Uruguayan Thomas Silva, winner of the Spanish Cup

The 2023 edition of the Spanish Elite-sub23 Cup You already know your winner. Thomas Silva has secured today the general of the national contest even subtracting a test to be played. The Uruguayan cyclist from Caja Rural-Alea has certified a triumph in the national competition in the X Rutas Xacobeas that already for several appointments seemed to be decanted in his favor due to his good work and regularity. Today, according to the standard, those feelings have become facts and he has secured the victory mathematically after being 16th at the finish line. The victory in the Padrón test went to the Froiz Vicente Rojas Supermarkets rider, who overtook his two breakaway companions, Cabedo and Ivanov, in the sprint to take victory.

The tenth edition of the Rutas Xacobeas, organized by the Padronés Cycling Club, has proposed a broken route of 165 kilometers, starting and finishing in Padrón, and which had six mountainous difficulties, among which the Aguasantas peak stood out, located 26 kilometers from the finish line, and which has ended up being key in the resolution.

The stars of the break of the day were Sergio Llull (Arabay) and Luncan Serban (High Level), who after releasing their fellow travelers on the climb to Palleiro, have established themselves at the forefront of the race and have come to enjoy a very important advantage of more than 7 minutes. Their income has led them to face the final ascent of the day, the Alto de Aguasantas, in the lead, but its hard ramps, which sometimes exceeded 10% slope, have ended up condemning them to be hunted by Benito (Biciletas Rodríguez Extremadura) and Gabriele Raccagni (Eolo Kometa) and later for the peloton. Shortly after its neutralization, from the great group have emerged the three riders who ended up fighting for the win: Vicente Rojas (Supermercados Froiz), Marc Cabedo (Telco’m On Clima Oses) and Viatcheslav Ivanov (MP Group).

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The three, supported by their strength and good understanding, have managed to make their way without the bunch of favorites being able to finish throwing themselves at them. Finally, with just over 20 seconds to spare, Rojas, Cabedo and Ivanov ended up fighting for the sprint victory on the finish line, where the Froiz rider emerged as the fastest. The second position has ended up being for Cabedo and the third place for Ivanov.

Interspersed, just over 15 seconds, Sagrado has arrived; while the favorites have finished at 23″, with Daniel Cavia, fifth, in charge of giving them time at the finish line. The leader of the Spanish Cup, Thomas Silva, after securing the general classification, commented in statements offered by his team that “I am very happy to be able to achieve the final victory in the Spanish Cup. The truth is that I set it as an objective at the beginning of the year when I was preparing in Uruguay, during the preseason it was always my main objective. The team trusted me to compete in this Cup from the very beginning and for this reason I also want to thank them and honor the team, my teammates, that the truth is that without hardly knowing me from the beginning they gave themselves one hundred percent to me. So obviously this victory belongs to everyone, without them it would not have been possible. In the end we were able to have a great consistency throughout the Cup, with second twice, third very close once, although we want victory and tomorrow we have the last chance, we will leave everything to see if we can finish this Cup at the top”.

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