ANOTHER VICTORY FOR THE ANDRONI IN VENEZUELA. RIVERA CONQUER THE PODIUM.
The victory of Kevin Rivera also arrived in the seventh stage (Umuquena-Michelena of 104 kilometers) of the Venezuelan race. The young Costa Rican climber, who has yet to be 20 years old, sprinted twenty kilometers to the finish, managing to complete a beautiful solo action. Rivera was alone at the beginning of the final climb, was good at resisting the return of the followers on the flat ground, and strong to maintain the rythm on the last difficult part of road in a day also marked by rain.
The second, Medina closed at 45 “; third the Colombian Parra to 56 “. To complete the Androni Sidermec’s success, the fourth place of a very good Raffaello Bonusi (at 1’02 “) and the sixth of a lively Luca Chirico who recovered well after the crash of San Cristobal a few days ago also arrived. The leader of the general classification Gutierrez finished in fifth place. To be noticed also the 12th place of Ivan Sosa.
Fourth victory, therefore, on seven stages for Androni Sidermec: the Italian champions, led by team manager Gianni Savio and by Giampaolo Cheula, are more and more the stars of a race that is flooding them with enthusiasm. Tomorrow eighth stage from Rubio to Rubio for 124 kilometers suitable for sprinters.