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Victory in the Tour El Salvador standings

13 March 2024

Team Roland dominated the third Grand Prix of the Tour El Salvador 2024.

Without missing a beat, the Roland team from Switzerland took the first three places in the Grand Prix Presidente, the third of the Tour El Salvador 2024, which started in Plaza Salvador del Mundo and finished in Juayúa, Sonsonate.

Swiss Elena Hartmann, a member of the Roland team, finished the race with a time of 2:50:01 hours, demonstrating her endurance and speed over the 112-kilometre course.

Second place went to Italy’s Giorgia Vettorello, also from Roland, who crossed the finish line in 2:52:19 hours; Russia’s Tamara Dronova, who finished second yesterday, completed the podium for the Swiss team today by finishing third.

Many riders struggled unsuccessfully to finish the race, which had a demanding uphill section through Los Naranjos. However, the more experienced riders managed to complete the challenge.

Hartmann, with a smile on her face after the awards ceremony, expressed her happiness and satisfaction at achieving the objective set at the start of today’s race.

“I feel very honoured to be here, I think everyone expected me to win today, so I’m glad I did it. It is impressive what was experienced today in this Grand Prix, I won it and that makes me very happy and even more so because Georgia and Tamara won the other two places in the competition,” said Elena.

The Swiss champion in the time trial said that the team has responded well in these three days of competition, but that today’s stage was her favourite because of the terrain, the Salvadoran landscapes and for getting to know Juayúa and its people.

“It’s amazing how good this place is. I love the climate in Juayúa because it’s exactly the incline and the demand I’m used to, where I have to push myself to the maximum. Everything was perfect, as the Roland team took the first three places and everything is going as we expected,” said the Grand Prix Presidente champion.

The Tour El Salvador 2024 will have a rest day and will return on Friday, March 8 with the prologue of the Vuelta Ciclista a El Salvador, which will be run from 7:00 p.m. and will have a distance of 2.5 kilometres in the historic centre of the capital.

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