Extremadura cyclist Pablo Lospitao (Electromercantil-GR100) won the Entrada de Bous i Cavalls Trophy, the second round of the Vctor Cabedo Trophy, which he has taken the lead in points. A very competitive race that closes the first weekend of the competition with two more races to be contested.
The first to try it was Mihai Catalin (Guijarro Sporting Pursuits), although the pilot did not give him room and pulled over on the first ramps of Matet. It was precisely the climb where nine cyclists managed to stand out: Marc Collell (Finques Feliu), Liya Savekin (Baix Ebre), Adri Pericas (Europa Tadesan), Alexandre Baviera (Lucta Granja Rinya), Luis Alberto Lajarin (Valverde Team- Ricardo Fuentes), Hctor Celda (Gsport +Vatios), Marc Aranda (Autoviu Group), Eloy Gamper (Tot Net) and Gonzalo Prez (Electromercantil-GR100).
They managed to gain more than 30 seconds on the way to Tors, although the momentum behind Eolo-Kometa left the race compact for Bejs. There was still a complicated terrain to go and Roger Pareta (Europa Tadesan) jumped with Albert Pla (Finques Feliu). They made their way in the face of the pilot’s advantage and already passed the 65th kilometer they managed to reach the margin of one minute.
Cyclists from the Valverde Team Terra Fecundis started the chase, with the collaboration of several other teams and the decisive, unscorable climb to Matet where Pareta stood out while Plan lost control. They kept the pulse already under 30 seconds and it was neutralized within the last kilometer. Pablo Lospitao took the lead in the sprint in Segorbe in front of Liya Savekin (Baix Ebre) and Hctor Álvarez (Lucta Granja Rinya), yesterday’s winner in Onda.
Maria Carmen Climent, mayor of Segorbe, was present at the award ceremony; Estefania Sales, sports councilor of Segorbe; Javier Escrich, president of the Alt Palancia Cycling Union; Tony Tortajada; Carmen Gmez, the senior queen; Victoria Moya, the children’s queen and Jos Cabedo as director of organization of the Vctor Cabedo Trophy.
The leader’s jersey of the Diputació de Castell therefore corresponds to Pablo Lospitao (Electromercantil GR100), the Bioracer mountain jersey has been won by Marc Zafra (Europa-Tadessà), the Sprint flying goal jersey has gone to Luis Alberto Lajarn (Valverde Team Terra Fecundis), the special sprints Bicicletes Cabedo wear Joan Gamundi (Saxun Estrusax), the best first-year cyclist Osumar jersey goes to Hctor Lvarez (Lucta Granja Rinya) and the first Valencian FCCV jersey has been Hctor himself then. The best team was the PC. Lower Ebro
There are still two rounds of the Vctor Cabedo Trophy, the novelties of the contest which will take place on the weekend of March 25 and 26 in Llucena and Clig, respectively. A scenario that will be used to look for the surprise of the teams that have not been able to be protagonists until now. At the same time, the teams that are leading the Trophy will try to defend what has been achieved in hard and demanding courses in the final stretch of the competition.