The Ecuadorian cyclist Richard Huera was the best in the third stage of the Tour of Ecuador, which this Wednesday, September 27, traveled 107.78 kilometers between Machachi and Cayambe, in the province of Pichincha.

Known in the community as Huerita, the cyclist crossed the finish line in the central park of the Andean city, with a time of 2:28:58. Carlos Galviz arrived at 29 seconds; while Santiago Montenegro crossed the final line one minute and 11 seconds later. Byron Guamá also entered the ‘top 10’, who maintains third place in the general classification.

Huera, from Playón de San Francisco, showed his joy at turning around an individual and team situation the previous day. “We are here to try. We managed to take off a few minutes and we continued in the fight,” said the 24-year-old cyclist, who maintains eighth place in the general classification, now 6 minutes and 46 seconds behind.

The mountain awards continue to be dominated by the Colombian Chalapud. Franklin Revelo, from Team Saitel, took over the lead in the under-23 category. For his part, the flying goals were once again in the hands of the Mexican Ignacio Prado of the Mexican team Canel’s Zero Uno; while Luis Monteros, from Team Pichincha, took the combativeness award.

Regarding the general classification, the Colombian Robinson Chalapud (Banco Guayaquil), winner of the second stage, remains the leader. His teammate Jorge Montenegro is in second place and Byron Guamá (Movistar-Best PC) closes the podium.

The fourth fraction of the turn to the Middle of the World takes place this Thursday the 28th between the sections of Cayambe and Cotacachi, with a distance of 90.48 kilometers.