Alvaro Hodeg of the Belgian Deceuninck – Quick Step has Wednesday’s second stage win of the Tour of Colombia (2.1). In the bunch sprint he tapped the Est Martin Laas and Sebastian Molano, and was also the leader’s jersey from compatriot Rigoberto Uran. For Deceuninck – Quick Step, it is the fifth victory this season.
After the team time trial Tuesday got the peloton of the Tour of Colombia on day 2, a stage of 150 kilometers for the wheels with start and arrival in La Ceja. The majority of them worked with the riders on a local circuit with a slope of the fourth category. The race was coloured by a flight of six, with the Spaniard Oscar Sevilla, the Swiss rider Simon Pellaud, plus four local riders in the final afhaakten.
Even if it was the response in the background of WorldTour teams EF Education First (the tijdritwinnaars), UAE – Team Emirates (for Fernando Gaviria) and Deceuninck – Quick Step (for Alvaro Hodeg), however, had Sevilla and Pellaud at the start of the last ten kilometers still ahead of 1:10. But at the end were the two however, for the effort.
The last run-up to the sprint was dominated by the team mates of Hodeg. That was so perfectly launched, but his compatriot Sebastian Molano (and not his team mate Gaviria) was lurking in the wheel. But Molano himself in full sprint embedded between Hodeg and its last locomotive, and could never completely gear bets.
Thursday, the punchers to move during the third stage of the Tour of Colombia. During four local laps in Llanogrande the riders must always have a slope of third category. The race, which includes Chris Froome, Nairo Quintana and Julian Alaphilippe to start got, ends this weekend with two mountain stages.