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Gaviria takes second Colombia Oro y Paz stage win

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Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) won a bunch sprint at the end of the second stage of the Colombia Oro y Paz on Wednesday to claim his second victory in the race.

The Colombian edged out Juan Sebastian Molano (Manzana Postobon) at the end of the 183.4km route from around Palmira.

“Of course I am very happy, because it was another perfect day for Quick-Step Floors: Elia won in the morning and a few hours later I took another victory in front of my family and supporters, who were again unbelievable. It was a long day with high temperatures, but we controlled it – also with the help of other teams – and the win is for my fantastic teammates”, said Fernando Gaviria after retaining the lead in the overall classification.

Stage 3, from Palmira to Buga, will be the last opportunity for the sprinters at this edition.

“Tomorrow we will have a different stage, with a long, straight finish. It would be a dream to complete a hat-trick of victories, but I’m not thinking of this now. All I want is to enjoy this beautiful moment together with my teammates and countrymen.”

Colombia Oro y Paz 2018 – stage 2 results (Palmira – Palmira):

1 Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors)

3:49:30

2 Juan Sebastian Molano (Manzana Postobon)

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3 Matteo Malucelli (Androni-Sidermec-Bottecchia)

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4 Andrea Guardini (Bardiani-CSF)

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5 Mihkel Räim (Israel Cycling Academy)

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6 Davide Vigano (Italy)

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7 Martin Laas (Team Illuminate)

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8 John Murphy (Holowesko-Citadel)

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9 Jairo Alonso Cano (EPM)

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10 Manuel Peñalver (Trevigiani Phonix-Hemus 1896)

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General classification after stage 2:

1 Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors)

5:56:12

2 Juan Sebastian Molano (Manzana Postobon)

+11”

3 Matteo Malucelli (Androni-Sidermec-Bottecchia)

+19”

4 Maximiliano Richeze (Quick-Step Floors)

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5 Andrea Guardini (Bardiani-CSF)

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6 Davide Vigano (Italy)

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7 Mihkel Räim (Israel Cycling Academy)

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8 Pawel Franczak (CCC Sprandi Polkowice)

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9 Manuel Peñalver (Trevigiani Phonix-Hemus 1896)

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10 Lucas Sebastian Haedo (UnitedHealthcare)

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