The good performance he had during the last two stages of the 71st edition of the Vuelta a Colombia, allowed the leader of Movistar Team Ecuador, Segundo Navarrete, to place in 32nd place in the general classification.
The tenth and final day, a 126-kilometer circuit in the Bogotá National Park, enshrined local rider José Tito Hernández (Team Medellín) as champion, who beat Alexander Gil (Orgullo Paisa) by just two seconds.
Óscar Quiroz (Colombia Land of Athletes – GW Bicycles) won the ninth stage, the tenth day of the traditional “coffee” race, in which the native of San Gabriel (Carchi province) finished in box 23.
In the absence of 17 kilometers to reach the goal, Navarrete tried to attack on the slope, however, the rhythm of the rivals caused him to be neutralized, despite this he finished the fraction and in the general he was located in 32nd place.
The toughness of the Vuelta a Colombia was demonstrated in the large number of dropouts and withdrawals throughout the 10 days of competition (a prologue and nine stages), as 173 riders started and 89 arrived in Bogotá.
It is worth remembering that the “telephone” cast was decimated very early in the Vuelta a Colombia by the injuries of Henry Velasco and Cristian Toro in the first three stages, and then the disqualification of Jorge Montenegro.
On the other hand, it is worth highlighting the efforts of Segundo Navarrete, David Villarreal, Jordan Rodríguez, who have competed until today, and Sebastián Rodríguez. The next international challenge for Movistar Team Ecuador will be the Vuelta a Chiloé in Chile, in October.
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