Nico Tivani, the unexpected king who dethroned the multi-champion
SUMMIT MOMENT. Tivani beat an experienced and award-winning mountain biker, Catriel Soto, from Entre Ríos in the heads-up at the end. The Pocitano monopolized all the praise in La Cumbre.

If something was missing from Nicolás Tivani’s sports campaign, it was winning the most important race in Argentine mountain biking: the Desafío al Río Pinto. The Pocitano, who joined the Trek team that took Facundo Pérez Costa from Santa Cruz as a credit, who when he observed that the competition would be defined in a package and that his chances against Catriel Soto from Entre Ríos, gave his friend his approval and it was Nicolás Tivani, who has shown his skills in packing on the Argentine and European routes, did not give the runner born in Colón a chance.

“I did not expect this victory, it was really a very nice experience,” Tivani confided to DIARIO DE CUYO. According to the current two-time San Juan road champion, it was Soto who imposed conditions from the start. “He tightened the entrance rhythm and when about 15 kilometers were completed, he left us on a descent. I reached him at the end of the climb to the Mirador, which is seven kilometers long. Then Calvimonte (Carlos, from Catamarca) reached us and when there were a few We were reached five kilometers by Facundo (Pérez Costa), Efraín Tolosa and Matías Baudino. There, the brand was such that no one left, I saved to pack and when we had to define with my partner who was playing to win it, he told me that something was coming. sense and to give it forward, “said Tivani, who has faced the preseason for the road with great determination, with the fixed idea of ​​making a good Vuelta. “We have been to Colorado four times and I am doing work with a nutritionist,” he said.

The other San Juan who participated among the PRO was Emiliano López Arruti who arrived in position 30 at 20m56s. Looking at the classification, who finished eighth in the same category and tenth in the general classification was Matías Medici from Buenos Aires, triple Argentine road time trial champion.

  • Inés and Florencia on the PRO podium

Inés Gutiérrez, the emblematic cyclist of the San Juan mountain bike, was second, and her native Florence Delaporte, third, in the competition reserved for PRO ladies. Inés, who knew how to win this competition, among all the triumphs she achieved in her campaign within the activity of the fat wheels, crossed the finish line 1m58s after the pampean Yésica Andrés, winner of the test. Delaporte arrived at 2m52s.

Other winners from San Juan were: Carolina López, who did it in category B2 and Ana Carina Gregori (she won in C1). Also in the B2 category, Silvia Domínguez, third from San Juan, took the podium.

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