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Uran scoops stage 5 of the Colombia Oro y Paz as Quintana nabs race lead

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Rigoberto Uran

Rigoberto Uran (EF Education First-Drapac) has won the fifth stage of Colombia Oro y Paz out-pacing Nairo Quintana (Movistar) and the Team Sky duo Egan Bernal – Sergio Henao.

Uran was the fastest out of the select five-rider group that formed after Quintana put in a blistering attacked inside the final kilometer of the three-kilometer climb to the finish. The Team Sky duo of Egan Bernal and Sergio Henao, as well as Uran, were the only ones able to follow Quintana. Positioning was key in the final few hundred meters of stage five, as the finish line was located inside the city-center of Salento and the streets were very narrow.

“The team did a great job today from the beginning of the race,” said Uran. “We knew that I could do a good finish. Dani was strong on the last climb, but all the guys did important work that helped me take a very nice stage win.

“Winning in Colombia gives me great joy,” Uran added. “I have not done a proper race here in 11 years. To see so many people at the starts and the finishes fills me with deep appreciation for the fans and the sport.”

Colombia Oro y Paz 2018 – stage 5 results (Pereira – Salento):

1Rigoberto Uran (EF Education First-Drapac)

3:42:33

2Nairo Quintana (Movistar)

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3Egan Bernal (Team Sky)

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4Sergio Henao (Team Sky)

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5Ivan Sosa (Androni-Sidermec-Bottecchia)

+17”

6Daniel Martinez (EF Education First-Drapac)

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7Jhonatan Narvaez (Quick-Step Floors)

+29”

8 Oscar Sevilla (Medellin-Inder)

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9Aristobulo Cala (Bicicletas Strongman Colombia Coldeportes)

+34”

10 Richard Carapaz (Movistar)

+37”

 

General classification after stage 5:

1Nairo Quintana (Movistar)

16:26:39

2Rigoberto Uran (EF Education First-Drapac)

+03”

3Sergio Henao (Team Sky)

+04”

4Egan Bernal (Team Sky)

+09”

5Ivan Sosa (Androni-Sidermec-Bottecchia)

+30”

6Daniel Martinez (EF Education First-Drapac)

+38”

7Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors)

+39”

8Jhonatan Narvaez (Quick-Step Floors)

+42”

9Aristobulo Cala (Bicicletas Strongman Colombia Coldeportes)

+52”

10Danny Osorio (Orgullo Paisa)

+57”

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