The young Spanish climber, second only to Kamana on the volcano, leads the Giro after a valiant climb. Forged by Contador, signed by Trek Segafredo two years ago as ‘Stegiar’
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Soba, among mountains of black lava, on the ramp of the Interminable Etna Juan Pedro Lopez in solitude. a victory in the volcano, a pink sweaterA Spanish victory at the Giro, after such a long time. A small and young climber, a pearl of Lebriza by the lattice Alberto Contador –Exactly the last, seven years ago, before the first great occasion of his life. In the end he made history. in the last corner, braking suddenly forced him to go in Lenard Kmna, But the anger of hitting his handlebars soon turned into tears of joy, as pink as his new jersey. [Narracin y clasificaciones]
It is a prize of cycling life and a door of hope for national cycling, which won a stage at the Giro three years later (then, paleo bilbao) The 24-year-old talent Juanpe was the bravest. “I’ve tried to do it the hardest part, because that’s where I could make a difference,” he later admitted with his eyes red with emotion. Although his role in Trek Segafredo, for which he signed up as a ‘scholar’ apprentice After standing out at the Contador Foundation two years ago, helping Giulio CicconeOne of the members of Breakaway was to emerge victorious in the first mountain stage of the Giro.
There were 14 traveling adventurers who, seeing the platoon’s inaction, soon learned that one of them was going to raise his arms at the finish line of the Sapienza refuge, at an altitude of about 1,900 metres. The selection was soon made on the first slopes of the volcano, where stefano oldani had gone ahead. Juanpe caught it on a 14% slope, rolling over the hard part, with 10 kilometers to go. as wish release Moniquet and Vansevenant in pursuit of him.
He caught her without remission with three kilometers remaining. They talked and understood each other. The German, pure class, seemed immeasurable to the Sevilians. But soon the pink prize loomed on the horizon of his misery and effort. Together they reached the end, where a mistake in the curve, perhaps the nerves of someone who had never been, caused Lopez to lose the stage: he was about to touch the wheel of Kamina and go down.
Bora’s man is in second place overall, 39 seconds behind the Spaniard. “I don’t know how long this will last, but I’m going to enjoy it day in and day out,” declared Juanpe. Simon Yates, the first of the favourites, at 1:42. The next phase, a priority without difficulties and suitable for sprinters, could extend Lopez’s spring dreams.
The day he got off the bike—again in Sicily—, superman lepezzobehind, led by the favorite Carapazzi They arrived at 2:37, no fireworks, no Van der Poel, Doumoulin and Nibalik, but with Mikel Landa and Pelo Bilbao, other Spaniards who want to achieve glory.
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