Guatemalan cycling continues to make history and this time it was Gerson Toc who entered the golden books after winning the Tour of Honduras 2023, concluded this Sunday after five disputed days, and with the participation of 12 teams and around 80 riders from nine countries .

The Guatemalan cyclist, a member of Team Cycling Tio Dolmo, was proclaimed champion of the event this September 17, leaving an indelible mark on the competition by finishing in first position in the individual general classification with an astonishing time of 10 hours, 57 seconds and 10 hundredths.

Gerson Toc’s feat is not only a source of pride for his country, but it is also especially impressive due to the narrow difference that separated him from victory. Toc took the title from American Colin Patterson (Voler Factory Racing) by just six hundredths of a second, highlighting the intensity and competitiveness of the 2023 Vuelta a Honduras.

A last stage with Guatemalan flavor

The last stage of this exciting cycling tour was dyed in the colors of Guatemala, as it was won by the national cyclist Dorian Monterroso, belonging to the Team Pro Bikes team. Gerson Toc, for his part, completed the last stage in third position, consolidating his leadership position in the general classification.

Gerson Toc’s triumph in the Tour of Honduras 2023 represents a monumental achievement for Guatemalan cycling and a testament to the dedication and talent of the athletes who are considered some of the most outstanding in the Central American region.

Gerson Toc, with his outstanding performance in the Tour of Honduras 2023, highlights cycling in the country and begins to attract attention in what will be a very striking end to the year for national cycling. Guatemala is already focused on the Vuelta a Guatemala and the classic Prevuelta, which will be held from September 21 to 24.