Photos by Erik Peterson
Stage Two of the 2013 Genco Mongolia Bike Challenge took the racers 78.3 miles (126 kilometers) through an increasingly remote area of Mongolia with 8,005 feet (2,440 meters) of climbing. The route followed the Tuul River, traversing the majestic forests of the Zamt Hills and ended at Jalman Camp.
In the Men’s race, the lead group of racers, including Cory Wallace (Kona), Mark Frendo (Oyu Tolgoi), Kysosuke Takei (Forza/Crankpunk), Jason Sager (Jamis), Altanzol Altansukh (Genco Tour Bureau), Antonio Ortiz (Selle SMP) and Pau Zamora (Buff-Niner) rode into the second refilling station together. Ortiz and Zamora got out of the station first and were able to hold a gap they created to take First and Second on the stage putting over two minutes into Wallaceís GC lead. Mongolian rider, Altanzol Altansukh lead the chase group and was able to grab Third on the day.
In the Women’s race apprears to be taking its shape as the top four women repeated their positions from Stage One with Catherine Williamson (Bizhub-Energas) taking the Stage Win followed by Sonya Looney (Topeak Ergon), Erin Greene (Endura NZ) and Jessica Douglas (Liv Giant) respectively.