You've read the race reports, flipped through the pictures, traced the GPS files, and thought to yourself, wow, that looks pretty cool. Now
Fast, fast, fast. That was best descriptor for stage 7's 49km loop on the flat roads and techy trails around Mucuge.
It's was back to the stage 1 and 2 start town of Mucuge by way of an 128km route with 1716 meters of climbing.
Hot temperatures and brutal roads challenge racers in Brazil
Many proverbial lunches were eaten
This was solid test of true mountain biking skill
Defending mixed duo champs Brian and Jenny Smith are forced to withdraw with food poisoning.
Fast Facts on the 12.4km prologue, Mucuge to Mucuge.
The second annual Brasil Ride mountain bike stage race rolls out at noon local time Sunday on the outskirts of Parque Nacional Chapada