Tour Colombia’19 – Roadside Photo Gallery
PeloPics: February’s Tour Colombia 2.1 was a great success, with riders competing from all over the World to make it a truly international event. But it was the Colombian riders who excited the home fans the most… and Colombians can get very excited.
Cor Vos had his photographers on the road-side to give us this look behind the scenes.
Home hero – Rigoberto Uran
Whatever you think of the problems that have befell Colombia in the recent past, there is one thing for sure, they love cycle racing. There has always been a keen following for the two-wheel sport in Colombia with a strong home calendar and when the top men started to race in Europe, success wasn’t far behind, nor were the Colombian fans on the roadsides of France, Italy and Spain. Now the Tour Colombia is attracting the World’s best riders to this special country.
The fans were out to see the teams presented
Relive with us all the passione and emotion of the Tour of Colombia 2019 with UAE Team Emirates
The center of Medellin was shut down for the team time trial
Rigoberto Uran was a popular first overall leader
And Rigo was quite pleased
Tour Colombia still has podium girls and Chris Froome doesn’t seem to mind
Stage 2 and Uran has the leaders jersey
Stage 2 wasn’t flat, but some of the sprinters held on for the finish
Alvaro Hodeg got a perfect lead-out from his Deceuninck – Quick-Step teammate Maximiliano Richeze
You can see the effort Hodeg had to put in for the win
Everyone wants a word from Nairo Quintana
No idea what Chris Froome is doing here at the start of stage 3?
Stage 3 winner, Juan Sebastian Molano (UAE Team Emirates) warms up at the start of stage 4 – Nice tattoo
Street painting at the start of stage 4
Stage 5 passed through the town of La Union
Sky’s Egan Bernal had his fans on the road to help him to 10th place
Possibly the race organizers went a bit too far with the confetti
The EF education First team have gone for a bright color-scheme for their jerseys and the Cannondale bikes for 2019
The fans in Colombia still want ‘selfies’ with Deceuninck – Quick-Step riders – Race leader on stage 5, Julian Alaphilippe
More autographs from Rigoberto Uran
There were many fans on the road side for the final stage 6
Nairo Quintana showed some of his attacking style we saw early in his career and took the stage win on the final day
‘Superman’ Miguel Angel Lopez gave Astana yet another win in a very successful start to the season for the Kazakh team
An all Colombian podium – An all Colombian top ten, apart from Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) in 7th place
The crazy final stage 6:
Tour Colombia Final Overall Result:
1. Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana in 18:38:32
2. Ivan Sosa (Col) Sky at 0:04
3. Daniel Martinez (Col) EF Education First at 0:42
4. Egan Bernal (Col) Sky at 0:54
5. Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar at 1:04
6. Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education First at 1:31
7. Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Deceuninck – Quick-Step at 1:33
8. Sergio Henao (Col) UAE Team Emirates at 2:41
9. Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Movistar at 2:46
10. Rodrigo Contreras (Col) Astana at 2:47.