Dams wins stage 5 while Sahm retains lead

Duo men's category shake-up puts Novoa and Tapia in lead

At the end of stage 5 of the Trans Andes Challenge, the overall classifications for each of the categories are pretty much determined. Belgian Jan Dams won the day's stage - he arrived with the lead group containing most of the favorites.

The 78km stage with a variety of terrain seemed to be most racers' favorite. It all started with a neutralized start from Menetúe Thermal Complex and went on to the town of Curarrehue. A climb took racers up to a mountainous lake surrounded by Araucaria forests. A descent then led to an unstable, high suspension bridge across a river.

In the overall, German Stefan Sahm still comfortably leads the solo men's category. He and runner-up Jason Sager of the US were part of the lead finish group.

In contrast, there was a shake-up to standings in the duo men's category. Chilean Javier Püschel and Argentinean Luciano Caracciolli had some major technical problems and lost the lead place in their category. Chileans Saul Novoa and Hans Tapia stepped up into the lead for that category.

In the duo mixed category, Americans Mary McConneloug and Michael Broderick continue to lead.

The sixth and final 55km stage will take place between Menetúe Thermal Complex and the town of Pucon.

Full Results

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