Catalonian cup 2013 #3 Vallnord results

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This weekend Vallnord circuit which will host the third stage of World Cup DH passed his litmus test ahead of the UCI with the celebration in the same circuit of the third test Catalana Downhill Cup. Many of the big teams in the WC not want to miss the opportunity to roll and compete in this circuit weeks before I have quoted the toilet, so the race was full of big international names: Greg Minnaar, Matt Simmonds, Steve Peat , Cam Cole, Josh Bryceland, Joe Smith, Marcelo Gutierrez, Sam Dale ...
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 Greg Minnaar 
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Toni Ferreiro
The victory went to the South African Greg Minnaar Syndicate after this and only 102/100 remained Toni Ferreiro whos shows a state that follows an incredible and hopefully have a great day for # 3 of the world cup. In third position and a 5 sec. away Toni and Greg, Matt Simmonds.
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Bernat Guardia
In fourth place the legendary Steve Peat and fifth for Jack Moir. Sixth, seventh and eighth for Bernat Guardia, Ferran Jorba and Daniel Algarra respectively. Our pilot Marko 203mmDHTeam Fernández became the number 21 in the scratch. Congratulations to all and good luck for the test to run World Cup.
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In girls the absolute victory was resounding and Manon Carpenter, after this Mireia Bosca and Margarida Bandeira.
We leave you with the results by categories and scratch.



Race Report II DH Lambespiñas Marin 'Open Gallego' by Lanvo

Our fellow collaborator Lanvo bring us the race report and pics from the DH Lambespiñas, Marin, Open Gallego.
The second round of the Open Gallego de DH 2013 went to Marín, Pontevedra, a city with a big commercial port at the south of Galicia.
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Toni Ferreiro (XMS Racing)
The weather was threatening rain from days ago and everyone was carrying his tires with spikes in their vans knowledgeable about what to expect on Saturday, but the thing was not so, and except for some very light rain shower at noon did not only act presence, if not we could enjoy a wonderful afternoon of DH.
The lack of rain and that this will happen by Marin made ​​the previous days on the sleeves timed the appearance of the ground were excellent, with a very good grip.
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The circuit began in an area free of vegetation, where trees were cut down almost entirely, which made ​​the fast withereth wind field and in turn this was somewhat lacking grip loose and the rest of the circuit. After the first section we entered the dense forest area, very very nice part of the circuit at the same time fun, where riders were comfortable and did not hesitate to provide entertainment to a grateful audience that packed the mount marinense.
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Aaron Caballero (School Riders Team)
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 Jano Caamaño (Singletrack-Intense-KpSport)
As for the race itself, had a common denominator that leads him to be in the final races of the Open Gallego not only but also in the Taça races in our neighboring Portugal, and that common denominator is called Toni Ferreiro. He came to Marin with the confidence that give the seconds it inflicted more pointers riders Portugal, did not disappoint and scored a great time in both races timed 2.28.904 being the better of the last race. After him a recovered Jano Caamano, who came to Marin for his first race of the year, after a rough season with a shoulder injury that left him KO for the first tests of the Championships. Yet this year showed that goes for all and after a first round with a fall a few meters from the exit, marked a second round of scandal, ending a few time 2.1 seconds behind Toni, being also the first U23. The third occupant of the podium was very clear who was going to be, and although this time it took a little more Aaron Caballero, took third place not without leaving his spectacular driving style which delighted the public in Marin, Aaron ended also second in the U23 category. The podium in this category would complete one Gabri Alonso always spectacular.
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In Sub23 Jano Caamaño beats the fastest time, followed by Aaron Caballero and Gabriel Alonso in third place.
 The Junior Category winner was the Portuguese Fernando Jorge Silva with a time of 2.41.146, followed by Yonatan González and Cesar Sánchez.
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At Master 30 Manuel Verdía was the favourite, but the local José Montenegro raced home, Verdía took the first place with a time if 2.42.512, with Borja Caneiro in second place  and José Montenegro third. 
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Master 40 was won by Marcos Araujo, Senior by José Manuel Tomé and cadet by Andres Quintela
Here you can take a closer look to the clasifications


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 Toni Ferreiro (XMS Racing)
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 Bernardo Losada (Lanzalia)
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 Alejandro Vila (Xtrembike)
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Gustavo Boubeta (Raposo FR)
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 José Montenegro (MotoBike P.C.)
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Pablo Salgueiro (4x)
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Rubén Piñeiro (Arteixo MB3)
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 Rubén Puime (LK Team)
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Yago Ferradas (Lambespiñas C.D.)
Finally I want to thank everyone that makes this sport, from the organizers, who put all their effort to bring these forward race, the riders you show your passion for the sport by participating in these races despite the bad times we are going, he gives you incredible merit.
Thanks to everyone for making each race a gathering of friends and live unforgettable moments.
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Race Gouveia International Downhill 2013

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Who said: "After the storm comes the calm", failed this weekend at the International Downhill Gouveia. The popular saying for the weekend would be "after Calm ... flee!". This phrase summarizes what we experienced this weekend, which premiered circuit for this edition.

Everyone portended that Saturday would live a wet training rounds, but to everyone's surprise it was not. In the morning the ground was wet and aroused some mud areas very similar to the concept "swamp" where riders and closed their eyes, praying to a God for not staying stuck. During the afternoon all riders enjoyed a spectacular grip on most of the circuit, enjoying to the fullest. The team Giant-CRC Nukeproof, SC-Intense, Madison-Saracen, Pombo, Toni and much, they put out the colors drawn attendees doing unthinkable in areas where the line was suposed to be clear.
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Marcelo Gutierrez 
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 Danny Hart 
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Joe Smith
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Toni Ferreiro
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 Andrew Neethling
A small training session with the Team 203mm scott spank riders, Marko Fernandez and Dani Olarra, and Scott Spain Gravity Team rider Iraitz Etxebarría , was the icing on the cake for a day that was arranging minute. We are all a grin thinking that Sunday would pass equally, but none presaged the hell that was to come. Iraitz crashed and was 29th position in Elite.
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Dani Olarra
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Marko Fernández
The sky covered in gray and a soft rain, caressing our faces when we went to the streets on our way to the circuit. The worst was the cold weather in the upper circuit marked a temperature of 5 degrees accompanied by large amounts of water and where many riders decided not to participate for such harsh conditions. After the early morning we go, was beginning a first round in which the riders struggled to stay on the bike and get where the fact without kissing the ground was a great victory.

The circuit began with a technical area of rock and mud, which was better ensure and think that this was the beginning. The marshes became mud pools, and lotteries dropzone with few options emerge unscathed testing the skill of the riders. In the middle of the circuit was the most fun, the steper one and the place where almost anyone felt. As they approached the top 20 runners, we all thought in the stunning drop Danny Hart in the 2011 World Championships in Champery and surely would be like a fish in the water to see these conditions, but it was not. Matt Simmonds was a blow which hit the timer and marked the fastest time of qualifying to the surprise of all the spectators.
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Matt Simmonds
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Danny Hart
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Francisco Pardal

The worst was yet to come and a great hailstorm early in the second set, let us all face twisted thinking of how to react to so much water. Cars stuck in the mud in the paddock and a lot of mud that engulfed the foot step after step toward uptown thinking that the circuit would be the closest thing to hell.

Our riders DhTeam 203mm, were two of the many victims who fell, but thankfully without serious consequences. Marko Fernandez suffered a broken brake in the middle of the circuit that was complicated by its extreme form being down in 42 th in Elite. Dani Olarra fell further, but despite continued that with an 8th position in Junior category.

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Marcelo Gutierrez
After slightly improving weather conditions, runners came that marked the fastest time during the 1st run and suddenly stopped Marcelo Gutierrez 3:32,418 time. Even he was surprised by the descent very satisfied, as shortly after we acknowledged in an interview that from the first meter thought it was a losing battle, the fight against the terrain. 5 runners left to lose and all the sights on Danny Hart, Matt Simmonds and Sam Dale, but one after the other they could not do anything with the strength shown by Marcelo Guitierrez. First place for the Colombian followed by teammate Danny Hart and third Sam Dale.
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 Sam Dale
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Danny Hart
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Marcelo Gutierrez 

Definitely the best Spanish was Toni Ferreiro we left on Saturday with a great feeling on the track and 7th position in Elite knows a great victory. One issue in which there lacked a high level of assistance but in which the star is awarded at any time the weather. Also highlight the performance of Spanish Juan Antonio Gutierrez with victory in the Master40. Congratulations!
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We leave you with the Scratch classifications / categories and some pictures but it gives us the great Lanvo! Thanks for sharing such a nice picture with all of us. Soon we will have more available in  our Facebook



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Joe Smith
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Jono Jones
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Eric Portillo
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Pedro Silva
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Emanuel Pombo
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Víctor Saenz Durán
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Marcelo Gutierrez
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