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It was just the day after the Mercado Quinhentista that was held over the weekend, Machico woke up to lots of tents on the beach, ready for the Trans Madeira 2018, organised by Freeride Madeira.

Day 1 key stats: 48km, 1419m up, 2790m down.

Day one of the 2018 Trans Madeira is done and dusted. Living up to its reputation the island threw its usual mix of weather, trails and conditions at the riders.

The week began on the east side of the island where the EWS stopped in when it visited last year. Steep, rocky, slick, natural and some machine built trails made it a real test.

Your top 3 men and women after the first day of racing are:

Men:

1: Jerome Clementz
2: Josh Bryceland
3: Emanuel Pombo

Women: 

1: Ines Thoma
2: Mette Marie Kronborg
3: Maria Kruger

Full results with times here: https://timing.sportident.com/de/results/2018/trans-madeira-day1

More images and info taken from pinkbike.com

Tents on Machico for the first night of Trans Madeira 2018 meant an early start and cold shower for the riders.