Photos by Jakub Kopecký (@jacob_kopecky)
Just a short while ago, 35-year-old Marion Dziwnik (cap #119/@supermajon) became the first rider in the F (Female) category of the 2021 BADLANDS to cross the finish line. Marion rolled into Capleira in the Sierra Nevada range around 3:30 p.m. local time to finish the race in 3 days, 7 hours, and 11 minutes (3d:7h:11m), coming in 25th place overall. Marion is a scientist from Munich, Germany, and is no stranger to ultra-endurance cycling. In addition to finishing the Transcontinental Race alongside Johanna Jahnke in 2018, she’s also taken on several solo bikepacking trips, and recently ranked second in the Female category of the 2021 Orbit360 Gravel Series.
On day one of the race, Sally McHugh (cap #158) held on to the first-place position all day but rested on several occasions during the night. That allowed Marion to pull ahead, and she retained the lead for the duration of the event. Congrats, Marion!
Olivia Dillon (cap #20) is pedaling a Moots Routt RSL and has held onto the second-place slot for much of the race, riding approximately 48 kilometers behind Marion much of today. Olivia is currently picking through the Sierra Nevada and will likely take the second-place finish in the women’s category, shortly.
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