Venezuelan cyclist Lilibeth Chacón won the 21.3 km time trial corresponding to the third stage of the 2023 Women’s Tour of Colombia and was proclaimed the new leader of the competition, replacing local rider Diana Peñuela, whom she now leads for 15 seconds.

Chacón from the Clarus Merquimia Group-Strongman team pulverized the stopwatches, covering the 21.3 kilometers with a record of 39:03, marking an average of 37.83 km/h.

The podium of the day at the timer was completed by the national road champion Diana Carolina Peñuela (DNA Pro Cycling Team), who finished second and in third position came the Mexican Anet Barrera (DNA Pro Cycling Team).

A lot of movement was presented in the “hot seat”. In the first batch of riders, Anette Oriana Saavedra (Fundecom) from Valle del Cauca and Gabriela López (Mujeres Antioquia Orgullo Paisa) from Santander stood out. In the continuity of the arrivals, the foreign credits of the specialty began to mark the best times.

The Colombian round for women will continue this Saturday, July 29, with the fourth stage with a 102.5-kilometre route, which will take the riders from Curití, passing through Pescadero, Piedecuesta, Girón to finish in the city of Bucaramanga.

It should be remembered that, from July 26 to 30, the eighth edition of the Women’s Tour of Colombia 2023 will be held, an event belonging to the UCI 2.2 international calendar, which will cover more than 466 kilometers, through the departments of Cundinamarca, Boyacá and Santander.

Source: Revista Mundo Ciclístico y Agencias de Noticias