The Colombian Robinson Chalapud, from the Banco Guayaquil team, managed to win the second stage of the Tour of Ecuador, after traveling 112.3 kilometers between Riobamba and Salcedo, valid for placing himself at the head of the event and launching his primary objective: retain his long-ago crown. one year.

In a day that took place among the mountains of the Ecuadorian highlands, the Colombian took the victory with three hours, eight minutes and eight seconds, followed by his teammate, the Ecuadorian, Jorge Montenegro at one minute and six seconds ; while another local, Byron Guama, from the Movistar-Best PC team, finished third with a time of three hours, 11 minutes and ten seconds.

Chalapud, current champion, consolidated himself with the only breakaway of the segment and was able to maintain a stable advantage until the beginning of the last climb, to arrive alone in the final kilometers and celebrate a partial victory that could give him the final title of the tour.

With this victory, Chalapud took the lead from Chilean Pablo Alarcón (Canel’s-ZeroUno). The Colombian is also the mountain leader, while the best sub-23 is Nixon Rosero (Team Banco Guayaquil); Ignacio Prado (Canel’s-ZeroUno) is the leader of the flying goals and Byron Guamá (Movistar-Best PC) the most combative.

The third stage of the competition will be held this Wednesday, September 27, between Machachi and Cayambe, with a route of 108.6 km and two mountain passes to overcome: Aglla (65.7 kilometers) and Altos de Otón (85,5 kilometers).