Sahm wins stage 3 and extends overall lead

McConneloug and Broderick continue winning ways

Following the completion of the third stage of the Trans Andes Challenge, the race enters its second half.

German cyclist Stefan Sahm increased his lead in the overall standings by winning the demanding third stage which connected the Reserve Huilo Huilo Reserve with the Menetúe Thermal Complex. It was supposed to be the most difficult stage of the race.

Racers began to feel the cumulative effects of the event on day three. Intense heat during 76km and 2500m of climbing took their toll.

After the start in the Huilo Huilo Reserve, competitors climbed a steep ascent close to Pirihueico's. After that, they rode old logging roads that took them toward the finish at the Coñaripe Thermal Complex.

Stage winner Sahm increased his lead over American Jason Sager, who arrived in second place for the stage. In the men's duo category, Argentinean Luciano Caraccioli and Chilean Javier Püschel took the stage while the American duo of Mary McConneloug and Michael Broderick again won the mixed duo category.

Stage 4 will happen on Thursday, January 26 over 78km between Coñaripe Thermal Complex and Menetúe Thermal Complex. This stage includes the trans-Volcanic pass between Villarrica's volcano and Quetrupillán volcano in a forest of Araucaria's pine trees.

Full Results

Solo men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Stefan Sahm (Ger)2:46:06 
2Jason Sager (USA)0:03:02 
3Blake Harlan (Chi)0:08:23 
4Jan Dams (Bel)0:09:02 
5Alessandro Venturelli (Ita)0:09:05 
6Jordi Falgueras Payret (Spa)0:14:23 
7Renzo Corzini (Chi)0:16:50 
8Brad Cob (GBr)0:25:40 
9Alfonso Cossio (Chi)0:33:23 
10José Antonio Riquelme (Chi)0:33:47 
11Adam Ossowski (Pol)0:35:27 
12Joaquín Echeverría (Ecu)0:38:26 
13Luuk Belga (Ned)0:43:41 
14Christoph Stephan (Ger)0:44:59 
15Cederic Lyen (Bel)0:45:41 
16Greg Martin (USA)0:49:48 
17Jim Salusbury (Can)0:50:00 
18Carsten Bischoff (Ger)0:51:21 
19Carlos Maldonado (PRc)0:52:28 
20Juan José Hazbún (Chi)0:56:17 
21Sjoerd Tilstra (Ned)1:01:08 
22Ryan Mendes (Tri)1:03:08 
23Nathan Heaps (USA)1:04:54 
24Pietrus Swiegers (Nam)1:05:09 
25Jason Costelloe (Tri)1:12:59 
26Bert Belga (Ned)1:17:18 
27Ian Owen (Gal)1:19:38 
28Jonathan Chester (Can)1:49:30 
29Cristian Kind (Chi)1:50:04 
30Cristóbal Cruz (Chi)1:53:37 
31Ramón Lopez (PRc)2:00:44 
32Daniel Restrepo (Col)2:10:28 
33Grant Harris (RSA)2:20:41 
Solo women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Anja Dinter (Ger)4:05:27 
2Melanie Hunter (USA)0:50:30 
Solo men 45+
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Leon Van der Schoor (Ned)3:45:30 
2John Ramsden (Can)0:04:30 
3Steve Walsh (Can)0:05:04 
4David Burke (USA)0:10:57 
5Zbigniew Wizner (Pol)0:11:17 
6Gabriel González (Chi)0:12:00 
7Frank Snyman (Nam)0:17:33 
8Denio Roberto M. Franco (Bra) & Paulo Coelho (Bra)0:20:18 
9Scott McCallum (USA)0:28:39 
10Thomas Borst (Ger)0:43:29 
11Bob Faulkner (Can)0:43:46 
12Michael Talbert (USA)0:50:54 
13Felipe Sargent (Chi)0:56:54 
14Gustavo Rodolfo Marquez (Arg)0:57:09 
Duo mixed
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mary McConneloug (USA) & Michael Broderick (USA)3:10:11 
2Elisa García (Chi) & Claus Plaut (Chi)0:22:34 
3Florencia Espiñeira (Chi) & Tomás Baeza (Chi)0:25:15 
4Trish Grajczyk (Can) & Erik Bakke (USA)0:26:11 
Duo men open
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Javier Püschel (Chi) & Luciano Caraccioli (Arg)2:46:08 
2Benoit Simard (Can) & Jacques Gagne (Can)0:13:17 
3Hans Alfredo Tapia (Chi) & Saul Novoa (Chi)0:18:19 
4Víctor Galvez (Chi) & Nicolás Prudencio (Chi)  
5Juan Garcia (Arg) & Francisco Perez (Arg)0:21:02 
6Paul Ensink (Ned) & Matthijs Pot (Ned)0:27:48 
7Michael Neser (RSA) & Christiaan Neser (RSA)1:01:10 
8Pedro González (Chi) & Sebastián Figueroa (Chi)1:05:22 
9Rolando Alfaro (Chi) & Roberto Alfaro (Chi)1:29:08 
10Alexander Vermehren (Chi) & Ivan Neihual (Chi)1:35:20 
Duo men 60+
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Carlos Cardemil (Chi) & José María Eyzaguirre (Chi)3:05:38 
2Giorgio Nattero (Chi) & Sergio Madrid (Chi)0:02:05 
3José Pablo Ramirez (Chi) & Gonzalo Aravena (Chi)0:12:35 
4Alberto Santiago (PRc) & Javier Lopez (PRc)0:29:48 
5Patricio Diaz (Chi) & Santiago Diaz (Chi)0:37:07 
6Ben Swenka (USA) & Mike Quinn (USA)0:48:19 
7Mauricio Guguielmetti (Chi) & Julian Muñoz (Chi)1:06:25 
8Edward Kaplun (Chi) & Anibal Baeza (Chi)1:18:59 
Duo mixed 60+
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Begoña Sylleros (Chi) & Cristóbal García Huidobro (Chi)3:50:15 
Duo men 80+
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Carsten Bresser (Ger) & Udo Bölts (Ger)2:55:03 
2Brian Vaughn (USA) & Yuri Hauswald (USA)0:35:00 
3Cristian Raab (Chi) & José Luis García (Chi)0:51:07 
4Friedrich Ricco (RSA) & Claude Van Cuyck (RSA)0:57:46 
5Jeffrey Larson (USA) & Leonard Tullous (USA)1:02:42 
6Jim Lehman (USA) & John Battista (USA)1:17:13 
7Klaus Ruebensaal (Ger) & Andreas Wittmann (Ger)1:29:13 
8Willem Van der Merwe (RSA) & Jeffry Willcocks (RSA)1:29:26 
9Jeremy Barret (GBr) & Stephen Jackson (GBr)1:31:25 
10Wayne Brunyee (RSA) & Jan Hnizdo (RSA)1:36:36 
11Ben Morris (GBr) & Shane Dickinson (GBr)2:01:01 
Duo mixed 80+
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Chris Carmichael (USA) & Rebecca Rusch (USA)4:11:00 
2Linda McGee (USA) & Rob McGee (USA)0:16:24 
3Irina Kukueva (Rus) & Valery Evgrafov (Rus)0:35:44 
Duo men 100+
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bill Glore (USA) & Mike Dannelley (USA) 3:32:49 
2Harry Ensink (Ned) & Willy Welles (Ned) 0:09:08 
3Thys Neser (RSA) & Brett Sachs (RSA) 0:42:00 
5Graham Denny (GBr) & Rod Cairns (RSA) 1:03:20 
Solo men general classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Stefan Sahm (Ger)4:14:46 
2Jason Sager (USA)0:14:07 
3Jan Dams (Bel)0:14:59 
4Blake Harlan (Chi)0:15:03 
5Alessandro Venturelli (Ita)0:16:23 
6Jordi Falgueras Payret (Spa)0:32:28 
7Renzo Corzini (Chi)0:36:33 
8Brad Cob (GBr)0:38:03 
9José Antonio Riquelme (Chi)0:53:39 
10Adam Ossowski (Pol)0:57:10 
11Christoph Stephan (Ger)1:05:09 
12Luuk Belga (Ned)1:11:13 
13Alfonso Cossio (Chi)1:14:16 
14Cederic Lyen (Bel)1:15:58 
15Joaquín Echeverría (Ecu)1:18:36 
16Jim Salusbury (Can)1:18:59 
17Carsten Bischoff (Ger)1:19:59 
18Juan José Hazbún (Chi)1:21:23 
19Greg Martin (USA)1:21:34 
20Carlos Maldonado (PRc)1:22:24 
21Nathan Heaps (USA)1:29:23 
22Sjoerd Tilstra (Ned)1:35:09 
23Ryan Mendes (Tri)1:38:39 
24Bert Belga (Ned)1:55:49 
25Pietrus Swiegers (Nam)1:57:14 
26Jason Costelloe (Tri)1:58:42 
27Ian Owen (Gal)2:00:41 
28Cristian Kind (Chi)2:43:35 
29Jonathan Chester (Can)2:45:00 
30Ramón Lopez (PRc)2:52:26 
31Cristóbal Cruz (Chi)2:57:34 
32Daniel Restrepo (Col)3:03:23 
33Grant Harris (RSA)3:07:06 
Solo women general classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Anja Dinter (Ger)6:13:28 
2Melanie Hunter (USA)1:05:52 
Solo men 45+ general classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Leon Van der Schoor (Ned)5:42:04 
2Steve Walsh (Can)0:12:14 
3Gabriel González (Chi)0:18:04 
4John Ramsden (Can)0:18:50 
5David Burke (USA)0:19:52 
6Zbigniew Wizner (Pol)0:26:37 
7Frank Snyman (Nam)0:37:37 
8Scott McCallum (USA)0:52:22 
9Denio Roberto M. Franco (Bra) & Paulo Coelho (Bra)0:53:43 
10Michael Talbert (USA)1:01:29 
11Thomas Borst (Ger)1:07:42 
12Bob Faulkner (Can)1:11:06 
13Gustavo Rodolfo Marquez (Arg)1:22:22 
14Felipe Sargent (Chi)1:30:17 
Duo mixed general classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mary McConneloug (USA) & Michael Broderick (USA)4:48:35 
2Elisa García (Chi) & Claus Plaut (Chi)0:40:50 
3Trish Grajczyk (Can) & Erik Bakke (USA)0:45:35 
4Florencia Espiñeira (Chi) & Tomás Baeza (Chi)0:57:39 
Duo men open general classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Javier Püschel (Chi) & Luciano Caraccioli (Arg)4:14:48 
2Benoit Simard (Can) & Jacques Gagne (Can)0:32:25 
3Hans Alfredo Tapia (Chi) & Saul Novoa (Chi)0:33:03 
4Juan Garcia (Arg) & Francisco Perez (Arg)0:37:15 
5Víctor Galvez (Chi) & Nicolás Prudencio (Chi)0:39:25 
6Paul Ensink (Ned) & Matthijs Pot (Ned)0:40:22 
7Michael Neser (RSA) & Christiaan Neser (RSA)1:37:36 
8Pedro González (Chi) & Sebastián Figueroa (Chi)2:02:46 
9Rolando Alfaro (Chi) & Roberto Alfaro (Chi)2:22:26 
10Alexander Vermehren (Chi) & Ivan Neihual (Chi)2:28:38 
Duo men 60+ general classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Carlos Cardemil (Chi) & José María Eyzaguirre (Chi)4:51:21 
2José Pablo Ramirez (Chi) & Gonzalo Aravena (Chi)0:15:34 
3Giorgio Nattero (Chi) & Sergio Madrid (Chi)0:31:28 
4Alberto Santiago (PRc) & Javier Lopez (PRc)0:48:28 
5Patricio Diaz (Chi) & Santiago Diaz (Chi)0:53:22 
6Ben Swenka (USA) & Mike Quinn (USA)1:05:01 
7Mauricio Guguielmetti (Chi) & Julian Muñoz (Chi)1:36:06 
8Edward Kaplun (Chi) & Anibal Baeza (Chi)1:53:50 
Duo mixed 60+ general classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Begoña Sylleros (Chi) & Cristóbal García Huidobro (Chi)6:00:22 
Duo men 80+ general classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Carsten Bresser (Ger) & Udo Bölts (Ger)4:31:12 
2Brian Vaughn (USA) & Yuri Hauswald (USA)0:47:31 
3Friedrich Ricco (RSA) & Claude Van Cuyck (RSA)1:13:52 
4Cristian Raab (Chi) & José Luis García (Chi)1:22:03 
5Jeffrey Larson (USA) & Leonard Tullous (USA)1:26:24 
6Jim Lehman (USA) & John Battista (USA)1:30:43 
7Klaus Ruebensaal (Ger) & Andreas Wittmann (Ger)2:02:53 
8Willem Van der Merwe (RSA) & Jeffry Willcocks (RSA)2:11:24 
9Wayne Brunyee (RSA) & Jan Hnizdo (RSA)2:19:05 
10Jeremy Barret (GBr) & Stephen Jackson (GBr)2:19:36 
11Ben Morris (GBr) & Shane Dickinson (GBr)2:49:44 
Duo mixed 80+ general classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Chris Carmichael (USA) & Rebecca Rusch (USA)6:16:43 
2Linda McGee (USA) & Rob McGee (USA)0:36:46 
3Irina Kukueva (Rus) & Valery Evgrafov (Rus)0:56:39 
Duo men 100+ general classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bill Glore (USA) & Mike Dannelley (USA) 5:24:59 
2Harry Ensink (Ned) & Willy Welles (Ned) 0:18:28 
3Thys Neser (RSA) & Brett Sachs (RSA) 1:05:03 
4Graham Denny (GBr) & Rod Cairns (RSA) 1:31:02 
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