Stage 2 31.07.2012
Stage statistics

Departure:Tuul River

Arrival:Undur Sant uul Maountains

Distance:120 km

Daily climb:1000 metros

Climb awards:1

Technical challenge:baja

Physical challenge:alto

Start Time:07:30

Maximum allowed time:8 h.

Last arrival time:15:30

Stage Description
Easy stage with no particular technical challenge, but that require an high physical effort. Just one big pass near the end to reach the 1.500 mt.A lot of animal, green steppe, mountains on the horizon and al lot of lake will be the typical landscape of stage nº 2.

Day Chronicle
Racers found their rhythm today during the second stage of the 2012 Mongolia Bike Challenge presented by Orbea. Spirits were high this morning as the weather gods shone brightly on the Tuul River Camp. Today´s 120 kilometer course featured rolling grasslands with a number of significant climbs which led to epic green valleys dotted with nomadic herders and their ger (yurt) homesteads. A large front group was established early made up of 15 riders. The pack was whittled down to 8 riders by the 50 kilometer marker. This group included stage one winner, Cory Wallace and his Kona teammates Kris Sneddon and Barry Wicks, as well as Pau Zamora (Team Buff), Carter Hovey (Team MBC Racing p/b Orbea-SMP), Mongolian rider Tuguldur Tuulkhangai, and Razif Salleh and Marcel Hagener of Team Chiru-WTB. After the second rest stop at 90 kilometers, Wallace, Wicks, Sneddon, and Tuulkhangai were able to break away and get a significant gap on the rest of the field. In the end, it was the Mongolian rider, Tuulkhangai ,who won the stage, followed by Wicks and Wallace. The sun is still shining at day´s end as athletes settle into camp life in the Undur Sant Uul Mountains.
Day pictures
Day video
Interview: Cory Wallace from Jasper, BC Canada
by Ryan Leech

What drew you back to the MBC?

The Challenge of it, there is so much to experience out here, it´s a sweet adventure and you don´t forget a day, so stimulating. The camp atmosphere is pretty cool, special people to spend a couple weeks with, learn from them, and hear about their motivations. It´s neat how things evolve, at first sizing people up, then toward end we are all one community.

What is the hardest thing mentally?

Staying in the moment and not thinking too far ahead…trying to do 20km all at once or thinking too much about the next feed zone is exhausting, but when in the moment those things will look after themselves, same as the finish line. Such a small part of the day is on the bike, when looking at the big picture we´re in Mongolia for 350 hours and only 40 of those are on the bike so it´s not that bad, and I came here to bike so just gotta enjoy it. Like life, we´re always striving to get somewhere else but in the moment can deal with anything.

What are you happy to be escaping by being here?

Electronics. We are here, next ten days this is it, no text messages, no email, no phone calls.

Clasification
Category:
All
Sportman
Master 1
Master 2
Veteran
Female
Pos
Drs
Name and Surname
Difference
Stage Total
Country
Bonus
1
6
Tuguldur Tuulkhangai
04:25:14
Mongolia
2
4
Barry Wicks
00:00:02
04:25:16
United States
3
1
Cory Wallace
00:00:02
04:25:16
Canada
4
3
Kris Sneddon
00:00:03
04:25:17
Canada
5
9
Pau Zamora Perez
00:04:24
04:29:38
Spain
6
51
Peter Paelinck
00:08:17
04:33:31
Belgium
7
7
Carter Hovey
00:12:55
04:38:09
Canada
8
12
Mohamad Razif Bin Mohamad Salleh
00:12:55
04:38:09
Malaysia
9
5
Marcel Hagener
00:15:17
04:40:31
New Zealand
10
8
David Rovira Roqueta
00:20:10
04:45:24
Spain
11
56
Francesc Juli? Pascual
00:24:29
04:49:43
Spain
12
44
Davide Ghedini
00:48:40
05:13:54
Italy
13
26
Altansukh Altanzul
00:48:47
05:14:01
Mongolia
14
53
Thomas Wettemann
00:48:47
05:14:01
Germany
15
42
Lorenzo Milesi
00:49:30
05:14:44
Switzerland
16
13
Marcel Farres Dasquens
00:50:37
05:15:51
Spain
17
10
Ray Giddins
00:53:46
05:19:00
Australia
18
38
Elisabeth Adamson
00:55:58
05:21:12
Australia
19
61
Alex Ramsey
00:57:13
05:22:27
Australia
20
49
Fabio Elmer
00:57:13
05:22:27
Germany
21
52
Steven Pauwels
00:57:53
05:23:07
Belgium
22
45
Greg Mckennis
00:59:11
05:24:25
United States
23
62
Uwe Geiger
01:04:04
05:29:18
Germany
24
32
Delgerbayar Sonomtseren
01:06:10
05:31:24
Mongolia
25
57
Liesbeth Hessens
01:06:19
05:31:33
Belgium
26
48
Jennifer Crake
01:06:42
05:31:56
Canada
27
43
Aloyse Albert Schartz
01:06:45
05:31:59
Luxembourg
28
17
Thomas Borst
01:16:37
05:41:51
Germany
29
58
Batmunkh Mijid
01:18:31
05:43:45
Mongolia
30
18
Jep Gonzalez Farres
01:22:11
05:47:25
Spain
31
21
Edmund Tan
01:24:18
05:49:32
Singapore
32
64
Solongo Tserenlham
01:27:09
05:52:23
Mongolia
33
11
Iwona Szmyd
01:29:39
05:54:53
Poland
34
24
Jesus Martin Del Nogal
01:33:19
05:58:33
Spain
35
40
Max Richner
01:34:01
05:59:15
Switzerland
36
35
Jack Anderson
01:37:59
06:03:13
United States
37
63
Otgontuya Batbaatar
01:44:24
06:09:38
Mongolia
38
19
Ulziibaatar Jamsran
01:46:14
06:11:28
Mongolia
39
30
Nuo Zhang
01:53:38
06:18:52
China
40
14
Ivan Caba?as Gonzalez
01:54:40
06:19:54
Spain
41
15
Johan Walraven
02:03:25
06:28:39
Netherlands
42
23
Angel Lopez Santos
02:07:05
06:32:19
Spain
43
27
Marcos Barrio Robles
02:07:05
06:32:19
Spain
44
55
Robert Bleeker
02:07:05
06:32:19
Australia
45
39
Birgit Richner
02:16:28
06:41:42
Switzerland
46
37
Jos Van Dijk
02:27:20
06:52:34
Netherlands
47
20
Wouter Rijnaerts
02:27:20
06:52:34
Netherlands
48
25
Frances Galache Rej?n
02:31:07
06:56:21
Spain
49
54
Marcel Besemer
02:31:47
06:57:01
Netherlands
50
50
Griet Peeters
02:32:07
06:57:21
Belgium
51
50
Kristof Nootens
02:32:07
06:57:21
Belgium
52
29
Thierry Lilian Claude Carayol
02:34:38
06:59:52
France
Category:
All
Sportman
Master 1
Master 2
Veteran
Female
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Pos
Drs
Name and Surname
Difference
Stage Total
Country
1
1
Cory Wallace
--:--:--
07:46:48
Canada
2
3
Kris Sneddon
00:01:16
07:48:04
Canada
3
4
Barry Wicks
00:01:01
07:47:49
United States
4
9
Pau Zamora Perez
00:05:38
07:52:26
Spain
5
6
Tuguldur Tuulkhangai
00:17:47
08:04:35
Mongolia
6
7
Carter Hovey
00:30:35
08:17:23
Canada
7
5
Marcel Hagener
00:37:16
08:24:04
New Zealand
8
8
David Rovira Roqueta
00:41:15
08:28:03
Spain
9
51
Peter Paelinck
00:41:55
08:28:43
Belgium
10
56
Francesc Juli? Pascual
00:45:34
08:32:22
Spain
11
12
Mohamad Razif Bin Mohamad Salleh
00:47:52
08:34:40
Malaysia
12
26
Altansukh Altanzul
01:27:54
09:14:42
Mongolia
13
13
Marcel Farres Dasquens
01:33:22
09:20:10
Spain
14
44
Davide Ghedini
01:34:00
09:20:48
Italy
15
42
Lorenzo Milesi
01:34:50
09:21:38
Switzerland
16
10
Ray Giddins
01:41:37
09:28:25
Australia
17
53
Thomas Wettemann
01:51:20
09:38:08
Germany
18
38
Elisabeth Adamson
01:56:38
09:43:26
Australia
19
61
Alex Ramsey
01:59:03
09:45:51
Australia
20
49
Fabio Elmer
01:59:46
09:46:34
Germany
21
32
Delgerbayar Sonomtseren
02:02:27
09:49:15
Mongolia
22
52
Steven Pauwels
02:03:43
09:50:31
Belgium
23
62
Uwe Geiger
02:06:37
09:53:25
Germany
24
45
Greg Mckennis
02:07:59
09:54:47
United States
25
48
Jennifer Crake
02:17:23
10:04:11
Canada
26
57
Liesbeth Hessens
02:18:55
10:05:43
Belgium
27
18
Jep Gonzalez Farres
02:22:54
10:09:42
Spain
28
58
Batmunkh Mijid
02:26:04
10:12:52
Mongolia
29
17
Thomas Borst
02:38:03
10:24:51
Germany
30
14
Ivan Caba?as Gonzalez
02:51:46
10:38:34
Spain
31
55
Robert Bleeker
02:58:46
10:45:34
Australia
32
35
Jack Anderson
02:59:22
10:46:10
United States
33
19
Ulziibaatar Jamsran
03:01:09
10:47:57
Mongolia
34
11
Iwona Szmyd
03:04:33
10:51:21
Poland
35
40
Max Richner
03:06:51
10:53:39
Switzerland
36
24
Jesus Martin Del Nogal
03:09:40
10:56:28
Spain
37
43
Aloyse Albert Schartz
03:23:58
11:10:46
Luxembourg
38
27
Marcos Barrio Robles
03:39:18
11:26:06
Spain
39
64
Solongo Tserenlham
03:51:23
11:38:11
Mongolia
40
15
Johan Walraven
03:51:46
11:38:34
Netherlands
41
63
Otgontuya Batbaatar
03:53:46
11:40:34
Mongolia
42
30
Nuo Zhang
04:02:26
11:49:14
China
43
23
Angel Lopez Santos
04:10:53
11:57:41
Spain
44
39
Birgit Richner
04:27:06
12:13:54
Switzerland
45
37
Jos Van Dijk
04:31:08
12:17:56
Netherlands
46
29
Thierry Lilian Claude Carayol
04:38:26
12:25:14
France
47
20
Wouter Rijnaerts
04:40:02
12:26:50
Netherlands
48
50
Griet Peeters
04:57:11
12:43:59
Belgium
49
50
Kristof Nootens
04:57:11
12:43:59
Belgium
50
25
Frances Galache Rej?n
05:06:35
12:53:23
Spain
51
21
Edmund Tan
05:17:16
13:04:04
Singapore
52
54
Marcel Besemer
06:24:45
14:11:33
Netherlands

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Pos
Name
Difference

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