The Argentine cyclist Laureano Rosas preserved the leader’s jersey achieved the day before and became the champion of the II edition of the International Tour of Formosa, after completing this Sunday the last stage of the total of 587 kilometers covered in four days of activity.
The man from the Buenos Aires city of Las Rosas, from the Gremios por el Deporte team, knew how to maintain the leader’s light blue mesh after defending it in the morning in the time trial and in the afternoon in sector two of the fourth stage, held on the coastal circuit from Formosa, where 97 kilometers were covered in 19 laps.
The final stage was in the hands of the Italian Davide Boscaro after a massive sprint in which he beat his teammate Luca Colinelli and the Uruguayan Pablo Anchieri. Prior to that, there were some escape attempts that were unsuccessful, nor did they make any difference to the peloton that rolled at 48.4 km/h.
The Ecuadorian Pita secured the sprint goal jersey in the second; Franklin Archibold (Panama) and Manuel Lira (Papa John’s) added bonuses behind him. By teams, Team Medellín took the title; while the leader of the regularity also went to the Ecuadorian Pita.
Niccolo Galli, from Italy’s own team, was the leader of the youngsters by winning the U23 classification. The general classification of the Norte Grande went to Jonathan Almada of Armonía Cycles.
In the morning, an eight-kilometre time trial semi-stage had been held in the coastal circuit of the city of Formosa, which in the end was the segment that accommodated what would be the final general classification.
The Spanish Oscar Sevilla, from Team Medellín, was left with sector 1 of Stage 4 with a time of 9.40.79, second was Laureano Rosas (Gremios por el Deporte) with 9.42.37; while in bronze it was for Agustín Del Negro (SAT) with 9.46.79.