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July 31/12 17:07 pm - Mongolian Challenge: Stage 1 and 2


Posted by Editoress on 07/31/12
 

The 2012 Mongolian Challenge started on Monday in Mongolia.  A number of Canadians are competing in this grueling event,  including defending champion Cory Wallace.

 

Stage 1 (August 30th): Baatar to Tull River, 119 km, 1630 metres of climbing

It was an epic start to the 2012 Mongolia Bike Challenge presented by Orbea as the skies opened and the downpour began. A front group quickly formed, keeping their exposure as they headed into the Mongolian countryside on what quickly became muddy double track.

Team Kona looked strong from the start with Barry Wicks, Kris Sneddon, and last year's runner-up, Cory Wallace, included in the lead group. Carter Hovey of Team MBC Racing powered by Orbea-SMP and Paul Zamora of Team Buff International were part of this group with Marcel Hagener of Chiru-WTB also in the mix.

The two Mongolian National Team riders, Altansuk Altanzhul and Tuguldur "Tugu" Tuulkhangai (runner-up 2010) also looked very strong from the beginning. By the second rest stop at 65 kilometers the group had separated with Team Kona and Zamora opening at two minute gap. In a sprint finish, it was Cory Wallace first, followed by teammate Kris Sneddon and then Zamora. Wicks finished a strong forth, followed by Hovey and Tugu. Racers are now clean and rested, getting used to camp life, and hoping for sunnier skies in the stages ahead.




Stage 2: Tuul River to Undur Sant uul Maountains, 120 km, 1000 metres of climbing

Racers found their rhythm today during the second stage of the 2012 Mongolia Bike Challenge presented by Orbea. Spirits were high this morning as the weather gods shone brightly on the Tuul River Camp. Today's 120 kilometer course featured rolling grasslands with a number of significant climbs which led to epic green valleys dotted with nomadic herders and their ger (yurt) homesteads.

A large front group was established early consisting of 15 riders. The pack was whittled down to 8 riders by the 50 kilometer marker. This group included stage one winner, Cory Wallace and his Kona teammates Kris Sneddon and Barry Wicks, as well as Pau Zamora (Team Buff), Carter Hovey (Team MBC Racing p/b Orbea-SMP), Mongolian rider Tuguldur Tuulkhangai, and Razif Salleh and Marcel Hagener of Team Chiru-WTB.

After the second rest stop at 90 kilometers, Wallace, Wicks, Sneddon, and Tuulkhangai were able to break away and get a significant gap on the rest of the field. In the end, it was the Mongolian rider, Tuulkhangai, who won the stage, followed by Wicks and Wallace. The sun is still shining at day's end as athletes settle into camp life in the Undur Sant Uul Mountains.

 

Stage 1
1 Cory Wallace (Canada) 3:22:02
2 Kris Sneddon (Canada) at 0:45
3 Pau Zamora Perez (Spain) 0:46
4 Barry Wicks (United States) 0:51
5 Carter Hovey (Canada) 17:12
6 Tuguldur Tuulkhangai (Mongolia) 17:27
7 David Rovira Roqueta (Spain) 20:37
8 Francesc Juliá Pascual (Spain) 20:37
9 Marcel Hagener (New Zealand) 21:31
10 Peter Paelinck (Belgium) 33:10
11 Mohamad Razif Bin Mohamad Salleh (Malaysia) 34:29
12 Altansukh Altanzul (Mongolia) 38:39
13 Marcel Farres Dasquens (Spain) 42:17
14 Davide Ghedini (Italy) 44:52
15 Lorenzo Milesi (Switzerland) 44:52
16 Ray Giddins (Australia) 47:23
17 Robert Bleeker (Australia) 51:13
18 Sumya Baterdene (Mongolia) 51:49
19 Delgerbayar Sonomtseren (Mongolia) 55:49
20 Ivan Cabañas Gonzalez (Spain) 56:38
21 Elisabeth Adamson (Australia) 1:00:12
22 Jep Gonzalez Farres (Spain) 1:00:15
23 Alex Ramsey (Australia) 1:01:22
24 Fabio Elmer (Germany) 1:02:05
25 Thomas Wettemann (Germany) 1:02:05
26 Uwe Geiger (Germany) 1:02:05
27 Steven Pauwels (Belgium) 1:05:22
28 Batmunkh Mijid (Mongolia) 1:07:05
29 Greg Mckennis (United States) 1:08:20
30 Jennifer Crake (Canada) 1:10:13
31 Liesbeth Hessens (Belgium) 1:12:08
32 Ulziibaatar Jamsran (Mongolia) 1:14:27
33 Jack Anderson (United States) 1:20:55
34 Thomas Borst (Germany) 1:20:58
35 Marcos Barrio Robles (Spain) 1:31:45
36 Max Richner (Switzerland) 1:32:22
37 Iwona Szmyd (Poland) 1:34:26
38 Batbayar Lkham-yanjin (Mongolia) 1:34:29
39 Jesus Martin Del Nogal (Spain) 1:35:53
40 Johan Walraven (Netherlands) 1:47:53
41 Tommy Tumendemberel (Mongolia) 1:59:53
42 Angel Lopez Santos (Spain) 2:03:20
43 Jos Van Dijk (Netherlands) 2:03:20
44 Thierry Lilian Claude Carayol (France) 2:03:20
45 Nuo Zhang (China) 2:08:20
46 Otgontuya Batbaatar (Mongolia) 2:08:54
47 Birgit Richner (Switzerland) 2:10:10
48 Wouter Rijnaerts (Netherlands) 2:12:14
49 Aloyse Albert Schartz (Luxembourg) 2:16:45
50 Solongo Tserenlham (Mongolia) 2:23:46
51 Griet Peeters (Belgium) 2:24:36
52 Kristof Nootens (Belgium) 2:24:36
53 Frances Galache Rejón (Spain) 2:35:00
DNF Edmund Tan (Singapore) 3:52:30
DNF Marcel Besemer (Netherlands) 3:52:30
 
Stage 2
1 Tuguldur Tuulkhangai (Mongolia) 4:25:06
2 Barry Wicks (United States) 4:24:56
3 Cory Wallace (Canada) 4:24:46
4 Kris Sneddon (Canada) 4:25:17
5 Pau Zamora Perez (Spain) 4:29:38
6 Peter Paelinck (Belgium) 4:33:31
7 Carter Hovey (Canada) 4:38:09
8 Mohamad Razif Bin Mohamad Salleh (Malaysia) 4:38:09
9 Marcel Hagener (New Zealand) 4:40:31
10 David Rovira Roqueta (Spain) 4:45:24
11 Francesc Juliá Pascual (Spain) 4:49:43
12 Davide Ghedini (Italy) 5:13:54
13 Altansukh Altanzul (Mongolia) 5:14:01
14 Thomas Wettemann (Germany) 5:14:01
15 Lorenzo Milesi (Switzerland) 5:14:44
16 Marcel Farres Dasquens (Spain) 5:15:51
17 Ray Giddins (Australia) 5:19:00
18 Sumya Baterdene (Mongolia) 5:20:23
19 Elisabeth Adamson (Australia) 5:21:12
20 Alex Ramsey (Australia) 5:22:27
21 Fabio Elmer (Germany) 5:22:27
22 Steven Pauwels (Belgium) 5:23:07
23 Greg Mckennis (United States) 5:24:25
24 Uwe Geiger (Germany) 5:29:18
25 Delgerbayar Sonomtseren (Mongolia) 5:31:24
26 Liesbeth Hessens (Belgium) 5:31:33
27 Jennifer Crake (Canada) 5:31:56
28 Aloyse Albert Schartz (Luxembourg) 5:31:59
29 Thomas Borst (Germany) 5:41:51
30 Batmunkh Mijid (Mongolia) 5:43:45
31 Jep Gonzalez Farres (Spain) 5:47:25
32 Edmund Tan (Singapore) 5:49:32
33 Solongo Tserenlham (Mongolia) 5:52:23
34 Iwona Szmyd (Poland) 5:54:53
35 Jesus Martin Del Nogal (Spain) 5:58:33
36 Max Richner (Switzerland) 5:59:15
37 Jack Anderson (United States) 6:03:13
38 Otgontuya Batbaatar (Mongolia) 6:09:38
39 Ulziibaatar Jamsran (Mongolia) 6:11:28
40 Nuo Zhang (China) 6:18:52
41 Ivan Cabañas Gonzalez (Spain) 6:19:54
42 Johan Walraven (Netherlands) 6:28:39
43 Batbayar Lkham-yanjin (Mongolia) 6:29:47
44 Angel Lopez Santos (Spain) 6:32:19
45 Marcos Barrio Robles (Spain) 6:32:19
46 Robert Bleeker (Australia) 6:32:19
47 Birgit Richner (Switzerland) 6:41:42
48 Jos Van Dijk (Netherlands) 6:52:34
49 Wouter Rijnaerts (Netherlands) 6:52:34
50 Frances Galache Rejón (Spain) 6:56:21
51 Marcel Besemer (Netherlands) 6:57:01
52 Griet Peeters (Belgium) 6:57:21
53 Kristof Nootens (Belgium) 6:57:21
54 Thierry Lilian Claude Carayol (France) 6:59:52
DNF Tommy Tumendemberel (Mongolia)
 
GC
1 Cory Wallace (Canada) 7:39:20
2 Kris Sneddon (Canada) at 7:06
3 Barry Wicks (United States) 3:51
4 Pau Zamora Perez (Spain) 13:06
5 Tuguldur Tuulkhangai (Mongolia) 25:05
6 Carter Hovey (Canada) 38:03
7 Marcel Hagener (New Zealand) 43:30
8 David Rovira Roqueta (Spain) 48:43
9 Peter Paelinck (Belgium) 49:15
10 Francesc Juliá Pascual (Spain) 53:02
11 Mohamad Razif Bin Mohamad Salleh (Malaysia) 55:20
12 Altansukh Altanzul (Mongolia) 1:35:12
13 Marcel Farres Dasquens (Spain) 1:40:50
14 Davide Ghedini (Italy) 1:41:28
15 Lorenzo Milesi (Switzerland) 1:42:18
16 Ray Giddins (Australia) 1:49:05
17 Sumya Baterdene (Mongolia) 1:54:54
18 Thomas Wettemann (Germany) 1:58:48
19 Elisabeth Adamson (Australia) 2:04:06
20 Alex Ramsey (Australia) 2:06:31
21 Fabio Elmer (Germany) 2:07:14
22 Delgerbayar Sonomtseren (Mongolia) 2:09:55
23 Steven Pauwels (Belgium) 2:11:11
24 Uwe Geiger (Germany) 2:14:05
25 Greg Mckennis (United States) 2:15:27
26 Jennifer Crake (Canada) 2:24:51
27 Liesbeth Hessens (Belgium) 2:26:23
28 Jep Gonzalez Farres (Spain) 2:29:37
29 Batmunkh Mijid (Mongolia) 2:33:32
30 Thomas Borst (Germany) 2:45:31
31 Ivan Cabañas Gonzalez (Spain) 2:59:14
32 Robert Bleeker (Australia) 3:06:14
33 Jack Anderson (United States) 3:06:50
34 Ulziibaatar Jamsran (Mongolia) 3:08:37
35 Iwona Szmyd (Poland) 3:12:01
36 Max Richner (Switzerland) 3:14:19
37 Jesus Martin Del Nogal (Spain) 3:17:08
38 Aloyse Albert Schartz (Luxembourg) 3:31:26
39 Marcos Barrio Robles (Spain) 3:46:46
40 Batbayar Lkham-yanjin (Mongolia) 3:46:58
41 Solongo Tserenlham (Mongolia) 3:58:51
42 Johan Walraven (Netherlands) 3:59:14
43 Otgontuya Batbaatar (Mongolia) 4:01:14
44 Nuo Zhang (China) 4:09:54
45 Angel Lopez Santos (Spain) 4:18:21
46 Birgit Richner (Switzerland) 4:34:34
47 Jos Van Dijk (Netherlands) 4:38:36
48 Thierry Lilian Claude Carayol (France) 4:45:54
49 Wouter Rijnaerts (Netherlands) 4:47:30
50 Griet Peeters (Belgium) 5:04:39
51 Kristof Nootens (Belgium) 5:04:39
52 Frances Galache Rejón (Spain) 5:14:03
53 Edmund Tan (Singapore) 5:24:44
54 Marcel Besemer (Netherlands) 6:32:13
DNF Tommy Tumendemberel (Mongolia)

 

 


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