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Pedro Pablo Perez wins Tour of Cuba again

Posted February 26, 2006 by publisher in Cuba Culture.
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Cuban cyclist Pedro Pablo Perez won for the fourth time in the overall competition of the Tour of Cuba, which concluded on Sunday in Cuban capital Havana.

Slovenia’s Borut Bozic won the 45km-long final stage, completing it with five laps of Revolution Square, site of the finishing line for the first time, with a time of 1:02:05 hours. Joseph Papp of the United States and Cuba’s Perez tying for second place right behind Bozic.

Venezuela’s Franklin Chacon won third place in the general classification, followed by fellow Venezuelan Jackson Rodriguez, who led the competition’s under-23 class.

The Venezuelan team, managed by Armando Leonett, won first place in the group competition, pushing out bookmaker’s favorite Cuba.

This year’s 31st Tour of Cuba covered 1,863 km, over the course of 13 stages, beginning at Baracoa, in the east of the country.

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