Sanchez wins Vuelta Independencia Nacional

Vergara solos to victory on final stage

Jaime Vergara (Epm-Une) soloed to victory on the final stage of the Vuelta Independencia Nacional while race leader Nelson I. Sanchez (La Vega-Com.Nal.Energia) finished comfortably in the main group to secure overall victory.

Vergara and stage nine runner-up Alain Van Der Velde (Global Cycling) attacked with three laps to go on the 84km circuit race in Santo Domingo and held off the pursuit of the peloton through to the finish. Vergara dropped Van Der Velde on a short climb with two kilometres remaining and soloed to victory 12 seconds ahead of the Dutchman. Points classification leader Diego Milan (Aro & Pedal-Inteja) won the field sprint for third place eight seconds later.

Nelson I. Sanchez defended his leader's jersey on the final day of racing and maintained his 1:31 lead over second-placed Robigzon Oyola (Epm-Une) and 1:48 advantage over Oyola's teammate Eduard Beltran.

It was a strong effort overall by the Epm-Une riders as they had riders finish second, third and fourth on general classification plus won the best young rider classification (Eduard Beltran) and the team classification.

Alain Van Der Velde (Global Cycling) won the points classification, Addelin Cruz (Ochoa Finauto-Santiago) claimed the mountains classification while Jose Bone (Ecuador) prevailed in the sprint classification.

Full Results
1Jaime Vergara (Col) Epm-Une1:58:37 
2Alain Van Der Velde (Ned) Global Cycling0:00:12 
3Diego Milan (Spa) Aro & Pedal-Inteja0:00:20 
4Ismael Collado (Dom) Ochoa Finauto-Santiago  
5Stiven Calderon (Col) Soacha-Puerto Rico  
6Peter Woestenberg (Ned) Global Cycling  
7Kelvyn Pujols (Dom) Ochoa Finauto-Santiago  
8Camilo Castiblanco (Col) Epm-Une  
9Segundo Navarrete (Ecu) Ecuador  
10Anthony Hall (USA) 1% Por El Planeta  
11Wendy Cruz (Dom) Ochoa Finauto-Santiago  
12Mickael Clarico (Fra) A.S.C. Vetiver  
13Alejandro Guzman (Dom) San Pedro De Macoris  
14Bruno Langlois (Can) 1% Por El Planeta  
15Ramon Maria Checo (Dom) Club Arco Iris  
16Manuel Sanchez (Dom) San Cristobal-V.Alt.  
17Cesar A. Marte (Dom) Club Arco Iris  
18Florian Smits (Ned) Global Cycling  
19Tanner Putt (USA) USA National Team  
20Gregorio Bienvenido (Dom) Fenix  
21Ericson Peña (Dom) San Pedro De Macoris  
22George Winterdal (Aru) Curazao  
23Juan Jose Cueto (Dom) Club Arco Iris  
24Calos Lorenzo (Dom) San Cristobal-V.Alt.  
25Jose Bone (Ecu) Ecuador  
26Robigzon Oyola (Col) Epm-Une  
27Efren Ortega (PuR) Soacha-Puerto Rico  
28Etienne Samson (Can) 1% Por El Planeta  
29Anthony Rodriguez (Dom) Leon Ureña-Wilse Moca  
30Rafael German (Dom) Club Arco Iris  
31Williams Guzman (Dom) Leon Ureña-Wilse Moca  
32Potter Grant (USA) 1% Por El Planeta  
33Kerry Werner (USA) USA National Team  
34Gavriel Epstein (Can) 1% Por El Planeta  
35Frank Sartori (Fra) A.S.C. Vetiver  
36Javier Gomez (Col) Epm-Une  
37Eduar Beltran (Col) Epm-Une  
38Marco Delgado (Dom) La Vega-Com.Nal.Energia  
39Elvis Rodriguez (Dom) Ochoa Finauto-Santiago  
40Lars Pria (Rom) ARBO-Oberndorfer-KTM  
41Rene Bauer (Aut) ARBO-Oberndorfer-KTM  
42Coulton Hartich (USA) Firefighters R.T.  
43Jos Chalmers (USA) USA National Team  
44Gaddy Spenser (USA) 1% Por El Planeta  
45Eury Vidal (Dom) La Vega-Com.Nal.Energia  
46Nelson I. Sanchez (Dom) La Vega-Com.Nal.Energia  
47Quinten Winkel (Ned) Curazao  
48Jorge Luis Martinez (Dom) La Vega-Com.Nal.Energia  
49Russel Finsterwald (USA) USA National Team  
50Jose Ragonessi (Ecu) Ecuador  
51Victor Ayala (Mex) Firefighters R.T.  
52Braulio De Jesus (Dom) Ochoa Finauto-Santiago  
53Erick Castaño (Ecu) Ecuador  
54Roeland Dijkshoorn (Ned) Global Cycling  
55Jorge Gallegos (Ecu) Ecuador  
56Addelin Cruz (Dom) Ochoa Finauto-Santiago  
57Carlos Quishpe (Ecu) Ecuador0:00:29 
58Norlandis Tavera (Dom) Club Arco Iris  
59Gremmy Arias (Dom) Leon Ureña-Wilse Moca  
60Isaac Bolivar (Col) Epm-Une  
61Augusto Sanchez (Dom) La Vega-Com.Nal.Energia  
62Charli Hooj Hernandez (Dom) Leon Ureña-Wilse Moca0:00:38 
63Jorge Luis Perez (Dom) La Vega-Com.Nal.Energia0:00:42 
64Wilmin Gil (Dom) Aro & Pedal-Inteja0:03:12 
65Rafael Moreta (Dom) Fenix0:14:12 
66Benigno De La Cruz (Dom) Miderec-Bicicentro  
67Roberto Perez (Dom) Aro & Pedal-Inteja  
68Hector Patarroyo (Col) Soacha-Puerto Rico  
69Ruiggeri Pinedoe (AHo) Curazao0:17:12 
70Kelian Lankester (Ned) Curazao  
71Jonnathan Toussanint (Col) Soacha-Puerto Rico  
72Jacques Serna (Fra) A.S.C. Vetiver  
73Jonathan Reinoso (Dom) San Cristobal-V.Alt.  
DNFWilfred Camelia (AHo) Curazao  
DNFDavid Van Eerd (Ned) Global Cycling  
DNFJonathan Encarnacion (Dom) Miderec-Bicicentro  
DNFSilverio Mejia (Dom) Team Romana  
DNSMartijn Knol (Ned) Global Cycling  
DNSChristian Parrett (USA) Firefighters R.T.  
DNSShane Braley (USA) Firefighters R.T.  
Points
1Jaime Vergara (Col) Epm-Une25pts
2Alain Van Der Velde (Ned) Global Cycling20 
3Diego Milan (Spa) Aro & Pedal-Inteja16 
4Ismael Collado (Dom) Ochoa Finauto-Santiago14 
5Stiven Calderon (Col) Soacha-Puerto Rico12 
6Peter Woestenberg (Ned) Global Cycling10 
7Kelvyn Pujols (Dom) Ochoa Finauto-Santiago9 
8Camilo Castiblanco (Col) Epm-Une8 
9Segundo Navarrete (Ecu) Ecuador7 
10Anthony Hall (USA) 1% Por El Planeta6 
11Wendy Cruz (Dom) Ochoa Finauto-Santiago5 
12Mickael Clarico (Fra) A.S.C. Vetiver4 
13Alejandro Guzman (Dom) San Pedro De Macoris3 
14Bruno Langlois (Can) 1% Por El Planeta2 
15Ramon Maria Checo (Dom) Club Arco Iris1 
Sprint 1 - Lap 4, 24km
1Norlandis Tavera (Dom) Club Arco Iris3pts
2Javier Gomez (Col) Epm-Une2 
3Addelin Cruz (Dom) Ochoa Finauto-Santiago1 
Sprint 2 - Lap 8, 48km
1Rafael German (Dom) Club Arco Iris3pts
2Kelvyn Pujols (Dom) Ochoa Finauto-Santiago2 
3Isaac Bolivar (Col) Epm-Une1 
Sprint 3 - Lap 11, 66km
1Jaime Vergara (Col) Epm-Une3pts
2Kelvyn Pujols (Dom) Ochoa Finauto-Santiago2 
3Jose Bone (Ecu) Ecuador1 
Teams
1Epm-Une5:56:31 
2Global Cycling0:00:12 
3Ochoa Finauto-Santiago0:00:20 
41% Por El Planeta  
5Club Arco Iris  
6Ecuador  
7USA National Team  
8La Vega-Com.Nal.Energia  
9Leon Ureña-Wilse Moca0:00:29 
10Soacha-Pto.Rico0:14:12 
11Aro & Pedal-Inteja0:17:04 
12San Cristobal-V.Alt.0:17:12 
13A.S.C. Vetiver  
14Curazao  
Final general classification
1Nelson I. Sanchez (Dom) La Vega-Com.Nal.Energia27:07:45 
2Robigzon Oyola (Col) Epm-Une0:01:31 
3Eduar Beltran (Col) Epm-Une0:01:48 
4Isaac Bolivar (Col) Epm-Une0:02:14 
5Rafael German (Dom) Club Arco Iris0:02:34 
6Efren Ortega (PuR) Soacha-Puerto Rico0:02:55 
7Diego Milan (Spa) Aro & Pedal-Inteja0:03:12 
8Bruno Langlois (Can) 1% Por El Planeta0:03:20 
9Segundo Navarrete (Ecu) Ecuador0:03:51 
10Coulton Hartich (USA) Firefighters R.T.0:03:55 
11Augusto Sanchez (Dom) La Vega-Com.Nal.Energia0:04:43 
12Wendy Cruz (Dom) Ochoa Finauto-Santiago0:04:57 
13Jose Ragonessi (Ecu) Ecuador0:06:09 
14Jaime Vergara (Col) Epm-Une0:06:14 
15Javier Gomez (Col) Epm-Une0:06:28 
16Kerry Werner (USA) USA National Team0:08:38 
17Florian Smits (Ned) Global Cycling0:12:26 
18Stiven Calderon (Col) Soacha-Puerto Rico0:12:35 
19Camilo Castiblanco (Col) Epm-Une0:13:00 
20Erick Castaño (Ecu) Ecuador0:13:57 
21Anthony Hall (USA) 1% Por El Planeta0:15:18 
22Williams Guzman (Dom) Leon Ureña-Wilse Moca0:15:59 
23Marco Delgado (Dom) La Vega-Com.Nal.Energia0:17:49 
24Tanner Putt (USA) USA National Team0:18:01 
25Addelin Cruz (Dom) Ochoa Finauto-Santiago0:18:02 
26Peter Woestenberg (Ned) Global Cycling0:18:03 
27Elvis Rodriguez (Dom) Ochoa Finauto-Santiago0:20:06 
28Jorge Luis Perez (Dom) La Vega-Com.Nal.Energia0:22:01 
29Jose Bone (Ecu) Ecuador0:25:58 
30Alain Van Der Velde (Ned) Global Cycling0:26:52 
31Jorge Luis Martinez (Dom) La Vega-Com.Nal.Energia0:27:23 
32Mickael Clarico (Fra) A.S.C. Vetiver0:27:37 
33Kelvyn Pujols (Dom) Ochoa Finauto-Santiago0:31:13 
34Carlos Quishpe (Ecu) Ecuador0:32:10 
35Manuel Sanchez (Dom) San Cristobal-V.Alt.0:33:39 
36Braulio De Jesus (Dom) Ochoa Finauto-Santiago0:34:16 
37Alejandro Guzman (Dom) San Pedro De Macoris0:34:20 
38Anthony Rodriguez (Dom) Leon Ureña-Wilse Moca0:34:39 
39Russel Finsterwald (USA) USA National Team0:38:32 
40Jorge Gallegos (Ecu) Ecuador0:39:45 
41Rene Bauer (Aut) ARBO-Oberndorfer-KTM0:43:07 
42Eury Vidal (Dom) La Vega-Com.Nal.Energia0:45:42 
43Gaddy Spenser (USA) 1% Por El Planeta0:49:55 
44Quinten Winkel (Ned) Curazao0:50:37 
45Gremmy Arias (Dom) Leon Ureña-Wilse Moca0:51:00 
46Gavriel Epstein (Can) 1% Por El Planeta0:51:53 
47Jos Chalmers (USA) USA National Team0:52:05 
48Kelian Lankester (Ned) Curazao0:52:23 
49Calos Lorenzo (Dom) San Cristobal-V.Alt.0:52:55 
50Ismael Collado (Dom) Ochoa Finauto-Santiago0:53:39 
51Potter Grant (USA) 1% Por El Planeta0:54:48 
52Ericson Peña (Dom) San Pedro De Macoris0:56:26 
53Lars Pria (Rom) ARBO-Oberndorfer-KTM0:58:18 
54Jonnathan Toussanint (Col) Soacha-Puerto Rico0:58:30 
55Juan Jose Cueto (Dom) Club Arco Iris0:59:53 
56Rafael Moreta (Dom) Fenix1:00:45 
57Roberto Perez (Dom) Aro & Pedal-Inteja1:02:48 
58Ramon Maria Checo (Dom) Club Arco Iris1:05:19 
59Etienne Samson (Can) 1% Por El Planeta1:05:31 
60Norlandis Tavera (Dom) Club Arco Iris1:08:24 
61Cesar A. Marte (Dom) Club Arco Iris1:09:17 
62Victor Ayala (Mex) Firefighters R.T.1:12:54 
63Wilmin Gil (Dom) Aro & Pedal-Inteja1:18:42 
64George Winterdal (Aru) Curazao1:21:16 
65Frank Sartori (Fra) A.S.C. Vetiver1:23:28 
66Charli Hooj Hernandez (Dom) Leon Ureña-Wilse Moca1:24:03 
67Roeland Dijkshoorn (Ned) Global Cycling1:24:50 
68Gregorio Bienvenido (Dom) Fenix1:27:21 
69Hector Patarroyo (Col) Soacha-Puerto Rico1:29:26 
70Ruiggeri Pinedoe (AHo) Curazao1:48:30 
71Jacques Serna (Fra) A.S.C. Vetiver1:57:53 
72Jonathan Reinoso (Dom) San Cristobal-V.Alt.2:03:25 
73Benigno De La Cruz (Dom) Miderec-Bicicentro2:53:35 
Points classification
1Diego Milan (Spa) Aro & Pedal-Inteja141pts
2Jose Bone (Ecu) Ecuador78 
3Wendy Cruz (Dom) Ochoa Finauto-Santiago77 
4Segundo Navarrete (Ecu) Ecuador64 
5Bruno Langlois (Can) 1% Por El Planeta63 
6Robigzon Oyola (Col) Epm-Une50 
7Tanner Putt (USA) USA National Team49 
8Anthony Rodriguez (Dom) Leon Ureña-Wilse Moca46 
9Javier Gomez (Col) Epm-Une45 
10Jaime Vergara (Col) Epm-Une43 
11Efren Ortega (PuR) Soacha-Puerto Rico41 
12Stiven Calderon (Col) Soacha-Puerto Rico39 
13Rafael German (Dom) Club Arco Iris36 
14Augusto Sanchez (Dom) La Vega-Com.Nal.Energia33 
15Eduar Beltran (Col) Epm-Une32 
Mountains classification
1Addelin Cruz (Dom) Ochoa Finauto-Santiago29pts
2Augusto Sanchez (Dom) La Vega-Com.Nal.Energia28 
3Segundo Navarrete (Ecu) Ecuador23 
4Jaime Vergara (Col) Epm-Une17 
5Javier Gomez (Col) Epm-Une16 
6Marco Delgado (Dom) La Vega-Com.Nal.Energia16 
7Jorge Luis Perez (Dom) La Vega-Com.Nal.Energia13 
8Eduar Beltran (Col) Epm-Une7 
Sprint classification
1Jose Bone (Ecu) Ecuador31pts
2Rafael German (Dom) Club Arco Iris17 
3Javier Gomez (Col) Epm-Une12 
4Kelvyn Pujols (Dom) Ochoa Finauto-Santiago11 
5Peter Woestenberg (Ned) Global Cycling8 
6Isaac Bolivar (Col) Epm-Une8 
7Diego Milan (Spa) Aro & Pedal-Inteja8 
8Robigzon Oyola (Col) Epm-Une6 
U23 rider classification
1Eduar Beltran (Col) Epm-Une27:09:33 
2Isaac Bolivar (Col) Epm-Une0:00:26 
3Javier Gomez (Col) Epm-Une0:04:40 
4Kerry Werner (USA) USA National Team0:06:50 
5Stiven Calderon (Col) Soacha-Puerto Rico0:10:47 
6Williams Guzman (Dom) Leon Ureña-Wilse Moca0:14:11 
7Marco Delgado (Dom) La Vega-Com.Nal.Energia0:16:01 
8Tanner Putt (USA) USA National Team0:16:13 
Teams classification
1Epm-Une81:24:43 
2La Vega-Com.Nal.Energia0:07:02 
3Ecuador0:17:48 
4Ochoa Finauto-Santiago0:32:00 
5Global Cycling0:34:58 
61% Por El Planeta0:50:50 
7Soacha-Pto.Rico0:55:24 
8USA National Team0:57:50 
9Leon Ureña-Wilse Moca1:35:19 
10Club Arco Iris1:41:23 
11Aro & Pedal-Inteja1:55:23 
12Curazao2:30:48 
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