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02:10 GMT         Day 86 of 90, Season 59    

Jeremias Romo's first victory

  Today was a day for the break-away?ers in Verona Sands - Mount Wellington. From the first kilometre, several riders were trying to get away from the peloton. The first serious attack started when a small group of riders got away from the peloton at 19 km of Verona Sands - Mount Wellington.
  The weather played a big role of today?s race. The bike got a big wash as well as the riders. The break away didn?t seem to be effected by the weather though: they kept increasing the lead. No one in the peloton took the initiative to catch up the break away due to the rainy weather.
  In the break away the riders cooperated perfectly and they kept a good distance to the peloton the entire race. With a few kilometres to go, the break away ended in a sprint. 100 metres to go, Xalbador Valcárcel launched the sprint, but both Jeremias Romo and Chinwendu Iweala passed him in the sprint. Jeremias Romo ended up as winner, with Chinwendu Iweala right behind him.
The stage today was perfect for me. I felt good in my legs, and when the attack got launched, I had a feeling that I could do this, said Jeremias Romo to the interviewers and continued: I couldn't have done this without my team or my manager; they have a just a big part in this win as me.
It's good to see Jeremias Romo fulfilling his ambitions winning this stage. He deserves the victory more than anyone else, said the proud manager of ciclo aces, felix orozco, and continued: The team was a good support for him (Jeremias Romo) today, and he clearly proved his worth in the break away today.

Verona Sands - Mount Wellington
Jeremias Romo
Chinwendu Iweala
Xalbador Valcárcel