CARACAS. After recovering from three bicycle changes in full competition, the rider Xavier Quevedo (Venezuela, Country of the Future) won the first stage of the fifty-sixth edition of the Vuelta Ciclista a Venezuela held on Wednesday, July 17, on Avenida Bolívar in the city. from Caracas.
After the ceremonial acts led by Eliezer Rojas, president of the Venezuelan Cycling Federation, the chief curator of the proof of Cuban origin, Héctor Marcos Gutiérrez, gave the instructions of rigor to the participating runners, ordering to lower the checkered flag at 10 o’clock. in the morning on Bolivar Avenue.
Fulfilled kilometer 33 left the champion of the Vuelta al Táchira of 2018, Pedro Gutiérrez (Government of Miranda – Trex), 5 kilometers after the flight the difference referring to the group was 20 seconds, increased to 40 seconds fulfilled kilometer 37, captured at kilometer 40. Orluis Aular (Venezuelan team) won the third bonus Sprint, completing the podium, Yorman Fuentes and Ralph Monsalve (Venezuela Country of Future).
The fourth and last Sprint of the morning was awarded to Alexander Villasmil (Bicycles Castilla Idermi – Miranda), second anzoatiguense Daniel Gómez (Venezuela Country of Future), third Yorman Fuentes, Leader of the Sprint.
There was uneasiness on the part of the representatives of (Venezuela Country of Future) due to the mechanical problems of Xavier Quevedo and Ralph Monsalve. The first changed his machine three times and the second skewer missing two laps, however, both solved the inconveniences and all the sprinters were accommodated for the final sprint, starting the packaging at 400 meters for the line, winning the Xavier Quevedo marabino , second the Yaracuyano Orluis Aular, third the barins Ralph Monsalve, with time of 1 hour, 59 minutes, 5 seconds in the 85 kilometers of the totally flat route, average speed 42.83 kilometers per hour. (ciclismototal.net)
TEN FIRST CLASSIFICATION STAGE 1 (85 KM).
1. Xavier Quevedo (Venezuela País de Futuro) 1:59:05
2. Orluis Aular (Selección Nacional)
3. Ralph Monsalve (Venezuela País de Futuro)
4. Esteban Villarreal (JB Ropa Deportiva Flowerpack – Colombia)
5. Jorge Alvarado (Masa Brayga – Aragua)
6. Johan Ayala Sub 23 (Fundación Herrera – Colombia)
7. Yimmy Briceño (Deportivo Táchira)
8. Wilmen Bravo (Deportivo Táchira)
9. Jesús Villegas (Gobierno de Miranda – Trex)
10. Ruberth Soraca (Ediciones Mar – Colombia)
TEN FIRST GENERAL INDIVIDUAL CLASSIFICATION.
1. Xavier Quevedo (Venezuela País de Futuro) 1:58:55
2. Orluis Aular (Selección Nacional) +0:00:01
3. Ralph Monsalve (Venezuela País de Futuro) +0:00:05
4. Yorman Fuentes (Osorio Motos Subicicleta.Com) +0:00:05
5. Franklin Chacón Sub 23 (Selección Nacional) +0:00:08
6. Lenin Montenegro Sub 23 (Team Movistar Ecuador) +0:00:09
7. Esteban Villarreal (JB Ropa Deportiva Flowerpack – Colombia) +0:00:10
8. Jorge Alvarado (Masa Brayga – Aragua) +0:00:10
9. Johan Ayala Sub 23 (Fundación Herrera – Colombia) +0:00:10
10. Yimmy Briceño (Deportivo Táchira) +0:00:10