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Harold Tejada (Astana Qazaqstan) claimed his first skilled victory in an exhilarating finale on degree 2 of the Excursion Colombia. The Colombian out-sprinted Andrea Piccolo (EF Schooling-EasyPost) and Óscar Sevilla (Medellín) in a hotly-contested end between the remnants of the day’s breakaway.
Sevilla used to be away with Robinson Chalapud (Group Banco Guayaquil-Bianchi) heading into the overall 2km however the team with Tejada and Piccolo stuck them as their hole to the chasing peloton dipped under the minute mark.
Tejada inherits the yellow chief’s jersey from compatriot Fernando Gaviria (Movistar), winner of the hole degree.
The way it spread out
For the second one successive day, the Excursion Colombia peloton used to be flagged away amid raucous crowds within the middle of Nairo Quintana nation in Paipa. His Movistar teammate Fernando Gaviria set out within the yellow jersey, however the speedy guy used to be already resigned to shedding the garment at the rugged run north to Santa Rose de Viterbo.
It took a while for the primary spoil of the day to shape, with Efrén Santos (Canel´s Java), Esteban Villarreal (Selección de Ecuador), Javier Jamaica (Group Medellín-EPM), Bernardo Suaza (Petrolike), Daniel Méndez (Nu Colombia) and Freddy Ávila (Colombia Potencia de los angeles Vida-Strongman) in the end forging transparent after virtually an hour of racing.
The sextet held a lead of 2 mins as they entered the overall 100km, however the race would tackle a unique guise in a while afterwards, when the peloton splintered into echelons on an uncovered segment of street between the dual ascents of the Alto Ethical. Via the second one time up the climb, a gaggle of 17 riders had shaped on the entrance, they usually endured to press house their benefit over the opposite aspect.
Dangermen Harold Tejada (Astana-Qazaqstan), Óscar Sevilla (Group Medellín), Rodrigo Contreras (NU Colombia) and Andrea Piccolo (EF Schooling-EasyPost) have been all aboard the transfer, which nonetheless had 2:30 in hand as they entered the overall 20km.
The transfer additionally contained Aaron Van Der Beken (Bingoal WB), Javier Jamaica (Group Medellín), Róbinson Chalapud (Banco Guayaquil), Efren Santos (Canel’s-Java), Jose Muñíz (Petrolike), Yeison Reyes (Group Sistecrédito), Santiago Gómez (Group Sistecrédito), Andrés Pinzón (GW Erco SHIMANO), Brandon Rojas (GW Erco SHIMANO), César Guavita (Colombia Potencia De Vida), Hugo Rodríguez (Colombia), Juan Diego Alba (Colombia) and Bayron Guamá (Ecuador).
Whilst favourites like Richard Carapaz and Egan Bernal have been represented through teammates within the transfer, Movistar have been conspicuous through their absence. It fell upon Quintana and Iván Sosa’s squad to accomplish the majority of the chasing at the run-in to the Alto Malterias, which equipped an obtrusive platform for overdue assaults.
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