Jonathan Camargo (Alcaldía de Cabimas) won the 155 kilometres long mountain
stage in 4 hours 17 minutes 47 seconds.
Several riders attacked race leader Manuel Medina during the stage but Medina's Gobernación del Zulia team controled
the race and didn't allow any big gaps. Columbian rider Francisco Colorado (Alcaldía de Páez) was one of the attackers but
his lead was only 30 seconds, Medina and his team enforced a high pace at the front of the bunch.
Before the race reached the city of San Felix the bunch caught the escapees again and Gobernación
del Zulia had total control of the race. The team had the most riders in what remained of the bunch and race leader
Manuel Medina remained fresh in the middle of the bunch during the descent.
It looked like Medina's rivals were trying to join forces but they couldn't break the dominance of the
Gobernación del Zulia team. At the final climb Jonathan Camargo attacked and only Manuel Medina was able to follow the
climber of the Alcaldía de Cabimas team. Medina and Camargo formed a strong breakaway group, they worked together well
and their rivals did not have an answer on their fast pace.
The two arrived together at the finish where Camargo crossed the line first. Camargo also moved to fourth place
in the overall, more then 5 minutes behind Medina.
Today the riders will race 110 kilometres at the
traditional circuit at the Avenidas España y 19 de Abril at San Cristóbal, the state capital of Tachira.