Tour Colombia 2.1

Stage 6) Zipaquirá – El Once Verjón

CO Colombia, Sunday 16 February 2020
182.6 km

Tour Colombia concludes on lung-busting climb

Tour Colombia concludes on lung-busting climb

The third edition of the Tour Colombia came to an end Sunday afternoon at an unreal altitude of 3290 meters, a record for the race, and for what it’s worth, the highest many of the riders in the peloton have ever been. The longest leg of the week, the 182.6km stage 6 had four classified ascents jammed between start and finish, with Alto Verjon as the cherry on the cake, an 18.2km-long monster of a climb averaging 5.2%, where the lack of oxygen made sure of whittling down what was already a reduced peloton.

Alvaro Hodeg, who delivered three of Deceuninck – Quick-Step’s five top 3 finishes at this edition, got infiltrated in a 14-man break which managed to stay clear until the first slopes of Alto Verjon, where the bunch was blown to pieces as consequence of the brisk tempo set by the GC contenders’ teams.

It came as no surprise that the battle for victory featured only Colombian riders, and in the end it was Daniel Martinez (EF Education First) that prevailed, followed by teammate Sergio Higuita, who finished at the top of the general classification, making it for the third time in as many editions that a home rider took home the trophy.

Our best rider on this gruelling stage was Luxembourg Champion Bob Jungels, who now that he completed the Tour Colombia, will return to Europe in order to prepare the start of the Spring Classics.

 

Photo credit: ©Maximiliano Blanco / Getty Images

Race details

1 Daniel Felipe Martínez Poveda
EF Pro Cycling
4:24:09
2 Sergio Higuita García
EF Pro Cycling
0:01
3 Egan Bernal Gómez
Team INEOS
0:03
4 Miguel Eduardo Flórez López
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
0:09
5 Jonathan Klever Caicedo Cepeda
EF Pro Cycling
0:14
6 Robinson Chalapud Gómez
Team Medellin
0:52
7 Hernán Ricardo Aguirre Calpa
Colombia Tierra de Atletas - GW Bicicletas
1:08
8 Diego Andres Camargo
Colombia Tierra de Atletas - GW Bicicletas
1:16
9 Freddy Emir Montaña Cadena
EPM - Scott
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10 Esteban Chaves Rubio
Colombia
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82 Bob Jungels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
16:49
83 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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114 Bert Van Lerberghe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
22:31
115 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
24:27
123 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
25:53
125 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
26:54
1 Sergio Higuita García
EF Pro Cycling
19:55:51
2 Daniel Felipe Martínez Poveda
EF Pro Cycling
0:07
3 Jonathan Klever Caicedo Cepeda
EF Pro Cycling
0:33
4 Egan Bernal Gómez
Team INEOS
0:54
5 Miguel Eduardo Flórez López
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
2:00
6 Freddy Emir Montaña Cadena
EPM - Scott
2:35
7 Esteban Chaves Rubio
Colombia
3:08
8 Hernán Ricardo Aguirre Calpa
Colombia Tierra de Atletas - GW Bicicletas
3:14
9 Torstein Træen
Uno-X Norwegian Development Team
3:18
10 Sergio Henao Montoya
UAE-Team Emirates
3:21
66 Bob Jungels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
18:49
72 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
20:00
109 Bert Van Lerberghe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
32:46
111 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
33:23
113 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
36:46
114 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
40:14
1 Juan Sebastián Molano Benavides
UAE-Team Emirates
45 pt
2 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
34 pt
3 Sergio Higuita García
EF Pro Cycling
27 pt
4 Jhonatan Restrepo Valencia
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
25 pt
5 Daniel Felipe Martínez Poveda
EF Pro Cycling
23 pt
6 Edwin Ávila Vanegas
Israel Start-Up Nation
23 pt
7 Egan Bernal Gómez
Team INEOS
22 pt
8 Byron Guamá de la Cruz
Ecuador
18 pt
9 Richard Carapaz Montenegro
Team INEOS
14 pt
10 Miguel Eduardo Flórez López
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
13 pt
15 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
10 pt
28 Bert Van Lerberghe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
5 pt
1 Sergio Higuita García
EF Pro Cycling
19:55:51
2 Daniel Felipe Martínez Poveda
EF Pro Cycling
0:07
3 Egan Bernal Gómez
Team INEOS
0:54
4 Miguel Eduardo Flórez López
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
2:00
5 Hernán Ricardo Aguirre Calpa
Colombia Tierra de Atletas - GW Bicicletas
3:14
6 Torstein Træen
Uno-X Norwegian Development Team
3:18
7 Diego Andres Camargo
Colombia Tierra de Atletas - GW Bicicletas
3:29
8 Aldemar Reyes Ortega
EPM - Scott
4:18
9 Andrés Camilo Ardila Ordoñez
UAE-Team Emirates
4:37
10 Cristian Camilo Muñoz
UAE-Team Emirates
4:59
38 Jannik Steimle
Deceuninck - Quick Step
33:23
40 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
36:46
41 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
40:14
1 Fabio Duarte Arevalo
Team Medellin
9 pt
2 Egan Bernal Gómez
Team INEOS
6 pt
3 Daniel Felipe Martínez Poveda
EF Pro Cycling
5 pt
4 Robinson Chalapud Gómez
Team Medellin
5 pt
5 Sergio Higuita García
EF Pro Cycling
5 pt
6 Simon Pellaud
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
4 pt
7 Wálter Fernando Pedraza Morales
Equipo Continental Supergiros
3 pt
8 Miguel Eduardo Flórez López
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
2 pt
9 Richard Carapaz Montenegro
Team INEOS
2 pt
10 Edison Munoz
Equipe Continental Orgullo Paisa
2 pt
1 EF Pro Cycling 59:12:37
2 UAE-Team Emirates 6:58
3 EPM - Scott 7:47
4 Colombia Tierra de Atletas - GW Bicicletas 8:36
5 Colombia 10:26
6 Ecuador 13:56
7 Team Medellin 15:40
8 Team INEOS 15:54
9 Israel Start-Up Nation 17:17
10 Equipe Continental Orgullo Paisa 21:45

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