Starting from Panimávida, Chile on October 19th, 600 riders raced to The End of the World high in the Andes at Gran Fondo Fin del Mundo on the Argentinian border.
The 153km point-to-point race with over 3000m climbing offered riders a chance to showcase early-season fitness. A 115km Medio Fondo was also on tap for riders still in summer training mode and not quite ready to tackle the final 35km climb up El Campanario Hill.
At the 2552m snow lined finish of the 153km Gran Fondo, Matías Delgado won with a time of 4:53:04, Gonzalo Eguiguren (4:56:14) earned second and Wolfgang Burmann (4:58:38) third.
For the women Camila Sepúlveda was champion with a time of 5:47:04, follwed by second place Dominique Lavanchy (5:53:42) and Romanet Sepúlveda (6:02: 14) third.
In the 115km Medio Fondo Camilo Alfonso was first man to finish at 3:32:06, with Fabian Vargas nipping Fernando Eladio for 2nd, both at 3:34:55.
Jessica Milen won the women’s Medio Fondo in 3:57:32 followed shortly by Nicole Lavanchy and Stephanie Lavanchy.
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