Unoffical results for stage 3 of La Ruta have Deiber Esquivel, Costa Rica, repeating his stage 2 victory of Thursday. Esquivel finished at 3:53:01. Tinker Juarez, US and Benjamin Sonntag (Germany) rolled in at the same time of 4:01:33 for second. Alex Grant, US, rounded out the top three at 4:01:34.
Jeremiah Bishop, Manuel Prado, Marc Trayter, Ben Bostrom and Heinz Zoerweg followed to the finish.
Meanwhile, after three stages, Prado, of Costa Rica, holds a 6 minute 51 second lead over Spain’s Thayter, who sits in second place at 13:39:16 overall. Zoerweg, from Austria, is at 13:50:53. Grant is fourth at 13:54:50 and Bishop is in fifth at 13:55:01.
Stage two and three winner Esquivel is in sixth at 13:59:24 and Bostrom, and American motorcycle racer-turned cyclist, is in seventh at 14:00:39.