ABOUT THE RACE

 

The Chilean Andes mountains are well known as one of the best places in the world for Mountain Biking.

For five consecutive years, Andes Pacifico has provided an excellent option for mountain bikers to visit Chile and enjoy excellent trails alongside the best riders of the Enduro World Series.

The Santa Cruz Andes Pacifico is an enduro competition that last five days with liaisons and special stages that transverse the Chilean geography.

The mission is to show Chile and the ancestral singletracks made by Indians and the cowboys from de Andes to the pacific ocean.

Andes Pacifico has had the participation of the great riders like Jerome Clementz, Nico Lau, Fabien Barel, Chris Johnston and many more.

CONCEPT

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The competition starts above the 3500 meters and is crossing westward over ten valleys of different geographies, landscapes and vegetation to reach the Pacific Ocean after 5 days which have fallen nearly 12,000 vertical meters.
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During these five days the riders will be challenged by very technical trails and physical difficulty, for isolated geographies where the good state of mind is one of the most needed to finish this competition.

FORMAT

 

The competition is based on the sum of the times of each racer’s  (no teams) special stage. Ther will from 2 to 5 SS per day. The liaisons are not timed, but there is a deadline for the last stage of the day.

Riders can manage their time to complete the liaisons or transfers. The organization will close the stage at a certain time, which will be communicated in advance. This track closure is based on the safety of the participants.

The times are registered through our Sportident Chip system, for which each competitor has a personal and non-transferable Chip that is delivered each morning before departing the competition.

The Chip are owned by Montenbaik and are no disposable. Each lost Chip, the participant must pay the value of it (USD $ 100.00), so it’s responsibility or the rider to attached it correctly.