Dominican Roger Marte took a wheel advantage at the finish line to win the sixth stage of the Vuelta Ciclística Independencia Nacional, which concludes this Sunday, with its final day to be held at the Expreso Quinto Centenario in the National District.

Saturday’s results in the 117-kilometer Santo Domingo-Circunvalación route left Venezuelan José Castillo as the virtual champion of the event.

Castillo was part of the peloton that entered 46 seconds behind the leaders of the stage and with an accumulated time of 16 hours, 47 minutes and 17 seconds remains at the head of the overall individual classification, now with a five-second advantage over his closest pursuer, Colombian Marlon Garzón (Iowa Latino) and 11 seconds over Luis Mora (Inteja).

In the Saturday stage, Roger Marte and his team, Doglocy-Imca, kept the pace of the segment all the time, while participating in the continuous attacks and counterattacks that took place along the route. When it came to the finish, the rider from the capital went all out and took a minimal advantage over his podium mates Junior Marte (Verrazano) and Gene Meving (CSCA SACI).

Venezuela País de Futuro continues as the leading team, maintaining the advantage over Iowa Latino. Meanwhile, Palmiste Philgy and Angelvis Arroyo are tied in the leadership of the regularity with 46 points, Esneider Báez and Demien Urcel are in the lead in the mountain classification with 25 points each and Luis Mora has 22. Rudy Germoso dominates in the flying goals with 15 points.

The event closes this Sunday with a closed circuit on the Quinto Centenario Avenue at a distance of 112 kilometers. The organizers hope to count on the support of the residents of Villa Juana, Villa Consuelo, Ensanche Luperón and surrounding areas.

The Vuelta Ciclistica Independencia Nacional is sponsored by Banco de Reservas, Miderec, Ege Haina, Ministerio de Obras Públicas, Omsa, Servicio Nacional de Salud, INAPA, and the Liga Municipal Dominicana.