BCR-Pizza Hut powers to team time trial victory

Costa Rica's Fabricio Quiros dons first leader's jersey

Costa Rica's BCR-Pizza Hut-KHS-Powerade team won today's opening stage of the Vuelta Ciclista Internacional a Costa Rica.

The "pizza boys" stopped the clock in 12:28 for the 10.6-kilometre team time trial in the city of La Unión.

Another Costa Rican team, Citibank-Economy Rent a Car-Blue, finished second at 4 seconds, while Colombia's Greatwall-Indeportes Antioquia finished third at 10 seconds.

BCR-Pizza Hut-KHS-Powerade's victory put its youngest rider in the first leader's jersey of the tour. Fabricio Quirós, a 19-year-old from the province of Cartago, earned the yellow jersey and also tops the Young Rider's classification.

According to Quirós, it wasn't planned for him to cross the finish line first. "That was reserved for some of the more experienced riders but I'm really happy this coincidence happened! This is the most important jersey I've worn.

"I'm sure the team’s main purpose won't be to defend this jersey so early but to take care of our potential winners.," said Quirós.

Tomorrow’s second stage will go from San José to Pital of San Carlos, close to the northern border between Costa Rica and Nicaragua. The 149.6-kilometre route contains two intermediate sprints (83.3km and 126.2km) and one classified climb (109.9km).

Results
1BCR-Pizza Hut-KHS-Powerade0:12:28 
2Citibank-Economy Rent A Car-Blue0:00:04 
3Greatwall-Indeportes Antioquia0:00:10 
4Plycem-JPS-Orbea0:00:14 
5Grupo Ice0:00:46 
6Amsterdam Team0:01:14 
7Russian National Team0:01:24 
8Guatemala National Team  
9Tour D’Quebec-GTH0:01:26 
10Bufete Guzmán & Álvarez - Exceltec0:01:47 
General classification after stage 1
1Fabricio Quiros (CRc) BCR-Pizza Hut-KHS-Powerade0:12:28 
2Gregori Brenes (CRc) BCR-Pizza Hut-KHS-Powerade  
3Allan Morales (CRc) BCR-Pizza Hut-KHS-Powerade  
4Guillermo Gonzalez (CRc) BCR-Pizza Hut-KHS-Powerade  
5Alexander Sanchez (CRc) BCR-Pizza Hut-KHS-Powerade  
6Federico Ramirez (CRc) BCR-Pizza Hut-KHS-Powerade  
7Jose Montero (CRc) BCR-Pizza Hut-KHS-Powerade  
8Josue Gonzalez (CRc) Citibank-Economy Rent A Car-Blue0:00:04 
9Henry Raabe (CRc) Citibank-Economy Rent A Car-Blue  
10Jose Bonilla (CRc) Citibank-Economy Rent A Car-Blue  
11Marconi Duran (CRc) Citibank-Economy Rent A Car-Blue  
12Janier Acevedo (Col) Greatwall-Indeportes Antioquia0:00:10 
13Nicolas Castro (Col) Greatwall-Indeportes Antioquia  
14William Valencia (Col) Greatwall-Indeportes Antioquia  
15Jesus Castaño (Col) Greatwall-Indeportes Antioquia  
16Pablo Araya (CRc) Plycem-JPS-Orbea0:00:14 
17Paulo Vargas (CRc) Plycem-JPS-Orbea  
18Juan Rojas (CRc) Plycem-JPS-Orbea  
19Alexis Castro (Col) Greatwall-Indeportes Antioquia0:00:15 
20Cesar Rojas (CRc) Plycem-JPS-Orbea0:00:17 
21Julian Rodas (Col) Greatwall-Indeportes Antioquia0:00:18 
22Steven Villalobos (CRc) Plycem-JPS-Orbea  
23Marco Salas (CRc) Plycem-JPS-Orbea  
24Eddier Godinez (CRc) BCR-Pizza Hut-KHS-Powerade  
25Carlos Pulgarin (Col) Greatwall-Indeportes Antioquia0:00:27 
26Juan Solis (CRc) Citibank-Economy Rent A Car-Blue0:00:28 
27Enrique Artavia (CRc) Citibank-Economy Rent A Car-Blue0:00:30 
28Moises Hernandez (CRc) BCR-Pizza Hut-KHS-Powerade0:00:34 
29Eduardo Garita (CRc) Citibank-Economy Rent A Car-Blue0:00:36 
30Marco Salas (CRc) Grupo Ice0:00:46 
31Johan Barahona (CRc) Grupo Ice  
32Renan Gonzalez (CRc) Grupo Ice  
33Douglas Offer (CRc) Citibank-Economy Rent A Car-Blue0:00:57 
34Jonathan Camacho (CRc) Grupo Ice0:01:10 
35Jeroen Kers (Ned) Amsterdam Team0:01:14 
36Lars Van Devall (Ned) Amsterdam Team  
37Dion Beukeboom (Ned) Amsterdam Team  
38Dirk Van Der Craats (Ned) Amsterdam Team  
39Daniel Korevaar (Ned) Amsterdam Team  
40Jan Lof (Ned) Amsterdam Team  
41Alexander Khatuntsev (Rus) Russian National Team0:01:23 
42Alexey Shmidt (Rus) Russian National Team  
43Sergey Kolesnikov (Rus) Russian National Team  
44Erick Perez (Gua) Guatemala National Team  
45Mynor Lopez (Gua) Guatemala National Team  
46Alfredo Flores (Gua) Guatemala National Team  
47Abelardo Julaju (Gua) Guatemala National Team  
48Diego Flores (Gua) Guatemala National Team  
49Charles Thibault (Can) Tour D’Quebec-GTH0:01:26 
50Cody Camming (Can) Tour D’Quebec-GTH  
51Jean Lachance (Can) Tour D’Quebec-GTH  
52Cory Wallace (Can) Tour D’Quebec-GTH  
53Arnaud Papillon (Can) Tour D’Quebec-GTH  
54Vincent Veilleuz (Can) Tour D’Quebec-GTH  
55Hersson Jimenez (CRc) Plycem-JPS-Orbea  
56Roman Villalobos (CRc) Plycem-JPS-Orbea  
57Mariano Herrera (CRc) Plycem-JPS-Orbea  
58Giel Nijs (Ned) Amsterdam Team0:01:29 
59Marco Guillen (CRc) Grupo Ice0:02:24 
60Luis Alvarez (CRc) Bufete Guzmán & Álvarez - Exceltec0:01:47 
61Esteban Castro (CRc) Bufete Guzmán & Álvarez - Exceltec  
62Luis Rojas (CRc) Bufete Guzmán & Álvarez - Exceltec  
63Allan Cordero (CRc) Bufete Guzmán & Álvarez - Exceltec  
64Alfredo Sanchez (CRc) Bufete Guzmán & Álvarez - Exceltec  
65Ivan Kovalev (Rus) Russian National Team0:01:54 
66Niels Lommers (Ned) Amsterdam Team0:02:14 
67Victor Smalko (Rus) Russian National Team0:02:18 
68Evgeniy Kovalev (Rus) Russian National Team  
69Randall Aguilar (CRc) Bufete Guzmán & Álvarez - Exceltec0:02:22 
70Daniel Rodriguez (CRc) Bufete Guzmán & Álvarez - Exceltec  
71Carlos Hernandez (Gua) Guatemala National Team0:02:34 
72Jorg Van Ostende (Ned) Amsterdam Team0:02:36 
73Noe Alvarez (Gua) Guatemala National Team0:02:39 
74Alejandro Padilla (Gua) Guatemala National Team  
75Gilbert Tencio (CRc) Citibank-Economy Rent A Car-Blue0:02:58 
76Miguel Rojas (CRc) Grupo Ice0:03:18 
77David Vargas (CRc) Grupo Ice  
78Marvin Guzman (Can) Tour D’Quebec-GTH0:03:25 
79Pablo Leiva (CRc) Grupo Ice0:03:28 
Young rider classification
1Fabricio Quiros (CRc) BCR-Pizza Hut-KHS-Powerade  
Team classification
1BCR-Pizza Hut-KHS-Powerade0:12:28 
2Citibank-Economy Rent A Car-Blue0:00:04 
3Greatwall-Indeportes Antioquia0:00:10 
4Plycem-JPS-Orbea0:00:14 
5Grupo Ice0:00:46 
6Amsterdam Team0:01:14 
7Russian National Team0:01:24 
8Guatemala National Team  
9Tour D’Quebec-GTH0:01:26 
10Bufete Guzmán & Álvarez - Exceltec0:01:47 
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