The Dominican Deivy Capellán drew breath and strength in the final sprint to dominate the first stage of the 44th Independence Cycling Tour, held this Tuesday on a 107-kilometer route, between Santo Domingo and La Romana, passing through San Pedro de Macorís.
The veteran cyclist, who competes for the Team HyF-CH Brokers/Colombia team, covered the stage in 02:09:06 hours, and was escorted to the podium by Daniel Estévez, from Team USA, and the American Owen Gilleott, from the Miami Blazers. .
The day had several riders on the run for several kilometers until they were caught by the peloton four kilometers from the finish line. In a massive sprint there was a fall in the last 500 meters of the race, although it had no major consequences for those involved.
“The race tactic that we proposed was fulfilled and I had the strength to finish off at the end in a massive sprint. It is the first day and from now on we are going to fight to keep the leader’s jersey, although we know that there are good riders”, declared the cyclist who won the stage.
The second segment of the tour will be this Wednesday starting from Santo Domingo, going through San Cristóbal, Baní, Azua and the final goal will be in Barahona, the total length of the route is 178 kilometers.
In the Independence Cycling Tour, which will conclude on February 27, National Independence Day, 24 teams compete, 12 nationals and the same number of foreigners in seven stages and a total of 960 kilometers will be covered.
Source: Agencia Prensa Latina