (Bra) D&B Ride 1:47:49  
12 Santiago Gonzales & Juan Lopez (Col) Trope Shago 1:58:55  
13 Sérgio Sá (Zolino) & Pedro Morganti (Bra) Adventure Camp 1:59:06  
14 Oton Souto & Neuseli Sampaio (Bra) Papaléguas Do Cerrado 2:17:52  
15 Antonio Rodrigues & Marcos Dias (Bra) Tia Sônia 2:36:04  
16 Rodrigo Andrade & José Ambrosio (Bra) Juncambrosio 2:39:25  
17 Carlos Perpetuo & Claudio Kligerman (Bra) Jabuteam 2:40:34  
18 Aluizio Maia & Sérgio Silva (Bra) Calaroti 3:07:33  
DNF José Verçosa & Mauricio Goncalves (Bra) Coroas Do Cerrado 01    
DNF Robert Schneider & Claudio Van Damme (Bra) Coroas Do Cerrado    
DNF Rondon Pinto & Mauro Filho (Bra) Oce Master    

General classification after stage 5

Men duo
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Robert Novotny & Kristian Hynek (Cze) Free Cycling/Factor Bike 20:47:31  
2 Martin Gujan & Bischof Christof (Swi) Swiss Machine 0:17:44  
3 Ricardo Pscheidt & Gilberto Gois (Bra) James Crank Brother 1:02:05  
4 Horak Martins & Spolc Milan (Cze) Ked Eleven 1:10:42  
5 Raphael Mesquita Mendes & Cícero Silva (Bra) Moda Cup 1:35:26  
6 João Marinho & Valério Ferreira (Por) Rocky Mountain Portugal 2:19:33  
7 Alexandre Sousa & Mauricio Pereira (Bra) Terra Chapada Diamante 2:46:51  
8 Andy Eyring & Lukas Kaufmann (Ger) European Youngsters Trek-Brentjens 3:41:31  
9 Marcelo Sampaio & Ulisses Valarelli (Bra) Dental Power 4:10:31  
10 Richard Silva & Felipe Moraes (Bra) Harpia Adventure Race 5:08:01  
11 Heliesse Santos & Edimilson Santos (Bra) Terra Chapada Ouro 5:39:36  
12 Rodrigo Gouvea & Denis Yoshio (Bra) Adriana Nascimento II 5:41:42  
13 Reginaldo Mariano & João Pereira (Bra) Tropical Auto Posto 6:05:45  
14 Helder Carvalho & Pedro Araujo (Por) Rocky Mountain Onbike Portugal 6:39:33  
15 Bruno Lopes & Leonardo Parada (Bra) Tche Poronpa 7:42:45  
16 Alfredo Montenegro & Carlos Lopes (Bra) Savana Bike Shop 8:18:06  
17 Paulo Dias & Tiago Rossi (Bra) Ciclovece Reynold's 8:34:03  
18 Rafael Alves & Filipe Xavier (Bra) Brazil Re-Cycling 8:38:40  
19 Francisco Junior & Luis Carvalho (Bra) Bruttus 8:50:57  
20 Juliano Nunes & Andre Lima (Bra) Tche Bike-RS/Coroas Do Cerrado 9:24:03  
21 Fábio Lôbo & Sérgio Lemos (Bra) Casa Do Ciclista 9:59:08  
22 Antonio Filho & Sergio Dourado (Bra) Terra Chapada Cristal 10:00:25  
23 Luzo Passos & Marcos Abitante (Bra) Os Mantiqueira II 10:09:47  
24 Gustavo Astolphi & Giulliano Mendes (Bra) Pedal Urbano 10:23:21  
25 Alexandre Hadade & Carlos Fonseca (Bra) Selva 11:04:04  
26 Rogério Moda & Fabio Ferreira (Bra) Beep Beep 11:39:22  
27 Wallace Brito & Geraldo Moraes (Bra) Devassa 11:45:32  
28 Fernando Fernandes & Edson Oliveira (Bra) Herbie 53 12:00:04  
29 Guilherme Quissini & Rafael Capoani (Bra) Zero Grau 12:06:56  
30 José Festugatto & Fábio Festugatto (Bra) Twin Brothers 12:14:58  
31 Nuno Duarte & João Elvas (Por) Team Acreditar Portugal 12:35:35  
32 Humberto Luis & Tiago Branco (Por) Ami Portugal 12:46:06  
33 Denio Franco & Felipe Comini (Bra) Libertas Todos Os Santos 13:04:59  
34 Alex Constâncio & Marcello Cenci (Bra) Webike/Magura 13:08:20  
35 Plínio Junior & Tadeu Malavazzi (Bra) Clube Do Pedal Team 13:31:10  
36 Ricardo Pupo & Santo Feltrin (Bra) Adriana Nascimento/Specialized 15:02:41  
37 Antonio Calmon & Diogo Rehder (Bra) Espinhaço Selva 15:23:47  
38 Francisco Filho & Plauto Angelo (Bra) Endurance Ii 15:37:29  
39 Fouad Artigas & Carlos Carvalho (Bra) Riobici 15:39:56  
40 Raphael Chaves & Jânio Oliveira (Bra) Clã Selvagem 15:58:30  
41 Rodrigo Mariotoni & Adriano Seabra (Bra) Xterra Pro Runner 16:19:34  
42 Roberto Souto & Carlos Esteves (Bra) IBS 16:35:15  
43 Rodrigo Suriani & Alexandre Perez (Bra) Gillette/Duracell 16:51:36  
44 Rodolfo Carvalho & Tiago Abati (Bra) Tia Do Batman 16:57:19  
45 Sérgio Marques & Sidnei Marques (Bra) Marques Brother 17:49:22  
46 Osvaldo Martins & Marcelo Chinaglia (Bra) Letti/Cccp 17:51:29  
Women duo
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Ivonne Kraft & Celina Carpinteiro (Por) Bionicon Loule 25:54:50  
2 Janildes Fernandes Silva & Julyana Rodrigues (Bra) Jaju 1:16:53  
3 Sandra Araujo & Lorenza Menapace (Ita) Round The Clock 1:18:46  
4 Erika Gramiscelli & Raquel Queiroz (Bra) Circuit KHS Pro Ladies 5:42:45  
5 Andrea Estevam & Silvia Guimaraes (Bra) Atenah/Go Outside 8:19:16  
6 Luciana Cox & Adriana Boccia (Bra) Flower People Rocky Mountain 11:24:32  
Mixed duo
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Jennifer Hopkinson-Smith & Brian Smith (USA) To Be Decided 23:49:26  
2 Renata Bucher & Damian Perrin (Swi) Team Zaboo Free - Mountain 0:57:44  
3 Jeff Kerkove & Sonya Looney (USA) Topeak-Ergon 1:30:40  
4 Paul Romero & Karen Lundgren (USA) Sole Ellsworth 1:58:38  
5 Adriana Nascimento & Rogério Pires (Bra) Brasil Soul 4:21:01  
6 Orlando Alves & Roberta Santiago (Bra) Ciclo Ravena - Marin 6:12:20  
7 Sabrina Gobbo & João Junior (Bra) Webike 7:02:11  
8 Alexandre Teles & Mariza Souza (Bra) Trotamundo 8:16:27  
9 Joana Nobrega & Felipe Rodrigues (Bra) Endurance 9:35:07  
10 Reginaldo Oliveira & Katia Gomes (Bra) Jundiaí Pró Team 12:45:46  
Masters duo
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Abraão Azevedo & Plínio Souza (Bra) AZ Masters 24:20:45  
2 Gonzalo Ceballos & Pedro Prats (Spa) Titan Desert 1:27:46  
3 Cesar Almeida & Paulo Freitas (Bra) Leite Piracanjuba-Tigre Rolamentos 1:38:23  
4 Rudney Villanova & Alberto Geronimi (Fra) Tecnoval 2:55:24  
5 Eduardo Soares & Jayme Filho (Bra) Os Mantiqueira I 3:18:09  
6 Rodrigo Silva & Enrico Favilla (Bra) Caliandra Oz 4:05:33  
7 Sandro Bernardoni & Gerson Doll (Bra) D&B Ride 7:19:24  
8 Marcos Soares & Francis Hudson (Bra) Movimec - Soca Bota 7:24:12  
9 Luis Pato & Carlos Reino (Bra) Pcdf/Zero Meia Um 7:50:03  
10 Pedro Neto & Luiz Filho (Bra) Adriana Nascimento I 7:57:45  
11 Sergio Silva & Dorivaldo Abreu (Bra) Aky Veiculos Vitoria Da Conquista-Ba 8:29:58  
12 Santiago Gonzales & Juan Lopez (Col) Trope Shago 8:32:11  
13 Sérgio Sá (Zolino) & Pedro Morganti (Bra) Adventure Camp 10:07:32  
14 Oton Souto & Neuseli Sampaio (Bra) Papaléguas Do Cerrado 10:51:15  
15 Antonio Rodrigues & Marcos Dias (Bra) Tia Sônia 12:56:07  
16 Rodrigo Andrade & José Ambrosio (Bra) Juncambrosio 13:24:24  
17 Carlos Perpetuo & Claudio Kligerman (Bra) Jabuteam 13:59:42  
18 Aluizio Maia & Sérgio Silva (Bra) Calaroti 14:09:30