Vuelta Ciclista a Cantabria
Etapa 2: Colindres-Colindres (141 km)
The ride through Campolayal on the slopes of the Sanctuary of La Bien Aparecida selected the pack as expected and left the number of cyclists who took their chances on the finish line in Colindres in a fortnight’s time. The Madrid ‘box’ Alberto Serrano made use of his speed to score a victory that also makes him the new leader of the race. Once again, Álex Martín and Fernando Tercero resisted among the strongest.
A second stage of dizzying pace, break protagonist during a part of its development and multiple alternatives, once hunted, in a final part where the rise to Campolayal invited to arrive with the race controlled. The work of the U23 team of the Foundation was crucial to keep the race under control.
In the ascent, with constant slopes, Álex Martín did not hesitate to slow down and launch himself. With more than twenty kilometres to go, the gamble was ambitious. A group of about thirteen units would end up around him and he ended up gambling away the victory. In the sprint, eighth and ninth were finally in that sprint, respectively, Martín and Third.
The Vuelta a Cantabria concludes this Saturday with a complicated stage in which a double pass through the Collada de Cieza will be fundamental for the resolution of the general classification of this edition. Álex Martín starts the stage in fourth place in the overall provisional standings, with the same time as Alberto Serrano; Fernando Tercero, for his part, is also tenth in the same time. “We left this stage very well placed in the general, with all the options and very lively. Our two climbers are doing very well and our companions are doing a formidable job every day,” concludes director Rafa Díaz Justo.
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