Sergio Higuita seals overall victory at Tour Colombia

Sergio Higuita (EF Pro Cycling) held off the challenge of Egan Bernal on Sunday to win 2020 Tour Colombia.

Higuita’s teammate Daniel Martinez won the mountainous 182.6km stage from Zipaquira to a mountaintop finish on El Verjon on the last stage.

Higuita, who started the day in the leader’s orange jersey, was second in the same time. Egan Bernal was third, three seconds back.

The 22-year-old Higuita also beat Bernal to win the Colombian road title at the start of February.

“I’m really very happy because this is the first general classification I’ve ever won in my life,” Higuita said.

Martinez was second overall, with Ecuadorian Jonathan Caicedo in third. Bernal finished fourth overall, 55 seconds behind the winner.

Bernal and Richard Carapaz tried to attack on the final climb but Higuita clung to their wheels before attacking with Martinez.

Tour Colombia 2020 – stage 6 results (Zipaquirá – El Once/Alto del Verjón):

1Daniel Martinez (EF Pro Cycling)

4:24:09

2Sergio Higuita (EF Pro Cycling)

+01”

3Egan Bernal (Team Ineos)

+03”

4Miguel Florez (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec)

+09”

5Jonathan Caicedo (EF Pro Cycling)

+14”

6Robinson Chalapud (Team Medellin)

+52”

7Hernan Aguirre (Colombia Tierra de Atletas GW Bicicletas)

+01’08”

8Diego Camargo (Colombia Tierra de Atletas GW Bicicletas)

+01’16”

9Freddy Montaña (EPM-Scott)

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10Esteban Chaves (Colombia-Andina)

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Tour Colombia 2020 – final general classification:

1Sergio Higuita (EF Pro Cycling)

19:55:51

2Daniel Martinez (EF Pro Cycling)

+07”

3Jonathan Caicedo (EF Pro Cycling)

+33”

4Egan Bernal (Team Ineos)

+54”

5Miguel Florez (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec)

+02’00”

6Freddy Montaña (EPM-Scott)

+02’35’

7Esteban Chaves (Colombia-Andina)

+03’08”

8Hernan Aguirre (Colombia Tierra de Atletas GW Bicicletas)

+03’14”

9Torstein Træen (Nor) Uno-X

+03’18”

10Sergio Henao (UAE Team Emirates)

+03’21”

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