Trans-Provence 2015 - Day 3

June 23 — 2015 | Provence, France

It was a big day in Provence for team Santa Cruz, with some really impressive results! Chris Johnston finished second in the Pro race, moving up to third place overall. Dylan was hot on his tail, finishing sixth on the day, just over a minute behind Chris, and also moved up a spot in the standings, to sixth. Factory Man Scott Chapin was the first amateur down the hill today (and 9th fastest on the day), and moved himself into second place in the overall. 

That ticket's a winner!

Gary Perkin was on the ground capturing the race as it happened, and sent over this dispatch:
14 hours in the office today, bit of a long one, but an amazing day. After one of the steepest trails in Trans-Provence history, we hike-a-biked up to the Col des Trentes Souches then hiked our bikes through the national park of Mercantour - an amazing privilege. Then it was time for SP10 Narrow Wide, the longest trail on this year's Trans-Provence — 948m of vertical descent. It was amazing. From skinny singletrack at star wars speeder pace through the forests, then into a wide-open, rock-strewn traverse, and then back into the woods for the most amazing loamy switchbacks that just kept on coming. We got up at 5am, headed out just after 6am to the top of Col des Champs and finished the day at the bar in Guillames at 7pm after the last riders had finished the last stage. 

 

 

The Trans-Provence media crew hustles off the Col des Champs

 

Chis Johnston boosts through a turn...

 

...And Wolsky throws a little style into it. Which Nomad rode it better?

 

The hiking continued, but we can't imagine many better places for a walkabout

 

 

MAVIC® TRANS-PROVENCE 2015 /// DAY 3 from Trans-Provence on Vimeo.

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