Hector Hugo Rangel wins third stage and also retains overall lead in Vuelta a Bolivia 2011- Cycling News

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Hector Hugo Rangel wins third stage and also retains overall lead in Vuelta a Bolivia 2011- Cycling News

Depredadores Chetumal Team’s Hector Hugo Rangel put up an excellent performance in the third stage of Vuelta a Bolivia 2011 on Tuesday, November 8. He also took the overall leader’s yellow jersey.

The race started in Buena Vista and finished in Villa Tunari. The Mexican cyclist set the fastest time of 5 hours, 12 minutes and 32 seconds to cover the distance of 207 kilometres.

Five cyclists made their first breakaway lead after a few kilometers. Hector Hugo Rangel, Jose Bone (Ecuador National Team), Cristhian Talero (EBSA Colombia), Ibon Zugasti (MMR), Horacio Gallardo (Glas Casa Real Campos De Solana) got away from the rest of the peloton.

They displayed a brilliant effort and gained a lead of a few seconds over the other riders. Gallardo and Zugasti powered a fast-paced ride but failed to maintain their pace, meanwhile the other three cyclists moved away.

Talero, Bone and Rangel increased their pace but Hugo Rangel crossed the finish-line ahead of the other cyclists. Jose Bone was in the second place, ahead of Cristhian Talero and Ibon Zugasti.

According to the results, 22 cyclists crossed the finish-line with the same timing as of Rangel.

Jose Juan Escarcega (Depredadores Chetumal) was in good form and tried to join the group of the leading riders but landed in the 23rd place with a difference of 8 seconds.

Josep Betalu (MMR) secured the 24th place with 1 minute and 2 seconds down to the Mexican.

Samuel Alaka (Club Atletico Nacional Potosi), Daniel Juarez (ACME Cycling Team) and Alexis Rojas (Pio Rico) were in the ninth, tenth and eleventh place, respectively.

Pio Rico Team’s Yamil Montano tried his best to gain a lead but was unable to hold his pace and grabbed the eighth position, with same finishing-time as Rangel.

Hector Hugo Rangel took the overall lead with a total time of 14 hours, 59 minutes and 3 seconds while Montaño was in the runner-up’s spot with a difference of 16 seconds.

In the General Classification, Gallardo secured the third place, 21 seconds down to the Mexican, ahead of Gilver Zurita (Club Atletico Nacional).

The fourth stage will start in Corani and finish in Cochabamba and all the cyclists will cover a distance of 118 kilometres.

The 8th (B) and the final stage of the race will conclude in Calocoto (La Paz) on November 13. It will be interesting to see who will win the final stage.

 

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