Debate ensues after contender is disqualified at the start of stage 3; volcano isn't any easier to go up or down.
Local favorite "Lico" Ramirez solos to victory; Sonntag leads GC.
VIDEO: Check out the action from the course in Costa Rica.
VIDEO: Scenes from the road during stage 1 of La Ruta.
One stage down at La Ruta, only three more and a volcano to go...
A shifting group of six to eight elite riders hammered the first stage of La Ruta de Los Conquistadores, with Ben Sonntag countering a late
Eighteenth edition of classic Costa Rican stage race starts Wednesday morning. Singletrack.com is on the scene.
Superbike champ loves anything with two wheels — bicycles included.
New stage 2 complements classic la Ruta features like volcanoes, mud and sketchy train trestles.