Jarlinson Pantano wins Colombian time trial championship
Feb 25 2017 03:36 am CET

Jarlinson Pantano wins Colombian time trial championship

Trek-Segafredo's Jarlinson Pantano has taken the victory at the Colombian Time Trial Championship. The rider completed the circuit in 42 minutes and 40 seconds.

The Time Trial took place over 34 kilometers between the towns of Guatavita and La Calera, in the surroundings of Bogota.

The rider was 10 seconds faster than Rodrigo Contreras of Coldeportes Zenu after completing the course without any problems despite having to stand the rain.

Last year's time trial champion Walter Vargas of Medellin-Inder got the third place with 43 minutes and 13 seconds. Carlos Ramirez of the UCI Continental team Movistar Colombia and Jonathan Paredes of Team Meta complete the top five of the time trial.

Esteban Chaves was set to take part but at the last moment canceled his participation as he didn't feel ready for it. His father confirmed that he is still affected by the jet-lag and prefers to save himself for the road race championship.

The Colombian Time Trial Championship has in the past been won by riders like Rigoberto Uran and Santiago Botero.

Pantano will also take part in the Colombian Road Race Championships that will take place in the country's capital and features a route of 239 kilometers. Other WorldTour riders like Chaves, Sergio Henao, Sebastian Henao, Darwin Atapuma and Fernando Gaviria are set to participate in the competition as well.
Photo of Jarlinson Pantano (cropped) by Trek-Segafredo