Eduardo Pérez-Landaluce, new Asturias cycling champion
II Vuelta a Vetusta
Stage 2: Oviedo-Oviedo (143.3 km)
The cyclist from Oviedo Eduardo Pérez-Landaluce was proclaimed this Sunday the new champion of the Principality of Asturias of Cycling in the framework of the second stage of the Vuelta a Vetusta, 143.3 kilometers with start and finish in Oviedo that put the title into play. Yago Segovia, the other Asturian of the Kometa Cycling Team under23, also competed in this young round by stages that in its first year did not hesitate to include a final in the Angliru.
The rider of the Kometa Cycling Team, signed up for this race with an autonomous selection, finished twelfth in a stage that was resolved to sprint (with victory for Angel Fuentes, of Gomur) and included the steps through the Alto de la Encrucijada (km 46.1), La Campa (km 61.2) and up to three times the Alto de La Belga (km 90; km 105.8; km 120.3).
Already on Saturday, in a first stage that ended in Monte Naranco, Pérez-Landaluce curdled a sensational performance finishing eighth, 1:48 of the winner Elías Tello (Kuota) and being the first U23 runner of the test. Pérez-Landaluce stood out on Saturday in front of the general destined to the Asturian runners, in which eight runners ended up competing.
Pérez-Landaluce finished his participation in the Vuelta a Vetusta in the eighth position of a final general who went to Elías Tello’s bag. Yago Segovia, for his part, finished 48th overall in the final round of the Vuelta a Vetusta, 5:46 from the winner.
“I’m very happy. Saturday’s stage marked the general stage, the final part was very hard with Violeo and Naranco. I felt very good, but several elites were superior and I could only be eighth. Today it was something simpler; although the finish was up, I was able to dispute the finish. In the end I got the championship in Asturias and made the first U23 of the general, which always gives confidence for the last races of the season”, says Perez-Landaluce.
(automatic translation, sorry for mistakes)