Tour Colombia 2.1

Stage 5) Paipa – Zipaquirá

CO Colombia, Saturday 15 February 2020
174.9 km

Hodeg second in tightly-fought sprint

Hodeg second in tightly-fought sprint

Alvaro Hodeg came agonisingly close to finally breaking the ice and taking what would have been a well-deserved first victory this season, on the penultimate stage of the Tour Colombia, which finished in Zipaquira, where the riders were given an amazing welcome by the large and boisterous crowds.

Going into the closing kilometers of Saturday’s 180.5km-long leg, the Wolfpack were again at the head of the affairs, but this time decided to change the register and launch a double-pronged attack featuring stage winners Julian Alaphilippe and Bob Jungels, who clipped away and spread panic through the peloton.

This perfectly-executed attack, despite being neutralized with less than one kilometer to go, forced the other teams to burn their lead-out men early in order to bring back the cunning Deceuninck – Quick-Step duo. Only Alvaro Hodeg had his last man with him, Bert Van Lerberghe, who charged forward to the front of the group with the Colombian in his wheel. 150 meters from home, Alvaro opened up the gallop and kept pushing all the way to the line, but sadly he was just pipped by Juan Sebastian Molano (Team UAE Emirates) and concluded runner-up for his fifth podium of the season.

Luxembourg Champion Bob Jungels remained the best-placed Deceuninck – Quick-Step rider in the general classification of the Tour Colombia (18th). The third edition of South America’s biggest race will draw the curtain Sunday with the queen stage that will take the riders atop Alto Verjon (18.1 kilometers, 4.2%), at an altitude of over 3200 meters.

 

Photo credit: ©Maximiliano Blanco / Getty Images

Race details

1 Juan Sebastián Molano Benavides
UAE-Team Emirates
4:06:00
2 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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3 Jhonatan Restrepo Valencia
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
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4 Travis McCabe
Israel Start-Up Nation
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5 Colin Joyce
Rally Cycling
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6 Juan Francisco Rosales Hernandez
Canel's Pro Cycling
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7 Richard Carapaz Montenegro
Team INEOS
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8 Edwin Ávila Vanegas
Israel Start-Up Nation
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9 Lars Saugstad
Uno-X Norwegian Development Team
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10 Diego Antonio Ochoa Camargo
EPM - Scott
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19 Bert Van Lerberghe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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30 Bob Jungels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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113 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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120 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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123 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:28
1 Sergio Higuita García
EF Pro Cycling
15:31:47
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
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18 Bob Jungels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:55
42 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:06
74 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
6:24
101 Bert Van Lerberghe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
10:10
109 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
12:14
117 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
14:16
1 Juan Sebastián Molano Benavides
UAE-Team Emirates
45 pt
2 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
34 pt
3 Jhonatan Restrepo Valencia
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
25 pt
4 Edwin Ávila Vanegas
Israel Start-Up Nation
23 pt
5 Sergio Higuita García
EF Pro Cycling
15 pt
6 Richard Carapaz Montenegro
Team INEOS
14 pt
7 Byron Guamá de la Cruz
Ecuador
13 pt
8 Egan Bernal Gómez
Team INEOS
12 pt
9 Julian David Molano
Colombia
12 pt
10 Colin Joyce
Rally Cycling
12 pt
12 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
10 pt
22 Bert Van Lerberghe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
5 pt
1 Sergio Higuita García
EF Pro Cycling
15:31:47
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 Torstein Træen
Uno-X Norwegian Development Team
1:44
6 Miguel Eduardo Flórez López
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
1:46
7 Cristian Camilo Muñoz
UAE-Team Emirates
1:50
8 Juan Diego Alba Bolívar
Movistar Team
1:51
9 Hernán Ricardo Aguirre Calpa
Colombia Tierra de Atletas - GW Bicicletas
2:01
10 Diego Andres Camargo
Colombia Tierra de Atletas - GW Bicicletas
2:08
29 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
6:24
41 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
12:14
43 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
14:16
1 Fabio Duarte Arevalo
Team Medellin
5 pt
2 Simon Pellaud
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
4 pt
3 Egan Bernal Gómez
Team INEOS
3 pt
4 Richard Carapaz Montenegro
Team INEOS
2 pt
5 Robinson Chalapud Gómez
Team Medellin
2 pt
6 Sergio Higuita García
EF Pro Cycling
1 pt
7 Wálter Fernando Pedraza Morales
Equipo Continental Supergiros
1 pt
1 EF Pro Cycling 45:59:55
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 Team Illuminate 4:19

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