In another spectacular day, Ismael Sánchez seized this Sunday the main laurels in the climb to Constanza and for the second day in a row he reached the stage in the 44th edition of the Independence Cycling Tour, which had the Moca-Santiago-La Vega-Constanza route .
Another brilliant race for Ismael, who once again exhibited his skills as a great climber and who was encouraged by the large crowd that often gathers in his trials.
Reaching this success, Ismael placed himself in second place in the general classification with a record of 21 hours: 45 minutes and 24 seconds and is located 29 seconds behind Luis Mora, who this Sunday went on to lead the general classification with a record of 21:44;45.
Sánchez took over the race at full height towards Constanza and never let go and had a record of 3:25;53, with which he surpassed Mauricio Pachón, from Iowa Latino Cycling, by 2:16 minutes, the third step was occupied by Mora , who arrived at 2:30 minutes; Juan Porero, from JB Calzado Power Codelpa, was fourth at 3:29 minutes and Duvan Penagos, from San Cristóbal finished fifth at 4:06 minutes.
Mora is the new leader
After finishing the second mountain stage, now Luis Mora from Doglocy/Inteja Imca is the new leader with 21:44;45; followed by Ismael at 29 seconds; José Castillo, from Venezuela País Futuro is third at 2.29 and Juan Pablo Sossa is fourth at 3:14 minutes.
The event is supported by the Ministry of Sports, BanReservas, Comedores Económicos, Mayor’s Office of Santo Domingo, OMSA, Seguros BanReservas, National Health Service, Hydroelectric Generation Company, Inapa, Gatorade, among others. The test left this Thursday from the BanReservas tower on Winston Churchill Avenue.
After concluding the sixth stage, the team overall is held by Venezuela País Futuro with 65:22;03 hours, being seconded by JB Calzado Power at 8:08 minutes difference; Iowa Latino Cycling Club is third at 10:59 minutes. The most outstanding team in this Sunday’s stage was Venezuela País Futuro, who recorded 10:32;40.
Ishmael with various leaderships
In the points test now the new leader is Ismael Sánchez, who has 50; César Sanabria is second with 47; Luis Mora has 36. In flying goals, Luis Gómez dominates with 33.
Other leaderships of Ishmael
These are the mountains in which he accumulates 45 points, Oscar Pachón registers 36; Penagos is 32 and Yurgen Ramírez has 25.
Among the Dominicans, he leads with a time of 21:45; 24, Frailyn Bierd occupying second place with 21:54;22, Steven Polanco is third with 22:05;50.
The best under 23
The most outstanding sub 23 are Juan Pablo Sossa, who has 21:47;59, second place belongs to Bierd, who has 21:54;22 and Christopher Morales is third with 21:55;08.
Closing of the Cycling Tour
This Monday the seventh stage will be held, which will be a circuit in the Mirador del Sur park and will have a 140-kilometre route.