Püschel and Rusch win Trans Andes Challenge

McConneloug and Broderick top mixed duo category

Chilean rider Javier Püschel won the Trans Andes Challenge for the second time in his career, after finishing second on the final stage in Patagonia.

Püschel became champion after fighting during several stages with Spaniard Joan Llordella, who won the last stage and finished second overall.

The final stage started in Termas de Menetúe and went down through a long climb between beautiful mountains near volcán Villarrica. Then, competitors faced a rapid descent through internal roads near Los Ojos del Caburgua. The final step was Eco Parque in Pucón, for a total of 47 miles.

Antonio Rovira and Pau Zamora were third overall and winner of the duo category. Rebecca Rusch defended her solo women's title while Mary McConneloug and Michael Broderick won the first place in the duo category.

Stage 6 Results and brief final GC

Solo men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Joan Llordella (Spa)3:29:19 
2Javier Puschel (Chi)  
3Orlando Alves (Bra)0:00:20 
4Kevin Massicotte (Can)0:02:07 
5Eyair Astudillo (Chi)0:25:33 
6Hugo Pino (Chi)0:25:56 
7Samuel De La Sotta (Chi)0:38:12 
8Emmanuel Fourton (Fra)1:14:33 
9Matthias Grick (Aus)  
10Gabriel Gomes (Bra)1:20:30 
11Rafael Cavalcanti (Bra)1:58:46 
12Felipe Matheus (Bra)2:04:40 
13Gonzalo Moya (Chi)2:05:14 
14Jorge Puigpinos (Arg)3:02:19 
Solo women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rebecca Rusch (USA)4:26:15 
2Sonya Looney (USA)  
3Florencia Espineira (Chi)0:36:59 
4Alejandra Bernardi (Arg)0:37:01 
Duo men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Antonio Ortiz & Pau Zamora (Spa)3:29:20 
2Matthew Hadley & Benoit Simard (Can)0:10:19 
3Robert Schmitt & Joe Kirch (Can)0:25:32 
4Roberto Fabila & David Diaz (Chi)0:44:48 
5Tomas Baeza & Angel Hinojosa (Chi)0:52:21 
6Benoit Dumas & Martin Simard (Can)1:04:58 
7Rodolpho Mattheis & Rodrigo Freitas (Bra)1:06:18 
8David Arroyo & Felipe Egues (Ecu)1:09:30 
Duo mixed
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michael Broderick & Mary Mcconneloug (USA)3:56:02 
2Elisa Garcia & Claus Plaut (Chi)0:18:44 
3Amanda Mitchell & John Corse (GBr)0:47:51 
4Santi Val & Ada Xinxo (Spa)0:52:42 
Duo women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Catalina Salata & Denisse Van Sint Jan (Chi)4:58:08 
2Ellen Blome & Kathrin Kortenbach (Ger)0:13:26 
Duo 100+
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Scott Rake & Chris Carmichael (USA)4:38:01 
2Ignacio Torres & Jorge Mela (Chi)0:06:41 
3Al Iverson & Patti Schmidt-Iverson (USA)0:25:41 
4Gonzalo Urzua & Francisco Bordachar (Chi)0:38:12 
5Robert Travers & Simon Ritchie (USA)0:41:03 
6Markham Smith & Charles Brewer (USA)1:23:28 
Solo men 18-34
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ricardo Puschel (Chi)3:55:10 
2Marcio Lima (Bra)0:15:22 
3Tim Veremans (Bel)0:23:47 
4Pablo Urzua (Chi)0:34:54 
5Juan Tirado (Col)0:34:56 
6Jan Van Egmond (Cur)0:41:15 
7Enrique Uribe (Chi)0:48:17 
8Fabian Cifuentes (Chi)0:57:54 
9Roy Campos (CRc)1:19:40 
10Santos Peterson (Bra)1:30:40 
11Marcos Lima (Bra)1:50:03 
12Joaquin Saul (Chi)2:01:45 
13Daniel Munar (Col)3:05:02 
Solo men 35-44
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1David Rovira (Spa)3:55:25 
2David Carrillo (Spa)0:02:24 
3Benoit Sepult (Bel)0:07:30 
4Fernando Costa (Bra)0:08:41 
5Danilo Jordan (Chi)0:19:21 
6Mark Bannister (Chi)  
7Hugo Cantineau (Bel)0:23:47 
8Leonardo Santos (Bra)0:31:58 
9Denis Detinne (Bel)0:32:08 
10Luiz Eduardo Vieira (Bra)0:32:14 
11Marcelo Villegas (Col)0:32:33 
12Emilio Bressan (Ita)0:34:41 
13Magnus Diaz (Bra)0:36:06 
14Barry Bakker (Cur)0:36:55 
15Daniel Constantino (Bra)0:38:27 
16Roc Majoral (Spa)0:40:05 
17Reginaldo Oliveira (Bra)0:41:00 
18Julian Buelvas (Col)0:41:07 
19Jose Anibal Enriquez (Arg)0:43:45 
20Mariano Ortiz (Arg)0:51:23 
21Paco Bataller (Spa)0:57:39 
22Felix Garcia (Spa)1:02:43 
23Pierre Van Gyzeghem (Bel)1:04:31 
24Jose Armando Alvarado (Chi)1:04:48 
25Sander Van Beest (Cur)1:10:02 
26Felipe Orian (Chi)1:15:36 
27Marino Dendooven (Bel)1:15:37 
28Gonzalo Maureira (Chi)1:18:55 
29Andres Sanhueza (Chi)1:19:24 
30Esteban Segura (CRc)1:19:25 
31Camilo Rojas (Col)  
32Carlos Parada (Chi)1:26:48 
33Romke Jonker (Cur)1:30:01 
34Brian Staby (USA)1:32:48 
35Joan Viladrich (Spa)1:36:49 
36Ronald Game (Chi)1:37:18 
37Claudio Lopez (Chi)1:39:40 
38Patrick Roberge (Can)1:39:45 
39Carim Zogbi (Arg)1:47:13 
40Jose Miguel Norambuena (Chi)1:48:15 
41Harry Kilkstra (Ned)1:54:29 
42Ignacio Ruberto (Arg)2:15:43 
43Alejandro Escudero (Col)2:20:15 
44Jorge Iniguez (Chi)2:22:33 
45Gabriel Toledo (Arg)2:27:01 
46Diego Tornini (Spa)3:18:43 
Solo women 35-44
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Maria Laura Giulianni (Arg)5:38:02 
2Patricia Cruanes (Bra)0:27:49 
3Adriana Boccia (Bra)1:14:30 
Solo men 45+
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Giuseppe Senserini (Ita)4:10:25 
2Bill Glore (USA)0:11:12 
3Michele Bernardi (Ita)0:13:59 
4Zbigniew Wizner (Pol)0:15:48 
5Zdenko Rajevic (Chi)0:18:44 
6Michael Lella (Ger)0:23:54 
7Bill Lenhart (USA)0:23:58 
8Ignacio Sopesens (Spa)0:26:47 
9Ricardo Ferret (Bra)  
10Brig Seidl (USA)0:29:10 
11Marc Brummelhuis (Ned)0:34:07 
12Felix Campagnolle (Arg)0:42:41 
13Wiek Herben (Ned)0:42:43 
14Owen Badger Gales0:44:01 
15Vicente Planas (Spa)0:47:35 
16Michael Talbert (USA)0:56:07 
17Thomas Peddy (USA)0:58:41 
18Greg Cooper (USA)1:01:01 
19Rito Baez (CRc)1:04:25 
20Ruben Chirino (Swi)1:04:49 
21Franco Limoni (Ita)1:06:02 
22Odd Mjaland (Nor)1:08:38 
23Francesco Gallorini (Ita)1:12:48 
24Fernando Ercoli (Chi)1:13:13 
25John Ottevanger (Cur)1:15:02 
26Alvin Foltran Jr (Bra)1:17:44 
27Pedro Navarro (Arg)1:21:11 
28Guillermo Gambardella (Arg)1:23:15 
29Robert Massicotte (Can)1:26:08 
30Tony Cole (RSA)1:39:29 
31Mark Sullivan (USA)1:44:06 
32Roberto Fioretto (Per)1:47:09 
33Jorge Figueroa (Chi)1:52:44 
34Steve Philips (USA)1:58:51 
35Jorge Schiller (Mex)1:59:29 
36Take Cejas (Arg)2:06:26 
37Julio Hormaechea (Arg)2:31:37 
38Sostenes Melgarejo (Mex)2:31:38 
39Enrique Gutierrez (Spa)2:47:20 
40Boris Vukasovic (Chi)2:52:03 
41Guillermo Costas (Arg)3:07:14 
42Roberto Veas (Chi)3:09:47 
Solo women 45+
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kathy Hudson (USA)6:00:24 
2Silvia Ardiz (Arg)0:10:44 
3Heidi Dohse (USA)0:35:39 
Duo men 60+
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1174:31:34 
2Frederico Bisetto & Willian Lacerda (Bra)0:01:09 
3Claudio Botten & Edgardo Casanova (Chi)0:02:47 
4Rogelio Santiesteban & Edgar Gomez (Mex)0:24:37 
5Nathan Senini & Gavin Buddis (Aus)0:26:09 
6Joelcio Teixeira & Ricardo Albuquerque (Bra)0:27:13 
7William Blades & Charlie Mitchel (GBr)1:05:10 
8Nicholas Morassutti & Ricardo Marques (Bra)2:39:56 
Duo mixed 60+
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mariana Carcute & Weimar Pettengil (Bra)5:02:04 
2Alberto Gomez & Caterina Capdevilla (Spa)0:08:59 
3Angie Rake & Kirk Nordgren (USA)0:43:06 
Duo men 80+
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Gerrit Van Den Broek & Gert Stappenbelt (Ned)4:09:37 
2Cristiano Silva & Angelo Hayashi (Bra)0:09:50 
3Patricio Diaz & Carlos Cardemil (Chi)0:24:44 
4Rodrigo Rivera & Jorge Moya (Chi)0:37:14 
5Albert Steenbergen & Wilton Van Eck (Ned)0:40:16 
6Tomás Bunster & Francisco Fernandez (Chi)1:09:56 
7Felipe Soffia & Cristian Toro (Chi)1:13:20 
8Mauricio Richards & Francisco Perez (Chi)1:18:38 
9Renzo Munoz & Claudio Ortiz (Chi)1:18:50 
10Rob Wijnbergen & Scott Biddinger (Ned)/(USA)1:44:26 
11Gabriel Perez & Pablo Ceccoli (Arg)1:50:20 
12Andrew Mountford & Jeremy Barret (GBr)1:58:18 
13Mauro Paramidani & Juan Roberts (Arg)2:00:28 
14Rodrigo Bonaparte & Luciano Castro (Bra)2:42:55 
15Víctor Cardenas & Camilo Cardenas (Col)2:50:35 
16Tomas Erausquin & Angles (Arg)3:08:03 
17Mario Hernandez & Jose Salamanca (Col)3:30:29 
Duo mixed 80+
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sofia Pezzati & Aldo Zanardi (Swi)/(Ita)4:19:58 
2Corinne Bos & Hans Bensik (Ned)0:47:58 
3Kim Heiser & Doug Ott (USA)0:59:21 
4Mary Dannelley & Mike Dannelley (USA)1:08:22 
5Juan Bohorquez & Sandra Lopez (Col)3:36:45 
Solo men final general classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Javier Puschel (Chi)  
2Joan Llordella (Spa)  
Solo women final general classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rebecca Rusch (USA)  
Duo mixed final general classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michael Broderick and Mary McConneloug (USA)  

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