For the fourth consecutive year, everyone who has been active the Alberto Contador Foundation, the juniors of RH+/POLARTEC were proclaimed winners by teams in the Vuelta al Besaya, one of the toughest rounds of this category in Spain.
The RH+/POLARTEC balance was completed with the prize of the Mountain who won Tomeu Gelabert, and the fourth place in the individual general of Alejandro Ropero, without forgetting the second place with triumph’s flavor of Joan Martí Benassar in the second stage of the round, that suffered a mechanical breakdown in the final kilometer of the race.
The tour was decided by an early solo attack of Portuguese Daniel Viegas in the first stage, where he got a lead of nearly two minutes in goal facing no opposition from the strongest teams. Felix Garcia Casas recognized that the RH+/POLARTEC “worked to try to bring down the breakaway, but the lack of collaboration made our effort useless”.
With the overall practically decided from day one, came the struggle for stages, where Joan Martí Benassar lost the triumph by an untimely breakdown, which gave the chance to the Venezuelan Franklin Chacón, one of the more strong riders of this season.
In the third and final stage, RH+/POLARTEC men fought again for the win. A very feisty Alejandro Ropero could only manage to finish third of the day and fourth in the final overall, although with Tomeu Gelabert and the rest of his teammates managed even endanger the leader in the hardest climb of the tour, Brenes mountain pass.
(Automatic translation. Forgive inaccuracies).