With a double day, of great Costa Rican prominence, the Tour of Chiriquí 2021 began this Wednesday, whose first leader in the general classification is the local Franklin Archibold (Panama Culture and Values), while the Costa Rican runner Jason Huertas scored the first win partial.
The day began with the announced 5.2-kilometer team time trial at El Parque de las Madres, dominated by the Panama Culture and Values team, which despite being the last to start from the starting line set the best time of all the squads with 6 minutes and three seconds. In second and third seats were the Costa Rican groups 7C Economy-CBZ ASF Lacoin, and Colono Constr-BikeStation, respectively.
In the afternoon, after a couple of hours of rest, stage B of this first day was held over 81.3 kilometers between David-San Lorenzo-David, with the partial victory for Tico Jason Huertas (Colono Constr-BikeStation), who He beat Archibold in the final sprint, but could not prevent the 2019 champion from wearing the yellow jersey as the lap leader.
It was a race mostly on flat ground, with attacks in the last meters and the Costa Rican teams defining their best men all the time, while Archibold (Panama Culture and Values) and his compatriot Carlos Brenes (Rali Giant), third in the podium, they demonstrated the excellent finishing skills.
Another Tico, Joseph Ramírez (Zebol-Elky María), starred in the day’s getaway to win the only mountain prize in the segment alone, but in the last kilometers he was caught by the main group.
This Thursday, November 25, the third stage of the 41st edition of the International Tour of Chiriquí will be held, which brings together 150 riders and will take David’s caravan to Alto de Jaramillo along 97.9 kilometers with an uphill finish. suitable for Colombians.
Results of stage 1a (5.2 kilometers) TEAM TIME TRIAL
1.- PANAMA CULTURE AND VALUES 00:06:03
2.- 7C ENOCOMY-CBZ ASF-LACOIN a 9
3.- COLONUS CONSTR-BIKESTATION at 10
4.- IOWA LATINO RACING TEAM at 16
5.- COSTA RICA SELECTION to 17
6.- TEAM CORRATEC AMERICA at 18
7.- RALI GIANT at 23
8.- SERV NAL AERONAVAL MAPIEX at 23
9.- HERRERA SPORT SPORTS CLOTHING to 31
10.- RPC RADIO CORRATEC MIXTO a 34
11.- ZE-H C. DE DAVID-BIKESHOP at 34
12.- PRIMAL AUDI DENVER to 36
13.- ROADS FROM OMAR to 38
14.- TEAM HYF SPORT a 39
15.- INVESTMENTS YARED at 50
16.- NATIONAL POLICE at 51
17.- LA DORADITA at 1:00
18.- BLOQ GONZALEZ-VIV KLONDIK at 1:02
Results Stage 1b / David (81.3 kilometers)
1 Jason Huertas (Colono Constr-Bikestation) 1:53:51 ”
2 Franklin Archibold (Panama Culture and Values) 0:00
3 Carlos Brenes (Rali Giant) 0:00
4 Christofer Jurado (Mapiex National Aeronaval Service)
5 Ricky Ortiz (Team Corratec América) “
6 Fernando Ureña (La Doradita) “
7 Alex Strah (Panama Culture and Values) “
1 Franklin Archibold (Panama Culture and Values) 1:59:49 ”
2 Alex Strah (Panama Culture and Values) at 0:05
3 Jorge Castelblanco (Panama Culture and Values) 0:05
4 Nolberto Hernández (Panama Culture and Values) 0:05
5 Jason Huertas (Colono Constr-Bikestation) 0:09