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Laurens ten Dam leads Transcordilleras gravel race on day 2 across Colombian Andes

The weeklong Transcordilleras Rally Colombia, which runs from February 12-19, is underway and former road pro Laurens ten Dam rests after the third stage with the race lead, re-seated tyres and fresh groceries in hand. So far, so good for the Dutch road racer turned adventure cyclist in his return to the ‘sufferfest’ across the Andes mountains.

The mixed-terrain, self-supported adventure crosses the three imposing mountain ranges in Colombia, with a total of eight stages that add up to 852 kilometres and 21,000 metres of elevation gain. So far, 28% of the route is completed and much of the hillier terrain follows.

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