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Manu Cordero and Marcos Garca win the queen stage


GravelBikes.online – Mountain Bike · 11/03/2023

Great international triumph for the Extremadura-Ecopilas team in Portugal. The second day, the main stage, of the Algarve Bike Challenge, was won by the couple formed by Manu Cordero and Marcos Garca, who also wear yellow as the leaders of the race that ends tomorrow in Tavira

The pair from the Extremadura team have performed a spectacular queen stage where the goal was clear from the starting flag. Cordero and Garca, after the seventh position achieved in last night’s preliminary stage where the victory went to the Belgians Maxime Dony Belgium and Gregoire Simon (G-Skin Scott).

On a route of 87 kilometers and 2000 meters of positive gradient, the Extremadura team lays ground in the middle on the first important ramps of the route, leaving the company of the leaders of the race, who went with them until then. A couple of errors in the route markings forced him to reduce the time advantage with which they marched in front, a situation that Nacho Prez and Pau Marz (Flyz Racing) took advantage of to re-contact Garca and Cordero, at the head of career A new result from the Extremadura-Ecopilas couple missing 10 kilometers, they put things in place to reach the Tavira finish line alone, with a time of 3 hours 40 minutes and 46 seconds. Prez and Marz finished second, just 25 seconds behind the winners, while the Belgian pair finished third, 1 minute 21 seconds behind.

The general is led by Extremadura-Ecopilas, with a time of 3 hours, 40 minutes and 46 seconds, in front of the Flyz Racing Team, 17 seconds behind, while G-Skin Scott occupies third place in the general men’s, 1 minute and 5 seconds behind the new leaders of the men’s overall.

The other pair from Extremadura-Ecopilas, formed by Juan Utrero and Adrin Gonzlez, performed well in the main stage, ranking in ninth position, even as they occupy the provisional general at 12 minutes and 35 seconds of his colleagues

In fmines, monleg of the Spanish team formed by Jessica Cruz and Pilar Hernndez (Flyz Racing) after the first two stages of the Algarve Bike Challende, in which they won clearly and lead the general classification with a time of 4 hours 41 minutes and 48 seconds, relevant to the Portuguese-German pair formed by Celina Carpinteiro and Naima Diesner (Btt Loule-Elevis) in 4 minutes and 25 seconds and to the Spanish team of Scott-Cala Bandida, in 25 minutes and 16 seconds, thirdly, with which his Lusitanian reign does not seem to be in danger.

Tomorrow is the last stage of the tenth edition of the Algarve Bike Race, a shorter and less physically demanding stage than today’s, with 70 kilometers and 1460 meters through the Serra de Tavira and the municipalities of Castro Marim and Vila Real de Sant Antnio , highlighting the trails of Vila Nova de Cacela and Mata Nacional da Conceio.

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  1. Are you kidding? Manu and Marcos were nowhere near the front in the queen stage! They were barely hanging on for dear life. Dont exaggerate their performance, it was far from impressive.

    • Are you kidding me? Manu Cordero and Marcos Garcia were average at best on the queen stage. Legends? Please, lets reserve that title for riders who actually dominate and consistently perform.

    • Are we watching the same race? Cordero and Garcia were average at best. Their performance was nothing special compared to other riders. Lets not get carried away with exaggerated praise.

  2. Wow, what a performance by Manu Cordero and Marcos Garcia in the queen stage! They really nailed it. #CyclingLegends

    • I have to disagree. Cordero and Garcia were lucky at best. Their performance was overshadowed by their opponents bad luck. Theyre far from being a winning duo. #overrated

    • Yeah, they were impressive. But lets not forget that its just one stage. Anything can happen in the next ones. Dont crown them champions just yet. #StayHumble

    • Yeah, I saw it. Impressive? Meh. Its not like they climbed Everest or anything. There are plenty of other cyclists whove done way more impressive things. But hey, to each their own.

  3. Who needs a queen when you can have two kings ruling the stage? Congrats, Manu Cordero and Marcos Garcia!

  4. Yeah, they were alright I guess. But lets not get carried away with the hero worship. There are plenty of other riders who deserve recognition too. Lets give credit where its due, but not go overboard.

    • Are you serious? Bikes are great and all, but lets not get carried away here. Cars offer convenience, comfort, and safety that bikes simply cant match. Manu and Marcos may be impressive, but theyre no match for the practicality of a car. #Keepingitreal

  5. Wow, did you guys see that incredible performance by Manu Cordero and Marcos Garca in the queen stage? Mind-blowing!

    • Are you kidding me? Manu Cordero and Marcos Garcias performance was far from mind-blowing. They were average at best. Ive seen better riders in my neighborhood. Stop exaggerating, seriously.

    • Nah, they were just lucky. Anybody can have a good day. Lets see if they can keep it up. Im not convinced theyre the real deal.

  6. Are we watching the same race? Cordero and Garcia were just average at best. There were other riders who showed way more skill and determination. Lets not get carried away with hyperbole. Keep it real.

  7. Are you serious? Manu Cordero and Marcos Garcia might be good, but calling them legends and unstoppable is a bit of a stretch, dont you think? Lets not get carried away with the hyperbole here. Theyre just cyclists, after all.

    • Are we talking about the same event? Because from what I saw, Manu Cordero and Marcos Garcia were far from epic. Their performance was lackluster at best. Maybe we should reevaluate our definition of mind-blowing.

  8. Are you kidding? Manu and Marcos were just lucky. They wouldnt stand a chance against real champions. Dont get carried away by their performance. Keep your expectations low.

  9. Dude, can we just take a moment to appreciate Manu Cordero and Marcos Garcias epic victory in the queen stage? They crushed it!

    • Yeah, they totally killed it! Manu Cordero and Marcos Garcia were unstoppable in the queen stage. Their victory was pure dominance. Major props to these guys for showing us what true champions are made of. Absolutely epic performance!

  10. Wow, did you guys see Manu Cordero and Marcos Garcia dominating the queen stage? Incredible performance!

    • Are we talking about the same race? Manu Cordero and Marcos Garcia were nowhere near the front. Their performance was average at best. #Overhyped

  11. Wow, Manu Cordero and Marcos García killed it! Those guys are absolute beasts on the bike. #QueenStageKings

  12. Wow, did you see Manu Cordero and Marcos Garcas epic victory in the queen stage? Unbelievable performance!

    • Sorry, but I respectfully disagree. A queen can bring a unique perspective and strength to the table. Its not about replacing anyone, but rather recognizing the value of diverse leadership. Lets celebrate all forms of greatness!

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