Julian Alaphilippe beats Miguel Angel Lopez and Richard Carapaz in Tour Colombia
Feb 17 2019 02:19 am CET

Julian Alaphilippe beats Miguel Angel Lopez and Richard Carapaz in Tour Colombia
Julian Alaphilippe beats Miguel Angel Lopez and Richard Carapaz in Tour Colombia
Photo of Julian Alaphilippe © Mary Cárdenas / CyclingPub.com

Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) has taken the win of the fifth stage of the Tour Colombia. The rider beat Miguel Angel Lopez and Richard Carapaz in the uphill finish and took the GC lead.

The peloton faced a 177.2-kilometre course on the fifth day of racing in Colombia. Early on the stage, a strong escape group was created that included riders like Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick-Step), Ivan Sosa (Team Sky), Daniel Martinez (EF Education First), Winner Anacona (Movistar) and Rodrigo Contreras (Astana), among others.

Behind them, the peloton was pulled by Team Sky, which managed to leave some riders struggling behind. Alaphilippe attacked in the last 20 kilometres and took Sosa with him.

Just passed the 10-kilometre mark, the duo was caught by the chasers and soon after Contreras attacked and was followed by Sosa and Martinez, a duo that a few metres later launched a new attack dropped the rider of Astana.

At the peloton, Team Sky's Egan Bernal was the first one to make a move and he was followed by Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana), Sergio Henao (UAE Team Emirates) and Rigoberto Uran (EF Education First). The duo in front kept riding while behind Lopez and Richard Carapaz (Movistar) caught Alaphilippe and together went on to try to catch the front guys.

The two groups got together just before the last kilometre and Alaphilippe attacked in the last metres, leaving the other riders struggling behind. Lopez, Carapaz, Martinez and Sosa completed the top five of the day.

The French rider of Deceuninck-Quick-Step also took the lead of the General Classification with one stage to go.






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