March 19.- The actions of the first edition of the Vuelta Maya de Ciclismo began on Saturday, March 18th, with the first two stages, in which a total of 150 cyclists from different states of the country competed.
The intense heat and the strong humidity that was felt throughout the day was not an impediment for the competitors of the different categories to make the journey along the Yucatan coast.
Jalil Escalante and Brenda Iñigo were the leaders in the men’s and women’s categories, respectively.
The route began at the Watopia store, then continued to the road to Progreso, Telchac Puerto and Uaymitun, and back.
Escalante was the first to reach the finish line in the elite category, ahead of Elías Montañez, even though he battled inch by inch until the end.
Brenda Iñigo kept the leader’s pink jersey, which she wore from the prologue and took a good lead over her closest pursuers, who could not get close during the entire course.
In the other men’s categories, in the Master A, the leader is José Robledo; in the Master B, Gabriel Burgos is in first place; while in the Under-23, the best so far is Irving Pérez.
The activities of the event began with the prologue, a four-kilometer race starting individually from the headquarters point with the finish line in the same place.
Emilio Romero put on the yellow leader’s jersey in the elite, Esteban del Campo commanded the U-23, Josué Estavanato was first in master A and Gabriel Burgos dominated in master B.
The third stage will be held this Sunday, from the gates of the Restaurant La Finca, in Muna, to the Mirador of the same municipality.
The 120-kilometer route will be to Ticul and back, passing through the area of the “columpios” (swings), on the Puuc Route.