In an ascending finish, Jimmi Briceño (Trujillo Government) emerged victorious in the second stage of the Tour of Táchira 2024, which included a total route of 141.5 kilometers starting in San Josecito and ending in San Cristóbal.

The experienced Venezuelan runner, 37 years old, former champion of the Venezuelan round, entered the finish line in first place after surpassing his compatriot Yurgen Ramírez (Venezuela País Futuro) and the Colombian Adrián Bustamante (GW Erco Shimano) in the sprint.

In the general classification, Barranquilla sprinter Nelson Soto (Forte Petrolike – Androni Giocatolli) gave up the lead to Jimmi Briceño (Trujillo Governorate) Adrián Bustamante and Alejandro Osorio, both from GW Erco Shimano, entered the top 5.

The day began with several attacks and after the first kilometers of travel the breakaway of the day was put together with the Colombian Cristian Rico (Forte Petrolike – Androni Giocatolli) as the protagonist.

The beetle was accompanied by Anderson Ordaz (Club Uptaiet-Inversiones Alexander), Miguel Chacón (Panadería de Carabobo), Rubén Pabón (Team PoliTáchira), William Linares (Club Uptaiet-Inversiones Alexander), Ronaldo Arocha (La Guaira Bandes) and Edwin Torres (Táchira Lottery)

Control in the main group was exercised by the GW Erco Shimano and the Forte Petrolike – Androni Giocatolli who, 30 kilometers from the finish line, began to set a strong and constant pace to exterminate the breakaway and bring the decision of the stage to a close.

In the closing, the Ecuadorian Jonathan Caicedo (Forte Petrolike – Androni Giocatolli) tried to surprise his rivals with an attack in the promotion area, but the group of favorites gave him no room and they neutralized him.

This Tuesday the third stage of the 59th edition of the Giro Andino will be held, with a flat route of 125.7 kilometers starting in San Juan de Colón and finishing in La Tendida.

Source: Revista Mundo Ciclístico