For the 694km from Kazan to Perm, the competitors had to ride a full night for the first time in the race. Again the top three riders set the pace for the very hard stage but no one was able to pull away from the field.
After a long night, Edi struggled with an upset stomach and had to let his strong rivals Alexey Shebelin (RUS) und Andreas Fuchs (AUT) pass.
In the end he lost 50 minutes and dropped back to the third place in the overall ranking. Nonetheless it is still a long way up to Vladivostok and Edi is very motivated to fight back!
Overal ranking – solo (average speed 34,2 km/h)
- Alexey Shebelin (RUS) 42h 32 m 8s
- Andreas Fuchs (AUT) 42h 32 m 10s
- Edi Fuchs (AUT) 43h 24 m 58s
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