Pedro Sequera (Bandes-Government of La Guaira) won the victory in the second stage of the Tour of Venezuela, held this Wednesday, November 22, on a 140-kilometer route that joined the states of Lara and Yaracuy, starting at the Monument of la Divina Pastora, east of Barquisimeto, and ending in Campo Elías.

Sequera, a native of Nirgua, knows in depth the terrain of the town where the platoon arrived. The 32-year-old rider won by seven seconds over race leader César Sanabria (Multimarcas-Fina Arroz) in a sprint finish on slightly inclined topography in which he gained a minimal advantage due to his climbing skills.

The runner from the Bandes-Gobernación de La Guaira team used a time of 2 hours and 11 seconds for the only open road section of the round, in which the peloton rode compactly for 85 kilometers, when Sequera attacked and was able to fulfill his dream of victory

The Venezuelan Cycling Federation reported that César Sanabria, winner of the first stage in Barquisimeto (circuit), kept the leader’s jersey, thanks to the second place he scored on the day and which earned him a handful of bonus seconds.

The national tour, which is in its 60th edition, continues on Thursday, November 23 with a 120-kilometer circuit in Nirgua, the hometown of Sanabria, who will seek to be a prophet in his homeland to maintain his grip on the lead in the general standings.

The race, scheduled for six stages, one of them double, ends next Sunday with a circuit in Caracas.