More than One Thousand Athletes Participated in the Event

The fourth edition of the Challenge of the Rocks required a lot of skill from the 1,030 registered athletes who participated in the event on Sunday in Pomerode. Not even for moutain bike pros the proof was easy! The rain that fell during the night, and at certain times of the day, left the tracks even more challenging, which made it difficult to arrive.
The winners of the Pro Elite category, with 100 kilometers of course, were Daniel Carneiro Brum Ribeiro Zoia in the men’s and Tânia Clair Pickler Negherbon in the women’s. He completed the course at 5:00:01 and she at 5:55:35.
“I was prepared, because I knew it would not be easy, but the rain made the trip even more difficult. Despite this I think the difficulties are that they make the Challenge an important event for mountain bike, since they help raise the level of competition of the athletes, “says Tânia.
In the category Elite Elite, with a course of 50 kilometers, the winners were Rodrigo Barhart, in the men’s, with time of 2:46:25 and Tatiane Lima Medeiros, in the women’s, who completed the race in 4:35:07.
“We are very happy to reach the fourth edition with so many athletes registered. We have positive and negative points, and the latter we seek to correct every issue, “says Hilário Rocha, patriarch of the family.
The rankings of all sub-categories of Pro and Elite and also of Amador (30Km) will be available on the website.