The rider from San Antonio del Táchira won the seventh stage of the Vuelta Al Tachira. It
was one more victory for the dominating Gobernación del Zulia team. Teammate Manuel Medina defended his overall lead.
The seventh stage took place at a closed circuit of 94 kilometers at El Vigia, Merida, about
780 kilometres southwest of Caracas. Torres needed 2 hours, 19 minutes and 38 seconds. Torres won after a solo attack, the
bunch was 1 minute and 17 seconds behind the stage winner. Cuban rider Yenner Lopez won the bunch sprint.
It was a fast race with an average speed of more then 40 kilometers per hour
in the first laps.
Tomorrows stage 8 has a distance of 180 kilometres.
Malaya van Ruitenbeek finished 51th, 6' 13" behind stage winner Torres. Van Ruitenbeek reports with a regular diary from the Vuelta Al Tachira.