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Gary Perkin Wins Stage 14 of the Andes Pacifico - BONUS SLIDESHOW

<b>Somewhere between these potent beverages and the afterparty, Gary Perkin got lost. He dove into the mysterious 14th Stage of the Andes Pacifico with one goal. Winning. He won, hands down. In the course of winning, however, he forgot to submit his final day slideshow photos. We are now graced with those images and audio. #GaryIsAlwaysAwinner</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Early morning light hasn't been praised as much as the amazing Chilean sunsets. But when you're on the road early enough, it's worth the 5:20 a.m. wake ups we've had all week. #EarlyBird #LightBro</b> - photo by Gary Perkin

<b>Looking like a scene from Platoon. Dave 'Trooper' Trumpore gets some of the Andes Pacifico radness overspill out of his eyes. #TheThingsHeHasSeen #NNNNNineteen</b> - photo by Gary Perkin

<b>It's been an amazing week in Chile. Patriotism, stoke and a shared love for mountain biking that unites us all. #FlyingTheFlag. </b> - photo by Gary Perkin

<b>Some would say the symbiotic relationship between videonerds and photojocks might be taken a bit too far here by Sven & Jeremie. But 4 amazing days of riding, camping and capturing the magic brought us all that much closer.</b> - photo by Gary Perkin

<b>Six seconds, all that separates 2nd from 3rd overall at Andes Pacifico 2014. With a broken chain and a crash, it's nothing in the scheme of things, but oh so much in terms of results. #Desole </b> - photo by Gary Perkin

<b>Everyone was trying to take the win in the 14th Stage.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Team Dark Cloud, Andes Pacifico 2014 (L to R) Sven Martin, Jerome Clementz, Jon Cancellier, Anka Martin, Chris Ball, Gary Perkin, Paul Smail, Will Ockelton, Mary-Anne Hunter. #GoodTimes</b> - photo by Scott Secco

<b>It was a tough week at Andes Pacifico and for Anka Martin, the tougher the better. Taking the long term view and #winning.</b> - photo by Gary Perkin

<b>Dry, dusty and loose can describe both the trails and the rider here. Sven Martin getting loose and wild on Stage 1 of day 3.</b> - photo by Gary Perkin

<b>Somewhere between traction and rolling resistance is a variable called speed; something we all looked for this week. #YouCantYouDontAndYouWontCrop #BiggieGalwaysGettinTheSureShot</b> - photo by Gary Perkin

<b>3 years ago Chileans would be on DH bikes on this course. Today Nicolas Prudencio showed that trails bikes are faster and that local heroes get no bigger. #VamosChile</b> - photo by Gary Perkin

<b>Paul Smail came all the way from Bonny Scotland with high hopes and expectations of getting a picture with a cactus! I'm always happy to help make those dreams come true! #MonsterTruckin</b> - photo by Gary Perkin

<b>LarsNBarsNScars. Here's a 101 on how to be in the Vital slideshow: full-speed tuck, matching gloves, goggles, pack. #CXTrainingPaysOff </b> - photo by Gary Perkin

<b>Prickly.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>This for me sums up the week at Andes Pacifico. Pointing straight into a 120-degree left turn after a 45kph speed tuck approach. Last stage, last day, NFG. Jerome Clementz. #Attencion </b> - photo by Gary Perkin

<b>Womens winner, Anka Martin clocks in on the beach</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Remember the new Santa Cruz movie, Good Will Punting? Here's an alternate angle from Gary.</b>

<b>The race to the beach began right after the end of the final stage. #WereAllGoingOnASummerHoliday</b> - photo by Gary Perkin

<b>To the winner go the spoils. In this case, a well shaken beer. Francois Bailly-Maitre (in audio) and Nico Prudencio give Jerome Clementz the traditional winner's shower.</b> - photo by Gary Perkin

<b>Paul Smail is a super hero with tanning super powers and Iago Garay wants to be like him despite growing up in sunny Madrid! #TanningIsForAmateurs. </b> - photo by Gary Perkin

<b>The morning after. Some coffee, fresh juice, Acai and a swim or two. Not a bad way and day to recover while Gary was still competing in Stage 14.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>See you at EWS #1, five hours south of here..</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Julia Hobson walks up to claim her 3rd place on the beach with the Pacific Ocean lapping behind us. So many memories of the inaugural Andes Pacifico. Race organizer, Eduordo in the audio. #GraciasAmigos</b> - photo by Gary Perkin

<b>Race organizer, Matias in audio - Your 2014 Andes Pacifico Winners! To be fair we were all winners in Chile this week. We rode, raced, laughed and cheered for and with each other!</b> - photo by Gary Perkin

<b>Cheers to all involved in Andes Pacifico 2014. It's been an amazing ride from the Andes to the Pacific! #WhatAnAdventure #SpecialStage14</b> - photo by Gary Perkin

Somewhere between post-race celebratory drinks and the Andes Pacifico afterparty, Gary Perkin got lost. He dove into the mysterious 14th Stage of the Andes Pacifico with one goal. Winning. He won, hands down. In the course of winning, however, he forgot to submit his final day slideshow photos...the price of wanting victory. We are now graced with those images and audio. #GaryIsAlwaysAwinner

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