Vuelta a Talavera Challenge
Stage 2: Calera and Chozas (91.9 km)
The Catalan Álex Martín is still in charge of the general classification of the Junior Talavera Tour after a second stage with the beginning and the end in the town of Calera y Chozas in Toledo, where he beat sprint Ricardo Alejandro Zurita (OID Cycling Team) and in which Juanjo Rosal and the leader were the best classified of the Polartec-Kometa, sixth and seventh respectively.
Manu Garrido, who due to the “puestómetro” went from third to fifth place in the general classification (the Portuguese Daniel Lopes is now fourth), was one of the great protagonists of the development of this second stage. The Andalusian got involved in an escape, initially a trio, later a quartet, finally a duo, that got to roll with one minute margin and was hunted within the last ten kilometers.
A new offensive of seven runners, again with Garrido present, would try to open a hole with seven kilometers to go. A minimum income, never more than twenty seconds. The rebellion would be definitely suffocated with four thousand meters ahead. A distance in which they executed the preparations for the massive arrival. Juanjo Rosal was the first junior of first year classified.
This Sunday concludes the Vuelta a Talavera with a third stage of 102.7 kilometers with start and finish in Talavera de la Reina that will cover the foothills of the Sierra de San Vicente. Álex Martín starts as leader of the general classification and of the regularity, while Polartec-Kometa remains in front of the general classification by teams.
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