In a great performance, the Barranquilla cyclist Daniela Salcedo (Descarados Cycling Team) won the third stage of the Women’s RPC Classic in Panama, on a 34.8-kilometer stretch on a circuit through the tourist Calzada de Amador.
The Colombian rider, who broke away 8 of the 12 laps of the 2.9 km circuit, entered the finish line alone with a time of 57:16. In the group sprint, the Costa Rican Milagros Mena (Colono Construcción-Bikestation) prevailed over the Venezuelan Lilibeth Chacón (Merquimia Team), who finished 3rd.
In the first laps, another Colombian stood out, Milena Salcedo (Merquimia Team), who won the first flying finish line and consolidated the lead in that classification. Meanwhile, the general by points continues a strong fight between Lilibeth (58), Milagros (52) and the Cuban Marlies Mejías (Twenty 4) with 48. The latter has two wins in the first two fractions disputed and now finished seventh.
By the way, in the women’s section, but in the Women’s B category, the Cuban Lisandra Guerra (Classic Master/Somi Bike) won on the third day, guarded by her teammate Yumari González (Classic Master/Somi Bike) and the Venezuelan Karelia Machado (Advanced Cycles).
The Panamanian round will continue this Saturday with the last stage, another criterium-style day that will take place along the Amador Causeway, which will begin with the Masters category.