Tour Colombia 2.1

Stage 4) Paipa – Santa Rosa de Viterbo

CO Colombia, Friday 14 February 2020
168.6 km

Alaphilippe lights up the Tour Colombia

Alaphilippe lights up the Tour Colombia

It wasn’t your regular finish for this time of the year, at 2760 meters of altitude, but Julian Alaphilippe rose up to the challenge and put in a cracking ride on what proved to be one of the most exciting races seen since the start of the season. Disputed entirely in the Boyaca department, stage 4 from Paipa to Santa Rosa de Viterbo took its toll on many riders and splintered the field before the peloton approached the last climb, where everything exploded.

After animating the day, the seven-man breakaway eventually succumbed and were swarmed with five kilometers to go, despite a crash disrupting the chase late into the stage. Many of the GC contenders bolted away from the pack, but those attacks prompted other responses, including one from Julian Alaphilippe. With the flamme rouge in sight, Richard Carapaz (Ineos) dashed away and opened what looked to be a decisive gap, but that attack was closed down by the swashbuckling Frenchman, who rocketed up and took matters into his own hands.

Unfortunately for Alaphilippe, the huge effort laid down in reeling in the Ecuadorian and the high altitude were felt in the legs with 150 meters to go and he was passed by two riders with the line in sight, finishing third. Despite missing out on what would have been his third stage victory in as many participations at the Tour Colombia, Julian can still take a lot of heart from Friday’s valiant ride, especially as it came in just his sixth day of racing this season and after a bout of illness forced him to abandon last month’s Vuelta a San Juan.

Tour Colombia continues Saturday afternoon with a 180.5 kilometers between Paipa and Zipaquira, which can go either to the attackers or the sprinters, if the latter’s teams will manage to keep things under control.

 

Photo credit: ©Maximiliano Blanco / Getty Images

Race details

1 Sergio Higuita García
EF Pro Cycling
3:58:47
2 Egan Bernal Gómez
Team INEOS
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3 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:01
4 Daniel Felipe Martínez Poveda
EF Pro Cycling
0:02
5 Torstein Træen
Uno-X Norwegian Development Team
,,
6 Richard Carapaz Montenegro
Team INEOS
,,
7 Miguel Eduardo Flórez López
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
,,
8 Jonathan Klever Caicedo Cepeda
EF Pro Cycling
0:04
9 Esteban Chaves Rubio
Colombia
,,
10 Freddy Emir Montaña Cadena
EPM - Scott
,,
23 Bob Jungels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
,,
67 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
,,
97 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:34
137 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
9:15
138 Bert Van Lerberghe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
,,
1 Sergio Higuita García
EF Pro Cycling
11:25:47
2 Daniel Felipe Martínez Poveda
EF Pro Cycling
0:12
3 Jonathan Klever Caicedo Cepeda
EF Pro Cycling
0:14
4 Egan Bernal Gómez
Team INEOS
0:50
5 Richard Carapaz Montenegro
Team INEOS
0:58
6 Freddy Emir Montaña Cadena
EPM - Scott
1:14
7 Aldemar Reyes Ortega
EPM - Scott
1:28
8 Gavin Mannion
Rally Cycling
1:30
9 Sergio Henao Montoya
UAE-Team Emirates
1:31
10 Diego Antonio Ochoa Camargo
EPM - Scott
,,
19 Bob Jungels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:55
29 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:29
67 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
5:29
103 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
9:46
105 Bert Van Lerberghe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
10:10
118 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
14:22
1 Juan Sebastián Molano Benavides
UAE-Team Emirates
30 pt
2 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
22 pt
3 Edwin Ávila Vanegas
Israel Start-Up Nation
19 pt
4 Sergio Higuita García
EF Pro Cycling
15 pt
5 Jhonatan Restrepo Valencia
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
15 pt
6 Egan Bernal Gómez
Team INEOS
12 pt
7 Julian David Molano
Colombia
12 pt
8 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
10 pt
9 Itamar Einhorn
Israel Start-Up Nation
10 pt
10 Richard Carapaz Montenegro
Team INEOS
9 pt
20 Bert Van Lerberghe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
5 pt
1 Sergio Higuita García
EF Pro Cycling
11:25:47
2 Daniel Felipe Martínez Poveda
EF Pro Cycling
0:12
3 Egan Bernal Gómez
Team INEOS
0:50
4 Aldemar Reyes Ortega
EPM - Scott
1:28
5 Cristian Camilo Muñoz
UAE-Team Emirates
1:31
6 Torstein Træen
Uno-X Norwegian Development Team
1:44
7 Miguel Eduardo Flórez López
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
1:46
8 Juan Diego Alba Bolívar
Movistar Team
1:51
9 Hernán Ricardo Aguirre Calpa
Colombia Tierra de Atletas - GW Bicicletas
2:01
10 German Enrique Chavez
EPM - Scott
2:05
27 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
5:29
36 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
9:46
42 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
14:22
1 Simon Pellaud
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
4 pt
2 Egan Bernal Gómez
Team INEOS
3 pt
3 Richard Carapaz Montenegro
Team INEOS
2 pt
4 Sergio Higuita García
EF Pro Cycling
1 pt
1 EF Pro Cycling 33:41:55
2 EPM - Scott 1:40
3 UAE-Team Emirates 1:57
4 Colombia Tierra de Atletas - GW Bicicletas 2:56
5 Team INEOS 3:08
6 Colombia 3:21
7 Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec 3:23
8 Israel Start-Up Nation 3:29
9 Deceuninck - Quick Step 3:35
10 Rally Cycling 4:02

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