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La Ruta de los Conquistadores 2010

Date range:
November 17-20, 2010

November 20, Stage 4: Turrialba - Limon 121km

Leao Pinto claims final stage, Sonntag holds on to win overall

By:
Sue George, Mountain Bike Editor
Published:
November 20, 2010, 19:07 GMT,
Updated:
November 21, 2010, 6:38 GMT

Parra seals GC with final stage victory in women's race

German Ben Sonntag rode a solid final stage 4 victory at La Ruta de los Conquistadores on Saturday to finish fifth and secure his first-ever overall mountain bike stage race win. After steadily improving each day, Luis Leao Pinto of Portugal took his first stage victory ahead of his breakaway companion Milton Ramos. Multi-time past winner and local favorite Federico Ramirez finished third in the stage and in the GC. with Sonntag's Cannondale teammate Alex Grant successfully defending his second overall.

Among the women, Angela Parra of Colombia made it a perfect race by securing her fourth and final stage victory as well as the overall title. In contrast to the other stages, Parra didn't ride this one solo, but instead spent most of the stage with past winner Louise Kobin, who was second just two seconds back. Rebecca Rusch took third. The general classification remained unchanged, with Parra ahead of Kobin and Rusch.

The final day started under soaking rains, and riders headed out for a mostly road stage that would take them to the Carribean Sea. Stage 4 finished on a beautiful sandy beach under sunny skies and high humidity. Most riders headed directly for the ocean to clean up and chill out after four gruelling days.

En route today, racers tackled the race's famous railroad track section, including many treacherous railroad bridges. Gaps between the railroad ties give racers a clear view down to the raging waters below. Locals climbed out onto the bridges, parking themselves alongside the tracks, to cheer passing racers, whose full concentration was on where and when to place their feet as they walked across.

Cannondale goes one-two

Yellow jersey Ben Sonntag successfully defended his race lead on the final day. "I think that the only foreigners to have won this race are Leonardo Paez, Thomas Frischknecht and now me," said the jubilant winner.

"I won La Ruta and that is absolutely crazy - I haven't realized yet what this victory means to me," said the 30-year-old German, who lives in Durango, Colorado.

Sonntag said that the final stage wasn't as hard as he was expecting and he felt good enough to be able to help his Cannondale teammate Alex Grant hang on for second. "I had one tough day yesterday, but in the end what I had was enough."

"The stage wasn't physically as hard today, but mentally it was super tough. There were attacks and we had to fend the others guys off. Federico kept trying to follow them."

The race started fast after rolling out of Turriabla. Manny Prado tried a few attacks as did Luis Mejia, the disqualified rider who was still racing two stages later. At one point, Sam Schultz joined him off the front, but the two were later caught on a long, rough downhill road section.

Leonard Jason Tullous, Alexander Sanchez Calderon, Sonntag, Grant, Eddy Perez, Santos Corea Gutierrez, Juan Carlos Fallas Rodriguez, Federico Ramirez and Thomas Turner were all part of the main lead group, which was whittled down throughout the rest of the race as riders took turns coming off on the punchy climbs.

The first half of the race was like a road race and team tactics came in handy. One rider without a teammate was amateur racer Leao Pinto, a lawyer from Portugal, who proved strong enough to get off the front with Milton Ramos on the final railroad tracks section. Leao Pinto took the stage ahead of yesterday's stage winner Ramos.

"I knew I had to be on Federico's or Milton's wheel to make it here today," said Leao Pinto. "Everything worked out. We were the first ones to go onto the tracks (from an adjacent road), and we tried to gain time, which we did."

Ramos said he could only follow Leao Pinto and that the two were not working together.

The pair would not be seen again by anyone else in the race and finished over two minutes ahead of the chasers, which was were the GC battle was being fought.

"It was a very hard day, and I didn't feel so good," said Ramirez. "Uphill, I tried many times to attack the leader, but he was too strong. Riders started attacking in the final, flat 15km on the tracks near the coast, and we split."

"This one looks like it's easy because of so much flat, but it's the hardest for me," said Grant. "My biggest weakness is power in the flats. This is the bumpiest possible flat you can ride. It kills me to have to put out that much power. Last year, I got dropped and lost 2.5 minutes to Ben in the last 10 minutes. This year, the same thing was happening. I made it to the back of Federico, and Ben sat at the front so they wouldn't attack. He paid me back for yesterday when I helped him out."

"It was like a bunch of sprints to each section of tracks. It was like a cross race for two hours after all the rest of the racing we'd done," said Grant.

"When we hit the tracks today, it was all together. We hit a long road with huge puddles. Pinto Ramos and Mejia all jumped on the tracks when we stayed in the puddles. I just followed Federico and Ben. I didn't worry about the leaders. If Federico got off the tracks, I did. If he got on, I did. I think he was a little frustrated he couldn't get away."

Parra dominates women's race

Although the placings of the top three women in the fourth stage were the same as the other stages, this last one was slightly different in that Angela Parra and Louise Kobin rode much of the race together and finished just two seconds apart on the stage.

Going into the day, the GC seemed set, barring any misfortunes, and both Parra and Kobin knew that.

"I wanted to finish today so I took care of my bike and had a good experience, arriving with Louise. She's a good rider and has a lot of courage," said the 28-year-old winner Parra.

Kobin was smiles as usual after the finish line. "I'm not as tired as I have been in the past because we rode together for most of the day and I don't think either of us was killing ourselves."

Reflecting on her seventh La Ruta, she said, "It's just another notch in the belt I guess." Of all the finishers polled about doing the race again, Kobin seemed the most willing to say it was likely. "I'm sure there will be another, but I'll decide in a few weeks."

Rebecca Rusch didn't ride with any other women, but she did hook up with Chris Carmichael and a bunch of other Americans. "Today was super fun. It was Gringo Day. We had a little riding party and it was nice to not be alone for one of the days. A group really helped along on the road sections. It was good to be part of a well-oiled machine with experienced roadies."

Race notes

- Rider #315, Juan Carlos Marin  Valenciano, was disqualified prior to the start of stage 4 for accepting outside assistance during stage 3. While the news was again announced on the start line, this time, there were no protests and the rider agreed with the ruling.

- Past winner Ramirez commented on the controversy that followed the disqualification of riders who accepted outside support - a rule now being enforced by organizers when evidence was available to prove the cheating. "I've raced all over the planet, and I think the rules should be followed." He also commented on the elevated level of racing. "This year was harder. In previous years, there were about three people fighting for the win, and this year, there were about 10 contenders. I do think it's possible for me to win it again."

- Alex Grant was second overall for the second time. "That's two second places in a row," he said. "I have to win sometime."

- Lance Armstrong's coach Chris Carmichael participated in La Ruta to celebrate his 50th birthday a few weeks ago. He finished 70th overall in the GC.

- Sam Schultz might have won an award for most flats. Racing his first La Ruta, he suffered five total in four stages.

Stage 4 Results

Men
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Luis Leao  Pinto (Por) 4:27:11  
2 Milton Ramos (Hon) 0:00:01  
3 Federico Ramirez  Mendez (CRc) 0:02:09  
4 Ismael Ventura  sanchez (Spa) 0:02:18  
5 Benjamin Sonntag (Ger) 0:02:20  
6 Alexander Sanchez  Calderon (CRc)    
7 Alex Grant (USA) 0:02:21  
8 Manuel Prado (CRc) 0:24:42  
9 Thomas Turner (USA)    
10 Juan  carlos Fallas  Rodriguez (CRc) 0:24:44  
11 Eddy Perez (CRc) 0:27:01  
12 Corey Scobie (USA) 0:35:06  
13 Alfredo  Cesar Acosta  Gonzalez (CRc) 0:35:10  
14 Samuel  Tyler Schultz (USA) 0:36:38  
15 Luis  Diego Chaverri  Madden (CRc) 0:38:07  
16 James Andrew  Lehman (USA) 0:42:28  
17 Adam Pulford (USA)    
18 Mario  Alfredo Meneses  Bonilla (CRc) 0:43:05  
19 Santos Corea  Gutierrez (CRc) 0:46:34  
20 Felix Arratzoa  Arrechea (Spa) 0:50:46  
21 Pavel Popiolek (Cze) 0:50:48  
22 Fernando Salazar (CRc) 0:52:08  
23 Alvaro  José Lanuza  Viquez (CRc) 0:52:09  
24 Blake Harlan (USA) 0:53:18  
25 Daniel Perez (USA) 0:53:19  
26 Matt Luhn (USA) 0:57:25  
27 Matthew Ohran (USA) 1:00:03  
28 Javier Lanzuela  Sanchez (Spa) 1:02:28  
29 Marco Amador  Jimenez (CRc) 1:02:57  
30 Rodrigo Herrera  Solorzano (CRc) 1:03:49  
31 Stephanus Francois  Millard (RSA) 1:03:53  
32 Dirk Luttekes (Ned) 1:04:18  
33 Javier Badilla  Badilla (CRc) 1:08:07  
34 Arnoldo Loaiza  Duran (CRc) 1:10:28  
35 Leonard  Jason Tullous (USA) 1:14:10  
36 Roberto Monge  Brenes (CRc) 1:15:28  
37 Danny  A. corrales  Zecca (CRc) 1:16:57  
38 Luis  fernando Mora  Hidalgo (CRc) 1:18:11  
39 Eric Kollai (USA) 1:18:13  
40 Jon  Christian Carmichael (USA) 1:21:20  
41 Juan  Pablo Venegas  Herrera (CRc) 1:23:47  
42 Max Araya  Orozco (CRc) 1:24:12  
43 Victor  Alonso Araya  Pereira (CRc) 1:26:04  
44 Ron Rel (USA) 1:26:50  
45 Scott Kuppersmith (USA) 1:26:51  
46 Monte Hewett (USA) 1:27:59  
47 Andrew Slayton (USA) 1:28:00  
48 Leonel Gomez  Navarro (CRc) 1:28:02  
49 Anthony  Steve Fonseca  Sanchez (CRc) 1:30:12  
50 Pablo Castrillo (CRc)    
51 Walter Blanco (CRc)    
52 Van Dupree  Council (USA) 1:33:12  
53 Felipe Castro  Barquero (CRc) 1:33:40  
54 Modesto Jimenez  Vargas (CRc) 1:34:01  
55 Allan Padilla  U. (CRc) 1:36:33  
56 David John  Burke (Can)    
57 Fernando  José Hernandez  Brenes (CRc) 1:37:17  
58 Carlos Arce  Estrada (CRc) 1:37:36  
59 Carlos Robles  Cordero (CRc) 1:38:36  
60 Heiner Mora  Quiros (CRc) 1:39:01  
61 Julio Mena  monge (CRc) 1:39:07  
62 Ben Morris (USA) 1:40:13  
63 Mauricio Alvarado  Rivera (CRc) 1:40:14  
64 Mauricio Richmond  Padilla (CRc) 1:44:31  
65 Leonel Chacon  Chan (CRc) 1:44:48  
66 Seraphin John  Millon (USA) 1:44:50  
67 Peter Ackerman (Swi) 1:44:52  
68 Luis Rubi  Quant (CRc) 1:45:01  
69 Iker Maíz (Mex) 1:45:30  
70 Kenneth Sanabria (CRc) 1:47:42  
71 Rafael Mesen  Solis (CRc)    
72 Luis Arias  Muñoz (CRc) 1:48:35  
73 Gigi Giyora  Stahi (CRc) 1:48:48  
74 Rolando Flores  Guerrero (Mex) 1:49:59  
75 John  Paul Matzigkeit (USA) 1:53:09  
76 Christopher Music (CRc) 1:55:10  
77 Carlos  José Achan  Sanchez (CRc)    
78 Erick Diaz  Vivian (Mex) 1:55:33  
79 Carlos Calvo  Ramazzini (CRc) 1:58:53  
80 Thomas F  Smith (USA) 1:58:54  
81 Andres Fernandez (CRc) 1:58:55  
82 Robert Quinn (USA) 1:59:30  
83 Martin Lorenzo  y  Lozada (Uru) 2:06:48  
84 Andrew Merrick (Can) 2:07:28  
85 Javier  Jose Gurdian  Astua (CRc) 2:08:34  
86 Gabriel  Dario Montero  Ramos (Ecu) 2:12:05  
87 Wilbert Solis  Azofeifa (CRc) 2:12:27  
88 David Leal  Cruz (CRc)    
89 Chris Waldron (Can)    
90 Mario  Albertry Rodriguez  Sequeira (CRc) 2:14:31  
91 Martin Fuentes  Ruiz (CRc) 2:15:39  
92 Francisco Alfaro  Morales (CRc) 2:18:55  
93 Johann Kroll (Aut) 2:24:41  
94 Braulio  Esteban Leiva  Perez (CRc) 2:24:43  
95 David Johnston (Can) 2:24:49  
96 Jonathan Chaves  Calvo (CRc) 2:25:51  
97 Rob Bilich (Cro) 2:27:42  
98 Rafael  A. Salazar  Castro (CRc) 2:29:26  
99 Fidel Garza  Chapa (Mex) 2:31:28  
100 Edgar Gomez  Castaño (Mex) 2:31:40  
101 Diego Rapetti (Uru) 2:32:57  
102 Jorge Salazar (CRc) 2:33:00  
103 Iñigo Labat  Yanguas (Spa) 2:33:11  
104 Joe Czempoyesh (Can) 2:34:15  
105 Fernando Salazar  Martinez (Mex) 2:34:34  
106 Ronan Garnier (Fra) 2:36:42  
107 Rodolfo Mata  Lobo (CRc) 2:36:50  
108 Odd Mjaland (Nor) 2:38:00  
109 Manuel Marco (Mex) 2:38:19  
110 Patrick Haines (CRc) 2:39:13  
111 Silvia  E. Cespedes  Quesada (CRc) 2:39:15  
112 Alejandro Arias  Victory (CRc) 2:45:07  
113 Jerry  José Zamora  Rojas (CRc) 2:45:09  
114 Bruno Carvalho (PRc) 2:46:02  
115 Marcel Bachmann (Swi)    
116 Heart Akerson (USA) 2:46:04  
117 Francisco Sanchez  Castillo (CRc) 2:46:07  
118 Ricardo  E. Aguirre (Mex) 2:51:05  
119 John  Christopher Sagebiel (USA) 2:51:48  
120 Mark  Christopher Rago (USA)    
121 Anthony Damico  Jr (USA)    
122 Alan Arguello  Diaz (CRc) 2:53:35  
123 Julio Molina  Arias (CRc) 2:54:47  
124 Pablo Gamez (CRc)    
125 Juan  Simon Ocaña  Ortiz (Mex) 2:58:26  
126 Ignacio  S. Merino  Lanzilotti (Mex)    
127 Lawson Willard (USA) 3:02:21  
128 Jorge  Ricardo Schiller (Mex) 3:11:06  
129 William Blanco (CRc) 3:14:47  
130 Alberto  José Gamboa  Pacheco (CRc) 3:17:38  
131 Richard Arden (GBr) 3:23:26  
132 Alvaro  José Salazar  Kruse (CRc) 3:30:30  
133 Mauricio  J. Ortiz  Odio (CRc) 3:31:45  
134 Gustavo Padilla  Umaña (CRc) 3:31:46  
135 Henry Wong  Castro (CRc) 3:32:19  
136 Thomas Sandi  campos (CRc) 3:37:03  
137 Giancarlo Loria  Fonseca (CRc)    
138 Rodrigo  H. Gonzalez  Gonzalez (Mex) 3:37:06  
139 Esteban Roman (CRc) 3:43:37  
140 Olman Nuñez  Varela (CRc) 3:46:00  
141 Robert Gehlen (USA) 3:46:28  
142 Thomas Harvey (GBr) 3:54:15  
143 Diego Gil  Jimenez (CRc) 4:05:03  
144 Manuel Ulloa  Gil (CRc) 4:05:06  
145 Jorge  Miranda Gutierrez (Mex) 4:12:26  
146 Marco  Antonio Leal  Gomez (Mex) 4:20:00  
147 Rolf Blancke (CRc) 4:20:03  
148 Hesiquio Merino  Lanzilotti (Mex) 4:20:13  
149 Carlos Loria  Loria (CRc) 4:43:24  
150 Reuven Sztejfman (Isr) 4:44:53  
151 Christopher Hoe (USA)    
Women
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Angela Parra  Sierra (Col) 5:30:58  
2 Louise Kobin (USA) 0:00:02  
3 Rebecca Rusch (USA) 0:01:19  
4 Brenda  María Muñoz  Arce (CRc) 0:29:55  
5 Jane Rynbrandt (USA) 0:41:09  
6 Ligia Madrigal (CRc) 1:01:57  
7 Dianna Ineman (USA) 0:41:05  
8 Kristin Kopec (Can) 0:55:09  
9 Sandra Pereira  M.O.  Garnier (PRc) 1:32:55  
10 April Sky  Herring (USA) 1:48:01  
11 Cassandra Lean  Stamm (USA) 1:49:53  
12 Dawn Fidler (USA) 2:41:40  
13 Kathy Salisbury (USA)    
14 Lena Yarbrough (USA) 2:50:13  

Final general classification

Men general classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Benjamin Sonntag (Ger) 18:17:27  
2 Alex Grant (USA) 0:02:30  
3 Federico Ramirez  Mendez (CRc) 0:03:49  
4 Milton Ramos (Hon) 0:07:35  
5 Luis Leao  Pinto (Por) 0:15:48  
6 Alexander Sanchez  Calderon (CRc) 0:45:35  
7 Ismael Ventura  sanchez (Spa) 1:04:59  
8 Eddy Perez (CRc) 1:09:49  
9 Manuel Prado (CRc) 1:14:36  
10 Samuel  Tyler Schultz (USA) 1:40:53  
11 Thomas Turner (USA) 1:52:27  
12 Alfredo  Cesar Acosta  Gonzalez (CRc) 2:08:10  
13 Santos Corea  Gutierrez (CRc) 2:26:51  
14 Juan  carlos Fallas  Rodriguez (CRc) 2:43:10  
15 Leonard  Jason Tullous (USA) 3:07:22  
16 Blake Harlan (USA) 3:50:48  
17 James Andrew  Lehman (USA) 3:58:56  
18 Luis  Diego Chaverri  Madden (CRc) 4:07:35  
20 Mario  Alfredo Meneses  Bonilla (CRc) 4:54:40  
21 Adam Pulford (USA) 5:00:49  
22 Javier Lanzuela  Sanchez (Spa) 5:01:03  
24 Corey Scobie (USA) 5:20:04  
25 Daniel Perez (USA) 5:36:52  
26 Felix Arratzoa  Arrechea (Spa) 5:38:39  
27 Alvaro  José Lanuza  Viquez (CRc) 5:41:33  
29 Fernando Salazar (CRc) 5:48:09  
30 Javier Badilla  Badilla (CRc) 6:30:52  
31 Marco Amador  Jimenez (CRc) 6:35:58  
32 Rodrigo Herrera  Solorzano (CRc) 6:48:34  
33 Victor  Alonso Araya  Pereira (CRc) 7:15:54  
34 Stephanus Francois  Millard (RSA) 7:18:24  
35 Eric Kollai (USA) 7:19:03  
36 Arnoldo Loaiza  Duran (CRc) 7:20:09  
37 Heiner Mora  Quiros (CRc) 7:29:18  
38 Luis  fernando Mora  Hidalgo (CRc) 7:32:57  
39 Felipe Castro  Barquero (CRc) 7:37:07  
40 Anthony  Steve Fonseca  Sanchez (CRc) 7:40:57  
41 Juan  Pablo Venegas  Herrera (CRc) 7:41:00  
42 Pablo Castrillo (CRc) 7:41:10  
43 Allan Padilla  U. (CRc) 7:42:54  
44 Leonel Gomez  Navarro (CRc) 7:57:23  
45 Max Araya  Orozco (CRc) 8:06:07  
47 Matthew Ohran (USA) 8:17:01  
48 Walter Blanco (CRc) 8:18:45  
49 Monte Hewett (USA) 8:19:17  
50 Iñigo Labat  Yanguas (Spa) 8:39:22  
51 Iker Maíz (Mex) 8:44:00  
52 Van Dupree  Council (USA) 8:47:08  
53 Carlos Arce  Estrada (CRc) 8:49:06  
55 Andrew Slayton (USA) 8:57:26  
56 Roberto Monge  Brenes (CRc) 9:08:37  
57 Dirk Luttekes (Ned) 9:19:44  
58 Mauricio Alvarado  Rivera (CRc) 9:28:10  
59 Fernando  José Hernandez  Brenes (CRc) 9:36:07  
60 Leonel Chacon  Chan (CRc) 9:43:21  
62 Luis Arias  Muñoz (CRc) 9:44:28  
63 Rolando Flores  Guerrero (Mex) 9:47:47  
64 Julio Mena  monge (CRc) 9:53:44  
65 Ben Morris (USA) 9:56:33  
66 Luis Rubi  Quant (CRc) 9:58:57  
67 Scott Kuppersmith (USA) 10:03:33  
68 Seraphin John  Millon (USA) 10:06:05  
69 Christopher Music (CRc) 10:17:23  
70 Jon  Christian Carmichael (USA) 10:20:39  
71 Gigi Giyora  Stahi (CRc) 10:21:41  
72 Mauricio Richmond  Padilla (CRc) 10:24:36  
73 Carlos Robles  Cordero (CRc) 10:28:29  
74 Mario  Albertry Rodriguez  Sequeira (CRc) 10:32:49  
75 Kenneth Sanabria (CRc) 10:39:36  
76 John  Paul Matzigkeit (USA) 11:08:52  
77 David John  Burke (Can) 11:16:44  
79 Peter Ackerman (Swi) 11:27:21  
80 Joe Czempoyesh (Can) 11:31:28  
81 Danny  A. corrales  Zecca (CRc) 11:32:59  
82 Rafael Mesen  Solis (CRc) 11:39:25  
83 Gabriel  Dario Montero  Ramos (Ecu) 11:43:47  
84 Modesto Jimenez  Vargas (CRc) 11:44:00  
85 Andres Fernandez (CRc) 11:54:33  
86 Wilbert Solis  Azofeifa (CRc) 12:19:18  
87 Carlos Calvo  Ramazzini (CRc) 12:24:30  
89 Thomas F  Smith (USA) 12:35:07  
90 Martin Lorenzo  y  Lozada (Uru) 12:37:26  
91 Rob Bilich (Cro) 12:41:27  
92 Andrew Merrick (Can) 12:46:40  
93 Jonathan Chaves  Calvo (CRc) 12:50:17  
94 Braulio  Esteban Leiva  Perez (CRc) 13:01:07  
95 Carlos  José Achan  Sanchez (CRc) 13:02:58  
96 Erick Diaz  Vivian (Mex) 13:05:54  
97 Alejandro Arias  Victory (CRc) 13:07:16  
98 John  Christopher Sagebiel (USA) 13:19:21  
99 David Leal  Cruz (CRc) 13:23:33  
100 Mark  Christopher Rago (USA) 13:29:59  
101 Bruno Carvalho (PRc) 13:50:23  
102 Robert Quinn (USA) 13:54:12  
103 Juan  Simon Ocaña  Ortiz (Mex) 14:17:58  
104 Jorge Salazar (CRc) 14:24:21  
105 Johann Kroll (Aut) 14:24:45  
106 Jerry  José Zamora  Rojas (CRc) 14:28:26  
107 Ronan Garnier (Fra) 14:32:07  
108 Chris Waldron (Can) 14:32:59  
109 Francisco Sanchez  Castillo (CRc) 14:36:18  
111 David Johnston (Can) 14:51:33  
112 Anthony Damico  Jr (USA) 14:57:10  
113 Silvia  E. Cespedes  Quesada (CRc) 15:02:03  
114 Martin Fuentes  Ruiz (CRc) 15:02:14  
116 Rafael  A. Salazar  Castro (CRc) 15:28:05  
117 Marcel Bachmann (Swi) 15:53:19  
118 Fernando Salazar  Martinez (Mex) 16:02:52  
119 Diego Rapetti (Uru) 16:07:00  
120 Julio Molina  Arias (CRc) 16:12:33  
121 Alan Arguello  Diaz (CRc) 16:13:18  
123 Thomas Sandi  campos (CRc) 16:33:33  
124 Lawson Willard (USA) 16:37:29  
125 Rodolfo Mata  Lobo (CRc) 16:43:22  
126 Manuel Marco (Mex) 16:45:40  
127 Alberto  José Gamboa  Pacheco (CRc) 16:49:22  
128 Fidel Garza  Chapa (Mex) 16:50:57  
129 Henry Wong  Castro (CRc) 16:55:48  
130 Ignacio  S. Merino  Lanzilotti (Mex) 17:00:17  
131 Olman Nuñez  Varela (CRc) 17:10:10  
132 Heart Akerson (USA) 17:43:49  
133 Patrick Haines (CRc) 17:45:32  
134 Esteban Roman (CRc) 18:13:05  
135 Robert Gehlen (USA) 18:19:32  
136 Mauricio  J. Ortiz  Odio (CRc) 18:23:45  
137 Jorge  Ricardo Schiller (Mex) 18:36:22  
139 Manuel Ulloa  Gil (CRc) 19:11:39  
141 Alvaro  José Salazar  Kruse (CRc) 19:16:29  
142 Diego Gil  Jimenez (CRc) 19:41:22  
143 Rolf Blancke (CRc) 20:56:23  
145 Thomas Harvey (GBr) 21:20:14  
Women general classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Angela Parra  Sierra (Col) 23:01:40  
2 Louise Kobin (USA) 0:28:33  
3 Rebecca Rusch (USA) 0:59:38  
4 Brenda  María Muñoz  Arce (CRc) 3:25:41  
5 Jane Rynbrandt (USA) 4:07:55  
6 Ligia Madrigal (CRc) 4:59:12  
7 Dianna Ineman (USA) 6:42:08  
8 Kristin Kopec (Can) 7:50:16  
9 Sandra Pereira  M.O.  Garnier (PRc) 9:57:23  
10 April Sky  Herring (USA) 10:26:12  
11 Cassandra Lean  Stamm (USA) 11:47:18  
12 Dawn Fidler (USA) 14:26:49  
13 Kathy Salisbury (USA) 14:31:17  
14 Lena Yarbrough (USA) 16:30:42