In an uphill finish, the Colombian Miguel Ángel “Superman” López won the third stage this Saturday, the so-called “Queen” of the International Tour to Catamarca, a 99.8-kilometer mountainous section that began in Alijilán and ended in the Top of the Cuesta El Portezuelo.
The rider from Boyacá from Team Medellín-EPM was the great winner of the day, beating his closest follower, his teammate Javier Jamaica, by more than a minute, while third came the leader of the race to date, the Ecuadorian Santiago Montenegro (Movistar Best PC).
Regarding the general classification, there were important changes and the Ecuadorian Santiago Montenegro (Movistar BestPC) lost the lead with Miguel Ángel ‘Superman’ López who climbed to the top of the podium, followed by Javier Jamaica, who is now the second in the contest.
The beetles were great dominators of the demanding climbs of the day. The first mountain prize of the day was crowned by Dany Osorio (Team Medellín-EPM), followed by Robinson Chalapud (Team Banco Guayaquil) and Miguel López from Team Medellín.
For his part, in the second categorized port ‘Superman’ López (Team Medellín-EPM), escorted by Santiago Montenegro (Movistar BestPC) and Dany Osorio (Team Medellín-EPM).
This Sunday the fourth and final stage of the 138-kilometer South American round will be run with a circuit on Avenida Bicentenario de Catamarca, in the provincial capital to complete the total 540 kilometers of the first edition of the International Tour to Catamarca.
Source: Revista Mundo Ciclístico y Agencias de Prensa