The Andes Pacifico 2016 offers 5 days of pure mountain biking from the Andes to the Pacific Ocean in Chile. Riders will be going through more than 10,000 meters of descent in 21 special stages to complete this adventure. Find out what happened on day one in the press release:

La Parva Ski Resort, received a total of 64 riders from around the world to compete in the 3rd version of Santa Cruz 2016 Pacific Andes by Montenbaik.

The Special Stage Valle Amarillo that started at 3500 meters was the initial test of the “Dakar” of mountain bikes. After this and 4 other stages of the Andes Pacifico 2016, the Chilean pilot from team Extreme Zone, Nicolas Prudencio stands as leader with a total time of 41:26.5, followed by the Scottish Mark Scott.

Chilean Rider Nico Prudencio was the fastest on the first day of Andes Pacifico 2016
Chilean Rider Nico Prudencio was the fastest rider on the first day
Mark Scott achieves place 2.
Mark Scott followed on the second spot.

Very close in third position is the Frenchman Francois Bailly–Maitre with 41:33.4 – that is also fighting for a place on the podium. In fourth is the Chilean Milciades Jaque from Curico, after cutting his chain in the fifth special Lomas del Viento, despite this mishap is less than 1 minute from Prudencio.

Francois-Bailly-Maitre Claudio on BMC on place 3.
Francois-Bailly-Maitre was third after the first day.
Jérôme Clementz only got place 6 on day 1 of Andes Pacifico 2016
Jérôme Clementz came in sixth on day 1.

Meanwhile in the ladies category of the Andes Pacifico 2016, 3 times world champion Tracy Moseley Britain achieves the first day, followed by the French Pauline Dieffenthaler with a time of 51:22.2.

Tracy Moseley was the fastest woman on day one of Andes Pacifico 2016
Tracy Moseley was the fastest woman.

With a total of almost 4000 meters of descent and 5 Special ends on the first day of competition in the Andes. For the second day waiting another 5 special on a rocky and dissolved squeezing the skills of each rider.

Here are some impressions of day one:

For further information have a look on the Montenbaik-Website.

Words: Montenbaik Photos: Sven Martin (1, 5), Claudio Olguin (title, 2, 3, 4)

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