In an upward finish, Yurgen Ramírez (Vnezuela País Futuro) took the victory in the sixth stage of the Tour of Táchira 2004 with the finish in Borotá. The Ecuadorian Jonathan Caicedo (Team Petrolike – Androni Giocatolli) remains the leader with two days to go.

The Venezuelan rider took advantage of his climbing skills and won comfortably ahead of the Colombian Alejandro Osorio (GW Erco Shimano) and the Venezuelan Jimmi Briceño (Trujillo Governorate), second and third respectively.

In a vibrant day starting in El Piñal and finishing in Borotá, on a route of 129.6 kilometers, contenders for the title once again measured their strength. The cyclists faced a very tough course, with a long climb and the last flat undulating section to the finish line.

This is the penultimate stage of the most important cycling tournament in Venezuela, which also has regional relevance and international participants. The race had constant attacks from the beginning, especially on the flat terrain.

A group of about 10 cyclists managed to distance themselves significantly from the main peloton, however, it was Yurgen Ramírez who made use of his power and his strategy to overtake during the last three kilometers, leaving his rivals with no opportunities.

With two days to go, Jonathan Caicedo (Team Petrolike – Androni Giocatolli) remains the leader, escorted by the Venezuelans Juan Ruiz (Trujillo Governorate), who remains second at 33 seconds and by Nelson Camargo (Trujillo Governorate), who lost 7 seconds follows third.

This Saturday the penultimate stage of the Tachiran round will be held, the third high mountain stage over 140.9 kilometers starting in Ureña, which will pass through Cúcuta and end at Cerro de Cristo Rey, where the climbers and the ‘ Roosters of the General’.