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Race report: Andes Pacifico presented by Santa Cruz – Day 0

Today was day 0 of this first edition of the Andes Pacifico presented by Santa Cruz – Check out this short report and the beautiful landscapes. A dream of a race!

1AP Dave Trumpore2

The 80 riders were transported to the Ski Resort La Parva. Upon arrival, riders went through registration and were taken to their apartments sheltered from the cold Andean Night. After registration our media crew went for a ride to check the terrain, and found some dusty and rocky trails.

1AP Sven Martin2

After dinner riders had the first briefing where the race’s director Matias Del Solar presented the Montenbaik team that will be working on this race, the same team will also be producing the first round of the Enduro World Series in April 18-19 2014 in Nevados de Chillan, Chile.

Matias presented an overview of what lay in store for the next 4 days of this unique event, and preparing riders for the route and requirements for the first day of racing, that will start tomorrow.

Day One will have:

  • 40 kms total riding distance
  • 4 Special Stages
  • 23 kms of Special Stages
  • 3670 meters of vertical downhill
1AP Gary Perkin2

We are looking forward to start the Andes Pacifico tomorrow. In case you are just catching up with this event we invite you to see our promo video:

Beautiful trails with an impressive view in the Chilean andes

Beautiful trails with an impressive view in the Chilean andes

Tomorrow the riders will be riding 4 special stages with a total length of 23km

Tomorrow the riders will be facing 4 special stages with a total length of 23km

Race bikes in the cold Andean night

Race bikes in the cold Andean night

Check back tomorrow for news of Day One!

Words: Eduardo de Solminihac | Photos: Gary Perkin, Sven Martin and Dave Trumpore

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