The XLIII International Tour of Chiriquí has a new individual general leader. This is the Panamanian Sandi Guerra, from the Panama es Cultura y Valores team, who assumed the lead of the tour after completing the third stage, which was won by the American Conor Schunk.

The journey was 146 kilometers between David-Paso Canoas-Progreso-Paso Canoas-San Pablo-Los Anastacios and David, where Schunk (Río Grande Cycling), who had a time of 3 hours 26 minutes and 47 seconds, created a breakaway together Guerra in the last 10 kilometers managing to accomplish the feat. Panamanian Victor Jaén (Guardianes SPI) arrived in third position, 21 seconds ahead.

“Dreams can come true and this is an example of that. It is nice to be the leader of a race as important as this. Discipline, perseverance, among other things, are vital to achieving goals,” said Guerra.

In the individual general classification, Guerra leads with a time of 6 hours 09 minutes and 49 seconds. His escorts are the Costa Rican Fabio Gámez (7C Economy Lacoinex) at 29 seconds and the Panamanian Alex Strah (Panama is Culture and Values) at 30 seconds.

Other leaders’ shirt wearers are Víctor Jaén (Guardianes SPI) in the points classification; Fabio Gámez (7C Economy Lacoinex) in Sub-23; and Edward Castillo (Revolution Cycling Team) in Master.

Today, Thursday, the fourth stage will be held, which will be 99 kilometers between David-Solano-Cuesta de Piedra-Santa Rita-Potrerillos and David, with two mountain prizes.

Source: FEPACI