The American Kira Payer (Boneshaker) won this Friday the second stage of the 22nd Vuelta Ciclística Internacional Femenina a Guatemala, raced over 110 kilometers and five categorized mountain passes.

By means of a powerful sprint after a leg-breaking route, the northern rider showed her aspirations before the thrust of the 22 Colombian riders participating, with Natalia Garzón (Team Sistecrédito) second.

The Colombian rider took the yellow jersey of the overall leader of the event by adding the bonuses of the flying goals.

The last mountain prize (third category) was won by Payer, ahead of Colombian Andrea Alzate (Eneicat CM Team), while the previous one (fourth quality) went to Bogotá’s Nicolle García (Patobike).

The third climb (also of fourth category as the previous ones) was won by Ecuadorian Esther Galarza (Clarus Merquimia), the second Alzate, who also gave first.

Garzón won the third flying goal, with the Mexican Marcerla Prieto (Patobike) and Villamizar as escorts; in the second one, the only 20 years old Karen González (Team Sistecrédito) stood out.

The young woman arrived ahead of Garzón and her countrywoman Milena Salcedo (Clarus Merquimia). In the first Gonzalez was ahead of the winner of the first day, the Italian Valentina Basilico (Eneicat CM Team), and another Colombian Lina Maria Rojas (Patobike).

Some 126 riders from 13 teams started this Thursday for the coveted title, while Villamizar, runner-up of the last edition, who finished fourth in the first stage, already showed her intention.

González won the points classification in the recently finished Tour a El Salvador 2024, held from March 8 to 12, with four circuits, although category 2.1 UCI, for 2.2 that of Guatemala.

Tomorrow, stage three, they will cross the central highlands through the municipality of Tecpán, Chimaltenango, in seven turns and 111 kilometers.

Sunday’s closing stage is scheduled to take place at the Agencia Central Bantrab, on the capital’s Avenida Reforma, after 13 very flat laps, with 59.8 kilometers.

The Venezuelan Lilibeth Chacón (absent this time), from Clarus Merquimia, won the overall trophy in the previous event, between July 7 and 11, 2023.

Gabriela González, from Guatemala, triumphed in the first edition of the Vuelta Internacional Femenina a Guatemala in 2001 and the locals were crowned nine times, four Mexican, three from El Salvador, the Cafeteras, and one each for Costa Rica and Venezuela.

This high-level competition, in addition to the sporting exchange, generates a true cultural atmosphere among the participants and the fervent enthusiasm for this sport in the country.

Results stage 2 | Barberena – Barberena (110 km)

1Kira PayerBoneshaker Project presented by ROXO3:16:44
2Natalia GarzónTeam Sistecrédito,,
3Marcela PrietoPato Bike BMC Team,,
4Andrea RamírezBoneshaker Project presented by ROXO,,
5Andrea AlzateEneicat – CMTeam,,
6Lina María RojasPato Bike BMC Team,,
7Karen VillamizarBoneshaker Project presented by ROXO,,
8Valentina BasilicoEneicat – CMTeam,,
9Esther GalarzaClarus Merquimia Group – Strongman,,
10Anette SaavedraPato Bike BMC Team,,

Ranking General

1▲6Natalia GarzónTeam Sistecrédito5:35:29
2▼1Valentina BasilicoEneicat – CM Team0:01
3▲14Kira PayerBoneshaker Project presented by ROXO0:03
4Lina María RojasPato Bike BMC Team0:06
5▲4Marcela PrietoPato Bike BMC Team0:07
6▼1Karen VillamizarBoneshaker Project presented by ROXO0:10
7▲4Anette SaavedraPato Bike BMC Team0:13
8▲2Carolina VargasEneicat – CM Team,,
9▲7Andrea RamírezBoneshaker Project presented by ROXO,,
10▲3Esther GalarzaClarus Merquimia Group – Strongman,,

Fuente: Agencia Prensa Latina y Revista Mundo Ciclístico