Gengis Khan final day 2014
The last day of this 2014's edition did not see any change in the leaderboard despite only few minutes between the top 5 riders. Mongols pro riders managed to maintain their lead as being 5 riders to work as a team and kept always in control of the race.
Here is Race director Kris Van de Velde's report :
"Fraser Young (Team Chiru-Magura) made a couple of attacks to try to destabilise the Mongolian squad, but the others kept coming back. 'The others' actually meant 12 riders - as the protagonists of this year's stage race stayed together until the 65th kilometre point, when a succession of hills inside pristine grassland split the group up. In fact, when Hong Kong-based Frenchman Pierre-Arnaud Le Magnan, 45-year-old chief of Team Chiru-Madura took command of the group at km 25 it was the first time in many years a non-Asian was leading the race. Myagmarsuren, Erdenebat and Hu Hao proved the strongest of the bunch."
Results for CHIRU were very positive as among the top 20 riders, 6 of them were CHIRU PULSE 29er !
Special congrats to Antoine and Fraser who both ride strong on the last day and managed very good results overall considering their amateur status !!
Final standings for Chiru-Magura riders as follow :
-FRASER YOUNG 4th overall MTB long distance ( 200 km ) ( 1st non pro-rider )
-ANTOINE BERTE 4th overall King of Grassland ( 200km + 42 km run )
-LE MAGNAN PIERRE 11th overall and 1st in master cat ( 40+ )
CHIRU-MAGURA Team is supported by the best bike component makers on the planet !!, Special thanks to :
CHIRU, MAGURA, ROTOR, SYNTACE, KENDA, TIME pedals, American Classic, ZERORH+, GEBIOMIZED Saddle, GRIPPP, POWER COOKIES, ENERVIT, CL Brakes, B&B rack.