A silver wedding anniversary with the victory of Carlos Rodríguez and a tribute to Fernando Tercero
XXV Gipuzkoa Klasika
San Sebastian-San Sebastian ( 112 km)
Carlos Rodríguez from Granada led the great group performance of the Kometa Cycling Team junior this Sunday in the Basque roads with a great victory in the silver jubilee of the Gipuzkoa Klasika, a special edition in which the Madrid team left its mark highlighting in the secondary generals with a performance that wanted to pay tribute to Fernando Tercero, current leader of the Spanish Cup and recovering these days from an accident during the Memorial Chele Campos that caused a fracture in his jaw.
The Almuñecar went on the attack in the last pass through Ventas de Astigarraga, with more than ten kilometers ahead and consolidated an advantage of half a minute that could defend until the end over seven other runners. Rodriguez and his teammate Raul Garcia had managed to be part of a select group of eight units that had been formed in the penultimate lap of the circuit. Superimposed on a puncture, Garcia would end up in fifth place.
Until then his teammate Juan José Rosal was one of the great protagonists of the race being part of an early escape that allowed him to accumulate points to prevail in the generals of the mountain and intermediate sprints.
“I’m very happy that things are going well”, says Carlos Rodríguez after achieving his third success of the season after the Castillo de Onda Trophy and the Joan Bautista Llorens Memorial, the inaugural event of the Spanish Cup. “However, this victory has been possible thanks to the team, which has done a luxury job from the first kilometre. It is very satisfying to have been able to finish the day”.
Guillermo Gutiérrez, director of the Kometa Cycling Team: “The team worked perfectly and it was possible to achieve a victory dedicated to Fernando Tercero. The runners had the orders to catch the leak. Juanjo was in charge of carrying it out. From kilometre 50 Carlos and Raúl had to be attentive to possible cuts. Finally they could be in that final escape. In addition to Carlos’ attack, Raúl’s reaction was very positive, he punctured five kilometres from the start and managed to get into the chasing group”.
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