Andes Cronos, one of our Timers in Argentina, timed the oldest and most important multidisciplinary race in the country for the 4th time. The circuits, the landscapes, the purity of the snow, the forest, the lake water and the surroundings of San Martín de Los Andes, make this race a unique contest for all competitors and organizers!
The first edition of the Tetra Chapelco took place on September 3rd in 1987. Since then, it always had the characteristics that made it a prestigious race: maximum physical requirements to face all of its modalities.
This is an amazing contest in one of the most impressive natural places of Lanín National Park, Cerro Chapelco and the town of San Martín de Los Andes.
The format of this race contains 4 disciplines: skiing, mountain biking, kayaking and running. The 2019 edition, had a total route of approximately 85 km and about 500 participants from both Argentina and Chile.
The start was at the ski base center and there was a big audience. The circuit began with the classic snow climbing and descents through different tracks. Participants were also going up with chair lifts and putting on a show for people who were on the ski tracks for vacation.
The mountain bike part began at the base of Chapelco and descended towards the city of San Martín de Los Andes. It went along the paths of the Lanín National Park, through Vallescondido Country Club, along the paths of the Lof Mapuche Vera and Curruhuinca, to the shore of Lake Lácar. This is a renewed version of the tour, different from the previous editions.
The weather was great and the lake water did not cause any problems to the first group of participants. Later on, the wind caused some complications for the next group.
The running part also presented a new circuit, which was more extensive than the previous one, but with equally spectacular views. It combined trekking sections in the forest with speed stretches.
How has this great event been timed?
- In the closed park, Andes Cronos used a One4All Ocelot system with side antennas, since a narrow corridor has been made for the participants to leave their bicycles.
- A One4All with side antennas was used to time skiing. The time was taken when the participants went up to medium elevation through a corridor.
- A Time Box with side and floor antennas was used at the MTB entrance and Kayak exit.
- For the finish line, the hill systems were lowered and installed together with a floor antenna.
- The chip used was the Click N ’Tag on the wrist.
Congratulations to Agustin Neiman and Anibal Bacigalupo, our Andes Cronos Timers, for being part of this great event once again. Keep it up!
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