Slovenian wins stage of the Tour of Rio marked by strong wind and accidents

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Brazilian who was the third overall suffers fall and abandons competition. Final competition will be played on Sunday at 7 am

It was to be a quiet stage, descent of the mountain to the sea from Rio de Janeiro. But cyclists did not have the strong wind and the sharp curves in the road that connects the Nova Friburgo Cabo Frio. After many falls, complete with shorts almost completely torn, a new podium was riding in the Tour of Rio Aldo Ilešič The Slovenian won the event this Saturday, with a time of 3h32m14s, followed by Brazilians Fabiele Carlos Mota and France.

On the way to Cabo Frio, cyclists pass by the beach in Sao Pedro da Aldeia (Photo: Fotocom)

The competition was fierce from the start. Right at mile 30, too sharp a turn down the top four. Tomas Alberio, overall leader in the standings and fourth Saturday, went unscathed, as Mauricio Morandi. Onedo Lucas, who had been the best in the mountains in the Tour for the third time, had to swap bikes with the teammate to continue the race.

Renato Sousa starred in the most impressive scene of the stage. The rider Datarro Club, who was in third place overall, fell and hit his head. How to use braces on teeth, his mouth was cut and started bleeding a lot. The athlete was rescued by ambulance at the scene and taken to hospital. According to information from the organization, it goes well and only make mandatory examinations in cases of shock in the brain. However, Renato decided not to compete on Sunday and is out of the Tour of Rio

Cyclists in the Oyster River (Photo: Fotocom)

Slovenian assumes after the fall of companion

Aldo Ilešič was not expecting to cross the finish line first. The Slovenian Type 1, who finished third stage in 83 th place, was only set for Kenneth Hanson team be the winner. However, less than 3km from the end of the race, the companion suffered a fall and Ilešič took the edge of the field.

- This was a step that should be easy, but it was not. We suffered a lot with the wind. Having a big crash with 30km logo is not good. The intention was that Kenneth won, but he declined, so I assumed. Definitely, I will keep a good memory here. Still want to go to the beach today - joked Slovenian.

Thrilled with second place in Cabo Frio, Fabiele Mota arrived crying after receiving the prize on the podium. The rider team Santos lamented just an accident with his teammate who could lead him to victory.

- I'm bringing to the end, but then just saw two guys next to me and it is little. The Cuban my team, that should help me, fell. Lacked a little of that team play. So today hit the crossbar - he said.

Third place, France Carlos won confidence with good results in Cabo Frio. For the rider of Ribeirão Preto, no hope of returning to the podium final.

- Tomorrow we will have a more flat stage, so I'm sure that we Brazilians in the first places. We are well prepared for this - concluded.

Italian is confident of title

It was the first time that Tomas Alberio not come in the top three in the Tour of Rio, however, kept his promise to continue with the yellow shirt and green yet. The Italian is with 18s to lead the American Christopher Jones.

- Today was not a good day, because I was in fourth. I have back pain and knee due to the fall. I thought I would go there, but the staff really encouraged me. I'm sure I will win - he said.

Source: globoesporte.globo.com

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