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November 12/09 23:46 pm - La Ruta De Los Conquistadores: Stage 2


Posted by Editoress on 11/12/09
 

Stage two of La Ruta begins with a six kilometre climb averaging over 10%, a wall that took riders from 800 meters up to 1400 meters above sea level within 8 kilometers.
climb
Top racers showed their world-class level by making the first ascent seem like a ride in the park, although several elite riders later paid the price of a rapid pace and a grueling push to the top. Such was the case of American Ben Sonntag when, at a mere 100 meters from reaching the top, his chain sunk within the depths of his rear cassette.

Former La Ruta champion Paolo Montoya from team Giant-Italy who was near the scene as a spectator (due to recent injury), said that Ben held a top-five position when the chain got jammed in the cassette. He lost over twenty minutes and was passed by more than half of the field, yet he managed to make it back up to tenth place by the finish.

Costa Rican Deiber Esquivel also made an amazing comeback from a hardware malfunction. After finishing 13th on Stage 1, Esquivel won stage two, 30 seconds ahead of stage one winner Manuel Prado, who remains in the overall lead.

Deiber is the only elite racer from team Economy-Citi-Blue participating inLa Ruta this year. The Costa Rican Cycling Federation threatened sanctions (including suspensions) to elite local riders that participated in La Ruta.  Organizers decided run the event without a UCI sanction this year, arguing that it is more of an adventure race, and that the organization does not receive any benefits from the federation for paying sanctioning fees.  The Federation retaliated by by threatening sanctions against licenced riders who participated, causing the withdrawal of defending and five time champion Lico Ramirez.

Both Esquivel and Prado could be subject to sanctions, yet they have clearly stated that their main goal throughout the season has been to prepare for La Ruta, and they are willing to undergo penalties to represent their country and teams in the race.
                                                                                                  Climbing Escazú Mountains

 

Monavie-Cannondale's Tinker Juarez was not able to finish the stage after finding himself lost on an abandoned road for over an hour, immediately followed by an unfortunate flat tire.  He eventually hitched a car ride to the finish.

"It's truly unfortunate, but these things happen..." said Tinker.  He will continue racing each of the remaining stages, despite being unranked in the overall standings.

Friday the riders face one of the toughest stages of the race, the climb to Irazú and Turrialba volcanoes, reaching a height of close to 3400 meters above sea level.

 

climbing

 

Stage two of La Ruta's begins with a six kilometre climb averaging over 12% steep ascents was ridden today nearly one and a half kilometers after the start of the stage, a wall that took riders from 800 meters up to 1400 meters above sea level within 8 kilometers.

Top racers showed their world-class level making the first ascent seem like a ride in the park although several elite riders paid the price of a rapid pace and a grueling push to the top. Such was the case of Ben Sonntag when at a mere 100 meters from reaching the top of the mountain his chain sunk within the depths of his rear cassette.

Paolo Montoya from team Giant-Italy who was near the scene as a spectator (due to recent injury), mentioned that Ben held a top-five position when the chain got jammed in the cassette. He lost over twenty minutes and more than half an entire participant list, yet he managed to make it into 10th position.

 

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Costa Rica's Deiber Esquivel on Stage 2 did another amazing comeback from previous hardware malfunction. After finishing in 13th position on Stage 1 Esquivel came in 1st on today's stage, 30 seconds before Manuel Prado who still holds 1st place in the general standings.

climbingDeiber is the only elite racer from team Economy-Citi-Blue. The Costa Rican Cycling Federation threatened with upcoming event disqualifications to those elite local riders that would participate in La Ruta. The event, considered too far on the adventure racing side of the fence for UCI's regulations 3 years ago is amidst allegations from the local cycling federation which claims La Ruta must pay honoraries and percentages for purposes unclear to this day.

Both Esquivel and Prado would be subject to sanctions yet have clearly stated that their main goal throughout the season has been to prepare for La Ruta and are willing to undergo penalties to represent their country and teams.

Monavie-Cannondale's Tinker Juarez was not able to finish the stage when finding himself lost on an abandoned road for over an hour, immediately followed by an unfortunate flat tire which set him down to a car ride from his nearby location.

"It's truly unfortunate, but these things happen..." said Tinker, he will continue unranked and keeps a signature smile on his face, always available for a photograph with his loyal fans.

Friday's course is one of the toughest stages of the race, the climb to Irazú and Turrialba volcanoes, reaching a height of close to 3400 meters above sea level.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Men’s Stage Results:

1. Deiber Esquivel – 03:45:27
2. Manuel Prado – 03:45::58
3. Marc Trayter – 03:46:02

Women’s Stage Results:

1. Louise Kobin – 04:42:34
2. Adriana Rojas – 04:44:52
3. Yesennia Villalta – 06:23:30

 

Report courtesy organizers

 

GC results after Day 2: San Jose to San Jose (Terra Mall), 75 km
(stage results not available)

Open
1 Manuel Prado 5:43:35
2 Marc Traiter 5:50:20
3 Roberto Heras 5:53:52
4 Milton Ramos 5:57:50
5 Jeremiah Bishop 6:01:40
6 Alex Grant 6:01:41
7 Tinker Juarez 6:04:44
8 Juan Ignacio Mendez 6:17:17
9 Benjamin Sonntag 6:19:13
10 Deiber Esquivel 6:20:56
11 Bart Gillespie 6:23:07
12 Alban Figueroa 6:27:11
13 Carlos Abellan Ossenbach 6:27:53
14 Cory Travis 6:37:30
15 Kris Janssens 6:45:17
16 Luis Diego Sibaja 6:45:17
17 Alfredo Acosta Gonzalez 6:45:22
18 Sebastian Linares 7:30:02
19 Brayan Alders 7:36:23
20 Esteban Pacheco Quiros 7:49:00
21 Eduard Hernandez Teixidor 7:53:19
22 Oscar Marin Jimenez 8:00:48
23 Arnoldo Loaiza 8:03:02
24 Fabricio Brenes Quiros 8:04:00
25 Samuel De La Sotta 8:05:19
26 Simon Tremblay 8:06:50
27 Jorge Eduardo Garcia Gomez 8:20:13
28 Daniel Garcia Matamoros 8:49:36
29 Adrian Alvarado Rossi 9:01:01
30 Felipe Castro Barquero 9:01:11
31 Daniel Muñoz 9:03:33
32 Rodrigo Herrera 9:17:29
33 Allan Padilla Umaña 9:46:08
34 Jeffrey Collins 9:54:09
35 Alexis Blanco Vargas 10:01:34
36 Andres Rivera 10:03:34
37 Antonio Jara Benavides 10:26:16
38 Pablo Velasquez 10:26:30
39 Roger Herrera 10:29:42
40 Sebastian Conejo 10:37:02
41 Javier Santana Bonilla 10:37:02
42 Arnoldo Broutin 10:41:28
43 Rafael Mesen Solis 10:56:37
44 Heiner Mora 11:01:34
DNS Peter Durham
DNS Victor Garcia
DNS Benjamin Gradle
DNS Mario Fuentes
DNS Gregory Konrath
DNS Michael Powers
DNS Meredith Tompkins
DNS Chistopher Lavesser
DNS Oscar Roldan
DNS William Valverde Barquero
DNS Ibrahim Mustafa Porras
DNS Federico Ramirez Hernandez
DNS Marvin Campos
DNS Douglas Offer
DNS Mauricio Patiño
 
Women
1 Adriana Rojas 7:17:23
2 Louise Kobin 7:27:54
3 Yesennia Villalta Coto 9:11:26
4 Heidi Jo Clayton 10:03:27
5 Tania Radic 10:26:28
6 Sarah O'byrne 10:32:11
7 Nikane Mallea 10:39:42
8 Ruth Cunningham 10:50:33
9 M. Gabriela Porras Madrigal 11:10:58
10 Caroline Cashini 11:20:59
11 Patrice Vercamen 11:30:32
12 Butler Cricket 11:43:57
DNS Melessa Patterson
DNS Martinez Blanca
 
Master A
1 Benjamin Bostrom 6:04:40
2 Santos Corea 6:09:44
3 Edgar Zumbado 6:32:44
4 Allen Castro Alfaro 7:16:37
5 Alexander Ramirez Vega 7:24:38
6 Dax Jaikel 7:30:00
7 Juan Carlos Marin Valenciano 7:48:11
8 Miguel Sanchez Perez 7:58:08
9 Jose Pozuelo 8:00:47
10 Corey Scobie 8:00:48
11 Warren Ellis 8:02:00
12 Ron Ellis 8:02:01
13 Marc Seidel 8:05:14
14 Matt Ohran 8:18:10
15 Marco Antonio Valverde Lara 8:20:14
16 Von Edwards 8:29:12
17 Myron Rodriguez 8:31:10
18 Mauricio Gonzalo Guglielmetti Vergara 8:36:20
19 Jose Santos Miranda 8:36:40
20 Carlo Mi Garcia D 8:37:20
21 Justin Pokrivka 8:38:40
22 Miguel Navarro Moral 8:40:10
23 Ronald Jimenez Rodriguez 8:49:37
24 Iker Maiz 8:49:38
25 Emma Smith 8:49:38
26 Orion Orca Akerson 8:53:34
27 Zlatko Piskulich 8:53:49
28 Cory Smith 8:55:40
29 Eduardo Solano Saenz 8:56:08
30 Allan Arguedas Varela 9:02:18
31 Armando Gonzalez Jimenez 9:10:25
32 Ronald Arias 9:17:09
33 Jairo Garita Hernandez 9:18:04
34 Esteban Solano Moya 9:19:15
35 Henry Molina Vargas 9:19:15
36 Svein Olaus Markestad 9:22:34
37 Alejando Jose Wong Campos 9:25:57
38 Adrian Solano Aguilar 9:31:29
39 Bernardo Alfaro 9:34:02
40 Alvaro Quesada Loria 9:34:35
41 Jonathan Chester 9:40:50
42 Xabier Erdaide 9:40:55
43 Alejandro Arias 9:43:32
44 Kevin Curtis 9:43:50
45 Max Araya Orozco 9:43:50
46 Alejandro Lopez Quesada 9:54:08
47 Svein Flornes 10:02:56
48 Jesus Rubio Garcia 10:11:22
49 Bingen Fernandez Bustinza 10:39:42
50 Leonardo Rodriguez Castillo 10:53:51
51 Philips Pessoa 11:16:08
52 Daniel Patterson 11:16:09
52 Esteban Mora Cyrman 11:20:22
54 Ed Cashin 11:21:07
55 Alex Murray 11:24:49
56 Cristian Lara Herrera 11:30:25
57 John Tatum 11:31:59
57 Ricardo Sala 11:49:01
59 Jesse Morton 11:49:45
60 Svend Paulsen 12:02:54
61 Jesper Gronnebaek 12:02:54
DNF Jorge Adrian Solis Castillo
DNF Jason Evangelista
DNS Matt Johnson
DNS Gavin Romanis
DNS Edgar Heise
DNS Matthew Blacker
DNS Katarina Cervikova
DNS Irwind Aden Boer
DNS Maria Tereza Leighton
DNS Roy Valverde
DNS Alexander Sanchez Calderon
DNS Ricardo Moncayo
DNS Flemming Lung
DNS Felisa Medina
 
Master B
1 Heinz Zoerweg 5:43:36
2 Alejandro Alvarado Castro 6:20:56
3 Rune Christopher Hoydahl 6:38:05
4 John Bullens 6:53:13
5 Patrick Jansen 6:57:13
6 Allan St Pierre 7:14:55
7 Randall Vargas 7:20:52
8 Carlos Arias Alvarado 7:29:36
9 Bruce Eric Young Nearing 7:33:57
10 Dean Hill 7:51:47
11 Fernando Salazar Chavaria 8:00:47
12 Francisco Alfaro Morales 8:01:13
13 Juan Carlos Apilluelo Fernandez 8:02:45
14 Tom De Haan 8:07:07
15 Marcel Molendijk 8:07:08
16 Tjeerd De Vries 8:07:08
17 Carlos Cardemil Vergine 8:33:14
18 Carlos Carranza Morales 8:33:40
19 Per Martin Gundersen 8:34:12
20 Shawn Ruda 8:34:39
21 Ron Castia Livermore 8:44:29
22 Patricio Javier Dias 8:47:42
23 Carlos Elizondo Vargas 8:53:56
24 Federico Amador 8:54:58
25 Ron Rell 8:55:31
26 Oscar Molina Solano 8:56:08
27 Klaus Rubensaal 9:01:11
28 Arcadio Ramirez 9:03:38
29 Mauricio Pasos 9:08:44
30 Arnaldo Brenes Rojas 9:10:27
31 Tiziano Gortan 9:19:13
32 Max Fishel 9:19:14
33 Eduardo Uribe 9:22:47
34 Darryl Mekechuk 9:23:00
35 Geovanny Gomez Navarro 9:25:38
36 Ty Maynard Lang 9:28:20
37 Eduardo Del Collado 9:37:39
38 Enrique Navas Pes 9:38:30
39 Xavier Gazo German 9:42:35
40 Javier Guardia Astuaa 9:43:32
41 Julio Cesar Ramirez Rojass 9:43:32
42 Robert Stubbs 9:48:06
43 Mike Kopec 9:54:00
44 Alejandro Baccani 9:58:20
45 Luis Andres Valverde Ramirez 10:10:15
46 Otto Ortiz Alvarado 10:13:54
47 Dan Mccarthy 10:24:15
48 Kevin G Smith 10:30:35
49 Wolfgang Bubhart 10:46:11
50 Christopher Seavell 10:56:37
51 Federico Escalante 11:01:37
52 Alejandro Hinojos 11:03:26
52 Armando Dattoli 11:03:26
54 Michael Thiele 11:10:59
55 Leonardo Garita Calvo 11:17:01
56 Andreas Wittmann 11:17:02
57 Luis Felipe Rojas Monge 11:17:38
57 Patricio Fernandez 11:23:13
59 Bart Linders 11:30:32
60 Hans Lienhart 11:31:24
61 Jeff Plank 11:42:18
62 Mike Daggett 11:43:08
63 Jakob Gronnebaek Rhode 12:02:54
DNF Kyle Tompkins Not Finish
DNF Roman Pert Not Finish
DNF Idelfonso Alejandro Oporta Reyes Not Finish
DNS Miguel Echeveria
DNS Billy Molina
DNS John Fotheringham
DNS Gordon Smith
DNS Jens Kraus
DNS Cprine Van Der Linden
DNS Eva Melbo
DNS Marck Burguez
DNS Mike Chauk
DNS Julio Medina
 
Veterans
1 Jorge Castillo Montero 7:46:09
2 Don Sissons 7:53:59
3 Ole Kristian Silseth 8:10:55
4 Alejandro Rojas Carazo 9:14:33
5 Cliff Richmond 10:28:44
6 Rolando Lacle Zuñiga 10:30:21
7 Amadeo Deprit 10:42:09
8 Ron Spencer 11:33:14
9 Don Mahnke 11:39:08
10 Mark White 11:43:59
11 Jose Casla 11:51:44
12 Oscar Roberto Sanabria Garro 11:58:17
13 Heart Akerson 12:05:48
14 Luis Uribeechevarria 12:12:57
15 Juan Abasolo 12:12:57
16 Herman Quirynen 12:31:09
DNF Johann Kroell
DNS Chirs Waldron
DNS Greg Grimes

 


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