47 Salamanca Cycling Tour
Stage 4: Santa Marta de Tormes – Salamanca (115 km)
With a victory in the last stage for Íñigo Rodríguez (Aldro) after an attack within the final kilometre that dissipated the options of the sprint and victory in the general classification for Raúl García de Mateos (Cortizo), concluded this Sunday a reborn Vuelta Ciclista a Salamanca. A helmet round in which the Polartec-Kometa shone with its own light, conquered a stage and finished with Alejandro Ropero on the podium for his third place in the general classification and his first position in the U21 classification.
On the last day, a stage without scoring mountain passes, a route without great difficulties, presented a favorable profile to see a massive arrival and, with the permission of the escapades that ended up happening, this forecast ended up outlining its imminence. But Rodriguez emerged, shored up a slight gap after a roundabout, a circumstance that generated some complaints, and there was no volata as such.
Alejandro Ropero, Polartec-Kometa rider from Granada and brand-new third overall: “The truth is that today was a day for flying and we were unlucky at the end of the race. Jose Antonio Garcia has been very controlled and with 500 metres to go, the Aldro rider started the race, who won in the end. I’m very happy to have been able to keep the lead in the youth rankings and third place in the overall standings”.
Carlos García Pierna finished tenth in the final classification. The young climber from Madrid was one of the most outstanding riders in the demanding stage on Saturday: “I was left with yesterday’s thorn in my side, a pity. We worked quite well today to get to the sprint”.
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