September 02, 2013 (Jalman Camp, Mongolia) – Stage Two took the racers of the 2013 Genco Mongolia Bike Challenge presented by Orbea 126 kilometres through an increasingly remote area of Mongolia with 2,440 metres 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 Wallace’s 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. Canada’s Jennifer Schulz placed 5th.
Stage Three starts tomorrow from the banks of the Tuul River and runs 148 kilometres to Kavcir Ganga Camp.
1. Antonio Ortiz (Esp) Selle SMP 4:53:17
2. Pau Zamora (Esp) Buff-Niner
3. Altanzol Altansukh (Mon) Genco Tour Bureau 4:55:39
5. Cory Wallace (Can) Kona 4:55:42
12. Peter Watson (Can) 21:34
20. Todd Nowack (Can) 41:22
26. Matt Ewonus (Can) 54:45
27. Stephen Ushy (Can) 55:56
48. Daniel Shepansky (Can) 1:42:34
49. James White (Can) 1:46:38
DNF Chris Ganeff (Can)
1. Catherine Williamson (Gbr) Bizhub-Energas 5:19:30
2. Sonya Looney (USA) Topeak Ergon 5:46:23
3. Erin Greene (Nzl) Endura NZ 6:05:47
4. Jessica Douglas (Nzl) Liv Giant 6:17:12
5. Jennifer Schulz (Can) 6:43:18
GC after Stage 2
1. Cory Wallace (Kona) 9:40:34
1. Catherine Williamson (Gbr) Bizhub-Energas 10:52:48
2. Sonya Looney (USA) Topeak Ergon 1:03:06
3. Erin Greene (Nzl) Endura NZ 1:26:03
6. Jennifer Schulz (Can) 3:09:11