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Title: 2020 Smaller Race Results and Discussion
Post by: Leadbelly on January 05, 2020, 09:53
Vuelta al Tachira 12th - 19th January

(https://i.imgur.com/PTVqTQd.png)

Etapa 1: San Cristobal - Táriba, Metropolitan Circuit (117.6km)

(https://i.imgur.com/gihC9m7.png)

Etapa 2: El Piñal - Abejales (154.8km)

(https://i.imgur.com/qGsqggb.png)

Etapa 3: Rubio Circuit (135.2km)

(https://i.imgur.com/aPhqzSi.png)

Etapa 4: Coloncito - La Grita (145.1km)

(https://i.imgur.com/e4sZWtM.png)

Etapa 5: San Juan de Colón - Borota (106.7km)

(https://i.imgur.com/GpYulmc.png)

Etapa 6: San Cristóbal - Palmira TT (16.1km)

(https://i.imgur.com/xYNTJUo.png)

First TT since 2014.

Etapa 7: Ureña - San Antonio Circuit - Cerro Cristo Rey (117km)

(https://i.imgur.com/EOsw65q.png)

Etapa 8: San Cristobal Circuit (115.2km)

(https://i.imgur.com/N8m6xmn.png)

No visit to Colombia after all and only eight stages. Tbh with the ongoing problems in the country it's a miracle we're getting any race at all.
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2020
Post by: Leadbelly on January 05, 2020, 10:14
Only two teams confirmed so far.

#androni

https://diarioelnacionalista.com/deportes/androni-giocattoli-sidermec-oficializa-equipo-para-vuelta-al-tachira-2020/

Luca Pacioni
Nicola Venchiarutti
Daniel Muñoz
Johnatan Restrepo
Kevin Rivera
Jefferson Cepeda

Big favourites any other time of the year, but no guarantees at the start of January.

#colombiatda (?)

https://www.esciclismo.com/actualidad/carretera/54325.html?

Darwin Atapuma
Hernán Aguirre
Omar Mendoza
Brayan Hernández
Didier Merchán
William Muñoz

Jose Rujano won't be riding this year. He's down in Argentina to ride San Juan later in the month, which itself doesn't overlap with Tachira, but part of the deal that got them (the national team) that invite is that they also ride the Giro del Sol, which does. Also missing due to that reason should be Jose Alarcon, Roniel Campos, Anderson Paredes and Clever Martinez.
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2020
Post by: Joelsim on January 05, 2020, 10:38
Clever Martinez  :lol
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2020
Post by: Leadbelly on January 05, 2020, 18:09
https://diariodelosandes.com/site/loteria-armo-su-triple-para-la-vuelta-al-tachira/

Loteria will be entering just the three teams....

The main one is undoubtedly Lotería del Táchira – Concafé as that will have defending champion Jimmy Briceño with support from Ronald González, Nelson Camargo, Jonathan Camargo, Daniel Abreu and Luis Mora.

Bramon, the usual build-up race to Tachira, was meant to have already been underway, but due to fuel shortages has been postponed to the middle of this week. Will try to post stage winners etc if it goes ahead.
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2020
Post by: Leadbelly on January 07, 2020, 18:29
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ENoY5evWoAA9SG1?format=jpg)

The other main local contenders are Deportivo. All five runners are strong.

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https://crciclismo.com/2020/01/06/kevin-rivera-a-tachira-vamos-sin-presion-queremos-ganar-etapas/

Rivera interview.

Quote
To Tachira we will try to win stages with the sprinter, and test if we can win a stage, but it is without pressure because we are starting the season, the biggest expectation is to pick up the pace

He says he's feeling good though.

Quote
I feel so much better than the previous year, I feel more mature, I feel good, I have grown up, we will see how things are going to give us

Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2020
Post by: Leadbelly on January 09, 2020, 18:40
The list of competing foreign teams is shrinking.

https://twitter.com/MatamorosEdwin/status/1215103800954052608

Ecuador, Cundinamarca, JB Ropa and a Brazilian team have all withdrawn and.....

https://twitter.com/lavueltachira/status/1215300340607864832

.......now we can add Colombia Tierra de Atletas to that list.
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2020
Post by: LukasCPH on January 09, 2020, 19:36
The list of competing foreign teams is shrinking.

Ecuador, Cundinamarca, JB Ropa and a Brazilian team have all withdrawn and.....

.......now we can add Colombia Tierra de Atletas to that list.
I find it hard to believe that these teams all cancelled only 3-4 days before the start of the race. More likely, the organiser just never told the world before now. :(
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2020
Post by: Leadbelly on January 09, 2020, 20:23
I don't know about the others for certain (however Ecuador was still getting mentioned in most articles the past couple of days), but for Colombia Tierra de Atletas it must have been a last minute thing. This was six hours before the above tweet:

https://twitter.com/lavueltachira/status/1215209422257033216
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2020
Post by: search on January 09, 2020, 22:38
yeah, the social media stuff will probably not be done by the race organisers though, so sometimes it may take a moment for an information to reach the other.

But they sent in a team last week, so it probably was a late call indeed

https://twitter.com/zciclismo/status/1212787475619491840
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2020
Post by: Leadbelly on January 10, 2020, 08:54
According to Edwin Matamoros, these will be the competing teams:

https://twitter.com/MatamorosEdwin/status/1215486037889290241

https://twitter.com/MatamorosEdwin/status/1215483864740696065

Julian Cardona (ex-EF and Androni) rides for the last of those Colombian outfits. He could be a shout for the TT, but generally the level of these teams isn't so high.
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2020
Post by: Leadbelly on January 10, 2020, 16:29
:fanfare

https://twitter.com/CarlitosJMendez/status/1215661392583368705

He rides! Shame they couldn't race together for his debut, but there's always next year.
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2020
Post by: Leadbelly on January 11, 2020, 18:23
Bramon results:

Stage 1 - Daniel Gomez (Gobernacion de Tachira - Merida)
Stage 2 - Jorge Abreu (Loteria del Tachira)
Stage 3 - Jonathan Camargo (Loteria del Tachira - Concafe)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EN9eun2XUAEkubB?format=jpg)

Overall - Daniel Gomez
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2020
Post by: Leadbelly on January 12, 2020, 07:25
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2020
Post by: Leadbelly on January 12, 2020, 20:04
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EOGoQC6W4AcyLh7?format=jpg)



What seems to be gaining more twitter coverage is what happened before the stage started. Local politician Freddy Bernal (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freddy_Bernal) turned out to be an unpopular choice to get them on their way.

https://twitter.com/mikemike2020/status/1216447829176147970
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2020
Post by: Leadbelly on January 13, 2020, 20:21
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EOLttA_X0AAR19K?format=jpg)

A photo finish. ;)

Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2020
Post by: Leadbelly on January 14, 2020, 19:13
https://twitter.com/MatamorosEdwin/status/1217155258801172480

Normal service is resumed.



Well, normal in that Androni won, but this circuit doesn't usually produce GC action. Salinas, Campos and Rivera with a healthy headstart before the real climbing begins tomorrow. Loteria are conspicuous by their absence in that top-15.
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2020
Post by: Leadbelly on January 15, 2020, 19:31


The UCI haven't yet got him officially down as a Matrix Powertag rider, but he's already channelling his inner Aular.
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2020
Post by: Leadbelly on January 16, 2020, 19:15
https://twitter.com/wcsbike/status/1217883268479176704



Maybe Rivera won't be winning the Giro just yet. ;)

Him and Salinas are now both over two minutes down on the leading trio (Two Deportivo and one Loteria). Cepeda the best placed Androni at +1m27

TT tomorrow.
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2020
Post by: Leadbelly on January 17, 2020, 18:10
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EOf2C58X4AIvdK-?format=jpg)



Whisper it, but Rujano Jr is doing pretty well for someone straight out of juniors. So far his placings are 17th, 28th, 24th, 17th, 16th and 16th which leaves him in 18th overall at +7m37. Pretty consistent and bodes well for the future.
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2020
Post by: Leadbelly on January 18, 2020, 16:40
https://twitter.com/lavueltachira/status/1218571938198671360

They're onto the climbs in the queen stage. You can try and follow it via the official twitter, but updates haven't been great through the week.
Title: Re: 2020 Smaller Race Results and Discussion
Post by: Leadbelly on January 18, 2020, 20:18


Getting a bit boring all these Androni wins, but it seems likely that the main prize will elude them. Campos and Ruiz hung in well enough today to still have a fair cushion going into the final circuit stage.

If you are wondering why there is no Cepeda in the top-ten on the stage, it's because he crashed out. Broken wrist they think.