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SANTI BOTERO RETIRES ON THE SPOT IN THE 59th VUELTA A COLOMBIA

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While the Rujano torture takes no ending in de VaC Santiago Botero gave it a quit to cycling.

More drama today in the 12th stage of the 59th Vuelta a Colombia, the surrender after 4k into the race on the first climb, good old friend and great champion del Mundo Santigao Botero*** http://wilberareciodavila.blogia.com/upload/20070729192618-santiago-botero.jpg[/IMG After jumping out of the pack, he stopped his bike and said spontaneously that his cycling career stops now and he retires on the spot, now that there has emerged a throne worthy successor in the person of Jose Rujano, and that it was an honor for him this way to say goodbye to cycling with tears in his eyes they hugged.


The 27 year old Venezuelan from Santa Cruz Nr. 41 jose rujano***(Gobernación del Zulia) could be crowned champion on Sunday:p

He wants to become the third 'conquistador' in the Colombian Andes after 52 years; joining his Spanish colleague José Gomez Del Moral, in 1957, was the second and still last 'extranjero' to take honours back to Europe. He succeeded French rider, José Beyaert -1952.
For ages, we have had the big Europeans and Other American teams trying it out with their best pro-elite and amateurs squads but so far no one else has been able to repeat the Conquista.
Even now, 52 years later, Colombian veterans complain about some organization events that gave the 'Extranjeros' the chance to win those two crowns because local teams ended up retiring or so... Anywise, crying is not the way.
The 2009 Vuelta has found his king, for the first time in its history a undisputed 'Extrajero' will be crowned, and the Colombian loving people are fantastic, knowing that something special is happening and seeing with their own eyes, that the Caribbean humble Venezuelan neighbour isn't stealing anything, respects the home riders at most, the Colombian people have opened their hearts for Jose.

Rujano en marcha triunfal a Bogota and took a giant step towards the title of the 59th Tour of Colombia today:
The race Stage12: Guaduas-Alto el Vino-Zipaquirà 141.8 km^ went on, in where the defending champion from last years 58th VaC got a worthy farewell of the throne, Giovanni Baez stood firm and took the win. Báez ganó de punta a punta;)

Results top 5 stage 12 today:
1. Giovanni Báez (UNE-EPM) 4:20:13,
2. Oscar Sevilla (Rock Racing) 1:40,
3. Jorge Duarte (Alcaldía de Armenia) MT,
4. Wilson Cepeda (Boyacá es para Vivirla),
5. José Castelblanco (Néctar de Cundinamarca).the field 2:12
6. Nr.41Jose Rujano (Gobernación del Zulia)***


Top 5 overall after stage 12:
1. Nr.41 1. José Humberto Rujano Guillén (Santa Cruz de Mora, 18 de febrero 1982) (Venezuela)***
2. Freddy Montaña (Lotería de Boyacá) a 5:02,
3. Cesar Salazar (Lotería del Tachira) a 7:49,
4. Mauricio Ortega (Une-EPM) a 8:56
5. Luis Felipe Laverde (Colombia es Pasión) a 10:23.

And what to think about what is happening in Venezuela at this moment is pure madness.
The whole population is in extacy, there are huge fiestas planned in Santa Cruz and across the country come Sunday.
Hugo Chavez himself will be at the Carracas airport to pick up the National hero for a presidential banquet.

59th Vuelta Pilsen a Colombia 2009
June 6 - 21> stages left to do till Suday ends:

Stage 13: Ubate-Chiquinquirá-Arcabuco-Tunja 158.7 km
Stage14: Tunja-Chocontá-Bogotá (Museo Nacional) 142.5 kms
15: La Calera-Alto de Patios-Bogota (Plaza de Bolivar) ITT 23.1 km^
Climbing Stages: ^ Mountain top finishes: ^^


Thanks again for your company and hope to see you Friday June 19 for a new live broadcast of the Vuelta a Colombia 2009, mountain Stage13: Ubate-Chiquinquirá-Arcabuco-Tunja 158.7 km

Live stream : [senalcolombia.tv]


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Sounds nuts! Botero done huh.... wow.

I bet all the top riders are going crazy for that race... The south and central american racing is very very competitive to say the least.
 
I wonder why with the excitement that the race generates, that the UCI doesn't consider adding this race to its Pro Tour, or whatever they call it, schedule. I imagine it would be a vast improvement over some of the races that they've elevated and created that currently on the schedule. It sounds quite challenging as far as the terrain and the number of days makes just it just short of being a equal to a grand tour (as far as days).
 
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Angliru said:
I wonder why with the excitement that the race generates, that the UCI doesn't consider adding this race to its Pro Tour, or whatever they call it, schedule. I imagine it would be a vast improvement over some of the races that they've elevated and created that currently on the schedule. It sounds quite challenging as far as the terrain and the number of days makes just it just short of being a equal to a grand tour (as far as days).

It has a rest day doesn't it? A serious amount of racing for mine.
 
Angliru said:
I wonder why with the excitement that the race generates, that the UCI doesn't consider adding this race to its Pro Tour, or whatever they call it, schedule. I imagine it would be a vast improvement over some of the races that they've elevated and created that currently on the schedule. It sounds quite challenging as far as the terrain and the number of days makes just it just short of being a equal to a grand tour (as far as days).

The Tour of Columbia certainly would not turn Boonen away. :D
 

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Santi "no more"

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Ahumble warrior a real gentleman:)


Resultados after Stage12: Guaduas-Alto el Vino-Zipaquirà 141.8 km^

Etapa

1. Giovanni Báez (UNE-EPM) 4:20:13,
2. Oscar Sevilla (Rock Racing) 1:48
3. Jorge Duarte (Alcaldía de Armenia) MT
4. Wilson Cepeda (Boyacá es para Vivirla)
5. José Castelblanco (Néctar de Cundinamarca) 1.49
6. Jhon Martines (UNE-EPM) MT
7. Fernando Camargo (Lotería de Boyacá) 1:50
8. Juan Pablo Suárez (Orgullo Paisa) 2:49
9. Miguel Rubiano (Estudiantes de Tunja)
10. Rafael Montiel (Néctar de Cundinamarca) 2:51

Clasificación General "Red Jersey":

1. José Rujano (Gobernación de Zulia):p
2. Freddy Montaña (Boyacá es para Vivirla) 5:04
3. Cesar Salazar (Lotería del Táchira) 7:49
4. Mauricio Ortega (UNE-EPM) 8:59
5. Luis Felipe Laverde (Colombia es Pasión) 10:23
6. Edwin Parra (Boyacá es para Vivirla) 11:41
7. Javier González (Lotería de Boyacá) 13: 45.
8. Francisco Colorado (GW Shimano) 16:37
9. Giovanni Báez (UNE-EPM) 16:46
10. Fernando Camargo (Lotería de Boyacá) 21:03

Líder mountain jersey

José Rujano (Gobernación del Zulia) 101 puntos.

Líder de Regularidad

Oscar Sevilla (Rock Racing) 88 puntos.

Líder points jersey

Arthur García (Lotería del Táchira) 32 puntos.

hope to see you Friday June 19 for a new live broadcast of the Vuelta a Colombia 2009, mountain Stage13: Ubate-Chiquinquirá-Arcabuco-Tunja 158.7 km

Live stream : http://senalcolombia.tv/player/


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If you compare a lot of the races km per km that have higher UCI category would not come close to the Tour of Colombia. Every year they ride up that horrendous "Linea" (21 km @ 7.7% topping at 3195 meters of altitude) which is our Mt. Ventoux. On top of that almost every other stage is a mountain stage. Not to mention the two time trials. 15 days and 1 rest day. This year we had the honor of receiving Mancebo, Sevilla, Rujano, and the ex-protour riders Victor Peña, Luis Laverde, Santi Botero, Ivan Parra and many more.

We just need the sponsors and the money. Well, probably next year we will have more sponsors to promote the UCI category of this race.
 
I'm probably rushing things as far as the entire "globalization of cycling" thing goes. I see where the UCI has announced that they have plans for Pro Tour race additions for 2010, I believe both in Canada with the Tour of California moving to May in hopes of being added to the schedule in 2011. Maybe the Tour of Columbia is possible in a couple of years? The fact that its been going on for so long is a testament to the passion of the fans there. I'd love to see a video of this event with all the climbing that was described previously.
 
Botero was my favorite rider before he faded away after the OP allegations. I used to love watching that guy. Interesting palmares with 3 Tour top 10's (and a 4th), World TT champ and KOM at the Tour.

Btw, Rujano is absolutely dominating that race.
 

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'Santi' No more

From the Federation is told that Santi Botero will be at worlds in Swiss this year but didn't tell in what capacity.

Also Santi will have to undergo groin surgery this month and hopes to attend the RCN Classic as a farewell celebration one might guess.

So all the goodies to you Santi and your family .. you are another great sports hero thank you for all these beuatiful cycling years and I bet there will be made a statue in Colombia that will carry your nam ... and you deserve it Amigo ... tears tears tears
 

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Another one about to step down? winning today stage!

It was ROCK RACING day yesterday Victor H. Peña was the strongest in Tunja. 'Tejón' on his way to Bogota in 'The Red'

Old Amigo Peña made it a good bet that the U.S. team would win a stage in the national round


Victor Hugo Pena (Rock Racing) won his fourth career stage victory in the Tour of Colombia to prevail in the thirteenth stage of the 2009 edition, that took place between Tunja and Ubaté about 158.7 kilometers. The "Shark" Santander enjoyed a spectacular hand in hand with Uberlino Mesa (Lotería de Boyacá) in the last mile of the route that handled in your favor in the Plaza Bolivar of Tunja.

27 year old Venezuelan Nr. 41 Jose Rujano*** (Gobernación del Zulia) ended a day earlier on Sunday to become the new champion of the Vuelta a Colombia. The picture of the day was a patriot stage, quiet protected by the team of the Táchira Lottery, which has taken control of the field to the help the decimated 'red shirt' squad to protect Venezualan interest in bringing the throne from Jose the 'Badget' to Carracas come Sunday.


The Vuelta was Rocking today for the Belgium team leader Rudy Pevenage who realy wanted to win a stage for the owner of the Rock Racing team puisant rich fashion designer Michael Bell and so Glenn Gadwick was the first to go on a adventure right from the start of the
yesterday's stage and Bells team never stopped anymore after that resulting in 3 top 5 rankings including the stage win of another old warrior about to say bey bey Victor Hugo Pena.

Stage result:

1. Victor Hugo Peña (Rock Racing) 3:55:43
2. Uberlino Mesa (Lotería de Boyacá) 7 seg.
3. Juan Pablo Wilches (Néctar de Cundinamarca) a 9 seg.
4. Francisco Mancebo (Rock Racing) MT
5. Oscar Sevilla (Rock Racing)
6. Walter Pedraza (Néctar de Cundinamarca)
7. Luis F. Laverde (Colombia es Pasión)
8. Juan P. Suárez (Indeportes Antioquia)
9. Alex Cano (Colombia es Pasión)
10. Nr. 41 José Rujano (Gobernación del Zulia) ***


Overall up untill now " Red Jersey ":

1. 1. Nr.41 1. José Humberto Rujano Guillén (27) (Santa Cruz de Mora, 18 de febrero 1982) (Venezuela)*** 39hours.37minutes.09seconds total time.
2. Freddy Montaña (Boyacá es para Vivirla) 5:03
3. Cesar Salazar (Lotería del Táchira) 7:49
4. Mauricio Ortega (UNE-EPM) 8:56
5. Luis Felipe Laverde (Colombia es Pasión) 10:23.
6. Edwin Parra (Boyacá es para Vivirla) 11:41
7. Javier González (Lotería de Boyacá) 14: 03
8. Francisco Colorado (GW Shimano) 16:37
9. Giovanni Báez (UNE-EPM) 16:49
10. Fernando Camargo (Lotería de Boyacá) 21:18

Overall Mountain jersey

José Rujano (Gobernación del Zulia) 105 pts. (Campeón)

Overall Sprinters jersey

Arthur García (Lotería del Táchira) Venezuela

Overaal Espoirs U23

Cristian Montoya (Indeportes Antioquia-Idea Fla)

59th Vuelta Pilsen a Colombia 2009
June 6 - 21> stages left to do till Suday ends:

A Chrono Grand Final gallary ride on Sunday will mark the end.
15: La Calera-Alto de Patios-Bogota (Plaza de Bolivar) TT 23.1 km^
Climbing Stages: ^


Thanks again for your company and hope to see you Saturday June 20 for a new live broadcast of the Vuelta a Colombia 2009, Day14: Tunja-Chocontá-Bogotá (Museo Nacional) 142.5 kms

Live stream : http://senalcoombia.tv/


In progress:

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If you compare a lot of the races km per km that have higher UCI category would not come close to the Tour of Colombia. Every year they ride up that horrendous "Linea" (21 km @ 7.7% topping at 3195 meters of altitude) which is our Mt. Ventoux. On top of that almost every other stage is a mountain stage. Not to mention the two time trials. 15 days and 1 rest day. This year we had the honor of receiving Mancebo, Sevilla, Rujano, and the ex-protour riders Victor Peña, Luis Laverde, Santi Botero, Ivan Parra and many more.

We just need the sponsors and the money. Well, probably next year we will have more sponsors to promote the UCI category of this race.

I know it is OT but whatever happened to ex-US Postal domestique Daniel Rincon who rode for them in 2004 before they became Discovery Channel? AFAIK he went to ride for a small Colomboan team.

It is something I have always wanted to know since.
 
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I know it is OT but whatever happened to ex-US Postal domestique Daniel Rincon who rode for them in 2004 before they became Discovery Channel? AFAIK he went to ride for a small Colomboan team.

It is something I have always wanted to know since.
Daniel Rincon ia riding for the UNE-EPM which was the strongest team a couple of years ago. They tried to launch him into the leadership of the Tour of Cololmbia but failed to deliver. Now he is 17th at more than 30 minutes behind Rujano. He might become a member of the new team that will try to become a ProTour team in the future "Colombia es Pasion - Cafe de Colombia" which used to be the same team of Lucho Herrera and Fabio Parra of the 80's. We'll see what happens to him.
 
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I'm probably rushing things as far as the entire "globalization of cycling" thing goes. I see where the UCI has announced that they have plans for Pro Tour race additions for 2010, I believe both in Canada with the Tour of California moving to May in hopes of being added to the schedule in 2011. Maybe the Tour of Columbia is possible in a couple of years? The fact that its been going on for so long is a testament to the passion of the fans there. I'd love to see a video of this event with all the climbing that was described previously.

They probably cater to an audience that can afford $10.000 carboan time machines...
 

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History again in de VaC toady Kiwi Glenn Chadwick wins stage 14 in Bogota

KIWI GLENN CHADWICK WAS A REAL ROCKING "SUPERMAN" TODAY

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GLENN CHADWICK
Made History for the Oceanics in the Vuelta a Colombia by winning the 14th stage in the heart of the capital Bogota :cool:
The last 5k was a heros ride all the flowers and kisses were for the chap from New- Zealand so now the girls are for him tonight and we all take a deep bow. Mancebo with a break away 5k to go made it a 1-2 for Rock Racing.

Top 5 stage 14:
1. Glenn Chadwick (Rock Racing) 3:21:22,
2. Francisco Mancebo (Rock Racing) 3:30,
3. Rafael Montiel (Néctar de Cundinamarca) 3:47,
4. Jorge Duarte (Alcaldía de Armenia) MT,
5. Miguel Rubiano (Alcaldía de Tunja) 4:20


A Chrono Grand Final gallary ride on Sunday will mark the end off this VaC.
15: La Calera-Alto de Patios-Bogota (Plaza de Bolivar) TT 23.1 km^

The José Humberto Rujano Guillén (27) (Santa Cruz de Mora, 18 de febrero 1982) (Venezuela)***


Overall up untill now "Red Jersey"

1. José Rujano (Gobernación del Zulia),
2. Freddy Montaña (Lotería de Boyacá) a 5:02,
3. Cesar Salazar (Lotería del Tachira) a 7:49,
4. Mauricio Ortega (Une-EPM) a 8:56
5. Luis Felipe Laverde (Colombia es Pasión) a 10:23

Thanks again for your company and hope to see you Sunday June 21 for a new live broadcast of the Vuelta a Colombia 2009, Day15:
La Calera-Alto de Patios-Bogota (Plaza de Bolivar) TT 23.1 km^

Live stream : http://senalcoombia.tv/


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Another 1 steps down? 4 time VaC winner Jose Casterblanco quits cycling

TT Bo-Bo La Calera-Alto de Patio 23.1 km^ CAPTURED BY THE 'BADGER'

It was 11.30 in Bogota when the master passed the finish line resulting in the:"Red Jersey"

1. Nr.41 José Humberto Rujano Guillén 27y (Santa Cruz de Mora d.o.b. 18 de febrero 1982) (Venezuela)Time: 34.56 (*Campeón* Vuelta a Colombia):)
2. Juan P. Suarez (Orgullo Paisa) a 9 sec.,
3. Oscar Sevilla (Rock Racing) a 11 sec.,
4. Francisco Mancebo (Rock Racing) 15 sec.
5. Feddy Montan (Boyacá es para Vivirla) 22.sec.
y Juan Pablo Wilches (Nec. de Cundi) 22.sec.

Rujano le pone el broche de oro a su título de la Vuelta a Colombia
RUJANO LE PONO EL BROCHE DE ORO A SU TITULO DE LA 59 VUELTA A COLOMBIA 2009

Venezuelan Nr. 41 Jose Rujano (Gobernación del Zulia)*** won the 23.1k- ITT, which closed the 2009 Vuelta a Colombia and put the monkey on his brilliant round title at the Colombian Vuelta. The Venezuelan was a rocket in the time trial that started in the municipality of La Calera and arrived at Bolivar Square in Bogota across the PM of the third category Alto de Patios.

Rujano was a "cannival" winning four stages, with the title of the mountain and the runner-regularity of the time to mark a total of 43H: 37M: 55S for 1816 kilometers of the 59th edition of the Vuelta a Colombia.

Final General classification:
1. José Rujano(Ven) (Gobernación de Zulia) 43:37:55,
2. Freddy Montaña(Col) (Boyacá es para Vivirla) 5:25,
3. Cesar Salazar(Ven) (Lotería del Táchira) 8:49,
4. Mauricio Ortega(Col) (UNE-EPM) 9:35
5. Luis Felipe Laverde(Col) (Colombia es Pasión) 13:17.,
6. Edwin Parra(Col) (Boyacá es para Vivirla) 13.29,
7. Javier González(Col) (Lotería de Boyacá) 15: 27,
8. Giovanni Báez(Col) (UNE-EPM) 17:29,
9. Francisco Colorado(Col) (GW Shimano) 17:43
10. Fernando Camargo(Col) (Lotería de Boyacá) 22:01,
11. Oscar Sevilla(Esp) (Rock Racing) 23.44


Teams overall : UNE-EPM *Campeón*
General Sub 23: 1. Cristian Montoya(Col) (Ind. Antioquia-Idea Fla)*Campeón*
Runner Regularity: 1. Jose Rujano(Ven) (Gobernación de Zulia) *Campeón*
Spriners jersey: 1. Arthur García(Ven) (Lotería del Táchira) * Campeón*
Beetle jersey: 1. José Rujano(Ven) (Gobernación del Zulia) *Campeón*



Jose Rujano has become the third 'conquistador' in the Colombian Andes after 52 years; joining his Spanish colleague José Gomez Del Moral, in 1957, was the second and still last 'extrajero' to take honours back to Europe. He succeeded French rider, José Beyaert -1952.
For ages, we have had the big Europeans and Other American teams trying it out with their best pro-elite and amateurs squads but so far no one else has been able to repeat the Conquista.
Even now, 52 years later, Colombian veterans complain about some organization events that gave the 'extrajeros' the chance to win those two crowns because local teams ended up retiring or so... Anywise, crying is not the way.
The 2009 Vuelta has found his king, for the first time in its history a undisputed 'Extrajero' will be crowned tonight in Bogota, and the Colombian loving people are fantastic, knowing that something special is happening and seeing with their own eyes, that the Caribbean humble Venezuelan neighbour hasn't stolen anything, respects the home riders at most, the Colombian people have opened their hearts for Jose chapeaux to them for their sportsmanship ;)


THE RUJANO TORTURE HAS ENDED NOW
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Rujano took a giant step towards a re-entry in Europe next year Papp !

Gobernacion De Zulia cyclist Jose Rujano (27) of Venezuela kisses the trophy after winning the Vuelta Colombia, in Bogota June 21, 2009.(klik link here)

"THE MAN" was left for dead with a great mess in 2007 by the management after a failed Tour the France debut, but somebody picked him up (his story):

Jose Humberto Rujano Guillen was born in Santa Cruz de Mora 18 de febrero 1982 Venezuela and fellow villager from Leonardo Sierra, the first Venezuelan cyclist who was succesfull in Europe winning a Giro stage in 2005. Rujano was proffesional in 2003 whith the small Colombia-Selle Italia team. His speciality, like that of many South American riders, climbing, in which his body weight (49 kilos) certainly helps. In his first professional year Rujano won a stage in the Colombian Clásico RCN in his second pro year, he won the Tour of Tachira in his own country, including two stages, including a time trial. In 2005 won Rujano again this round, including three stages and was second in the Tour of Langkawi in Malaysia.

The European cycling got to know Rujano for the first time in the Tour of Italy that year 2005. He rode offensive in the first mountain stages, so conquered the mountain jersey and would concede upon the arrival in Milan. Later that year it became known that Rujano in 2006 after the Tour of Italy would move to the Belgian Quickstep-Innergetic formation.
Early 2006 became Rujano's manager in conflict with the team manager of the Italien team, Gianni Savio. This was in big part the reason he did not race till end of April, when the conflict finaly was resolved.
He was far behind schedule, so he began in lesser condition on his second Giro. In the 13th stage he disappeared in a strange way from the Giro. He gave up just before the finish, which seemed like a protest action but was a result of the still smothering conflict. His team could not laugh about it and Gianni Savio threatened to boycot the transfer to Quickstep-Innergetic. Fortunately it didn't come that far, but the manager went on the same way within Quickstep-Innergetic.
In his first Tour de France everything went wrong, in the mountains he fell completely through the ice. In the 16th stage he came on a large distance, and one day later, he was no longer at the start. Rujano left Europe in disoray, went home and is now racing for the Venezuelan local team of Gobernacion del Zulia.
For his new team, he won already 3 stages at the Vuelta a Tachira and now in the 59th edition of the Vuelta a Colombia 2009 the "Red Jersey"


Jose Rujano has become the third 'conquistador' in the Colombian Andes after 52 years; joining his Spanish colleague José Gomez Del Moral, in 1957, was the second and still last 'extrajerp' to take honours back to Europe. He succeeded French rider, José Beyaert -1952.
For ages, we have had the big Europeans and Other American teams trying it out with their best pro-elite and amateurs squads but so far no one else has been able to repeat the Conquista.
Even now, 52 years later, Colombian veterans complain about some organization events that gave the 'extrajeros' the chance to win those two crowns because local teams ended up retiring or so... Anywise, crying is not the way.
The 2009 Vuelta has found his king, for the first time in its history a undisputed 'Extrajero' will be crowned tonight in Bogota, and the Colombian loving people are fantastic, knowing that something special is happening and seeing with their own eyes, that the Caribbean humble Venezuelan neighbour hasn't stolen anything, respects the home riders at most, the Colombian people have opened their hearts for Jose a big thumbs up to them for their sportsmanship:cool:


Nr. 41 Jose Rujano (Gobernación del Zulia)won the 23.1k- ITT, which closed the 2009 Vuelta a Colombia and put the crown on his brilliant Vuelta title. The Venezuelan was a rocket in the time trial that started in the municipality of La Calera and arrived at Bolivar Square in Bogota across the PM of the third category Alto de Patios.

Results from today last stage of the 59th Vuelta a Colombia 2009:

1. Nr. 41 José Rujano (Gobernación del Zulia)*** 34:56
2. Juan P. Suárez (Orgullo Paisa) a 9 seg.
3. Oscar Sevilla (Rock Racing) a 16 seg.
4. Francisco Mancebo (Rock Racing) 21 seg.
5. Juan Pablo Wilches (Néctar de Cundinamarca) 22 seg.
6. Freddy Montaña (Boyacá es para Vivirla) 22 seg.
7. Mauricio Ortega (UNE-EPM) 39 seg.
8. Daniel Rincón (UNE-EPM) 41 seg.
9. Giovanni Báez (UNE-EPM) 43 seg.
10. Fernando Camargo (Lotería de Boyacá) 46 seg.

Another 1 steps down today? 4 time VaC winner and gentleman Jose Casterblanco did quit cycling after todays stage:eek:


Rujano was a "cannibal" winning four stages, with the title of the mountain and the runner-regularity of the time to mark a total of 43H: 37M: 55S for 1816 kilometers of the 59th edition of the Vuelta a Colombia.

Final general classification "Red Jersey"
1. Nr.41 José Humberto Rujano Guillén(Ven)***27y (Santa Cruz de Mora d.o.b. 18 de febrero 1982) )-(*Campeón* Vuelta a Colombia)
2. Freddy Montaña(Col) (Boyacá es para Vivirla) 5:25,
3. Cesar Salazar(Ven)(Lotería del Táchira) 8:49,
4. Mauricio Ortega(Col) (UNE-EPM) 9:35
5. Luis Felipe Laverde(Col) (Colombia es Pasión) 13:17.,
6. Edwin Parra(Col) (Boyacá es para Vivirla) 13.29,
7. Javier González(Col) (Lotería de Boyacá) 15: 27,
8. Giovanni Báez(Col) (UNE-EPM) 17:29,
9. Francisco Colorado(Col) (GW Shimano) 17:43
10. Fernando Camargo(Col) (Lotería de Boyacá) 22:01,
11. Oscar Sevilla(Esp) (Rock Racing) 23.44


General Sub 23: 1. Cristian Montoya(Col) (Ind. Antioquia-Idea Fla)*Campeón*
Runner Regularity: 1. Nr.41Jose Rujano(Ven)(Gobernación de Zulia) *Campeón*
Spriners jersey: 1. Arthur García(Ven)(Lotería del Táchira) * Campeón*
Beetle jersey: 1. Nr.41José Rujano(Ven)(Gobernación del Zulia) *Campeón*
Teams overall : UNE-EPM *Campeón*


Now lets celebrate with beer lol :D



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joe_papp said:
Anyone remember how well Ivan Parra and Jose Rujano rode in the 05 Giro, got fat contracts, and then did NOTHING thereafter? But a return to Colombia for Parra and Venezuela for Rujano sees the rejuvenated. Hmmm.
I know Joe, Rujano even rode for the Valverde's team for 2 years and 1/2 of year for Quick Step. The only thing I heard about him was complains about his health in those teams. I even heard that he had disciplinary problems. All of a sudden he reappeared in Colombia. I am not sure about his performance but he completely dominated the peloton. One day he was dropped because of a flat, catched the group, dropped everybody and then won the stage. Maybe he'll get a new fresh contract to ride in a European team and he'll do better this time.
 

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“La Vuelta a Colombia es tan dura como un Tour de Francia” Rudy Pevenage
More on former Jan Ullrich protege Rudy Pevenage(DT Rock Racing):
Concept that it deserves as the Tour event?

A very tough race and thus too demanding. If I had one more week, it would be as hard or more than the same tour, by the extension of its mountains and the altitude above sea level is reached. Unthinkable for a European run over 3000 meters, but here is a matter entirely normal. Temperature changes also mean a very violent great obstacle. Anyway, great race different from all the European or American.


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Final statistics 59th Vuelta a Colombia 2009:

Top 40 overall:
1,41,"RUJANO Jose"Ven,"ZUL","43h37'55""
2,126,"MONTA¥A Freddy","BOY"," 0h 5'25""
3,77,"SALAZAR Cesar"Ven,"TAC"," 0h 8'49""
4,2,"ORTEGA Mauricio","UNE"," 0h 9'35""
5,32,"LAVERDE Luis Felipe","CEP"," 0h13'17""
6,123,"PARRA Edwin","BOY"," 0h13'29""
7,28,"GONZALEZ Javier","LOB"," 0h15'27""
8,1,"BAEZ Giovanny","UNE"," 0h17'29""
9,102,"COLORADO Francisco","GWS"," 0h17'43""
10,27,"CAMARGO Fernando","LOB"," 0h22' 1""
11,12,"SEVILLA Oscar"Esp,"RRC"," 0h23'44""
12,83,"SARMIENTO Ismael","TUN"," 0h25'16""
13,21,"PARRA Ivan","LOB"," 0h29'34""
14,91,"CASTELBLANCO Jose","NEC"," 0h33'33""
15,18,"PE¥A Victor Hugo","RRC"," 0h33'40""
16,4,"RINCON Daniel","UNE"," 0h34' 1""
17,62,"NI¥O Victor","EBS"," 0h34'51""
18,64,"QUINTERO Diego","EBS"," 0h36' 5""
19,10,"MARTINEZ Jhon","UNE"," 0h40'33""
20,56,"SUAREZ Juan Pablo","ANT"," 0h41'28""
21,76,"CAMACHO Rodolfo","TAC"," 0h42'23""
22,9,"PIAMONTE Freddy","UNE"," 0h44'57""
23,98,"GONZALEZ Victor Hugo","NEC"," 0h46'47""
24,42,"MEDINA Manuel"Ven,"ZUL"," 0h53'52""
25,61,"GONZALEZ Freddy","EBS"," 0h56'53""
26,33,"CANO Alex","CEP"," 1h 1' 9""
27,97,"WILCHES Juan Pablo","NEC"," 1h 1'29""
28,22,"FONSECA Graciano","LOB"," 1h 5' 3""
29,94,"MONTIEL Rafael","NEC"," 1h 6'20""
30,60,"MONTOYA Cristian","ANT"," 1h 6'36""
31,23,"MESA Huberlino","LOB"," 1h 7'10""
32,157,"RUBIANO Miguel","EST"," 1h11' 9""
33,5,"MU¥OZ Hernan Dario","UNE"," 1h12'53""
34,11,"MANCEBO Francisco"Esp,"RRC"," 1h14'15""
35,88,"PE¥A Flober","TUN"," 1h16'37""
36,101,"RAMIREZ Juan Diego","GWS"," 1h17'36""
37,63,"GOMEZ Alvaro","EBS"," 1h17'46""
38,103,"OROZCO Edwin","GWS"," 1h18'58""
39,6,"ALVAREZ Oscar","UNE"," 1h19' 4""
40,73,"BECERRA Carlos","TAC"," 1h19'22""


Beetle jersey top 5:
1,41,"RUJANO Jose"(Ven),"ZUL",117
2,28,"GONZALEZ Javier","LOB",85
3,97,"WILCHES Juan Pablo","NEC",75
4,27,"CAMARGO Fernando","LOB",59
5,126,"MONTA¥A Freddy","BOY",54

Greene jersey Top 5:
1,80,"GARCIA Arthur"Ven,"TAC",43
2,105,"ROLDAN Weimar","GWS",36
3,95,"TORRES Juan Carlos","NEC",33
4,1,"BAEZ Giovanny","UNE",14
5,27,"CAMARGO Fernando","LOB",12

Regularity Top 5:
1,12,"SEVILLA Oscar"Esp,"RRC",115
2,41,"RUJANO Jose"Ven,"ZUL",105
3,126,"MONTA¥A Freddy","BOY",66
4,80,"GARCIA Arthur"Ven,"TAC",60
5,56,"SUAREZ Juan Pablo","ANT",59