Uran Wins Stage And Quintana Takes The Lead In Colombia
PeloPics: Rigoberto Uran won an all-Colombian showdown on the steep climb to Salento to deliver the first victory of the season for EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale on Saturday. The Tour de France runner-up out-sprinted compatriots Nairo Quintana (Movistar), Egan Bernal (Sky) and Sergio Henao (Sky) in the Colombia Oro y Paz stage 5 uphill finish.
Eleven riders formed the early breakaway. The peloton kept the escape on a short leash, limiting the gap to no more than two minutes throughout the stage. In the finalé Uran, Quintana, Bernal and Henao fought it out in the last steep, kilometers for Uran to come out on top.
Full report of the Colombia Oro y Paz race in EUROTRASH.
The inaugural edition of Colombia Oro y Paz will come to a close on Sunday with the race’s only true summit finish. The final ascent in Manizales is just shy of 20 kilometer and reaches 2,220 meters.
The top three on general classification will start the queen stage separated by only four seconds. Uran trails Quintana, who assumed the race lead on Saturday from Julian Alaphilippe, by three seconds. Henao sits one second further afield at four seconds. Bonus seconds could come into play to determine the overall winner with three intermediate sprints offering 3-2-1 seconds and 10-6-4 seconds up for grabs on the finish line.
Oro y Paz stage 5:
Colombia Oro y Paz Stage 5 Result:
1. Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale in 3:42:33
2. Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar
3. Egan Bernal (Col) Sky
4. Sergio Henao (Col) Sky
5. Ivan Sosa (Col) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec at 0:17
6. Daniel Martinez (Col) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale
7. Jhonatan Narvaez (Ecu) Quick-Step Floors at 0:29
8. Oscar Sevilla Rivera (Spa) Medellin
9. Aristobulo Cala Cala (Col) Bicicletas Strongman Colombia Coldeportes at 0:34
10. Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Movistar at 0:37.
Colombia Oro y Paz Overall After Stage 5:
1. Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar in 16:26:39
2. Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale at 0:03
3. Sergio Henao (Col) Sky at 0:04
4. Egan Bernal (Col) Sky at 0:09
5. Ivan Sosa (Col) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec at 0:30
6. Daniel Martinez (Col) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale at 0:38
7. Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Quick-Step Floors at 0:39
8. Jhonatan Narvaez (Ecu) Quick-Step Floors at 0:42
9. Aristobulo Cala Cala (Col) Bicicletas Strongman Colombia Coldeportes at 0:55
10. Danny Alberto Osorio (Col) Orgullo Paisa at 0:57.