Trans Provence 2013: Day 2 Report

by Dave Anderson 0

Here’s the latest update from Trans Provence…

Day 2 Mavic® Trans-Provence 2013

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Digne-Les-Bains -> Villars-Colmars.

Following this morning’s racing at Mavic® Trans-Provence 2013 six riders received penalties for deliberately cutting corners for time advantage on Special Stage 5 (the first Special Stage of Day 2).

The riders were Afonso Ferreira, Alex Stock, François Dola, Mikko Kupiainen, Todd Seplavy and Vadim Savelyev.

We are aware that there have been some discussions on various social networks and websites as to the fairness or validity of the penalties. Ash Smith (Mavic® Trans-Provence 2013 organiser and race director) felt that a statement was needed to explain and clarify today’s events.

“Today during Special Stage1 at Mavic® Trans-Provence 2013, six riders were each given a 35 second penalty for cutting corners. The incidents were seen by myself personally. They were not reported by another competitor or any second party.

“We cannot be at every corner to check that riders are obeying the rules. I believe that the ‘random testing’ approach that we take – monitoring parts of Special Stages where there’s a very clear choice to be made between riding the line or cutting corners – combined with the knowledge that riders will and have been caught and duly penalised will encourage riders to conduct themselves within the spirit of the event (namely, with a sense of sportsmanship, not to mention our joint obligation to protect the trails so that others may enjoy them for generations to come.)”

“I hope this clarifies the situation. We’re pleased there’s so much interest in the event and rules, so thanks for all of the comments across the ‘net. Enduro as a sport is in now in the limelight. It’s my belief that by having simple rules now about expected behaviour will only help the sport grow.”

Ash Smith

PosNameTeamCategoryDay 1: Clamensane to Digne-les-BainsDay 2: Digne-les-Bains to Villars-ColmarsTotal
1stCLEMENTZ JérômeCannondale Overmountain / MavicPRO00:37:58(1)00:20:43(2)00:58:41
2ndLAU NicolasCube Action TeamPRO00:38:25(2)00:20:41(1)00:59:06
3rdBAREL FabienCanyon Factory Enduro Team / MAVICPRO00:38:44(3)00:21:25(5)01:00:09
4thKABUSH GeoffScott-3Rox RacingPRO00:39:32(4)00:20:51(3)01:00:23
5thBAILLY-MAITRE FrançoisBMC TrailcrewPRO00:39:37(5)00:21:13(4)01:00:50
6thNICOLL JamieSanta Cruz BicyclesPRO00:39:49(6)00:21:36(6)01:01:25
7thFUMIC ManuelCannondale Factory RacingPRO00:41:30(9)00:21:42(8)01:03:12
8thBALL ChrisAM00:41:21(8)00:22:03(12)01:03:24
9thCRAIG AdamGiant Factory Off-Road TeamPRO00:41:31(11)00:21:56(10)01:03:27
10thWEIR MarkCannondale Overmountain / WTBPRO00:41:30(9)00:22:11(13)01:03:41
11thGOLAY FlorianBMC TrailcrewPRO00:41:15(7)00:22:29(14)01:03:44
12thCOOPER AntonCannondale Factory RacingPRO00:42:07(13)00:21:38(7)01:03:45
13thCRUZ BenCannondale Overmountain / WTBPRO00:41:54(12)00:21:59(11)01:03:53
14thSTOCK AlexKonaPRO00:42:48(14)00:23:56(21)01:06:44
15thDICKERHOFF MaxiCanyon Factory Enduro TeamPRO00:43:52(15)00:23:02(15)01:06:54
16thMUNNIK OliverAM00:45:02(18)00:21:54(9)01:06:56
17thFARIN GuillaumeBMC TrailcrewPRO00:44:35(16)00:23:44(18)01:08:19
18thMARTIN SvenSanta Cruz BicyclesM4000:45:09(19)00:23:44(18)01:08:53
19thGIBSON NickAM00:46:07(23)00:23:17(16)01:09:24
20thTHOMSON StuMTB Cut / OrangeAM00:45:57(21)00:23:41(17)01:09:38
21stHAUKOM TomAM00:45:40(20)00:24:08(24)01:09:48
22ndPRUDENCIO NicoTeam Giant ChilePRO00:46:03(22)00:23:50(20)01:09:53
23rdDOLA Françoisla Roue LibreM4000:44:45(17)00:25:24(33)01:10:09
24thFAGERLI Ole ChristianAM00:46:49(25)00:24:00(22)01:10:49
25thKUPIAINEN MikkoAM00:46:22(24)00:24:32(27)01:10:54
26thPATTERSON MattAM00:47:11(27)00:24:03(23)01:11:14
27thSMAIL PaulAM00:47:08(26)00:24:26(26)01:11:34
28thREITAN GauteAM00:47:44(29)00:24:36(28)01:12:20
29thANGUS PaulAM00:48:04(30)00:24:40(29)01:12:44
30thAAS ØyvindAM00:49:47(36)00:24:12(25)01:13:59
31stSCHWAB TilmannAM00:47:35(28)00:27:07(51)01:14:42
32nd=MARTIN AnkaJuliana BicyclesWMN00:49:13(33)00:25:44(37)01:14:57
32nd=BOWMAN JoeAM00:48:26(31)00:26:31(48)01:14:57
34thWAGHORN JonnyM4000:50:04(37)00:24:55(31)01:14:59
35thMORAN KevinAM00:49:10(32)00:25:57(41)01:15:07
36thKUENZLI OthmarM4000:50:20(39)00:24:57(32)01:15:17
37thEMMETT KelliGiant Factory Off-Road TeamWMN00:49:42(34)00:25:40(36)01:15:22
38thRACING PlonsM4000:50:15(38)00:25:46(39)01:16:01
39thFERREIRA AfonsoAM00:49:46(35)00:26:19(45)01:16:05
40thSOHKANEN SimoAM00:51:31(45)00:24:42(30)01:16:13
41stRAMSAY SebM4000:50:51(42)00:25:24(33)01:16:15
42ndOCKELTON WillSanta Cruz BicyclesAM00:50:39(41)00:25:55(40)01:16:34
43rdPERRY LesterAM00:51:00(43)00:26:00(42)01:17:00
44thCANCELLIER JonSRAMAM00:51:34(46)00:25:36(35)01:17:10
45thHORRIDGE EmilyTransition BikesWMN00:50:38(40)00:26:57(50)01:17:35
46thIMBS RaphaelTannenBikeM4000:51:03(44)00:26:33(49)01:17:36
47thCALAM JeffAM00:52:03(47)00:26:04(43)01:18:07
48thFAN MickeyAM00:52:13(49)00:26:05(44)01:18:18
49thSTEVENS JonAM00:52:52(50)00:26:19(45)01:19:11
50thHARRISON LukeM4000:53:57(51)00:27:45(53)01:21:42
51stKELTON TimAM00:52:03(47)00:29:48(60)01:21:51
52ndWATERMAN AndyAM00:56:06(55)00:26:26(47)01:22:32
53rdCABELLO RodrigoAM00:55:45(53)00:27:26(52)01:23:11
54thDIEFFENTHALER PaulineCannondale / MAVICWMN00:54:46(52)00:28:32(56)01:23:18
55thSAVELYEV VadimAM00:55:49(54)00:27:48(54)01:23:37
56thBECKER BjörnM4000:58:34(57)00:27:51(55)01:26:25
57thGJESSVAG TonyAM00:58:12(56)00:28:45(57)01:26:57
58thSCHUELLER JörgM4000:59:32(59)00:28:46(58)01:28:18
59thSAPIN Nadinela Roue Libre/Team Scott ContessaWMN00:59:02(58)00:30:00(63)01:29:02
60thLJUNGDAHL TomasM4001:01:49(60)00:29:23(59)01:31:12
61stJORDAN LeeAM01:03:15(61)00:32:07(65)01:35:22
62ndMARTIN GutiAM01:06:43(62)00:29:53(61)01:36:36
63rdJUNGFER HelmarAM01:07:55(63)00:29:53(61)01:37:48
64thHUNTER Mary-AnneJuliana BicyclesWMN01:11:07(65)00:30:01(64)01:41:08
65thMACINNIS BenAM01:08:26(64)00:33:13(67)01:41:39
66thRIEBL JohannesOrbea Enduro CrewAM01:22:36(71)00:25:45(38)01:48:21
67thFOWLER CooperM4001:14:35(66)00:35:21(70)01:49:56
68thTIFFIN PaulAM01:16:51(67)00:33:15(68)01:50:06
69thSEPLAVY ToddAM01:18:00(68)00:33:33(69)01:51:33
70thCUNNINGHAM FayWMN01:19:47(69)00:32:28(66)01:52:15
71stWEST CatherineWMN01:20:38(70)00:38:55(71)01:59:33