Yesterday after 3 special tests the Andes Pacifico arrived after 4 days to the Pacific ocean.
The first SS, “Ojeda ” was something known for some Chileans who had raced the last date of the Montenbaik Enduro 2013 in Puchuncavi. A lot of switchbacks and a big amount of rocks were a real surprise, same as the cloudy sky that helped to lower the temperature. In this PE Jerome Clementz won with a time of 8:24 for his closest rival François Bailly- Maitre who arrived just a second further back. In Damas, Anka Martin continued her supremacy with a time of 10:13.
The second PE was something new for everyone. With a link between eucalyptus forests and a totally different descent by native forests and many rock ruts that made fly the competitors to reach the sea. Clementz here again showed his supremacy taking home the special test followed by Pedro Ferreira who was finally starting to get the pace he wanted.
Who take the second place? Nico or François? This PE was marked by a trail through native forests that leave with a smile on all competitors and it was very entertaining and fast! Here again Clementz continued his “total stage domination” and took the stage with 7:35 . Meanwhile Nico Prudencio did his best SS of the day and finished second, 9 seconds behind Clementz, meanwhile François ended with three seconds more than Prudencio which assured the seond place for the Chilean in the final standings.
Finally Frenchman Jerome Clementz , Enduro World Champion won the first version of “Montenbaik Enduro – Andes Pacifico by Santa Cruz ” which began last Wednesday in La Parva, ending in Maitencillo, in the Valparaíso Region.
The French rider led the race from start to finish, confirming his supremacy. He disputed thirteen special stages, and he beat for 3 minutes and 59 seconds to the current monarch Chilean Nicolas Prudencio, who lashed out at the last stage, moving by just six seconds into French Francois Bailly-Maitre the third step.
Meanwhile, the Woman category was won by the New Zealander Anka Martin, followed by the French Pauline Dieffenthaler, and the British Julia Hobson.
Finally, the Master series , the honors went to the Frenchman Francois Dola, who was on the podium with the prominent Chilean specialists Claus Plaut and Felipe Vásquez.
We leave you with photos by Sven Martin, Gary Perkin, Dave Trumpore and Claudio Olguin.
The results may be found on : http://montenbaik.com/Resultados/