Mavic Trans-Provence 2014 Day One Results & Report

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The racing has started and it’s looking like it’s already starting to get punishing…

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Distance: 39.15km
D+ : 1516m
D- :  2107m
Day One of this year’s Mavic® Trans-provence. 39km on the map with a bit of up and down, it can’t be so tough right?
A few years ago this same days racing was nearly 62km. Veterans mumble about how the days are getting easier, and reminisce about the old days when things were tougher and how much easier competitors have it now.
In no way making us jealous, oh no
In no way making us jealous, oh no
Ask the same vets at the end of today whether it’s got easier and you hear a resounding “NO!”. With the same amount of climbing that you used to get spread over 62km jammed into just 39.15km, it just makes for steeper days up and down. Being able to really spin uphill is no use at all if you have to carry your bike for most of the climbs; so less distance, but still a classic  Mavic® Trans-Provence day. Many people had a seven and eight hour day out on the hill today.
It’s not all slog, the usual array of starry eyed happy people are found at the feed station after Stage One and Two, and for Stage Four virgins the now legendary Donkey Darko ends in a combination of words that makes no sense, but clearly means they are happy!
Riding into the sunset?
Riding into the sunset?
So day one is done – people are tired, some of them are scraped, and some of them are bruised. Sven Martin has a suspected separated shoulder and there’s tales of teeth bouncing off bars. Lessons learned for some, and a race finished for others, and tomorrow is promised to be a brute.

Stay tuned.

PosNameTeam/CountryCategoryDay 1: Clamensane to PradsTotal
1stBAILLY-MAITRE FrançoisBMC Enduro Racing Team (FRA)PRO00:29:23(1)00:29:23
2ndCLEMENTZ JérômeCannondale / Mavic / SRAM (FRA)PRO00:29:42(2)00:29:42
3rdNICOLL JamiePolygon UR (NZL)PRO00:30:16(3)00:30:16
4thCRUZ BenWTB / Cannondale Overmountain (USA)PRO00:30:42(4)00:30:42
5thJOHNSTON ChrisThe Nomads / Santa Cruz Bicycles (NZL)PRO00:30:59(5)00:30:59
6thMUNNIK Oliver(RSA)AM00:32:09(6)00:32:09
7thSTOCK James(GBR)AM00:32:20(7)00:32:20
8th=GARAY IagoSanta Cruz Bicycles (ESP)PRO00:32:47(8)00:32:47
8th=DUCCI ManuelLifecyle / Ibis (ITA)PRO00:32:47(8)00:32:47
10thSTOCK Alex(GBR)PRO00:32:52(10)00:32:52
11thWOLSKY DylanThe Nomads / Santa Cruz Bicycles (AUS)PRO00:32:57(11)00:32:57
12thBARNARD Gary(RSA)AM00:33:07(12)00:33:07
13thBRADFORD AaronBMC Enduro Racing Team (USA)PRO00:33:08(13)00:33:08
14thBOWMAN Joe(GBR)AM00:33:41(14)00:33:41
15thTHOMSON StuMTB Cut (GBR)AM00:33:51(15)00:33:51
16thMARTIN Sven(NZL)M4000:33:58(16)00:33:58
17thFRANKLIN Macky(USA)AM00:34:17(17)00:34:17
18thHATHAWAY Ty(USA)AM00:34:20(18)00:34:20
19thMAYR Anthony(AUS)M4000:34:50(19)00:34:50
20thSCHLEKER Christian(GER)M4000:34:55(20)00:34:55
21stPORTER Chris(GBR)M4000:35:21(21)00:35:21
22ndPRICHARD Mathew(GBR)AM00:36:14(22)00:36:14
23rdRAMSAY Seb(GBR)M4000:36:19(23)00:36:19
24thTHOMA InesCanyon Factory Enduro Team (GER)WMN00:36:32(24)00:36:32
25thKAZIMER Mike(USA)AM00:36:40(25)00:36:40
26thIMBS Raphael(FRA)M4000:37:07(26)00:37:07
27thGEHRIG AnitaSpecialized/ SRAM/ Zimtstern (SUI)WMN00:37:15(27)00:37:15
28thHAUERBACH KRONBORG Esben(DEN)AM00:37:24(28)00:37:24
29thKÜNZLI Beat(SUI)AM00:37:39(29)00:37:39
30thCALAM Jeff(GBR)AM00:37:40(30)00:37:40
31stMARTIN AnkaJuliana Bicycles / SRAM (NZL)WMN00:37:53(31)00:37:53
32ndGEHRIG CarolinSpecialized/ SRAM/ Zimtstern (SUI)WMN00:38:10(32)00:38:10
33rdSTRAND KatrinaJuliana Bicycles (CAN)WMN00:38:45(33)00:38:45
34thKÖGLER KerstinBMC Enduro Racing Team (GER)WMN00:38:46(34)00:38:46
35thMEE Andrew(GBR)M4000:38:51(35)00:38:51
36thBADDILEY Jono(NZL)M4000:39:04(36)00:39:04
37thWALTON Zea(USA)WMN00:39:24(37)00:39:24
38thMELLO Théo(BRA)AM00:39:36(38)00:39:36
39thPLENTY Sandy(GBR)AM00:39:44(39)00:39:44
40thAGA Olav(NOR)AM00:39:46(40)00:39:46
41stGOETHALS Jeffry(BEL)AM00:40:03(41)00:40:03
42ndFREIBURGER Yoan(FRA)AM00:40:08(42)00:40:08
43rdMINSHULL Rick(GBR)AM00:40:28(43)00:40:28
44thGORAL Florian(GER)AM00:40:59(44)00:40:59
45thHOBSON JuliaJuliana Bicycles / MAVIC (GBR)WMN00:41:21(45)00:41:21
46thJEAL Patrik(SWE)M4000:42:12(46)00:42:12
47th=YATES Chris(CAN)M4000:42:33(47)00:42:33
47th=BELLINGMO Vegar(NOR)M4000:42:33(47)00:42:33
47th=MACHEDA ValentinaLifecyle / Ibis (ITA)WMN00:42:33(47)00:42:33
50thOLDALE John(GBR)AM00:43:11(50)00:43:11
51stDYE Andrew(CAN)AM00:43:17(51)00:43:17
52ndJORDAN Lee(GBR)AM00:43:35(52)00:43:35
53rdSHEPHERD Paul(GBR)AM00:43:36(53)00:43:36
54thHANSON Kevin(CAN)M4000:43:42(54)00:43:42
55thHUNTER Mary-AnneJuliana Bicycles (CAN)WMN00:43:44(55)00:43:44
56thJONDLE Kirk(USA)AM00:43:47(56)00:43:47
57thSILSETH Ole Kristian(NOR)M4000:44:05(57)00:44:05
58th=STEVENS Jon(GBR)M4000:44:24(58)00:44:24
58th=PURVIS Steven(GBR)M4000:44:24(58)00:44:24
60thJORDAN Fay(GBR)WMN00:44:25(60)00:44:25
61st=DIX AimeeMojo Suspension (GBR)WMN00:44:34(61)00:44:34
61st=WHITEHURST Chris(GBR)M4000:44:34(61)00:44:34
63rdHIMANKA Lassi(FIN)AM00:44:56(63)00:44:56
64thJAMES Simon(GBR)M4000:45:00(64)00:45:00
65thGIBBON Simon(GBR)AM00:45:05(65)00:45:05
66thBERT Mickael(FRA)AM00:45:23(66)00:45:23
67thGOODWIN Tim(GBR)AM00:46:03(67)00:46:03
68thTAYLOR Richard(GBR)M4000:47:53(68)00:47:53
69thWESTWIG Rikke(NOR)WMN00:48:01(69)00:48:01
70thSKJØDT Kristian(DEN)AM00:48:35(70)00:48:35
71stBAKER John(GBR)M4000:49:10(71)00:49:10
72ndHAYDEN Sean(RSA)M4000:52:42(72)00:52:42
73rdBOSCHER Markus(GER)AM00:55:13(73)00:55:13
74thKURŠ Jan(CZE)AM01:31:33(74)01:31:33


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