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7/24/2002

Great results in the Transalp Challenge

760 Mountainbike die-hards from all over the world, a 580 kilometer course in 8 days, 18.000 meters up and down slopes: this is the Transalp Challenge, the world's hardest MTB challenge!

Transalp Challenge 760 Mountainbike die-hards from all over the world, a 580 kilometer course in 8 days, 18.000 meters up and down slopes: this is the Transalp Challenge, the world's hardest MTB challenge! Great success for the teams equipped with Marzocchi forks. Karl Platt, Rocky Mountain team member, equipped with a Marzocchi Marathon fork was first in the Men's ranking. There was another fantastic result for the Rocky Mountain-Marzocchi girls' team too. Lesley Tomlinson and Gretchen Reeves yesterday got on to the podium after the longest and hardest stage of the Transalp race, from Nauders to Naturns (98 Km 170 m). An honourable mention as well for the good performance by the Marzocchi Fisher Team (Bryson Martin, vice president of Marzocchi USA together with MTB legend Gary Fisher) and the Marzocchi Germany Team (Wolfgang Beuer and Martin Listmann).

NEWS

Successful 4X weekend in Fort William!
The second UCI World Cup stop was a big success for the Chain Reaction Cycles Team. Especially young talented rider Michael Mechura who participated in his first World Cup race ever, showed a fantastic performace.
Anne Caroline Chausson
IBIS and Marzocchi rider Anne Caroline Chausson has won the all mountain series#2 in Joucas (FRA). Despite the unconfortable weather conditions, Chausson took an easy race and finished before Morgan Such and Morgane Jonnier. With her victory in the South of France, she drastically improves in the General Ranking. After her big triumph she will lean back and recover for a week to get in form for the maxivalanche next week in Andorra.
team AXO
200 riders joined the competition, 15 of them were from Italy. Among these, the AXO Pro Gest and Argentina Bike teams - both endorsed by Marzocchi - stood out with pretty good results.
Andrea Bruno
Andrea Bruno was among the protagonists of the race, finishing with a second absolute position behind the New Zealander Scoles. Both endorsed by Marzocchi
Avalanche Cup
First place for Ann Caroline Chausson with Marzocchi It was Ann Caroline Chausson's first race on an Ibis MTB. She finished the Sunday race as first qualified among the women.
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