The mountain appeared and destroyed the usual classification of the Tour Colombia; Egan Bernal and Rigo Uran, protagonists

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Rigoberto Uran and Egan Bernal had a great Stage 3 in Colombia

The Tour Colombia 2024 experienced a very exciting day this Saturday, February 10, when the high mountains made their appearance in the Alto del Vino (Cundinamarca), and several important changes were presented in the general classification.

After a very difficult day between the Municipality of Cota and the legendary climb, the Ecuadorian showed all his quality in the last climb and took second place in the fifth stage of the coffee round, beating Jonathan Caicedo (Petrólica) and Rodrigo Contreras (NU Colombia) . And third, respectively.

Egan Bernal (Colombia National Team) and Rigoberto Urán (EF Education First) were the two great entertainers of the stage, while Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team) is still far from his best and has wasted a lot of time. In the overall for the newcomer to the Movistar team, he lost by 6:45 to the stage winner.

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Once Carapaz crossed the finish line, he was asked by the media to whom he told about his victory: “Most of us knew how the climb was, how difficult it was… for us to take advantage of it. Team strategy. Other tools”.

Of the tactics used he said: “We had several options, but I told them I was in good shape.” Luckily for him and his team, he felt strong in the last kilometer and was able to execute the strategy perfectly. This is how he highlighted his work: “I struck the decisive blow that brought me to the goal.”

With still one stage left and 17 seconds separating one runner from the other, Chaves commented that Education First plans to try to close that gap to win the 2024 edition: “We need to get the lead. We will have to fight till the end.” Be a good platform.”

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This Sunday the most important cycling competition in the country of the “Beatles” will end in Bogotá, led by local Rodrigo Contreras. The leaders will defend the yellow jersey by demanding a 138.7km route in the Andes.

Step 5 Classification

1. Richard Carapaz (ECU/EF Education-EasyPost), 3:34:19

2. Jonathan Caicedo (ECU/Petrolike), 0:13

3. Rodrigo Contreras (COL/NU Colombia), 0:17

4. Egan Bernal (Colombia Col/Sail), at 0:33

5. Rigobert Uren (COL/EF Education-Easypost), 0:35

6. Ivan Ramiro Sosa (COL/Movistar), 0:37

7. Stephen Chaves (COL/EF Education-EasyPost), 1:02

General classification Tour Colombia 2024

1. Rodrigo Contreras (COL/NU Colombia), 18:12:04

2. Richard Carapaz (ECU/EF Education-EasyPost), 0:17

3. Jonathan Caicedo (ECU/Petrolike), 0:24

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4. Rigobert Uren (COL/EF Education-EasyPost), 0:48

5. Egan Bernal (Colombia’s COL/SAIL), at 0:50

6. Harold Tejada (COL/Astana-Kazakhstan), 1:27

7. Stephen Chaves (COL/EF Education-EasyPost), 1:29

8. Ivan Ramiro Sosa (COL/Movistar), 1:31

9. Daniel Mendez (COL/NU Colombia), at 1:52

10. Jose Ramon Muniz (MÉX/Petrolike), at 2:36

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