Mantecon wins third consecutive stage in Lanzarote

Bigham keeps her winning streak alive in women's race

Sergio Mantecón (Wildwolf Trek) and Sally Bigham (Topeak Ergon) won the third stage of the Club La Santa Four-Day MTB Race on Monday. Both riders, who also retained their overall lead, were the fastest in a 25km individual time trial with an average uphill gradient of five percent.

Racers started on the Famara beach at one or two minute intervals. They raced up a gravel track for about 20 minutes, when it turned into singletrack. Then they climbed steadily toward a church marking the finish at the summit.

Mantecón took his start, and with little surprise, he set the best time. He even overtook German Simon Stiebjahn at approximately 13km into it. The German had started two minutes ahead. Mantecon's time was 51 minutes and five seconds. Portugal's Tiago Ferreira was second at 1:14 while German Christian Kreuchler was third at 1:45.

Carlos Coloma, who finished sixth at the London Olympics, has been getting faster each day and finished in seventh.

In the women's race, Bigham stopped the clock at 1:03:57. Sandra Santanyes was well behind her, nearly 13 minutes later. Mar Franco Peñuela was third at 1:20:25.

Tuesday's final stage will be the longest and toughest, at 80km with 1800m of climbing.

Results

Men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sergio Mantecon Gutierrez (Spa)0:51:05 
2Tiago Ferreira (Por)0:01:14 
3Christian Kreuchler (Ger)0:01:45 
4Jesus Del Nero Montes (Spa)0:02:45 
5Karl Platt (Ger)0:04:45 
6Pedro Romero Ocampo (Spa)0:04:51 
7Simon Stiebjahn (Ger)0:05:08 
8Carlos Coloma Nicolas (Spa)0:05:14 
9Juan Pedro Trujillo Hernandez (Spa)0:05:16 
10Calle Friberg (Swe)0:05:36 
11Patxi Cia Apetzteguia (Spa)0:06:05 
12Michael Schuchardt (Ger)0:06:12 
13Jacob Reyes Mesa (Spa)0:06:19 
14Wolfgang Mayer (Ger)0:07:07 
15Alejandro Diaz De La Peña Lopez (Spa)0:07:08 
16Ismael Ventura Sanchez (Spa)0:07:25 
17James Ouchterlony (GBr)0:08:16 
18Fabián Molina Delgado (Spa)0:08:19 
19Francisco Perez Sanchez (Spa)0:08:23 
20Joan Pons Palacios (Spa)0:08:59 
21Umbert Almenara Verges (Spa)0:09:24 
22Ruben Calvo Gomez (Spa)0:10:00 
23Gerard Alvarez Ortega (Spa)0:10:25 
24Manuel De Leon Hernandez (Spa)0:10:35 
25Enrique Curbelo Gopar (Spa)0:10:39 
26Israel Nuñez Baticón (Spa)0:10:42 
27Francisco Jose Perez Cruz (Spa)0:11:42 
28Antonio Yeray Ramos Ramos (Spa)0:11:57 
29Albert Rovira Cenar (Spa)0:12:06 
30Jim Thijs (Bel)0:12:13 
31Oliver Vonhausen (Ger)0:12:14 
32Gerardo Ojeda Ponce (Spa)0:12:21 
33Steve Ferguson (GBr)0:12:37 
34David Puig Pujol (Spa)0:12:57 
35Oliver Medina Moreno (Spa)0:13:06 
36David Voll (Ger)0:13:30 
37Xavier Cuadrado Serrano (Spa)0:13:32 
38Simon Mollá Juan Jose (Spa)0:13:34 
39Melcior Ubeda Larralde (Spa)0:13:57 
40Thomas Nyvang Hansen (Den)0:14:29 
41Ruben Leon Blazquez (Spa)0:15:13 
42Danny Flies (Bel)0:15:14 
43Néstor Rodríguez Díaz (Spa)0:15:36 
44Ezequiel Gonzalez Gonzalez (Spa)0:16:03 
45Marco Almeida (Por)0:16:07 
46Rudo Pinckaers (Ned)0:16:22 
47Niall Frost (GBr)0:16:44 
48Atle Hansen (Swe)0:16:47 
49Anthony White (GBr)0:16:52 
50Silverio Rodríguez Moreno (Spa)0:17:04 
51Kasper Nielsen (Den)0:17:31 
52Derek Waight (GBr)0:18:05 
53Marti Anglas Tarrats (Spa)0:18:12 
54Daniel Casanova Exposito (Spa)0:18:47 
55Kris De Nef (Bel)0:18:51 
56Bruno Acosta Guerra (Spa)0:19:12 
57Daniel Hausmann (Spa)0:19:20 
58Santiago Fernandez Facorro (Spa)0:19:57 
59Laurent Gouverneur (Bel)0:20:16 
60Benoit Sépult (Bel)0:20:38 
61Thomas Atkinson (GBr)0:21:00 
62Lauritz Jakobsen (Den)0:21:37 
63Paul Mccarter (Irl)0:22:00 
64Thomas Goossens (Spa)0:22:08 
65André Van T'hof (Ned)0:22:10 
Women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sally Bigham (GBr)1:03:57 
2Sandra Santanyes (Spa)0:12:42 
3Mar Franco Peñuela (Spa)0:16:28 
4Lucia Funes Mendez (Spa)0:22:14 
5Judith Sanchez Sanchez (Spa)0:33:28 
6Maria Del Cristo Lugo Alonso (Spa)0:34:20 
7Tove Andersen (Den)0:40:02 
8Valerie Heeren (Bel)0:47:15 
Men general classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sergio Mantecon Gutierrez (Spa)4:29:52 
2Tiago Ferreira (Por)0:01:34 
3Christian Kreuchler (Ger)0:02:31 
4Jesus Del Nero Montes (Spa)0:04:08 
5Simon Stiebjahn (Ger)0:05:26 
6Juan Pedro Trujillo Hernandez (Spa)0:06:05 
7Karl Platt (Ger)0:07:18 
8Ismael Ventura Sanchez (Spa)0:09:08 
9Pedro Romero Ocampo (Spa)0:10:10 
10Carlos Coloma Nicolas (Spa)0:10:23 
11Alejandro Diaz De La Peña Lopez (Spa)0:14:21 
12James Ouchterlony (GBr)0:16:35 
13Calle Friberg (Swe)0:18:08 
14Patxi Cia Apetzteguia (Spa)0:19:04 
15Jacob Reyes Mesa (Spa)0:22:53 
16Michael Schuchardt (Ger)0:23:02 
17Francisco Perez Sanchez (Spa)0:23:30 
18Joan Pons Palacios (Spa)0:25:38 
19Umbert Almenara Verges (Spa)0:28:48 
20Wolfgang Mayer (Ger)0:29:16 
21Francisco Jose Perez Cruz (Spa)0:30:38 
22Israel Nuñez Baticón (Spa)0:32:26 
23Enrique Curbelo Gopar (Spa)0:33:49 
24Fabián Molina Delgado (Spa)0:34:49 
25Manuel De Leon Hernandez (Spa)0:36:19 
26Gerard Alvarez Ortega (Spa)0:36:40 
27Antonio Yeray Ramos Ramos (Spa)0:38:03 
28Oliver Medina Moreno (Spa)0:39:17 
29Ruben Calvo Gomez (Spa)0:39:49 
30Simon Mollá Juan Jose (Spa)0:40:16 
31David Voll (Ger)0:41:01 
32David Puig Pujol (Spa)0:42:10 
33Albert Rovira Cenar (Spa)0:43:15 
34Jim Thijs (Bel)0:44:52 
35Ruben Leon Blazquez (Spa)0:46:12 
36Atle Hansen (Swe)0:46:50 
37Anthony White (GBr)0:47:25 
38Steve Ferguson (GBr)0:47:40 
39Xavier Cuadrado Serrano (Spa)0:48:11 
40Gerardo Ojeda Ponce (Spa)0:48:21 
41Kris De Nef (Bel)0:48:33 
42Bruno Acosta Guerra (Spa)0:49:26 
43Thomas Nyvang Hansen (Den)0:50:16 
44Néstor Rodríguez Díaz (Spa)0:52:43 
45Kasper Nielsen (Den)0:53:36 
46Melcior Ubeda Larralde (Spa)0:54:13 
47Danny Flies (Bel)0:54:47 
48Rudo Pinckaers (Ned)0:58:06 
49Niall Frost (GBr)1:00:57 
50Derek Waight (GBr)1:01:46 
51Marco Almeida (Por)1:02:04 
52Ezequiel Gonzalez Gonzalez (Spa)1:02:48 
53Marti Anglas Tarrats (Spa)1:03:58 
54Ricardo Rodriguez De La Sierra Trugillo (Spa)1:04:01 
55Thomas Atkinson (GBr)1:04:48 
56Daniel Hausmann (Spa)1:05:35 
57Thomas Goossens (Spa)1:06:25 
58Laurent Gouverneur (Bel)1:06:35 
59Benoit Sépult (Bel)1:08:09 
60Daniel Casanova Exposito (Spa)1:10:57 
61Santiago Fernandez Facorro (Spa)1:15:16 
62Paul Mccarter (Irl)1:18:22 
63Victor De Leon Tejera (Spa)1:25:55 
64André Van T'hof (Ned)1:31:14 
65Juan Carlos Benasco Guillén (Spa)1:31:52 
66Elwin Van Groningen (Ned)1:36:24 
67Jorge Espinel Cejas (Spa)1:37:56 
68Juan Francisco Betancort Robayna (Spa)1:38:54 
69Kjell Friberg (Swe)1:43:58 
70Markus Kuttenkeuler (Ger)1:45:32 
71Darragh Mccarter (Irl)1:47:42 
72Jaime Alexis González Cabrera (Spa)1:48:24 
73Marco Doorn (Ned)1:48:50 
74Clive Caldwell (Irl)1:49:27 
75David Picañol Villascusa (Spa)1:53:25 
76Antonio José Gutiérrez Vasco (Spa)1:55:52 
77Juan Carlos Luis Ravelo (Spa)1:59:44 
78Jose Luis Martinez Fernandez (Spa)2:02:08 
79Wim Wolfert (Ned)2:03:21 
80Daniel Kafunek (Den)2:03:22 
81Jes Steen (Den)2:04:29 
82Domenec Playa Figuls (Spa)2:06:26 
83Francisco Jose Garcia Alonso (Spa)2:15:04 
84Rene Vis (Ned)2:15:34 
85Geir Ole Reiakvam (Nor)2:20:39 
86Russell Findlay (GBr)2:22:19 
87Valentin Huerta Garcia (Spa)2:24:23 
88Robert Baxter (GBr)2:24:55 
89Carles Mitja Sarvise (Spa)2:45:13 
90Jean Marie Colla (Bel)2:53:05 
Women general classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sally Bigham (GBr)5:08:41 
2Sandra Santanyes (Spa)0:52:41 
3Mar Franco Peñuela (Spa)1:11:53 
4Lucia Funes Mendez (Spa)1:29:29 
5Judith Sanchez Sanchez (Spa)1:55:36 
6Maria Del Cristo Lugo Alonso (Spa)2:13:01 
7Tove Andersen (Den)2:33:26 
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