In a great demonstration, Louis Sutton (Brocar Alé) won the fifth stage of the 2022 Tour of Panama, in which the Panamanian Bolívar Espinosa (Panama is Culture and Values) seized the leader’s red jersey by 28 seconds difference with Honduran Luis López (Deluxe Optics).

The British runner signed the victory with a time of 27:02 “at an average speed of 46.61 km / h., beating local Franklin Archibold (Panama is Culture and Values), by 1:43”, and Bolívar Espinosa (Panama is Culture and Values) for 1:48”, who made times of 28:45” and 28:50”, respectively.

At the end of the fraction, the winner expressed his satisfaction for what was done today. “This is the second time we have raced in America and the year before we were on this same stage but today was different. I really enjoyed today’s test, it wasn’t easy, the route got tricky but we managed to get the job done,” said Briton Sutton.

A vibrant battle took place in Panamanian territory by the sea, where four Colombian cyclists entered the top 20 of the demanding day against the clock, between the Atlantic Bridge and the San Lorenzo Fort on a 21-kilometer route, in which tightened the general classification.

As for the fight for the title, Bolívar Espinosa, with a total of 10 hours, 55 minutes and 32 seconds, became the new leader of the Panamanian round, escorted by Luis López with a difference of 28 seconds and Ian López with a difference of 2 :06”.

Tomorrow, Saturday, the penultimate stage will be run on a circuit at the Autodromo Internacional de Panamá. The successor to Panamanian Franklin Archibold, champion last year, will be announced on Sunday.


1 SUTTON LouisBrocar-Ale27:02
2 ARCHIBOLD CASTILLO FranklinPanamá es Cultura y Valores1:43
3 ESPINOSA BolivarPanamá es Cultura y Valores1:48
4 SAMUDIO CarlosRali Giant1:58
5 RAMIREZ GONZALEZ DonovanCosta Rica2:16
6 STRAH MENDEZ AlexPanamá es Cultura y Valores2:19
7 GARZON Marlon DavidIowa Latino-Bicicletas Addict2:25
8 GOMEZ YelkoPanamá es Cultura y Valores2:32
9 GONZALEZ RobertoRali Giant2:32
10 FLANNERY LiamPremier Racing2:34
11 RODRIGUEZ Jose AlexisZE Cycling Team2:45
12 JURADO CristoferPanamá es Cultura y Valores2:54
13 RUEDA Nestor JavierIowa Latino-Bicicletas Addict2:57
20 MORENO Javier EstebanHYF Ropa Deportiva3:30
22 CADENAS JuanTeam Herrera Sport Ropa Deportiva3:33