Colombia 2.1

Stage 4) Medellín - Medellín

CO Colombia, Friday 15 February 2019
176.8 km

Tour Colombia: Double joy for Bob Jungels

Tour Colombia: Double joy for Bob Jungels

A canny attack inside the final kilometer of the action-packed stage 4 caught all the other riders off-guard, allowing Bob Jungels to bolt away and solo to a beautiful victory on the streets of Medellin, where the Tour Colombia returned three days after the opening team time trial. The Liège–Bastogne–Liège and double World TTT Champion expertly negotiated the last corners of the day and arrived with a handful of seconds over the peloton, pulling on the orange jersey, which rewards the overall leader of the race.

“I am happy that the team is going so well and I took my first win in this beautiful country. It surprised me to see this stage described as one for the sprinters, because it included a hard 1.5km climb which we tackled six times, and to make things even more difficult, the breakaway contained some dangerous guys for the GC. But my teammates did a fine job controlling things and gave me the confidence that I could pull it off in the finale, when there weren’t so many fast men left in the group”, Bob said after picking up his 18th pro victory.

The tough circuit in Medellin whittled down the bunch to around 50 riders and without any team in firm control, multiple attacks were launched after the breakaway got caught. But it was only under the flamme rouge – when Jungels put in a massive acceleration and powered away, seizing the moment – that the bunch was left without any response and the Luxembourger got to celebrate with his arms in the air, a handful of seconds clear of a group from which Julian Alaphilippe sprinted to third.

“The Tour Colombia leader’s jersey is such a special bonus and it makes me proud to wear it. The plan is to honour it and do our best to defend it, but it will be difficult, because the next stages are very hard and there are many riders who are stronger climbers than me. But I feel good, and as I said, we will give our best.”

Friday’s victory was the sixth one of the season in a UCI race for Deceuninck – Quick-Step, who so far have won with four different riders in three countries: Australia, Argentina and Colombia.

 

Photo credit: ©Tim De Waele/ Getty Images

Race details

1 Bob Jungels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:04:38
2 Mihkel Räim
Israel Cycling Academy
0:02
3 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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4 Esteban David Villareal
Ecuador
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5 Hideto Nakane
Nippo Vini Fantini Faizanè
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6 Diego Antonio Ochoa Camargo
Manzana Postobon
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7 Weimar Alfonso Roldán Ortiz
Medellin
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8 Edwin Ávila Vanegas
Israel Cycling Academy
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9 Miguel Eduardo Florez Lopez
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
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10 Daniel Muñoz Giraldo
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
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91 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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101 Maximiliano Richeze Araquistain
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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116 Petr Vakoč
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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128 Iljo Keisse
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 Bob Jungels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
10:24:13
2 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:02
3 Rigoberto Urán Urán
EF Education First
0:04
4 Daniel Felipe Martínez Poveda
EF Education First
,,
5 Lawson Craddock
EF Education First
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6 Egan Bernal Gómez
Team Sky
0:12
7 Jhonatan Narváez Prado
Team Sky
0:13
8 Iván Ramiro Sosa Cuervo
Team Sky
0:14
9 Sebastián Henao Gómez
Team Sky
,,
10 Miguel Ángel López Moreno
Astana Pro Team
0:18
115 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
12:21
117 Maximiliano Richeze Araquistain
Deceuninck - Quick Step
12:34
137 Petr Vakoč
Deceuninck - Quick Step
20:40
139 Iljo Keisse
Deceuninck - Quick Step
21:29
1 Juan Sebastián Molano Benavides
UAE-Team Emirates
25 pt
2 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
22 pt
3 Mihkel Räim
Israel Cycling Academy
20 pt
4 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
18 pt
5 Miguel Ángel López Moreno
Astana Pro Team
16 pt
6 Diego Antonio Ochoa Camargo
Manzana Postobon
16 pt
7 Bob Jungels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
15 pt
8 Egan Bernal Gómez
Team Sky
12 pt
9 Martin Laas
Team Illuminate
12 pt
10 Juan Esteban Arango Carvajal
Colombia
10 pt
15 Maximiliano Richeze Araquistain
Deceuninck - Quick Step
7 pt
1 Daniel Felipe Martínez Poveda
EF Education First
10:24:17
2 Egan Bernal Gómez
Team Sky
0:08
3 Jhonatan Narváez Prado
Team Sky
0:09
4 Iván Ramiro Sosa Cuervo
Team Sky
0:10
5 Miguel Ángel López Moreno
Astana Pro Team
0:14
6 Rodrigo Contreras
Astana Pro Team
0:22
7 Cristian Camilo Muñoz
UAE-Team Emirates
0:35
8 Harold Tejada Canacue
Medellin
0:40
9 Johnatan Cañaveral Vargas
Coldeportes Bicicletas Strongman
0:53
10 Óscar Adalberto Quiroz Ayala
Coldeportes Bicicletas Strongman
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41 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
12:17
1 William David Muñoz Pérez
Coldeportes Bicicletas Strongman
6 pt
2 Jose Tito Hernandez
Orgullo Paisa
4 pt
3 Fabio Duarte Arevalo
Medellin
4 pt
4 Miguel Ángel López Moreno
Astana Pro Team
3 pt
5 Diego Antonio Ochoa Camargo
Manzana Postobon
3 pt
6 Óscar Adalberto Quiroz Ayala
Coldeportes Bicicletas Strongman
3 pt
7 Richard Carapaz Montenegro
Movistar Team
2 pt
8 Rigoberto Urán Urán
EF Education First
1 pt
9 Óscar Sevilla Ribera
Medellin
1 pt
10 Juan Esteban Arango Carvajal
Colombia
1 pt
1 EF Education First 30:42:41
2 Team Sky 0:10
3 Astana Pro Team 0:22
4 Medellin 0:40
5 Movistar Team 0:44
6 EPM 0:52
7 Coldeportes Bicicletas Strongman 0:53
8 Manzana Postobon 0:54
9 Coldeportes Zenu 1:03
10 Orgullo Paisa 1:05

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