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“I’m in a good position, we’re going to keep it and, why not, try to climb some places in the general classification”

21ª Volta Ciclista a Galicia
Stage 3: A Pobra de Trives – A Pobra de Trives (140 km)

In the very tough mountainous proposal through the Macizo Central Ourensano, fourth place for Luca Bagnara and consolidation in a general classification in which Martin Rey (Rias Baixas) resists at the front. A day without a meter of respite, with a very fast start (more than 46 km/h in the first hour) before facing a very hard pass as A Moa and entering a very complex area for the control. Such is the orography of the mountains of the Galaico-Leonese Massif.

In A Pobra do Trives, Edgar Cadena (Telco’m) triumphed, arriving alone with just over a minute over Sergio Chumil (Cortizo), engaged in a counterattack from kilometres back with implications for the general classification in which he did manage to make up time. In the final part of the final climb, five kilometres with gradients of around 5%, Luca Bagnara would move, who also cut distances and consolidated his fifth position in the general classification, 54″ behind. Antonio González would suffer in the final part to end up losing time.

Cadena would move in the terrain after the very hard climb of A Moa, in which there were several movements, an attempt in which he was initially accompanied by Daniel Cavia (Gomur). Cadena, after a bad day during the second stage, is back in the fight for the overall in the absence of a very hard last stage with three passes.

“I’m definitely very happy with the way things went on this stage,” says Luca Bagnara. “I’m in a good position and, with one stage to go, I’m going to do everything I can to keep it and, why not, climb positions if the slightest opportunity presents itself”. And of course, from an orographic point of view, there is plenty of room for that. The final stage, starting and finishing in Pontevedra, has three climbs in its second part.

[? Asier Torrado / Federación Galega de Ciclismo]

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