Lopez secures Tour Colombia overall victory as Quintana claims final stage

Miguel Angel Lopez wins Tour Colombia 2019

Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana) took the overall victory of the Tour Colombia as Nairo Quintana (Movistar) won the queen stage in dramatic fashion.

The final stage finished atop of the 15.5km climb of Alto Viva Palmas, and came down to a thrilling final battle. After series of attacks by Quintana, Lopez, and Winner Anacona in the final kilometers, the large lead group had been whittled down to Quintana, Ivan Sosa, Egan Bernal, and Lopez.

With three kilometres to go, some fans crashed against the front men and took Quintana and Sosa to the ground, while Lopez and Bernal went ahead.

Sosa came back, but he and Lopez marked each other out, waiting for the other to make the first move. This allowed Quintana to make it back to his rivals and power past them with 1km to go, taking victory by eight seconds. Sosa and Lopez finished on the same time in second and third respectively.

Miguel Angel Lopez He won the race by four seconds ahead of Sosa and 42 seconds to Daniel Martinez (EF Education First). Bernal finished fourth and Quintana fifth.

Tour Colombia 2019 – stage 6 results (El Retiro – Alto de Palmas):

1 Nairo Quintana (Movistar)


2 Ivan Sosa (Team Sky)


3 Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana)


4 Egan Bernal (Team Sky)


5 Rigoberto Uran (EF Education First)


6 Daniel Martinez (EF Education First)


7 Jhojan Garcia (Manzana Postobon)


8 Didier Alonso Chaparro (Orgullo Paisa)


9 Sergio Henao (UAE Team Emirates)


10 Jhonatan Narvaez (Team Sky)



Tour Colombia 2019 – final general classification:

1 Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana)


2 Ivan Sosa (Team Sky)


3 Daniel Martinez (EF Education First)


4 Egan Bernal (Team Sky)


5 Nairo Quintana (Movistar)


6 Rigoberto Uran (EF Education First)


7 Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)


8 Sergio Henao (UAE Team Emirates)


9 Richard Carapaz (Movistar)


10 Rodrigo Contreras (Astana)



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