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Andes-Pacifico 2018 - Day Two Results and Standings

Day two report and race standings from the Andes-Pacifico, coming in hot! 

2018 Andes-Pacifico Standings After Day Two (full results)

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Today, 5 specials stages were raced with a total of 3,150 meters of descent.

Day 2 began with a shuttle to Nido de Cóndores, wherer riders took their bicycles to continue on the link to get to special 1. The special began at the highest point of Nido de Condores and ended at the Santuario de la Naturaleza. Once in the Sanctuary they took the trucks again, to go to the famous Raja Motores, where 4 specials stages were raced after a break for lunch.

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The winner in the men's category was the Canadian Jesse Melamed. With this victory Jesse becomes the new leader of the overall. In second place arrived Mark Scott, who feels very comfortable with the antigrip and the fast stages of the day. Remember that Mark has participated in three editions and in 2016 he took second place. 

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The third place of the day was for Josh Bryceland. Our star Pedro Burns had some mechanical problems that made him lose valuable seconds and ended up for the day in fourth position, with this Pedro drops to the second place in the general standings. Fifth, was Milciades Jaque, who has the plate number 1 in this edition since last year he finished second and the 2017 champion is not present in this edition. Among the national standouts Antonio Ovalle in eighth place overall, Pablo Maldonado in ninth, Teo Nass in twelfth place and Jerónimo Burns in the thirteenth place.

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In the women, Florencia Espiñeira won the second day of the race and manages to impose herself easily with respect to Martha Gill, who repeats the result of the first day and remains in the second position of the overall. Jaime Hill achieved the third place of the day and of the general clasification. The Canadian is strong and confident that she can recover the 42 seconds that separate her from the second position of the general table.

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In Men's Master over 40, Jeff Beeston is the man who leads the category. The Australian won again and became the undisputed leader of the category. This day for Jeff was not easy as he reached the last special of the day with the rear wheel practically destroyed. The second place went to Alex Gardner, with today's result the American climbs two places in the general table. The third place went to Rodrigo Ruanova from Mexico.

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In amateur men, the first place of the day was for Juan Hagn, followed closely by Cristóbal Ramírez. Sergio Mujica closes the podium of the day and manages to recover the seconds lost on day 1.

Tomorrow the racers will be met with 3 specials for a total of 21 kilometers timed and 3.135 meters of negative height!

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