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.
RESULTS 5TH STAGE – CRI – TOUR DE PANAMA 2022
|2||ARCHIBOLD CASTILLO Franklin||Panamá es Cultura y Valores||1:43|
|3||ESPINOSA Bolivar||Panamá es Cultura y Valores||1:48|
|4||SAMUDIO Carlos||Rali Giant||1:58|
|5||RAMIREZ GONZALEZ Donovan||Costa Rica||2:16|
|6||STRAH MENDEZ Alex||Panamá es Cultura y Valores||2:19|
|7||GARZON Marlon David||Iowa Latino-Bicicletas Addict||2:25|
|8||GOMEZ Yelko||Panamá es Cultura y Valores||2:32|
|9||GONZALEZ Roberto||Rali Giant||2:32|
|10||FLANNERY Liam||Premier Racing||2:34|
|11||RODRIGUEZ Jose Alexis||ZE Cycling Team||2:45|
|12||JURADO Cristofer||Panamá es Cultura y Valores||2:54|
|13||RUEDA Nestor Javier||Iowa Latino-Bicicletas Addict||2:57|
|20||MORENO Javier Esteban||HYF Ropa Deportiva||3:30|
|22||CADENAS Juan||Team Herrera Sport Ropa Deportiva||3:33|