Overview

Colombia 2.1

Stage 6) El Retiro - Alto de Palmas

CO Colombia, Sunday 17 February 2019
173.8 km

Alaphilippe secures the Tour Colombia points classification

Alaphilippe secures the Tour Colombia points classification

Deceuninck – Quick-Step was again one of the top performers at the Tour Colombia, leaving the South American event with three stage wins netted by as many different riders – Alvaro Hodeg (La Ceja), Bob Jungels (Medellin) and Julian Alaphilippe (La Union) – one rider in the general classification top 10 and a distinctive jersey, bringing to an end the team’s South American block of racing.

“I am very happy, it’s been an unforgettable week, and I want to thank everybody: my teammates, our staff, these incredible fans and the organisers. The atmosphere here was amazing and the welcome and cheers we received every day from the Colombian people were truly overwhelming. There’s a lot of love for cycling here and it’s been a huge pleasure to ride again in Colombia and enjoy so much success together with the Wolfpack”, a smiling Julian said after the queen stage.

On stage 6, Alaphilippe was again dully looked after by his Deceuninck – Quick-Step teammates, who chased down the breakaway and made sure everything came back together on the lower slopes of Alto Las Palmas (15.5km, 6.3%), a daunting climb used a few years ago at the National Championships, where the race exploded as a result of the myriad of attacks launched by the local riders.

Julian had his own race and focused on it, putting in an impressive effort, just twenty-four hours from his memorable stage victory that came at the end of an entire day spent in the break, and was handsomely rewarded for this, wrapping up the points classification and becoming the first European rider to win a distinctive jersey at the Tour Colombia, on top of finishing seventh in the GC for the second consecutive year.

“We knew a tough stage was in store today, but nevertheless, we took the responsibility and I am proud of how the boys controlled the breakaway. The climb was hard and I knew it was going to be difficult against all the Colombian riders, but I did everything that I could and I have no regrets. I am leaving with a stage win and the points jersey after what has been an unbelievable week for our team and I am now looking forward to recovering before my next goals of the season”, concluded Julian, whose next appointment will be Strade Bianche.

 

Photo credit: ©Tim De Waele/ Getty Images

Race details

1 Nairo Quintana Rojas
Movistar Team
3:57:19
2 Iván Ramiro Sosa Cuervo
Team Sky
0:08
3 Miguel Ángel López Moreno
Astana Pro Team
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4 Egan Bernal Gómez
Team Sky
0:16
5 Rigoberto Urán Urán
EF Education First
1:01
6 Daniel Felipe Martínez Poveda
EF Education First
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7 Jhojan García Sosa
Manzana Postobon
1:27
8 Didier Chaparro
Orgullo Paisa
1:32
9 Sergio Henao Montoya
UAE-Team Emirates
1:36
10 Jhonatan Narváez Prado
Team Sky
1:40
16 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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57 Bob Jungels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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119 Petr Vakoč
Deceuninck - Quick Step
21:56
125 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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135 Iljo Keisse
Deceuninck - Quick Step
26:53
136 Maximiliano Richeze Araquistain
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 Miguel Ángel López Moreno
Astana Pro Team
18:38:32
2 Iván Ramiro Sosa Cuervo
Team Sky
0:04
3 Daniel Felipe Martínez Poveda
EF Education First
0:42
4 Egan Bernal Gómez
Team Sky
0:54
5 Nairo Quintana Rojas
Movistar Team
1:04
6 Rigoberto Urán Urán
EF Education First
1:31
7 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:33
8 Sergio Henao Montoya
UAE-Team Emirates
2:41
9 Richard Carapaz Montenegro
Movistar Team
2:46
10 Rodrigo Contreras
Astana Pro Team
2:47
28 Bob Jungels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
7:53
110 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
57:15
112 Petr Vakoč
Deceuninck - Quick Step
58:40
114 Maximiliano Richeze Araquistain
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:00:21
122 Iljo Keisse
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:09:16
1 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
40 pt
2 Miguel Ángel López Moreno
Astana Pro Team
38 pt
3 Juan Sebastián Molano Benavides
UAE-Team Emirates
25 pt
4 Egan Bernal Gómez
Team Sky
22 pt
5 Bob Jungels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
21 pt
6 Iván Ramiro Sosa Cuervo
Team Sky
21 pt
7 Daniel Felipe Martínez Poveda
EF Education First
21 pt
8 Diego Antonio Ochoa Camargo
Manzana Postobon
19 pt
9 Nairo Quintana Rojas
Movistar Team
18 pt
10 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
18 pt
20 Maximiliano Richeze Araquistain
Deceuninck - Quick Step
7 pt
1 Miguel Ángel López Moreno
Astana Pro Team
18:38:32
2 Iván Ramiro Sosa Cuervo
Team Sky
0:04
3 Daniel Felipe Martínez Poveda
EF Education First
0:42
4 Egan Bernal Gómez
Team Sky
0:54
5 Rodrigo Contreras
Astana Pro Team
2:47
6 Alejandro Osorio Carbajal
Nippo Vini Fantini Faizanè
3:31
7 Óscar Adalberto Quiroz Ayala
Coldeportas Bicicletas Strongman
3:40
8 Miguel Eduardo Flórez
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
4:05
9 Jefferson Cepeda Hernandez
Ecuador
4:14
10 Harold Tejada Canacue
Medellin
4:44
39 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
57:15
1 Iván Ramiro Sosa Cuervo
Team Sky
13 pt
2 Miguel Ángel López Moreno
Astana Pro Team
12 pt
3 Julio Alexis Camacho Bernal
Coldeportes Zenu
12 pt
4 Nairo Quintana Rojas
Movistar Team
10 pt
5 Daniel Felipe Martínez Poveda
EF Education First
7 pt
6 Óscar Adalberto Quiroz Ayala
Coldeportas Bicicletas Strongman
7 pt
7 William David Muñoz Pérez
Coldeportas Bicicletas Strongman
6 pt
8 Jose Tito Hernandez
Orgullo Paisa
4 pt
9 Egan Bernal Gómez
Team Sky
4 pt
10 Fabio Duarte Arevalo
Medellin
4 pt
16 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2 pt
1 EF Education First 55:31:37
2 Movistar Team 0:02
3 Team Sky 2:35
4 Medellin 5:21
5 Coldeportas Bicicletas Strongman 5:37
6 Astana Pro Team 19:31
7 Orgullo Paisa 24:16
8 EPM 25:06
9 Manzana Postobon 32:47
10 Ecuador 42:50

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