Rigoberto Uran victorious at 5th stage of Colombia Oro y Paz
Feb 10 2018 06:54 pm CET

Rigoberto Uran victorious at 5th stage of Colombia Oro y Paz
Rigoberto Uran victorious at 5th stage of Colombia Oro y Paz
EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale

EF Education First-Drapac's Rigoberto Uran has won the fifth stage of Colombia Oro y Paz. The rider had the better legs on the final climb and crossed the line before Nairo Quintana.

The fifth stage of the Colombian race was 163.7 kilometres long between Pereira and Salento, with an uphill finish. Early on the day an escape group of 11 was created and included riders like Jonathan Clarke (UnitedHealthCare), Brayan Ramirez (Colombia) and Juan Felipe Osorio (Manzana Postobon).

At around 20 kilometres from the end, a group of three including Dayer Quintana (Movistar) attacked from the pack with the objective of reeling the escapees back in. Just after the 5-kilometre mark, the last man of the breakaway, Rodrigo Contreras (EPM) was caught by the peloton.

The last ascent left a reduced lead group that included riders like Nairo Quintana (Movistar), Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Start Floors), Rigoberto Uran (EF Education First-Drapac), Egan Bernal and Sergio Henao (Sky) who fought all the way uphill until the end by making several attacks.

Uran, Quintana, Bernal and Henao arrived together to the last meters of the stage. The first one to make a move was Quintana, but Uran responded well and managed to take the final sprint.

With his second place at the stage, Quintana now leads the General Classification ahead of the last stage of the race.




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