José Dias (POR) and Marcella Toldi (BRA) win the Santander Brasil Ride Bahia XCO

Xavier and Malacarne completed the men's top 3, while the women's podium had Germany's Jördens and Diesner. Decision will be on Saturday morning, during the Discovery Marathon

12.11.2021  |  1.401 visualizações

The sixth and penultimate stage of Santander Brasil Ride Bahia was held this Friday (12), in Arraial d'Ajuda, Porto Seguro. In the traditional Olympic Cross Country circuit (XCO), the riders compete individually and, after the dispute, each team has the average time of the duo added to the total time. Among men, Portuguese José Dias won, and maintain the GC lead, along with Dutch Hans Becking. In the ladies caregory, Marcella Toldi used her experience to win the stage.

The men's podium in the stage also had Gustavo Xavier and Alex Malacarne, both from Specialized Racing BR, who continue to fight for the trophy for the best duo in the Americas. With the victory of José Dias, Scott Buff MTB Team increased the gap a few seconds ahead of their main competitors, Edson Rezende and Ulan Galinski, Caloi Henrique Avancini Racing Team. Now, it's 19min48 for Henrique Avancini’s young pupils.

"Right after the first lap, Gustavo and I opened a small advantage and ran a good part of the race together and, in the end, I pushed a little more and got the victory in the individual stage. I am very happy. Congratulations to the Specialized boys, who had a great race," said José Dias.

"This Saturday we will try to have a calm day and try to enjoy this leader's jersey to the fullest. The goal is to bring this year to a perfect end. A year that has been incredible for me, and also for Hans," concluded Dias.

A tight time difference - Although Marcella Toldi won the XCO, the Germans managed to reduce the advantage of the competitors. The difference is now 3min30, as Diesner and Jördens have climbed the podium, while Azevedo was in fourth place, just over five behind Diesner, third placed for the day. 

Live Streaming – The Brasil Ride Stage News will be streaming every evening with all you need to know about the competition, day by day. There will be eight shows, from Saturday (6) to Saturday (13). Check out the daily schedule of the show, which will be broadcast on Brasil Ride’ YouTube and Facebook:
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Top 3 of the stage

1 - José Dias - 1:13:57
2 - Gustavo Xavier - 1:13:58
3 - Alex Malacarne - 1:14:47

1 - Marcella Toldi - 1:34:39 (4 laps)
2 - Anna Jördens - 1:36:48 (4 laps)
3 - Naima Diesner - 1:15:28 (3 laps)

Top 5 teams of the stage

1 - Gustavo Xavier/Alex Malacarne - 1:14:23
2 - Hans Becking/José Dias - 1:15:54
3 - Edson Rezende/Ulan Galinski - 1:16:45
4 - Sherman Trezza/Lukas Kaufmann - 1:18:45
5 - Halysson Ferreira/Pedro Hilo - 1:19:55

1 - Naima Diesner/Anna Jördens - 2:01:08
2 - Marcella Toldi/Lutecia Azevedo - 2:02:45
3 - Aline Olmedo/Lucinéia Brunetta - 3:05:23
4 - Ada Pires/Raissa Zortea - 3:12:51
5 - Daniela Hackenhaar/Jackeline Almeida - 3h46min47

Top 5 GC after the stage

1 - Hans Becking/José Dias - 19:30:25
2 - Edson Rezende/Ulan Galinski - 19:50:14
3 - Gustavo Xavier/Alex Malacarne - 19:52:01
4 - Sherman Trezza/Lukas Kaufmann - 20:00:12
5 - Andrew Henriques/Filipe Francisco - 20:26:49

1 - Marcella Toldi/Lutecia Azevedo - 26:23:42
2 - Naima Diesner/Anna Jördens - 26:27:12
3 - Aline Olmedo/Lucineia Brunetta - 32:02:21
4 - Ada Pires/Raissa Zortea - 36h33min43
5 - Laianna Lacerda/Natalia Radatz - 38:08:01

The Ministry of Citizenship and the Special Secretariat for Sports present Santander Brasil Ride Bahia, through the Sports Incentive Law. The event, which reaches its 11th edition in 2021, is sponsored by the Government of Bahia, through SETRE (Department of Labor, Income, Employment and Sports), Santander, Specialized, Jeep, Shimano and Unidas. Also the support of Coca Cola, Continental, Full Gas, HB, Garmin, RedBull, Spot, Squirt, Thule, in addition to having the municipalities of Porto Seguro and Guaratinga and Instituto Brasil Ride as institutional supporters of the event.

Next stage:
7th stage, on 11/13 at 9:30 am - 46.7 km and 548 m climb in Arraial d'Ajuda

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  • Men's podium
    (Fabio Piva / Santander Brasil Ride)

  • José Dias
    (Mario Jordany / Santander Brasil Ride)

  • Gustavo Xavier
    (Marcelo Maragni / Santander Brasil Ride)

  • Alex Malacarne
    (Ney Evangelista / Santander Brasil Ride)

  • Women's podiuns
    (Rosita Belinky / Santander Brasil Ride)

  • Marcella Toldi
    (Wladimir Togumi / Santander Brasil Ride)

  • Anna Jördens
    (Wladimir Togumi / Santander Brasil Ride)

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