The Cuban cyclist Arlenis sierra She finished today as the best Latin American in the French Tour of Ardéche, after taking third place in the points classification and eighth in the individual general on Tuesday.
The Manzanilla finished in 12th place in the seventh and last stage, valid to occupy the eighth place with accumulated 23: 21.22 hours, almost three minutes from the winner, the American Leah Thomas.
The main exponent of the Cuban route and leader of the ARMonex club also held the third position in the points classification with 30, eight from the winner Thomas and one from the Italian Marta Bastianelli, second place.
In his farewell to the French Tour, Sierra crossed the finish line in the town of Privas within the peloton of the 15 best of the route of more than 81 kilometers with a time of 2: 24.12 hours, three minutes from the winner of the stage the Dutch Lucinda Brand.
With this performance, the Cuban international became the most outstanding representative of Latin America by beating the Venezuelan Paula Andrea Patiño (23: 34.55) and the Mexican Ariadna Gutiérrez (24: 01.36), who were in positions 20 and 39, respectively. .
The American Thomas (Movistar) with a time of 11:18 PM was escorted on the podium of the Tour de Ardéche, the Spanish Mavi García (Alé BTC Ljubljana) and Ane Santesteban (BikeExchange), second and third, in that order.
The Cuban has had a great year, after being run over during training in Italy last March. In May it was titled winner of the Classic of Navarra, in the city of Pamplona, Spain, after defeating important athletes in road cycling at the international level.
In August, repeated his 2019 victory at the Giro della Toscana.
At the Tokyo Olympics, however, he failed to get any medals and fell short of his performance at Rio 2016.
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