Tuesday, April 04, 2017

3rd Costa Alentejana MTB Orienteering Trophy: Victories of Machado, Marques, Silva and Varela



The international MTBO season kicked off last weekend in Portugal. Santiago do Cacém was the perfect venue for two intense orienteering days in which Daniel Marques, Davide Machado, Ana Filipa Silva and Ana Varela Yañez achieved victories in the Elite category.


Santiago do Cacém, one of the five Municipalities of Alentejo Coast, hosted last weekend the third edition of the Costa Alentejana MTBO Trophy. Organized by the Clube de Orientação e Aventura do Litoral Alentejano, Clube da Natureza de Alvito, Santiago do Cacém Municipality, Portuguese Orienteering Federation and International Orienteering Federation, the event offered a Middle and a Long Distance, both stages scoring for the IOF World MTB Orienteering Ranking, and also a Sprint race (Open) along with the National Championships of Relay. This was, also, the second round of the 2016/2017 World Masters Series and the 2017 Women Iberian Championships.

The competition program started Saturday morning with a challenging Middle Distance race, in which Davide Machado (.COM) achieved a good victory in the Men Elite class with the time of 45:59. The whole podium was Portuguese, with Daniel Marques (COC) and João Ferreira (CAB) taking the immediate positions. In the Long Distance, held on Sunday. Machado did “mp” and Marques got a comfortable victory by more than seven minutes over the Spanish David Tarrés Villegas (COB). In the Women Elite class, Ana Filipa Silva (CPOC) won the Middle stage over Susana Pontes (COC), with an advantage close to three minutes. In the Long Distance, she did a couple of huge mistakes and couldn't get better than the third place. The winner was Ana Varela Yañez (Brigantia Aventura) with the time of 1:59:05, against 2:07:18 from Susana Pontes (COC), second placed once more. Ana Varela Yañez also won the Sprint race, Jorge Garcia Pardos (Peña Guara) being the winner in the Men Elite class. BTT Loulé / BPI / ELEVIS (Rita Gomes, Sofia Gomes and Marisa Costa) got the Relay title in the Women Senior class, while COC (Susana Pontes, André Esteves and Daniel Marques) was the winner in the Men Senior class.


Iberian Championships and World Masters Series

Part of the event's program, the 2017 Women Iberian MTB Orienteering Championships had in the Portuguese Marisa Costa and Rita Gomes, both representing Loulé / BPI / ELEVIS BTT, the winners of the Iberian Long Distance and Middle Distance titles, in W20 and W40 classes, respectively. In the Elite class, the Spanish Ana Varela Yañez (Brigantia Aventura) was the fastest in the Long Distance, with the Portuguese Ana Filipa Silva (CPOC) getting the Iberian title of Middle Distance. Finally, the Iberian titles of W50 class were distributed by two Spanish athletes, with Eva Maria Martin (Monte El Pardo) winning the Long Distance and Luisa Sánchez Vásquez to be the strongest in the Middle Distance.

The 3rd Costa Alentejana MTB Orienteering Trophy also hosted the second round of the 2017 World Masters Series, in which the Portuguese athletes achieved a total of seven wins. The Danes climbed six times to the highest place of the podium, while Swedes and British did it four times. Spain with three wins and Austria with two victories complete the winners' board. It should be noted that, in addition to the six mentioned nations, athletes from the United States and France were present in the Portuguese round of the World Masters Series, which counted a total of 82 competitors.


Results

3rd Costa Alentejana MTB Orienteering Trophy

WRE Middle Distance

Men Elite
1. Davide Machado (.COM) 45:59 (+ 00:00)
2. Daniel Marques (COC) 48:43 (+ 02:44)
3. João Ferreira (CAB) 51:27 (+ 05:28)
4. Angel Garcia Garcia (Brigantia Aventura) 52:25 (+ 06:26)
5. David Toll Clos (CEO BTT) 53:47 (+ 07:48)

Women Elite
1. Ana Filipa Silva (CPOC) 51:30 (+ 00:00)
2. Susana Pontes (COC) 54:10 (+ 02:40)
3. Ana Varela Yañez (Brigantia Aventura) 57:40 (+ 06:10)
4. Maria del Mar Delgado Gonzalez (AD IES Sabon) 58:27 (+ 06:57)
5. Stepanka Betkova (ADM Ori-Mondego) 1:06:53 (+ 15:23)

WRE Long Distance

Men Elite
1. Daniel Marques (COC) 1:55:58 (+ 00:00)
2. David Tarrés Villegas (COB) 2:03:12 (+ 07:14)
3. Jorge Garcia Pardos (Peña Guara) 2:04:05 (+ 08:07)
4. Angel Garcia Garcia (Brigantia Aventura) 2:05:11 (+ 09:13)
5. Marco Palhinha (CP Abrunheira) 2:11:55 (+ 15:57)

Women Elite
1. Ana Varela Yañez (Brigantia Aventura) 1:59:05 (+ 00:00)
2. Susana Pontes (COC) 2:07:18 (+ 08:13)
3. Ana Filipa Silva (CPOC) 2:12:12 (+ 13:07)
4. Luisa Felpeto Gonzalez (Fluvial Lugo) 2:26:27 (+ 27:22)
5. Carolina López Chaves (RandoBike) 2:41:14 (+ 42:09)


2017 Women Iberian Championships

Middle Distance
Women Elite – Ana Filipa Silva (CPOC)
W20 – Marisa Costa (BTT Loulé / BPI / ELEVIS)
W40 – Rita Gomes (BTT Loulé / BPI / ELEVIS)
W50 – Luisa Sánchez Vásquez (Aromon)

Long Distance
Women Elite – Ana Varela (Brigantia Aventura)
W20 – Marisa Costa (BTT Loulé / BPI / ELEVIS)
W40 – Rita Gomes (BTT Loulé / BPI / ELEVIS)
W50 – Eva Maria Martin (Monte El Pardo)


2016/2017 World Masters Series’ 2nd round

Middle Distance
M35 / W35 – Johan MacLassen (RSOK) and Sandra Rodrigues (ADFA)
M40 / W40 – Juan Manuel Gallego (Tierra Trágame) and Rita Gomes (BTT Loulé / BPI / ELEVIS)
M45 – Alex Liberato (BTT Loulé / BPI / ELEVIS)
M50 / W50 – Eduardo Sebastião (ADFA) and Karena Hanley (Individual GBR)
M55 / W55 – Kenneth Svensson (Finspangs SOK) and Ingrid Svensson (Finspangs SOK)
M60 – Nick Dallimore (Individual GBR)
M65 / W65 – Joergen Nielsen (Alleroed OK) and Annelise MacLassen (RSOK)
M70 – Wolf Eberle (HSV Aigen)

Long Distance
M35 / W35 – Johan MacLassen (RSOK) and Sandra Rodrigues (ADFA)
M40 / W40 – Juan Manuel Gallego (Tierra Trágame) and Rita Gomes (BTT Loulé / BPI / ELEVIS)
M45 – Paulo Gonçalves (BTT Loulé / BPI / ELEVIS)
M50 / W50 – Josep Selga San José (CEO BTT) and Karena Hanley (Individual GBR)
M55 / W55 – Kenneth Svensson (Finspangs SOK) and Ingrid Svensson (Finspangs SOK)
M60 – Nick Dallimore (Individual GBR)
M65 / W65 – Joergen Nielsen (Alleroed OK) and Annelise MacLassen (RSOK)
M70 – Wolf Eberle (HSV Aigen)


Complete results and further information at http://iiicamtbo.coala.com.pt/.

[Photo courtesy of Paula Silva / facebook.com/pipsilva]

Joaquim Margarido

1 comment:

  1. Hi, any chance that the splits for the middle and long could be posted.

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