The Venezuelan Yorman Fuentes (ASC Karak) won this Friday evening (October 1) the 4th round of the Grand Prix of the Departmental Council (Saint – François – Goyave). He is ahead of the Colombian José Alarcon (USL, 2nd) and his compatriot Angel Rivas Morales (UVMG, 3rd) at the finish line. Fuentes seizes the leader’s jersey, so far held by Fendley Boyeau.
The Grand Prix of the Departmental Council resumed its rights this Friday. And at the end of the 4th round, contested between Saint-François and Goyave (134 km), the Venezuelan Fuentes was the swiftest of a 100% Andean breakaway, grilling politeness to his two partners. breakaway, José Alarcon (USL) and Angel Rivas Morales (UVMG).
It was shortly after halfway that the three South Americans lost company to a spectator peloton. On a course which had the ascension of Vernou as justice of the peace, they gradually widened the gap, which peaked at 2’30, before falling spectacularly in the final, less than a minute.
But in a suspenseful final, it was Fuentes who brought their first victory to ASC Karak in this 18th edition, beating the sprint over two companions. The Venezuelan makes a double blow since he seizes the jersey of leader of the general, five points in front of Angel Rivas Morales, who already occupied the 2nd place of the standings this Friday morning.
Lamentinois Fendley Boyeau, who could not accompany the winning trio when he broke away, lost his yellow jersey but not his morale: « I was not very well placed when they attacked, a little before Vernou . It’s a small mistake. But we had José (Alarcon) in the breakaway so no reason to ride behind. We have a beautiful mountain stage awaiting us tomorrow (this Saturday: Vieux-Habitants – Vieux-Habitants, 82 km, start 9 hours) with Salé, Sapotille and L’Ermitage on the program, I will try to highlight myself, ”says the former leader, who considers having already passed his test.
The classification of the 4th round
1. Yorman Fuentes (ASC Karak)
2. José Alarcon (USL)
3. Angel Rivas Morales (UVMG)
The general classification
1. Yorman Fuentes (ASC Karak) 105 pts
2. Angel Rivas Morales (UVMG) 100
3. José Alarcon (USL) 86