This Thursday the seventh stage of the Vuelta a Costa Rica 2022 was held and the Ecuadorian Alexis Quinteros (Team Banco Guayaquil) took the victory of the day after a 129.6-kilometer journey through mountainous terrain, which included the top of La Georgina, while the Colombian Marco Tulio Suesca enjoyed the general leadership for the second day, after entering the finish line third.
Quinteros registered a time of 3:42:52 after 120 kilometers of competition, while the second of the stage was Robinson Chalapud, from the same team as Quinteros. The best Tico of the stage was Sergio Arias who arrived in Pinares with a time of 3:43:17 followed by Kevin Rivera, who did so four seconds later.
“It has been a long and hard journey, but I have been able to defend the yellow jersey and already think about the final victory with three stages to go,” Suesca told the media after getting on the podium.
Regarding the sub 23 category, Gabriel Rojas continues to lead the competition, while Chalapud maintains the mountain jersey.
Regarding the flying goals, the rider Manuel Larios received the jersey this Thursday because Jason Huertas did not finish the stage due to injury and the points leader jersey now belongs to Marco Tulio Suesca.
The stage was marked by the withdrawal of four cyclists, who could not finish the race due to injury and four more who did not start from Pérez Zeledón.
This Friday the eighth stage will cover 94 kilometers, starting in Paraíso at 8 in the morning, passing through Cervantes, Turrialba, Tuccurique, Orosi and arriving back in Paraíso.