Püschel and Rusch open Trans Andes Challenge with first stage wins

Racing gets underway in Chile

The 2014 Trans Andes started on a cold and cloudy morning amidst stunning scenery. More than 350 racers from 32 countries around the globe took to the start at Pirihueico Port in the Región de los Ríos.

Javier Püschel of Chile won the men's solo category ahead of Joan Llordella of Spain. In the open women's category, Rebecca Rusch finished ahead of Sonya Looney.

Stage 2 on Tuesday will feature a demanding circuit of 70 miles, with 2600m of climbing. Racers will end up in Coñaripe on the shores of Lake Pellaifa.

Full Results for stage 1 and GC after stage 1

Solo men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Javier Puschel (Chi)3:44:42 
2Joan Llordella (Spa)0:00:42 
3Orlando Alves (Bra)0:13:31 
4Eyair Astudillo (Chi)0:24:07 
5Hugo Pino (Chi)0:34:15 
6Kevin Massicotte (Can)0:54:02 
7Samuel De La Sotta (Chi)0:55:50 
8Rafael Cavalcanti (Bra)1:56:13 
9Ronald Game (Chi)2:12:13 
10Emmanuel Fourton (Fra)2:23:43 
11Gonzalo Moya (Chi)2:41:02 
12Joan Viladrich (Spa)2:56:08 
13Felipe Matheus (Bra)3:40:14 
14Jorge Puigpinos (Arg)  
DNFMatthias Grick (Aus)  
Solo women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rebecca Rusch (USA)4:35:08 
2Sonya Looney (USA)0:23:29 
3Florencia Espineira (Chi)1:08:21 
4Alejandra Bernardi (Arg)1:24:26 
5Christie Simon (Can)1:48:35 
DNFAdriana Boccia (Bra)  
Duo men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Antonio Ortiz & Pau Zamora (Spa)3:50:28 
2Matthew Hadley & Benoit Simard (Can)0:23:06 
3Robert Schmitt & Joe Kirch (Can)0:28:13 
4Roberto Fabila & David Diaz (Chi)0:48:42 
5Tomas Baeza & Angel Hinojosa (Chi)1:04:09 
6David Arroyo & Felipe Egues (Ecu)1:26:58 
7Benoit Dumas & Martin Simard (Can)1:34:35 
8Rodolpho Mattheis & Rodrigo Freitas (Bra)1:41:35 
DNFFabiano Barbosa & Denilson Postai (Bra)  
Duo women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Catalina Salata & Denisse Van Sint Jan (Chi)5:49:22 
2Ellen Blome & Kathrin Kortenbach (Ger)0:18:59 
Duo mixed
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michael Broderick & Mary Mcconneloug (USA)4:28:00 
2Elisa Garcia & Claus Plaut (Chi)0:32:24 
3Amanda Mitchell & John Corse (GBr)1:05:23 
4Santi Val & Ada Xinxo (Spa)1:13:30 
Solo men 18-34
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ricardo Puschel (Chi)4:30:42 
2Marcio Lima (Bra)0:06:51 
3Alfonso Cossio (Chi)0:08:12 
4Tim Veremans (Bel)0:19:58 
5Juan Tirado (Col)0:26:19 
6Jan Van Egmond (Cur)0:57:54 
7Fabian Cifuentes (Chi)0:58:40 
8Pablo Urzua (Chi)0:59:36 
9Enrique Uribe (Chi)1:02:14 
10Roy Campos (CRc)1:22:14 
11Santos Peterson (Bra)1:31:39 
12Joaquin Saul (Chi)2:25:27 
13Marcos Lima (Bra)2:32:50 
14Daniel Munar (Col)  
15Ignacio Ruberto (Arg)  
Solo men 35-44
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1David Rovira (Spa)4:19:01 
2David Carrillo (Spa)0:12:11 
3Fernando Costa (Bra)0:14:28 
4Magnus Diaz (Bra)0:18:32 
5Benoit Sepult (Bel)0:23:39 
6Ramyres Munhos (Bra)0:24:50 
7Mark Bannister (Chi)0:41:23 
8Edison Soares (Bra)0:53:24 
9Paco Bataller (Spa)0:55:08 
10Mariano Ortiz (Arg)1:01:45 
11Barry Bakker (Cur)1:02:27 
12Danilo Jordan (Chi)1:02:57 
13Denis Detinne (Bel)1:03:36 
14Marcelo Villegas (Col)1:04:36 
15Hugo Cantineau (Bel)1:05:53 
16Reginaldo Oliveira (Bra)1:06:34 
17Luiz Eduardo Vieira (Bra)1:06:41 
18Leonardo Santos (Bra)1:11:14 
19Julian Buelvas (Col)1:13:00 
20Gabriel Toledo (Arg)1:13:21 
21Roc Majoral (Spa)1:13:37 
22Felix Garcia (Spa)1:14:13 
23Gonzalo Maureira (Chi)1:21:07 
24Daniel Constantino (Bra)1:22:21 
25Camilo Rojas (Col)1:32:17 
26Jose Anibal Enriquez (Arg)1:33:35 
27Esteban Segura (CRc)1:34:29 
28Jose Armando Alvarado (Chi)1:36:04 
29Andres Sanhueza (Chi)1:37:53 
30Pierre Van Gyzeghem (Bel)1:43:29 
31Brian Staby (USA)1:48:09 
32Sander Van Beest (Cur)1:50:45 
33Marino Dendooven (Bel)  
34Carlos Parada (Chi)1:53:51 
35Patrick Roberge (Can)2:02:51 
36Francisco Aljure (Col)2:05:17 
37Felipe Orian (Chi)2:06:44 
38Jorge Iniguez (Chi)2:09:50 
39Claudio Lopez (Chi)2:14:30 
40Romke Jonker (Cur)2:14:47 
41Edward Kaplun (Chi)2:23:54 
42Cristian Saavedra (Chi)2:24:41 
43Alejandro Escudero (Col)2:40:46 
44Francisco Ramirez (Col)2:47:48 
45Harry Kilkstra (Ned)2:49:57 
46Jose Miguel Norambuena (Chi)3:00:16 
47Carim Zogbi (Arg)3:12:06 
DNFDiego Tornini (Spa)  
Solo women 35-44
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Maria Laura Giulianni (Arg)6:22:11 
2Patricia Cruanes (Bra)0:19:10 
DNFAude Fournier (Can)  
Solo men 45+
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bill Glore (USA)4:50:30 
2Michele Bernardi (Ita)0:02:04 
3Zbigniew Wizner (Pol)0:04:37 
4Michael Lella (Ger)0:07:57 
5Giuseppe Senserini (Ita)0:18:59 
6Bill Lenhart (USA)0:25:52 
7Zdenko Rajevic (Chi)0:31:16 
8Ricardo Ferret (Bra)0:35:06 
9Felix Campagnolle (Arg)0:39:54 
10Gabriel Gomes (Bra)0:41:33 
11Brig Seidl (USA)0:43:30 
12Ignacio Sopesens (Spa)0:44:31 
13Vicente Planas (Spa)0:45:30 
14Marc Brummelhuis (Ned)0:46:06 
15Wiek Herben (Ned)0:49:29 
16Emilio Bressan (Ita)0:51:30 
17Rito Baez (CRc)0:55:06 
18Michael Talbert (USA)1:00:49 
19Thomas Peddy (USA)1:06:33 
20Franc Vanderven (USA)1:08:48 
21Franco Limoni (Ita)1:09:54 
22John Ottevanger (Cur)1:11:09 
23Odd Mjaland (Nor)1:18:06 
24Greg Cooper (USA)1:22:22 
25Pedro Navarro (Arg)1:30:54 
26Robert Massicotte (Can)1:43:35 
27Take Cejas (Arg)1:43:49 
28Alvin Foltran Jr (Bra)1:45:54 
29Guillermo Gambardella (Arg)1:58:03 
30Kathy Hudson (USA)1:58:04 
31Ruben Chirino (Swi)1:59:03 
32Tony Cole (RSA)2:08:32 
33Cristian Raab (Chi)2:10:22 
34Roberto Fioretto (Per)2:14:03 
35Jorge Schiller (Mex)2:15:30 
36Francesco Gallorini (Ita)2:17:57 
37Mark Sullivan (USA)2:33:34 
38Fernando Ercoli (Chi)2:35:44 
DNFSostenes Melgarejo (Mex)  
DNFJulio Hormaechea (Arg)  
DNFBoris Vukasovic (Chi)  
DNFEnrique Gutierrez (Spa)  
DNFJorge Figueroa (Chi)  
DNFGuillermo Costas (Arg)  
DNFRoberto Veas (Chi)  
DNFJoao Eduardo Marques (Bra)  
DNFOwen Badger Gales  
DNFSteve Philips (USA)  
Solo women 45+
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jill Cooper (USA)7:23:26 
2Heidi Dohse (USA)0:02:27 
DNFSilvia Ardiz (Arg)  
DNFViviana Varela (Arg)  
DNFVera Negrao (Bra)  
Duo 100+
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ignacio Torres & Jorge Mela (Chi)5:40:25 
2Al Iverson & Patti Schmidt-Iverson (USA)0:18:10 
3Robert Travers & Simon Ritchie (USA)0:26:45 
4Markham Smith & Charles Brewer (USA)0:37:41 
5Gonzalo Urzua & Francisco Bordachar (Chi)0:39:21 
6Lilian Pedroso & Vera Negrao (Bra)1:23:04 
Duo men 60+
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Frederico Bisetto & Willian Lacerda (Bra)5:06:46 
2Marcio Barbosa & Augusto Bernardi (Bra)/(Arg)0:01:20 
3Joelcio Teixeira & Ricardo Albuquerque (Bra)0:50:13 
4Rogelio Santiesteban & Edgar Gomez (Mex)0:52:18 
5Nathan Senini & Gavin Buddis (Aus)1:05:17 
6William Blades & Charlie Mitchel (GBr)1:30:50 
7Claudio Botten & Edgardo Casanova (Chi)2:12:09 
8Nicholas Morassutti & Ricardo Marques (Bra)2:14:44 
Duo mixed 60+
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mariana Carcute & Weimar Pettengil (Bra)5:35:42 
2Angie Rake & Kirk Nordgren (USA)0:57:49 
3Alberto Gomez & Caterina Capdevilla (Spa)1:03:07 
Duo men 80+
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Gerrit Van Den Broek & Gert Stappenbelt (Ned)4:50:34 
2Cristiano Silva & Angelo Hayashi (Bra)0:20:07 
3Albert Steenbergen & Wilton Van Eck (Ned)0:38:09 
4Rodrigo Rivera & Jorge Moya (Chi)0:42:15 
5Tomás Bunster & Francisco Fernandez (Chi)1:19:51 
6Felipe Soffia & Cristian Toro (Chi)1:26:21 
7Rob Wijnbergen & Scott Biddinger (Ned)/(USA)1:52:21 
8Renzo Munoz & Claudio Ortiz (Chi)2:07:16 
9Gabriel Perez & Pablo Ceccoli (Arg)2:09:15 
10Andrew Mountford & Jeremy Barret (GBr)2:12:45 
11Sean Disney & Julian Murdoch (RSA)2:12:51 
12Joerg Hentschel & Antonio Carlos Jacomini (Ger)/(Bra)2:24:19 
13Mauro Paramidani & Juan Roberts (Arg)2:32:11 
14Mauricio Richards & Francisco Perez (Chi)2:32:25 
DNFMario Hernandez & Jose Salamanca (Col)  
DNFVíctor Cardenas & Camilo Cardenas (Col)  
DNFTomas Erausquin & Angles (Arg)  
DNFRodrigo Bonaparte & Luciano Castro (Bra)  
Duo mixed 80+
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sofia Pezzati & Aldo Zanardi (Swi)/(Ita)5:13:25 
2Mary Dannelley & Mike Dannelley (USA)0:21:38 
3Patricio Diaz & Carlos Cardemil (Chi)0:30:11 
4Kim Heiser & Doug Ott (USA)0:52:55 
5Corinne Bos & Hans Bensik (Ned)1:28:34 
DNFJuan Bohorquez & Sandra Lopez (Col)  
Duo 100+
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Scott Rake & Chris Carmichael (USA)5:30:54 
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