With a great demonstration on the ascent to Berlin from San Ramón, the cyclist Daniel Bonilla from Colono Bikestation Clips left the victory this Tuesday in the fifth stage of the Tour of Costa Rica Telecable 2022 with a time of 2:52:04 after 98 kilometers of action.
Second place went to Colombian rider from Movistar Best PC, Marco Tulio Suesca, and third place went to Kevin Rivera, from the Costa Rican National Team.
The escape of the day was made up of local rider Jeison Vega (Colonos Construcción Bike Station), Colombian Juan Alcides Espinel (Team Herrera Sport) and Ecuadorian Santiago Montenegro (Movistar-Best PC), however, they were neutralized by the group of favorites in the ascent to the third category prize of Desmonte.
At the end, Marco Tulio Suesca launched a devastating attack to which only Daniel Bonilla could respond, who fiercely resisted the accelerations of the Boyacá climber, but in the definition the Costa Rican was stronger than the Colombian and defeated him to take over the general classification .
This result allows Bonilla to retake the lead in the Tour of Costa Rica after five stages already completed, including this Tuesday’s, which was one of the most anticipated by cycling lovers.
The stage even had a large number of people who were present both at the start and finish of the stage. In addition, the route was marked by several falls, among them runners like Sebastián Brenes, Franklin Archibold, Jason Huertas, among others.
At a general level, Gabriel Rojas continues to lead under 23, Kevin Rivera took the lead in the mountains, while Jason Huertas leads the classification by points and flying goals.
This Wednesday the sixth stage of the Costa Rican round will be held, starting in La Unión and ending in Pérez Zeledón, over a 120.7-kilometer route on medium-mountain terrain, which includes three mountain passes. The successor to Costa Rican Daniel Bonilla, last year’s champion, will be announced on Saturday, December 25 in Heredia (Costa Rica).
Source: FECOCI y Revista Mundo Ciclístico