It took 10 days of racing since the peloton of the Vuelta Ciclista del Uruguay left Montevideo to tour the country, so that finally on Easter Sunday morning the riders left from Florida to complete the last 153 kilometers of the 1,700 total) and returned to the capital, to finish in front of the Kibón promenade.

The brand new winner was Juan Caorsi of Armonía Cycles, who took the individual overall in the eighth stage and defended it until the end. “This is a long-cherished dream that I have been able to fulfill thanks to my team and the correct tactics we followed,” said the new monarch.

Meanwhile, the last stage was all Audax de Flores, because Mariano De Fino won -who attacked on the promenade and got a few meters ahead of the peloton- and second was Roderyck Asconeguy, who won in the bunch over Héctor “Cabeza” Aguilar (Alas Rojas de Santa Lucía), who completed the podium of the day.

The stage that turned the individual general classification upside down was the eighth, when the breakaway of 19 riders arrived 16 minutes ahead of the peloton of the gold mesh (until then Asconeguy). There, in Carmelo, Caorsi took advantage and a few seconds behind him were Camilo Pimentel and Leonel Rodríguez of Club Ciclista Cerro Largo, and Pablo Anchieri of Náutico de Boca del Cufré.

With three stages to go, it was expected that a strong team like Arachan would have something to take the lead from Caorsi, but the ninth and tenth stages passed, and the bonuses were stolen by Roderyck Asconeguy. With four stage wins, the Trinidadian was the strongest rider of this Vuelta despite having no chance in the individual overall, after that eighth stage.

The news on Sunday was that the second overall -Pimentel of Cerro Largo- abandoned the race due to a muscular discomfort. The only ones capable of beating Caorsi in the Vuelta were Leonel Rodríguez and Pablo Anchieri, but in the end they could not displace him.

More than 2,000 people waited for the arrival of the peloton in front of the letters of Montevideo on Kibón, where the riders began to be seen in the distance while they suffered the headwind along the Pocitos promenade.