Raul García, victory gold brooch weekend Kometa junior
Navalafuente Cycling Race
Navalafuente-Navalafuente (76.9 km)
Raúl García from Madrid scored his fourth success of the season when he won the second edition of the Navalafuente Cycling Race on Sunday, an inaugural event in the Madrid calendar of the category in which the Kometa Cycling Team once again put together a remarkable group performance.
Raúl García beat Pablo García (Salchi) in the finish line, with whom he escaped with a twenty-second margin over the main bunch. “I had very good feelings during the whole race. It is true that the level was not the same that we can find in a Spanish Cup, but at the same time these races are more difficult to control. They are much crazier”, he explains.
The Madrid team won the general squad, impelled by the presence of five of its riders among the top ten classified in the competition. The Cantabrian Pablo Gutiérrez finished fourth, the Balearic Francesc Bennassar and the Madrid Javi Serrano signed the sixth and seventh place and Alicante Pedro Beneit finished ninth.
Bennassar himself would win the overall goals flying, while also Cantabrian David Quevedo was the winner of the grand prize of the mountain. A dominion of the race that came to make up for the misfortune experienced on Saturday at Soy Ciclismo Day in El Barraco.
In Ávila up to four of the seven representatives of the Kometa Cycling Team ended up suffering crashes. A performance marked by misfortune, without consequences of scope or gravity, in which Pedro Beneit was the best classified of a test where the ‘Salchi’ Pablo Garcia won: fourth.
“This Sunday our riders have controlled the race from kilometer zero”, explains Guillermo Gutiérrez, the director of the junior formation of the Fundación Alberto Contador. “We always try to filter someone in the leak to avoid working behind, while in the pass through the port we accelerated to release people. We knew that in the last lap we could do much more damage in the port, so we put three runners to work so that finally Raul could attack and finish off. I’m very happy with the race, especially after Saturday’s misfortunes”.
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