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Victory for Ortigosa and Álvarez in the 'Vertices XCM Memorial Juan Martín' of Campos del Río (18/09/2018)

The mayor announced that the City Council will award the city's Gold Medal posthumously to Juan Martín and the Municipal Sports Complex will bear the name of the honoree 'Juan Martín Atenza Almagro'

Campos del Río became the epicenter of regional sport on Sunday morning, this time hosting the last round of the XCM regional championship organized by the Védeices Geodesic club in a day where the 300 participants concluded the race at a high speed offering a spectacle of quality for the spectators who were concentrated along the route of a test that served as a memorial to the champion Juan Martin, founder of the club that passed away recently.

Despite the difficult weather conditions of the previous day, the Vertices Geodetic Club was able to react in time and change part of the planned route due to the mud in which several sections of the race had been converted.

Despite this circumstance the organization took out an alternative circuit of 50 km that did not detract from the test that began at 10 o'clock in the Park of the Station in the presence of 600 people who did not want to miss the most spectacular event of the calendar and that toured the most characteristic areas of the natural orography of Campos del Río and that gives meaning to the slogan "Donde Vive La Luna", with ups and downs of short distance but at the same time intense and ideal for the practice of Mountain bike.

After completing the two laps of the circuit at an average of 27 km / h, the absolute victory of the morning was carried by Alejandro Ortigosa (Lemon) who entered the finish line with a time of 1:30:08, which was followed by a few 40 meters Pablo Fernández (Sarabia), after the sprint was disputed for the third place getting it Ginés Salmerón del 33 Bike.

In the women's category, Patricia Álvarez (Faster Fiber) took first place with a time of 1:56, followed by Mari Carmen Arellano (Molinense) and Lucía Legaz (Esollón), all of them elite category and where Patricia ratified her leadership in This Circuit Xcm Region of Murcia.

Juan Martín Memorial

After the competition, began the delivery of trophies that was carried out by the proper name of the day, the one of the remembered Juan Martin, for which relatives, companions of the Geodetic Vertices of which he was founder, colleagues and members of the Municipal Government Team They had emotional words of remembrance and an emotional gratitude, highlighting the great human quality of Martin.

Moment after which, María José Pérez Cerón announced in public the mayoral proposal that will elevate to the next plenary session of the City Council of Campos del Río for the posthumous concession to Juan Martín, of the Gold Medal of the city and also that the Complex Deportivo Municipal, will carry from that moment, the name of 'Juan Martín Atenza Almagro', which will serve as a tribute and eternal memory of his people.


The Vertices XCM Memorial Juan Martin, distributed 120 trophies for the classifieds of the race and the XCM Murcia Region 2018 Circuit of the Cycling Federation of Murcia by categories and with the delivery of team leaders (Faster-Fyber) and photo of family with all the jersey of the Circuit.

As for the short route cyclist there were 3 podiums.

In addition all participants received a broker's bag, technical shirt and different gifts.

The absolute victory of the men's category race was for;

1º Alejandro Ortigosa (MASTER 30-A), 2º Pablo Fernández (MASTER 30-B) and 3º Ginés Salmerón (MASTER 40-A).

In the female category, the podium went to;

1st Patricia Alvarez, 2nd Mari Carmen Arellano and 3ª Lucía Legaz.

In the MASTER 30-A category, in which Juan Antonio García participated, from the team of Vértices Geodésicos of Campos del Río and who also achieved second place this year, they took the podium;

1st Alejandro Ortigosa, 2nd Juan Antonio García and 3rd Salvador Mengual.

The podium in the local category of the race was for Francisco Javier Parada Avileo, Juan Antonio Morales and Fernando Hurtado.

In Elite category;

Jorge Martín, Daniel Romero and Antonio Sabater.

At the end of the awards ceremony by the mayor and the Councilor for Sports, Salvador Barquero;

the governor of Campos del Río, María José Pérez Cerón, wanted to thank and congratulate the Vértices Geodésicos club for the success in the organization and in the development of the event in her town and that extended with a festive day until well into the afternoon generating a significant number of visitors to the municipality during all of Sunday.

The acknowledgments from the first mayor, were extended to the Cycling Federation of the Region of Murcia, the departments of Sports and Public Safety, the different groups of Civil Protection volunteers coordinated by the Campos del Río, as well as a Local Police and volunteers who helped in all the organizational aspects of the test.

Pérez Cerón highlighted the commitment of the Local Government Team for sporting events and elite competitions hosted by the municipality since the beginning of the legislature and put on display, "this intense weekend where Campos del Río has hosted the 'III Trophy Jimbee Melón 'of Female Indoor Soccer between the teams Jimbee Roldan FSF and the University of Alicante FSF, or the final of the Regional Circuit of XCM with this spectacular test' Vértices Memorial Juan Martín 'that has brought to Campos del Río 600 people who have known our tourist attractions thanks to the sport that on this occasion gives us the opportunity to show to the whole world, the natural corners and peculiar landscapes created by erosion and attractions such as the trails at the edge of the mountain that has the place 'Where the Moon Lives '"Converting Campos del Río into one of the points of greatest interest in the Region of Murcia and Spain in this type of competition."

Source: Ayuntamiento de Campos del Rio

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