With the presence of several internationally renowned cyclists in the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a España, the American Joe Martin Stage Race 2023 will take place, which is part of the UCI America Tour calendar, from 18 to May 21th.
Among the confirmed riders are the Colombians Miguel Ángel “Supermán” López, winner of stages in the three main rounds of the world and Tour de Suiza; and Sergio Henao, winner of the 2017 Paris-Nice race and a stage in the 2013 Giro d’Italia.
In addition, Leah Kirchmann, UCI world champion and seven-time Canadian national champion; Lauren Stephens, United States National Champion and Clara Honsigner, three-time United States National Champion.
Likewise, the Cuban Marlies Mejías and the Mexican Sofía Arreola will compete for Virginia’s Blue Ridge-TWENTY24; as well as the Colombian Diana Peñuela with the DNA Pro Cycling club, among other Latinas such as the Aztec Julyn Renee Aguila and the Cuban Heidy Pradera.
The test will begin this Thursday with a broken stage that includes a mountainous pass in the first bars, then we will have the second fraction that will end on a tough slope. The third day will be a 4.8 kilometer time trial and the competition will end with a circuit of 30 laps, each with a small hill.
Six other Colombians will participate in this week’s Joe Martin Stage Race in Fayetteville, Arkansas, four of whom will accompany Supermán López in the Team Medellín-EPM team. They are Brayan Sánchez, Walter Vargas, Fabio Duarte and Róbigzon Oyola.
On the side of the American league teams, the list has two others. For the Denver Disruptors club will be the aforementioned Sergio Henao and Juan Esteban Arango; while Bryan Gómez will run with the Miami Nights squad.
The beetles have two podium finishes in the record of the American race, the first with Robinson Chalapud in 2015 and the second with Janier Acevedo in 2016, both climbed to the third drawer of the podium. Racing with Team Medellín-EPM, the Colombian-Spanish Óscar Sevilla was third in 2021.