Chilean-Swiss duo wins stage 3

Flat costs American leaders the day's victory

Swiss racer Simon Zahnd and Chilean Javier Püschel won the third stage of Trans Andes Challenge that covered 77km and started at the Menetue thermal complex and finished at the Coñaripe thermal complex. It highlighted the Villarrica National Park and passed through the Araucaria forest.

Fifteen miles into the stage, Ben Sonntag and Jason Sager (Jamis) went off the front and earned a slight gap that they gradually increased. However, in the final third of the race, on a downhill, one of the Jamis riders punctured.

Trek-Zaboo-DaMatta's Püschel and Zahnd took over the lead and went on for a win in three hours, 17 minutes and 25 seconds. Sonntag and Sager finished two minutes and 30 seconds later in second place. Third overall and first among the single racers was Australian Taigh Banson, who crossed the line in 3:21:01.

Americans Mary McConneloug and Michael Broderick (Team Kenda/Seven/NoTubes) were the top mixed team, finishing in 3:27:58.

Thursday's stage 4 will include 83km, including some technical sections over mountainous terrain.

Stage 3 Results

Duo men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Javier Püschel & Simon Zahnd (Swi)3:17:25 
2Jason Sager & Benjamin Sonntag (USA/Ger)0:02:30 
3Marty Lazarsky & Neal Kindree (Can)0:10:50 
4Martín Flaño & Nicolás Prudencio Chile0:15:38 
5Jacques Gagne & Simard Benoit (Can)0:25:46 
6Francois Dumas & Nadeau Pierre-Yves (Can)1:12:14 
7Kiebacher Armin & Rabensteiner Fabien (Ita)1:19:53 
Duo women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Eva Lechner & Nathalie Schneitter (Ita/Swi)4:37:47 
2Anja De Decker & Elke Roage (Bel)0:23:58 
Duo mixed
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mary McConneloug & Michael Broderick (USA)3:27:58 
2Elisa García & Claus Plaut (Chi)0:43:41 
Duo men 35+
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mathias Hüller & Florian Reichert (Ger)6:35:57 
Do 60+ men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Carlos Cardemil & José María Eyzaguirre (Chi)3:47:36 
2Giorgio Nattero* & Sergio Madrid (Chi)0:16:38 
3Pablo Bascur & Cristóbal García-Huidobro (Chi)0:17:24 
4Patricio Diaz & Santiago Diaz (Chi)0:31:02 
5Telser Edmund & Wendel Valentin (Ita)0:50:11 
6Sergio Bunster & Nicolás Maino (Chi)0:54:17 
7Gert De Geeter & Maarten Delforche (Bel)1:14:43 
8Eduardo Vitelli & Eduardo Shikasho (Bra)1:37:02 
9David Frehner & Enrique Pascual Cuesta (Spa)1:41:15 
Duo 60+ women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Víctor Ortiz & Pamela Aguilera (Chi)5:07:53 
2Paula Tomaz & Cristian García (Chi)0:22:18 
Duo 80+ men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Aníbal Baeza & César Salgado (Chi)4:47:00 
2José Valdés & Benjamin Kauffman (PRc)0:08:34 
3Pablo Cruz & José Luis Ibaibarriaga (Chi)0:12:38 
4Gerard Preuss & Bernd Bauernschmidt (Ger)1:22:57 
5Rafael Abelenda Lomas & Antoni Gasso Navarro (Spa)1:36:49 
6Fernando Lopez & Paul Parker (Can)1:51:53 
7Edward Kaplún & Scott Biddinger USA2:01:22 
Duo 100+ men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jim Gibson & Shawn Gillis (USA)4:46:04 
2Al Mickelson & Jim Forbes (Can)2:21:34 
Duo 100+ mixed
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1John Ledington & Deb Ledington (USA)5:30:40 
Solo men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andreas Hestler (Can)3:28:16 
2Blake Harlan (USA)0:04:47 
3José Raul Hernández Silva (Spa)0:22:08 
Solo men 18-30
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Taigh Banson (Aus)3:21:01 
2Manuel Grescnell (Ita)0:37:36 
3Samuel De la Sotta (Chi)0:43:13 
Solo women 18-30
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Denisse Van Sint Jan (Chi)5:04:37 
Solo men 31-45
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Juan García (Arg)3:33:03 
2José Antonio Riquelme (Can)0:11:01 
3Graham Cocksedge (Can)0:14:33 
4Javier Lopez (USA)0:24:10 
5Pat Doyle (Can)0:25:34 
6Marshall Craig (Can)0:41:14 
7Cristian Contreras Chile1:08:03 
8Cristian Raab (Chi)  
9Faustino Linares (Arg)1:24:10 
10José Luis Astorquiza (Chi)2:17:32 
11Rafael De Vito (Arg)3:31:06 
DNFMichael Lella (Ger)  
Solo men 46+
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1William Glore (USA)4:03:04 
2Felipe Sargent (Chi)0:42:40 
3Rick Metzger (Can)1:46:38 
4Michael Schmid (Chi)1:53:10 
5Rodrigo Javier Lopez (Chi)2:21:51 
6Luis Hernán Bustos (Chi)2:43:55 
DNFZdenko Rajevic (Chi)  

General classification after stage 3

Duo men general classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jason Sager & Benjamin Sonntag (USA/Ger)10:01:50 
2Javier Püschel & Simon Zahnd (Swi)0:15:49 
3Marty Lazarsky & Neal Kindree (Can)0:53:42 
4Martín Flaño & Nicolás Prudencio Chile1:20:05 
5Jacques Gagne & Simard Benoit (Can)1:34:11 
6Francois Dumas & Nadeau Pierre-Yves (Can)2:41:01 
7Kiebacher Armin & Rabensteiner Fabien (Ita)3:54:26 
Duo women general classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Eva Lechner & Nathalie Schneitter (Ita/Swi)14:06:56 
2Anja De Decker & Elke Roage (Bel)1:57:58 
Duo mixed general classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mary McConneloug & Michael Broderick (USA)10:36:58 
2Elisa García & Claus Plaut (Chi)2:21:37 
Duo 35+ men general classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mathias Hüller & Florian Reichert (Ger)19:18:53 
Duo 60+ men general classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Giorgio Nattero* & Sergio Madrid (Chi)12:19:51 
2Carlos Cardemil & José María Eyzaguirre (Chi)0:05:19 
3Pablo Bascur & Cristóbal García-Huidobro (Chi)0:28:02 
4Gert De Geeter & Maarten Delforche (Bel)1:25:39 
5Patricio Diaz & Santiago Diaz (Chi)2:01:23 
6Sergio Bunster & Nicolás Maino (Chi)2:01:57 
7Telser Edmund & Wendel Valentin (Ita)2:31:19 
8David Frehner & Enrique Pascual Cuesta (Spa)4:20:44 
9Eduardo Vitelli & Eduardo Shikasho (Bra)4:32:34 
Duo 60+ Mixed general classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Víctor Ortiz & Pamela Aguilera (Chi)16:45:17 
2Paula Tomaz & Cristian García (Chi)0:15:51 
Duo 80+ men general classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Aníbal Baeza & César Salgado (Chi)14:33:47 
2Pablo Cruz & José Luis Ibaibarriaga (Chi)1:10:22 
3José Valdés & Benjamin Kauffman (PRc)1:36:15 
4Gerard Preuss & Bernd Bauernschmidt (Ger)4:05:53 
5Rafael Abelenda Lomas & Antoni Gasso Navarro (Spa)5:00:08 
6Edward Kaplún & Scott Biddinger USA5:39:19 
7Fernando Lopez & Paul Parker (Can)5:49:18 
Duo 100+ men general classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jim Gibson & Shawn Gillis USA14:08:37 
2Al Mickelson & Jim Forbes (Can)6:22:23 
Duo 100+ mixed general classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1John Ledington & Deb Ledington USA17:17:53 
Solo men general classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Blake Harlan (USA)10:46:02 
2José Raul Hernández Silva (Spa)0:49:22 
3Andreas Hestler (Can)1:01:16 
Solo men 18-30 general classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Taigh Banson (Aus)12:15:38 
2Samuel De la Sotta (Chi)0:23:16 
3Manuel Grescnell (Ita)1:02:02 
Solo women 18-30 general classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Denisse Van Sint Jan (Chi)15:36:18 
Solo men 31-45 general classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Juan García (Arg)11:05:18 
2José Antonio Riquelme (Can)0:41:24 
3Pat Doyle (Can)0:47:13 
4Javier Lopez (USA)1:05:06 
5Graham Cocksedge (Can)2:05:38 
6Marshall Craig (Can)2:06:00 
7Cristian Raab (Chi)3:38:36 
8Faustino Linares (Arg)4:50:13 
9José Luis Astorquiza (Chi)5:43:51 
10Rafael De Vito (Arg)10:47:40 
Solo men 46+ general classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1William Glore (USA)12:44:00 
2Felipe Sargent (Chi)2:24:15 
3Rick Metzger (Can)4:19:14 
4Michael Schmid (Chi)6:07:09 
5Luis Hernán Bustos (Chi)8:54:32 

 

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