The castle of Peñafiel crowns this Sunday the new winner of the Spanish Youth Cup
IX Trofeo Ayuntamiento de Peñafiel Ruta del Vino Ribera del Duero
August 4: Peñafiel-Peñafiel (123,10 KM)
The Junior Spanish Cup faces the last race of this year’s edition with Raúl García from Madrid leading a classification where the first four riders are members of the Kometa Cycling Team. The youth formation of the Alberto Contador Foundation has had a great performance in this Cup, signing a full list of victories in the five races held so far.
García has not yet won any race, but his regularity has allowed him to climb to the first place in the provisional general classification. With 231 points, the cyclist from Tres Cantos is 49 points ahead of his team-mate from Granada Carlos Rodríguez (182), the current champion of the tournament. Javi Serrano from Madrid, third with 165 points, and Fernando Tercero from La Mancha, fourth with 111, are next in the list. Fifth, with the same 11 points as Tercero, is already the Extremadura Pablo Carrascosa (OID-Ciclos Ébora).
García, Rodríguez, Serrano and Tercero will be of the game in a test where they will be accompanied by Alejandro Luna from Madrid, José Luis Medina from Andalusia and the Catalans Gerard Bofill and Juan José Rosal. An ‘eight’ of high level in the youth category. The Kometa Cycling Team is the leader of the overall squads of the tournament, a first place always pursued by the Madrid structure.
Guillermo Gutiérrez, director of the Kometa Cycling Team junior: “After winning the five previous races and having the victory of a runner on track, we would like to set a good performance in Peñafiel and, if possible and the circumstances of the race, try to achieve full success. It would be something very nice, unusual, and a great brooch to the participation of the team in this edition of the Cup. Several are the second-year youth that will say goodbye this season of the category. It’s a historic squad, with riders of great maturity and quality, they’re an unforgettable team.
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