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14:24 GMT         Day 34 of 90, Season 48    

Verveeldheid's Mariano Antunes wins his first stage

  Mariano Antunes outrunned his rivals in the finishing sprint of Arica GP. No one could catch up with him as he reached top speed. Behind Mariano Antunes were Roeland Pepping and Roger Perk who became second and third respectively.
As we got close to the finishing line, I suddeny realized I had my chance today said a surprised winner. When the other sprinters launched the sprint, I just followed along, and I even managed pass them in the end.
Pantani, manager of Verveeldheid, was happy with the result: The whole team did well today. Everything turned out as we hoped, and luckily, Mariano Antunes was the strongest rider out there today. The proud manager didn't hide that he was satisfied with Mariano Antunes's result. Mariano Antunes did well. No one deserved the victory more than him. He put his focus on this stage long ago, and he kept his motivation high. I'm happy for him and the team, said Pantani.

Arica GP
Mariano Antunes
Roeland Pepping
Roger Perk