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Sahm wins opening Trans Andes stage

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Stefan Sahm (Germany) leads the race across a ford.

Stefan Sahm (Germany) leads the race across a ford.
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The start of stage 1 of the Trans Andes Challenge

The start of stage 1 of the Trans Andes Challenge
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A British rider during stage 1

A British rider during stage 1
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Renzo Corzini (Chile) carries his bike across a river.

Renzo Corzini (Chile) carries his bike across a river.
(Image credit: TransAndes Challenge)

German Stefan Sahm took first place and the overall lead after stage 1 of the Trans Andes Challenge between the town of Panguipulli and Huilo Huilo Natural Reserve, in the middle of the Chilean patagonia.

The race got underway at 10:00 am with 190 starters. The stage developed under a threatening skies and covered a mix of singletrack, secondary roads and pavement. It also included fording a beautiful river. Over 82km, racers climbed 2340m.

Sahm crossed the line in 3:45:56. American Jason Sager followed in second place at 3:48:25. Third place overall and first in the teams category went to Chilean Javier Püschel and Argentinian Luciano Caraccioli. Americans Mary McConneloug and Michael Broderick won the open mixed category with a time of 4:38:35.

On Tuesday, stage 2 will take racers just 50km, but will feature 2310m of climbing, completely within the Huilo Huilo Reserve.

Full Results

Men solo
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Stefan Sahm (Ger)3:45:56
2Jason Sager (USA)0:02:29
3Jan Dams (Bel)0:18:41
4Alessandro Venturelli (Ita)0:22:16
5Blake Harlan (USA)0:25:44
6Renzo Corzini (Chi)0:28:28
7Alfonso Cossio (Chi)0:37:24
8Jordi Falgueras Payret (Spa)0:45:17
9Adam Ossowski (Pol)0:49:30
10José Antonio Riquelme (Chi)0:49:36
11Brad Cob (GBr)0:50:27
12Luuk Belga (Ned)1:02:08
13Jim Salusbury (Can)1:10:38
14Cederic Lyen (Bel)1:10:58
15Juan José Hazbún (Chi)1:13:16
16Christoph Stephan (Ger)1:14:34
17Nathan Heaps (USA)1:22:21
18Joaquín Echeverría (Ecu)1:22:43
19Pietrus Swiegers (Nam)1:24:20
20Sjoerd Tilstra (Ned)1:29:20
21Carsten Bischoff (Ger)1:39:00
22Bert Belga (Ned)1:39:29
23Ryan Mendes (Tri)1:41:32
24Jason Costelloe (Tri)1:42:00
25Greg Martin (USA)1:42:37
26Ian Owen (Gal)1:47:00
27Cristóbal Cruz (Chi)2:13:18
28Carlos Maldonado (PRc)2:16:15
29Cristian Kind (Chi)2:22:02
30Ramón Lopez (PRc)2:26:10
31Jonathan Chester (Can)2:26:16
32Daniel Restrepo (Col)2:50:41
33TC Crawford (USA)2:51:57
34Larry Rilley (USA)2:52:02
35Jorge Riba (Pan)2:54:40
36Rafael De Vitto (Arg)3:04:12
37Christopher Smith (Tri)3:11:33
38Carim Zogbi (Arg)3:19:48
39Grant Harris (RSA)3:22:52
40Jorge Urrutia (USA)4:03:20
41Maximiliano Echeverría (Chi)4:55:47

Women solo
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Anja Dinter (Ger)5:24:56
2Melanie Hunter (USA)0:37:18

Men Solo 45+
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Leon Van der Schoor (Ned)4:56:31
2Zbigniew Wizner (Pol)0:10:35
3Steve Walsh (Can)0:12:18
4Stephen Lebovitz (USA)0:13:59
5Frank Snyman (Nam)0:14:19
6Gabriel González (Chi)0:15:26
7John Ramsden (Can)0:32:52
8Scott McCallum (USA)0:38:17
9Rick D´Amico Jr (USA)0:43:58
10David Burke (USA)0:44:50
11Michael Talbert (USA)0:48:09
12Monty Dersley (RSA)0:50:57
13Thomas Borst (Ger)0:51:49
14Felipe Sargent (Chi)0:53:12
15Gustavo Rodolfo Marquez (Arg)1:05:21
16Bob Faulkner (Can)1:07:24
17Richard Dustan (Can)
18Scott Biddinger (USA)1:07:25
19Kevin Maldonado (USA)1:20:10
20Gerry McCuaig (Can)1:40:05
21Joaquín Gil del Real (Pan)1:40:07
22Andrés Correa (Col)2:23:39
23Robert Souter (Can)2:39:45
24Jorge Ricardo Riba (Pan)4:04:12

Mixed duo
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mary McConneloug (USA) & Michael Broderick (USA)4:39:35
2Elisa García (Chi) & Claus Plaut (Chi)0:17:17
3Trish Grajczyk (Can) & Erik Bakke (USA)0:17:44
4Florencia Espiñeira (Chi) & Tomás Baeza (Chi)0:27:14

Men duo
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Javier Püschel (Chi) & Luciano Caraccioli (Arg)3:56:22
2Hans Alfredo Tapia (Chi) & Saul Novoa (Chi)0:11:52
3Juan Garcia (Arg) & Francisco Perez (Arg)0:30:24
4Víctor Galvez (Chi) & Nicolás Prudencio (Chi)0:33:16
5Paul Ensink (Ned) & Matthijs Pot (Ned)0:51:40
6Benoit Simard (Can) & Jacques Gagne (Can)0:58:48
7Pedro González (Chi) & Sebastián Figueroa (Chi)1:01:30
8Michael Neser (RSA) & Christiaan Neser (RSA)1:19:24
9Alexander Vermehren (Chi) & Ivan Neihual (Chi)1:33:15
10Rolando Alfaro (Chi) & Roberto Alfaro (Chi)1:44:15

Mixed duo 60+
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Begoña Sylleros (Chi) & Cristóbal García Huidobro (Chi)5:14:26

Men duo 60+
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Carlos Cardemil (Chi) & José María Eyzaguirre (Chi)4:26:36
2Giorgio Nattero (Chi) & Sergio Madrid (Chi)0:00:15
3José Pablo Ramirez (Chi) & Gonzalo Aravena (Chi)0:10:30
4Alberto Santiago (PRc) & Javier Lopez (PRc)0:31:59
5Ben Swenka (USA) & Mike Quinn (USA)0:47:55
6Mauricio Guguielmetti (Chi) & Julian Muñoz (Chi)1:07:40
7Patricio Diaz (Chi) & Santiago Diaz (Chi)1:07:52
8Edward Kaplun (Chi) & Anibal Baeza (Chi)1:44:44
9Luis Lobo (Ven) & Luis Naranjo (Ven)2:00:07
10Pablo Anguita (Chi) & Gonzalo San Martín (Chi)2:17:55

Mixed duo 80+
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Chris Carmichael (USA) & Rebecca Rusch (USA)5:10:54
2Linda McGee (USA) & Rob McGee (USA)0:26:31
3Vanessa Tirloni (Ita) & Aldo Zanardi (Ita)1:12:54
4Irina Kukueva (Rus) & Valery Evgrafov (Rus)1:16:08
5Ximena Martínez (Per) & Javier Serra (Spa)3:57:51

Men duo 80+
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Carsten Bresser (Ger) & Udo Bölts (Ger)4:11:59
2Brian Vaughn (USA) & Yuri Hauswald (USA)0:41:34
3Cristian Raab (Chi) & José Luis García (Chi)1:11:52
4Friedrich Ricco (RSA) & Claude Van Cuyck (RSA)1:13:04
5Klaus Ruebensaal (Ger) & Andreas Wittmann (Ger)1:13:30
6Jeffrey Larson (USA) & Leonard Tullous (USA)1:14:30
7Willem Van der Merwe (RSA) & Jeffry Willcocks (RSA)1:22:13
8Jim Lehman (USA) & John Battista (USA)1:32:49
9Wayne Brunyee (RSA) & Jan Hnizdo (RSA)1:39:36
10Ben Morris (GBr) & Shane Dickinson (GBr)2:02:26
11Jeremy Barret (GBr) & Stephen Jackson (GBr)2:35:54
12Reuven Sztejfman (Isr) & Christopher Hoe (USA)1:51:56
DNFDenio Roberto M. Franco (Bra) & Paulo Coelho (Bra)
DNFGraham Denny (GBr) & Rod Cairns (RSA)

Mixed duo 100+
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bill Glore (USA) & Mike Dannelley (USA)4:51:01
2Harry Ensink (Ned) & Willy Welles (Ned)0:06:04
3Thys Neser (RSA) & Brett Sachs (RSA)0:45:42
4Graham Denny (GBr) & Rod Cairns (RSA)1:18:04
4Sarah Webb (RSA) & Stewart Shaw-Tayloer (RSA)2:08:51

Half Andes Men solo
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Boris Pérez (Pan)7:37:20
2Javier Crasemann (Chi)0:50:40
3Luis Hernán Bustos (Chi)0:50:41

Half Andes Men solo 45+
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Augusto Coello (Chi)8:28:00
2Axel Paul (Chi)

Men solo general classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Stefan Sahm (Ger)3:45:56
2Jason Sager (USA)0:02:29
3Jan Dams (Bel)0:18:41
4Alessandro Venturelli (Ita)0:22:16
5Blake Harlan (USA)0:25:44
6Renzo Corzini (Chi)0:28:28
7Alfonso Cossio (Chi)0:37:24
8Jordi Falgueras Payret (Spa)0:45:17
9Adam Ossowski (Pol)0:49:30
10José Antonio Riquelme (Chi)0:49:36
11Brad Cob (GBr)0:50:27
12Luuk Belga (Ned)1:02:08
13Jim Salusbury (Can)1:10:38
14Cederic Lyen (Bel)1:10:58
15Juan José Hazbún (Chi)1:13:16
16Christoph Stephan (Ger)1:14:34
17Nathan Heaps (USA)1:22:21
18Joaquín Echeverría (Ecu)1:22:43
19Pietrus Swiegers (Nam)1:24:20
20Sjoerd Tilstra (Ned)1:29:20
21Carsten Bischoff (Ger)1:39:00
22Bert Belga (Ned)1:39:29
23Ryan Mendes (Tri)1:41:32
24Jason Costelloe (Tri)1:42:00
25Greg Martin (USA)1:42:37
26Ian Owen (Gal)1:47:00
27Cristóbal Cruz (Chi)2:13:18
28Carlos Maldonado (PRc)2:16:15
29Cristian Kind (Chi)2:22:02
30Ramón Lopez (PRc)2:26:10
31Jonathan Chester (Can)2:26:16
32Daniel Restrepo (Col)2:50:41
33TC Crawford (USA)2:51:57
34Larry Rilley (USA)2:52:02
35Jorge Riba (Pan)2:54:40
36Rafael De Vitto (Arg)3:04:12
37Christopher Smith (Tri)3:11:33
38Carim Zogbi (Arg)3:19:48
39Grant Harris (RSA)3:22:52
40Jorge Urrutia (USA)4:03:20
41Maximiliano Echeverría (Chi)4:55:47

Women solo general classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Anja Dinter (Ger)5:24:56
2Melanie Hunter (USA)0:37:18

Men Solo 45+ general classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Leon Van der Schoor (Ned)4:56:31
2Zbigniew Wizner (Pol)0:10:35
3Steve Walsh (Can)0:12:18
4Stephen Lebovitz (USA)0:13:59
5Frank Snyman (Nam)0:14:19
6Gabriel González (Chi)0:15:26
7John Ramsden (Can)0:32:52
8Scott McCallum (USA)0:38:17
9Rick D´Amico Jr (USA)0:43:58
10David Burke (USA)0:44:50
11Michael Talbert (USA)0:48:09
12Monty Dersley (RSA)0:50:57
13Thomas Borst (Ger)0:51:49
14Felipe Sargent (Chi)0:53:12
15Gustavo Rodolfo Marquez (Arg)1:05:21
16Bob Faulkner (Can)1:07:24
17Richard Dustan (Can)
18Scott Biddinger (USA)1:07:25
19Kevin Maldonado (USA)1:20:10
20Gerry McCuaig (Can)1:40:05
21Joaquín Gil del Real (Pan)1:40:07
22Andrés Correa (Col)2:23:39
23Robert Souter (Can)2:39:45
24Jorge Ricardo Riba (Pan)4:04:12

Mixed duo general classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mary McConneloug (USA) & Michael Broderick (USA)4:39:35
2Elisa García (Chi) & Claus Plaut (Chi)0:17:17
3Trish Grajczyk (Can) & Erik Bakke (USA)0:17:44
4Florencia Espiñeira (Chi) & Tomás Baeza (Chi)0:27:14

Men duo general classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Javier Püschel (Chi) & Luciano Caraccioli (Arg)3:56:22
2Hans Alfredo Tapia (Chi) & Saul Novoa (Chi)0:11:52
3Juan Garcia (Arg) & Francisco Perez (Arg)0:30:24
4Víctor Galvez (Chi) & Nicolás Prudencio (Chi)0:33:16
5Paul Ensink (Ned) & Matthijs Pot (Ned)0:51:40
6Benoit Simard (Can) & Jacques Gagne (Can)0:58:48
7Pedro González (Chi) & Sebastián Figueroa (Chi)1:01:30
8Michael Neser (RSA) & Christiaan Neser (RSA)1:19:24
9Alexander Vermehren (Chi) & Ivan Neihual (Chi)1:33:15
10Rolando Alfaro (Chi) & Roberto Alfaro (Chi)1:44:15

Mixed duo 60+ general classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Begoña Sylleros (Chi) & Cristóbal García Huidobro (Chi)5:14:26

Men duo 60+ general classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Carlos Cardemil (Chi) & José María Eyzaguirre (Chi)4:26:36
2Giorgio Nattero (Chi) & Sergio Madrid (Chi)0:00:15
3José Pablo Ramirez (Chi) & Gonzalo Aravena (Chi)0:10:30
4Alberto Santiago (PRc) & Javier Lopez (PRc)0:31:59
5Ben Swenka (USA) & Mike Quinn (USA)0:47:55
6Mauricio Guguielmetti (Chi) & Julian Muñoz (Chi)1:07:40
7Patricio Diaz (Chi) & Santiago Diaz (Chi)1:07:52
8Edward Kaplun (Chi) & Anibal Baeza (Chi)1:44:44
9Luis Lobo (Ven) & Luis Naranjo (Ven)2:00:07
10Pablo Anguita (Chi) & Gonzalo San Martín (Chi)2:17:55

Mixed duo 80+ general classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Chris Carmichael (USA) & Rebecca Rusch (USA)5:10:54
2Linda McGee (USA) & Rob McGee (USA)0:26:31
3Vanessa Tirloni (Ita) & Aldo Zanardi (Ita)1:12:54
4Irina Kukueva (Rus) & Valery Evgrafov (Rus)1:16:08
5Ximena Martínez (Per) & Javier Serra (Spa)3:57:51

Men duo 80+ general classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Carsten Bresser (Ger) & Udo Bölts (Ger)4:11:59
2Brian Vaughn (USA) & Yuri Hauswald (USA)0:41:34
3Cristian Raab (Chi) & José Luis García (Chi)1:11:52
4Friedrich Ricco (RSA) & Claude Van Cuyck (RSA)1:13:04
5Klaus Ruebensaal (Ger) & Andreas Wittmann (Ger)1:13:30
6Jeffrey Larson (USA) & Leonard Tullous (USA)1:14:30
7Willem Van der Merwe (RSA) & Jeffry Willcocks (RSA)1:22:13
8Jim Lehman (USA) & John Battista (USA)1:32:49
9Wayne Brunyee (RSA) & Jan Hnizdo (RSA)1:39:36
10Ben Morris (GBr) & Shane Dickinson (GBr)2:02:26
11Jeremy Barret (GBr) & Stephen Jackson (GBr)2:35:54
12Reuven Sztejfman (Isr) & Christopher Hoe (USA)1:51:56
DNFDenio Roberto M. Franco (Bra) & Paulo Coelho (Bra)
DNFGraham Denny (GBr) & Rod Cairns (RSA)

Mixed duo 100+ general classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bill Glore (USA) & Mike Dannelley (USA)4:51:01
2Harry Ensink (Ned) & Willy Welles (Ned)0:06:04
3Thys Neser (RSA) & Brett Sachs (RSA)0:45:42
4Graham Denny (GBr) & Rod Cairns (RSA)1:18:04
4Sarah Webb (RSA) & Stewart Shaw-Tayloer (RSA)2:08:51

Half Andes Men solo general classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Boris Pérez (Pan)7:37:20
2Javier Crasemann (Chi)0:50:40
3Luis Hernán Bustos (Chi)0:50:41

Half Andes Men solo 45+ general classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Augusto Coello (Chi)8:28:00
2Axel Paul (Chi)

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