Fernando Gaviria has Tuesday in his own country for the first ride in the Colombia Oro y Paz (cat. 2.1) won a contest this year for the first time on the cycling calendar. The 23-year-old sprinter of Quick-Step Floors was after to 99.9 km with start and arrival in Palmira faster than his compatriot Juan Sebastian Molano. His Argentine teammate Maximiliano Richeze sprinted to the third place.
Gaviria is also the first leader. In the position, he has two countrymen for. Miguel Angel Rubiano is on one second second, Molano on for four seconds and a third.
The Colombian Nairo Quintana hit his brother Dayer involved in a fall five kilometres from the finish line. The incident remained without any consequences for both riders, who just at the start of the second stage will appear.
For Gaviria is the second victory this year. Previously, he won all of the opening stage in the Tour of San Juan (cat. 2.1) in Argentina, which by the way, he is not leaving. In the fourth stage, he threw the towel in the ring after a fall.
Wednesday will be the second ride, 183,4 km long, also in Palmira start and end. It again promises an ideal fit for the hand of the sprinters to be.
The first edition of the Colombia Oro y Paz ends on Sunday with the sixth stage, that of Armenia to Manizales leads 187,8 mountainous miles.
1. Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) in 2u07’05”
2. Juan Sebastian Molano (Manzana Postobon) z.t.
3. Ariel Maximiliano Richeze (Quick-Step Floors)
4. Matteo Malucelli (Androni – Sidermec – Bottecchia)
5. Álvaro José Hodeg (Quick-Step Floors)