First stage for the Río Negro regatta is over, from Senillosa to Neuquén, and the main favourites, Nestor Pinta and Martín Mozzicafredo, have already set their first stone for a new victory by leading the race with a 2h.06'18" paddle (for 48 km., which talks about the stream strength), but not easily, just 4 secondas ahead of their main rivals, current K1 champion Fernando Percaz and his partner Maximiliano Soto. Third K2 at the finish line was the one from local paddlers Pascual Orellana and Guillermo di Renzo, 2'39" behind the leading group.
In Men's K1, Daniel Dalbo, from Club Nautico Gualeguay, performed a great stage and takes the lead after 2h.15'37", three minutes ahead of his two prosecutors, Ariel Romasanta and Jonathan Calvo, who will need some extra effort in next stages to catch Dalbo, now with some time he can use in advantage.
Today, Sunday morning in Argentina, the second stage will take place from Neuquén to General Roca, 58 km. long, second longest stage in the regatta.