Colombian cyclist Aldemar Reyes (Team Medellín) won the 61st edition of the Clásico RCN de Colombia, after maintaining the lead on the ninth and final day, a 122.2-kilometre stage that linked the towns of La Victoria and Geneva.

“I have to thank my team because they did an extraordinary job. The truth is that I couldn’t be more proud of the team I have. Thanks to my team, all the sponsors, my family and everyone who supported me and believed in me. Thank you very much!” said Aldemar Reyes excitedly at the finish line in Geneva.

A flat segment was the last episode of the Clásico RCN 2022. In the packaging, Nelson Andrés Soto (Colombia Tierra de Atletas) took the victory ahead of Luis Carlos Chía (Supergiros) and Esteban Villareal (Cys Tecnology).

The day had several attacks from the start, seeking to form the break of the day rather than trying to attack the leader of the general; Team Medellín protected Aldemar Reyes and incidentally set the pace in the large group.

Among the frequent breakaway attempts, those who were closest to leaving control of the peloton were Daniel Hoyos and Samuel Herrera, but after rolling ahead for several kilometers, the lot caught up with them.

On the way to Geneva, the peloton conjured up all the possibilities of a surprise attack, which made the fraction define itself by packing and in the process Reyes largely secured the title.

Classification Stage 9

1. Nelson Soto (Colombia Land of Athletes) – 2h: 29m34s

2. Luis Carlos Chía (SuperGiros – Mayor’s Office of Manizales) to m.t.

3. Esteban Villarreal (Team C&S) at m.t.

4. Diego Ochoa (EPM-Scott) at m.t.

5. Brayan Sánchez (Team Medellín) at m.t.

General ranking

1. Aldemar Reyes (Team Medellin) – 26h:07m:07s

2. Dubán Bobadilla (Herrera Sport 7C) at 4s

3. Edgar Pinzón (Colombia Land of Athletes) at 45s

4. Adrián Bustamante (GW Credit System) at 1m:10s

5. Rodrigo Contreras (EPM Scott) at 1m:12s