Jos Alarcn prevails in the seventh, Roniel Campos virtual champion

EsCiclismo.com · Road Competition · 01/23/2021

The Venezuelan cyclist Jos Alarcn (Deportivo Tchira) has won the seventh and penultimate stage of the 56th edition of the Tour of Tchira by Bicycle, a 123.8-kilometer-long day held this Saturday between the Venezuelan town of Bramn and Cerro El Christ, mythical high end of the Andean round.

With a time of 3 hours, 40 minutes and 43 seconds, Alarcn won alone in the arrival at Cerro El Cristo, in category 2, ahead of his teammate and compatriot Carlos Galviz and also Venezuelan Daniel Osorio (Orgullo Paisa ), second and third respectively. The fourth place was occupied by the Colombian Santiago Umba (Androni Giocattoli), cyclist revelation of the test.

Despite the control of Atltico Venezuela in the peloton, three cyclists managed to make a breakout. Carlos Galviz (Deportivo Tchira), Anderson Paredes (BestPC) and Brayan Snchez (Medelln) moved the race almost in its entirety.

The triplet in flight, managed to increase the difference in terms of the peloton to 2 and a half minutes, thus managing to dispute the intermediate prizes for the fastest (sprints). As for the mountain, it is defined by a tremendous struggle between the most outstanding climbers, in this case Anderson Paredes (BestPC) who proclaimed himself the champion of this department.

In the absence of 22 kilometers to reach Cerro El Cristo, Ronald Gonzlez (Osorio Group) and Edwin Becerra (Vit Osorio), detach themselves from the leading lot and try to join the three-corridor wagon that goes to the front to be able to connect and continue working to contest the stage.

But 45 seconds later the fleeing cyclists were chased by the leader Roniel Campos (Atltico Venezuela), Oscar Sevilla (Medelln), Jhonatan Salinas (Atltico Venezuela), Jos Alarcn (Deportivo Tchira) and Simn Pellaud (Androni Giocattoli), who imposed a strong race pace in the middle of mountain terrain.

Just 2 kilometers from the finish line, Jos Alarcn along with Carlos Galviz -both cyclists from the Deportivo Tchira representation- managed to join forces to finish the stage. It was Alarcn and his physical conditions who managed to raise his arms in celebration at the feet of Christ the King.

The Venezuelan Roniel Campos (Atltico Venezuela), who regained the leader’s yellow jersey after a great offensive in the fifth stage, remained at the head of the individual general classification. The Spanish scar Sevilla (Medelln) remained in second place and Daniel Osorio (Orgullo Paisa) is third, closing the virtual podium.

Campos will seek to defend the lead this Sunday in the eighth and last stage, of 99.8 kilometers, starting and finishing in San Cristbal.

Classifications

Stage classification:
1. Jos Alarcn (VEN / Deportivo Tchira) – 3:40:43
2. Carlos Galviz (VEN / Deportivo Tchira) at 0:34
3. Daniel Osorio (VEN / Pride Paisa) at 0:47
4. Santiago Umba (COL / Androni Toys) at 0:51
5. SCAR SEVILLA (ESP/Medelln) a 0:59
6. Manuel Medina (VEN / Atltico Venezuela) at 0:59
7. Roniel Campos (VEN / Atltico Venezuela) at 0:59
8. Daniel Muoz (COL / Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec) at 1:12
9. Yurgen Ramrez (VEN / Venezuela Pas de Futuro) at 1:15
10. Yonathan Salinas (VEN / Atltico Venezuela) at 1:17

General classification:
1. Roniel Campos (VEN / Atltico Venezuela)
2. SCAR SEVILLA (ESP/Medelln) a 2:31
3. Daniel Osorio (VEN / Pride Paisa) at 5:32

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