The Spaniard Vicente García de Mateos (Aviludo Louletano) was today seventh in the first stage of the Tour of Asturias on a bicycle, won by Colombian Carlos Quintero (Manzana Postobon), while Edgar Pinto (W52-FC Porto) was eighth.
Quintero completed the 179.2 kilometers between Oviedo and Pola de Lena at 4: 16.51 hours, followed by the Venezuelan Orluis Aular (Matrix Powertag), second, and the Ecuadorian Richard Carapaz (Movistar), third.
Mateos and Pinto entered the 'top 10', with the same time as the winner, occupying the eighth and ninth positions of the general, respectively, while the best positioned of Radio Popular-Boavista, Luís Gomes, is 14th.
Among the 27 riders who arrived with the same time of the winner, Luís Fernandes (Aviludo Louletano) was 16th, Spaniard Antonio Gomez (Popular Radio-Boavista) was 23rd, Joaquim Silva (W52-FC Porto) 25th and David Rodrigues, also from the 'cronadrezados', 26th.
Ricardo Vilela finished 34th, 39 seconds, while José Neves was 50th, at 1.20 minutes, Daniel Viegas (Kometa Cycling Team) was 82nd, at 6.14, and Paulo Silva of Guinean team Guerciotti-Kiwi Atlántico, cut the goal in 97th, more than 13 minutes after the winner.
On Saturday, the second of three stages connects Soto de Ribera to Cangas del Narcea along 171.3 kilometers, with Alto del Acebo, a first-rate climb as the main test for the candidates for the final victory.