Tour Colombia 2.1

Stage 2) Paipa - Duitama

CO Colombia, Wednesday 12 February 2020
152.4 km

Hodeg in action in Duitama

Hodeg in action in Duitama

152.4 flat kilometers from Paipa to Duitama, where four local laps awaited the peloton, were in store for the first road stage of this year’s race, which ten riders decided to spend at the front, as part of a breakaway group that despite being so large, couldn’t put more than three minutes between them and the peloton.

Deceuninck – Quick-Step quickly assumed responsibility and led the chase, several delegates from other teams who targeted a mass sprint joining our riders at the head of the group and sharing the workload. This newly-formed alliance was bad news for the escapees, who continued racing on borrowed time and got pegged back on the penultimate lap of the stage. Luxembourg Champion Bob Jungels and most combative rider of stage 1 Julian Alaphilippe, both stage winners at the previous edition, put in a huge and superb effort in the closing kilometers, stretching out the field and helping the Deceuninck – Quick-Step train move into a privileged position under the flamme rouge.

Then Bert Van Lerberghe launched Alvaro Hodeg, who kicked out with 150 meters to go and put in a strong sprint, being denied only on the last meters by his countryman Juan Sebastian Molano (UAE Team Emirates). For Alvaro, this was the third top 3 finish of the season and served as confirmation of the fact he is slowly but surely returning to his best after last October’s crash in the Tour de l’Eurometropole.

 

Photo credit: ©Maximiliano Blanco / Getty Images

Race details

1 Juan Sebastián Molano Benavides
UAE-Team Emirates
3:12:09
2 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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3 Itamar Einhorn
Israel Start-Up Nation
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4 Jhonatan Restrepo Valencia
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
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5 Edwin Ávila Vanegas
Israel Start-Up Nation
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6 Bryan Gómez Peñaloza
Equipo Continental Supergiros
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7 Colin Joyce
Rally Cycling
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8 Marco Benfatto
Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè
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9 Julian David Molano
Colombia
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10 Félix Alejandro Barón Castillo
Team Illuminate
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18 Bert Van Lerberghe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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106 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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139 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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140 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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141 Bob Jungels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:31
1 Jonathan Klever Caicedo Cepeda
EF Pro Cycling
3:30:10
2 Sergio Higuita García
EF Pro Cycling
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3 Daniel Felipe Martínez Poveda
EF Pro Cycling
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4 Tejay van Garderen
EF Pro Cycling
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5 Lawson Craddock
EF Pro Cycling
0:09
6 Bert Van Lerberghe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:45
7 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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8 Egan Bernal Gómez
Team INEOS
0:46
9 Richard Carapaz Montenegro
Team INEOS
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10 Jhonatan Narváez Prado
Team INEOS
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29 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:08
30 Bob Jungels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:16
141 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
5:01
144 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
5:30
1 Juan Sebastián Molano Benavides
UAE-Team Emirates
15 pt
2 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
12 pt
3 Itamar Einhorn
Israel Start-Up Nation
10 pt
4 Jhonatan Restrepo Valencia
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
8 pt
5 Edwin Ávila Vanegas
Israel Start-Up Nation
7 pt
6 Brayan Sánchez Vergara
Team Medellin
6 pt
7 Bryan Gómez Peñaloza
Equipo Continental Supergiros
6 pt
8 Colin Joyce
Rally Cycling
5 pt
9 Julian David Molano
Colombia
4 pt
10 Byron Guamá de la Cruz
Ecuador
4 pt
1 Sergio Higuita García
EF Pro Cycling
3:30:10
2 Daniel Felipe Martínez Poveda
EF Pro Cycling
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3 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:45
4 Egan Bernal Gómez
Team INEOS
0:46
5 Jhonatan Narváez Prado
Team INEOS
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6 Brandon Smith Rivera Vargas
Team INEOS
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7 Aldemar Reyes Ortega
EPM - Scott
0:57
8 German Enrique Chavez
EPM - Scott
1:00
9 Cristian Camilo Muñoz
UAE-Team Emirates
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10 Juan Diego Alba Bolívar
Movistar Team
1:02
54 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
5:01
55 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
5:30
1 EF Pro Cycling 9:54:28
2 Deceuninck - Quick Step 0:45
3 Team INEOS 0:46
4 Rally Cycling 0:59
5 EPM - Scott 1:00
6 UAE-Team Emirates ,,
7 Movistar Team 1:02
8 Israel Start-Up Nation 1:21
9 Team Medellin 1:22
10 Uno-X Norwegian Development Team 1:32

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