Mexico’s wine region of Parras rolled out the red carpet for just over 200 gran fondo cyclists on Saturday 20 February at Gran Fondo Parras.

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Starting and finishing in Parras de la Fuente just west of Monterrey, cyclists raced for a $20,000 MXN cash prize in the 160km event, while riders in the 100km event raced for medals. Cash prizes were award as follows 1st $4000, 2nd 3000, 3rd 1500, 4th 1000 and 5th 500 for both the men’s and women’s fields.

Veteran rider Francisco Serrano narrowly beat youthful Fernando  Gonzalez to win the $4,000 prize in 4:10:32, just 5 seconds ahead of Gonzalez.

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Ana Cecilia Aldrete Mejia soloed to victory in 4:30:39 to also claim the women’s $4000 prize with Diana Laura Valdes Morales next at 4:33:40.

Complete Gran Fondo Parras results here

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