Mongol Derby Leaderboard - Day 1

As expected on Day 1 the gigantic field of 2014 is pretty bunched up but it's at these early stages that the lead pace gets set and riding partnerships begin to develop. The first riders into each horse station (Urtuu) get the pick of the horses, so derby pundits everywhere will be watching early patterns closely.

Australian Brent Albuino led for much of the day and was first in to HS3 with a large number of Americans close behind. Only Sam Jones decided to push on and is now half way to HS3 for the gamble. There is a storm rumoured for tonight so it is to be seen how much the lead will cost her.

Half way between HS3 & HS4

1. Sam Jones (Aus)

HS3 (26 riders - in no order)

2. Brent Albuino (Aus)
3. Bonnie Hutton (US)
4. Madison Kauffman (US)
5. Lisa Youngwerth (US)
6. Mary Lee (US)
7. Barbara Smith (US)
8. Silvia Simonin (CH)
9. Catherine Stott (UK)
10. Heather Russell (US)
Per Michanek (SE)*
Rob Skinner (UK)
Chris Maude (UK)*
Jamie Peel (UK)*
Anita Aradottir (IS)
Amy Wallace-Whelan (US)*
Ann-Therese Helgesson (SE)
Stephanie Murray (US)*
Adam Perlman (US)
Krystal Kelly (US)
Chris Berkers (NL)
Courtney Davis (NZ)
Musse Hessevall (SE)*
Mikael Eriksson (SE)*
Alexander Piltz (DE)*
Katja Joachim (BE)
Jade Sevelow-Lee (US)

Between HS2 & HS3

2.6 km from HS3
Rose Sandler (US)
Emile Colling (LU)
Antoine Carle (FR)

20 KM from HS3
Michelle Jarvis (NZ)
Alison Wilson (NZ)

HS2

Simon Lukas (UK)
James Griffith (UK)
Wendy Chung (UK)
Logan Burton (US)
Luke Berry (UK)
Sarah Cuthbertson (CA)
Roisin McCourt (IE)
Matthew Pearce (UK)
Andrew Mobey (UK)
James Mitchell (AU)
Claudia Vicente (UK)
Katherine Peters (US)
Jess Kwong (HK)
Vikki Wojcik (UK)
Jess Kipp (US)
Anna Christina De Jonquieres (DK)

Jamie Peel, Chris Maude, Per Michanek, Michael Eriksson, Amy Wallace-Whelan, Stephanie Murray, Adam Perlman, Musse Hasselvall all arrived at HS3 at 20:34 and got an 8 minute penalty each.

Anita Aradottir and Katja Joachim arrived at HS3 at 20:40 and get a 20 minute penalty.