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Miguel Ángel Ballesteros is exhibited in Lorca to add the first triumph of the amateur team (10/02/2019)

Any journalistic topic would serve to emphasize the result of Valverde Team-Terra Fecundis in its first experience in a category as complex and competitive as elite and sub 23. A debut that has exceeded any expectations and that has set the bar very high in the face of long campaign that just opened this weekend Murcia block.

Miguel Ángel Ballesteros (Sewer, 1996) has begun his particular revalidation in this field in the best possible way, without fuss, making a sharp and resounding blow with which he writes the first lines of a book that hopes to end up giving him a well-deserved ticket back to professionalism.

An exhibition of those that do not abound, launching its only and definitive attack on the first ramp of the most demanding port of the day (Campico de los Lirias), regardless of the fact that more than 40 kilometers remained ahead;

Of course, without looking back as the classics rule, and that in the persecuting group were found a score of runners, the strongest of this Tour of Guadalentin-Murcia.

Ballesteros crowned with more than a minute and a half advantage over the majority of leaders of the main teams and almost three on Szymon Sajnok, the Pole of the World Tour CCC formation that a day earlier had been awarded the triumph to the sprint in Puerto Lumbreras .

From the top to the finish line, a time trial with cyclists from several teams to relief trying to reduce their disadvantage, which still exceeded the minute in the final sterrato of the Fortaleza del Sol, the finish line of a long journey of 142 kilometers and five ports.

A triumph of the whole team

The triumphant debut and the quixotic exhibition could still add a condition that gives more value to the victory of Valverde Team-Terra Fecundis in this race.

And it is that all the equipment fulfilled perfectly with its function during the two arduous days of the Tour to the Guadalentín - Region of Murcia.

On Saturday, attentive to the cuts and the fans formed by the pistards of the Polish U-23 team;

on Sunday, working on tearing down the breakaways and controlling at the head of the peloton for almost 100 kilometers.

Great role of Pedro Antonio Rodríguez, David Espejo and Mario Carrasco in that first stage and of these same three riders Miguel Ágel Silva, Antonio Iniesta, Álex Ruiz and Juanjo Pérez in the work of control and support for their leader in the decisive final route.

All contributed to the debut in elite and sub23 of the team sponsored by the world champion is already part of the history of this still young sports project.

Source: Agencias

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