Daniel Moreira and Enrique Maranchon share victories in the Volta a Loulé

The Tour of the Municipality of Loulé ends this Saturday

The Portuguese Daniel Moreira (Paredes/Fortunna) and the Spanish Enrique Maranchon (Picusa Academy/Grupo Desportivo Cortizo) shared the victories in the two sectors of the second stage of the Volta ao Concelho de Loulé, held this Friday.

In the morning, an 11-kilometer individual time trial took place, starting and finishing in Loulé. Starting with a comfortable advantage, yesterday, in the opening stage, Enrique Maranchon once again demonstrated great superiority.

The Spaniard completed the individual exercise in 14m14s, 27 seconds less than Tiago Carmo (ABTF Betão/Bairrada). Third, 30 seconds behind, was Spaniard Luis Lajarín (Valverde Team/Ricardo Fuentes), winner of the Volta ao Concelho de Loulé.

The afternoon sector, 76,3 kilometers of undulating route between Quarteira and Loulé, ended up not affecting the general classification. The best competed for victory in the sprint, with Daniel Moreira superior. They were followed, with the same time, by José Pina (Valverde Team/Ricardo Fuentes) and Enrique Maranchon.

Despite still being a first-year junior, Enrique Maranchon occupies the top spot overall with a solid advantage over the competition. Second place is Luis Lajarín, at 1m21s, the same difference recorded by third, Santiago Basso (Polti Kometa Junior/Fundación Contador).

There are four Portuguese in the top 10 overall. Daniel Moreira is sixth, at 1m40s, Tiago Carmo is in eighth place, at 1m42s, José Miguel Moreira (Polti Kometa Junior/Fundación Contador) is ninth, at 1m44s, and José Salgueiro (Picusa Academy/Grupo Desportivo Cortizo) rounds out the top ten , at 1m45s.

Enrique Maranchon is also first in the points and youth rankings. He did, however, give up the mountain jersey, now in the possession of Guilherme Lino (Landeiro / KTM / Matias & Araújo). For teams, Picusa Academy/Grupo Desportivo Cortizo is in charge.

The Tour of the Municipality of Loulé ends this Saturday. The last shot is seen as the queen stage. Starting and ending in Loulé, the trip will be 118,2 kilometers, characterized by long climbs for the junior category.

The route includes passes through Picota, Alte, Freixo Seco and Barranco do Velho, in addition to the steep climb to Tôr. Departure will be at 11:50 am, with arrival expected between 14:30 pm and 15:00 pm.



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