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):

1Nairo Quintana (Movistar)


2Ivan Sosa (Team Sky)


3Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana)


4Egan Bernal (Team Sky)


5Rigoberto Uran (EF Education First)


6Daniel Martinez (EF Education First)


7Jhojan Garcia (Manzana Postobon)


8Didier Alonso Chaparro (Orgullo Paisa)


9Sergio Henao (UAE Team Emirates)


10Jhonatan Narvaez (Team Sky)



Tour Colombia 2019 – final general classification:

1Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana)


2Ivan Sosa (Team Sky)


3Daniel Martinez (EF Education First)


4Egan Bernal (Team Sky)


5Nairo Quintana (Movistar)


6Rigoberto Uran (EF Education First)


7Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)


8Sergio Henao (UAE Team Emirates)


9Richard Carapaz (Movistar)


10Rodrigo Contreras (Astana)



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