Sunday, November 18, 2007

La Ruta de los Conquistadores 2007

Dig deep.

That is what it takes to finish the 2007 La Ruta de los Conquistadores. Four days of racing ended with a happy but exhausted Tinker who joined the leaders on the podium with a 5th place overall finish.

The guy might be old enough to be your dad, but he sure can ride a bike.

Congratulations are deserved by everyone for finishing!!

Here are the top 10 overall finishers in the Open Men division.

1 Federico Ramirez Mendez (CRc) BCR-Pizza Hut-Powerade-KHS 17:40.21
2 Paolo Montoya Cantillo (CRc) Macosta Lee Cougan Santa Ana BCT at 28.28
3 Thomas Dietsch (Fra) Gewiss Bianchi 44:36
4 Deiber Esquivel Benavides (CRc) IBP Pensiones 1:03:07
5 David "Tinker" Juarez (USA) Cannondale 1:05:39
6 Juan Alberto Solis Rodas (CRc) BCR-Pizza Hut-Powerade-KHS 1:09.23
7 Thomas Zahnd (Sui) Team Stoeckli-Craft 1:40:33
8 Jason Sager (USA) MonaVie/Cannondale 1:58:11
9 Kris Sneddon (Can) Kona Les Gets 2:09:46
10 Enrique Artavia Cedeira (CRc) Super Pro Banco BCT Santa Ana 2:14:18

Finishes by some of the other Cannondale athletes are here:
29 Timmy Dougherty (USA) BearNaked/Cannondale 1:16.27

44 Thomas Spanning (USA) MonaVie/Cannondale 1.21:52

45 Chris Peters (USA) MonaVie/Cannondale s.t.

76 Shawn Luphco (USA) MonaVie/Cannondale 2:00:30

113 Troy Luphco (USA) MonaVie/Cannondale 2:33:02

Master A:

8 Ohran Ohranran Matt (USA) MonaVie/Cannondale 8.28

Photo credit: Rob Jones at Canadian Cyclist