The Spanish Elite and U23 Road Cycling Cup has arrived to its end this Sunday in Vigo crowning Thomas Silva (Caja Rural Alea) as champion of the national contest, very solid during each of the tests, and as winner of the Spanish Cup from Vigo to Sergio Chumil (Aluminios Cortizo), the best in the hard final climbing A Madroa. Sergio Trueba has risen as Elite champion.
The first part of the Galician event served above all to see how a great Sergio Lorenzo (Laboral Kutxa-Euskadi) stood out as the best both on the climb to A Groba, as in the second class ascents of Monte Alba and Galiñeiro, taking the prize of the mountain. Juan Pedro Lozano (Valverde-Ricardo Fuentes) for his part won the three special prizes of the day.
When the race was going through Monte Aloia it had to be neutralized for about an hour due to a fall that required the use of the test ambulances, subjecting the restart of the race to his return. From there to the end, 65 kilometers ahead in which a large escape of about fifteen members was neutralized shortly after the restart giving way to a strong rhythm and numerous attacks that, however, did not bear fruit. The movement of Fernández (Caja Rural Alea) and Ganzabal (Laboral Kutxa) did, but they managed, first alone, and then together with another group of riders, to open a small gap that was closed by the momentum of the peloton on foot from A Madroa , where again the attacks happened.
The uneven meters of the demanding Vigo event organized by the CC Rías Baixas made a dent at the end and A Madroa, the decisive wall to face the goal, exalted an outstanding Sergio Chumil, who launched a powerful attack to open an already irrecoverable hole for his rivals. In this way, the Guatemalan took victory ahead of Hugo Aznar (Finisher) and Marc Cabedo (Telco On Clima Osés), second and third about fifteen seconds behind the winner.
Thomas Silva (Caja Rural-Alea), who arrived as a mathematical champion at the last appointment, stands as the new winner of the Spanish Cup Elite-Sub23, succeeding Fran Muñoz (Eolo Kometa) in the list of winners. In the elite category, Sergio Trueba (Gomur) took victory after a good weekend in both Padrón and Vigo, winning ahead of David Domínguez (Zamora Enamora). The infinite Gomur-Cantabria team has emerged as the best squad in the competition.