In another finish at pure speed and without climbs, the young Jonathan Guatibonza (GW Shimano-Sidermec) won the second stage of the traditional Tour of Colombia 2023, after traveling 160.1 kilometers between Tibasosa and Gachancipá,

The young sprinter crossed the finish line first, in a tremendous run in which he just overtook Miguel Ángel López (Team Medellín – EPM) and Juan Pablo Sossa (Team Sistecrédito), who finished in second and third position, respectively.

The escape of the day was encouraged by Felipe Morales (Team InderHuila BYY Iowa) and Robison Ortega (EBSA Empresa de Energía de Boyacá), who got away from the first bars, but in the last kilometers they were neutralized by the peloton.

After the breakaway was captured, control in the main group was exercised by the sexteta EPM-GO RIGO GO and Team Medellín-EPM, who, with 10 kilometers to go, began to set a strong and constant rhythm to avoid escape attempts and take the decision of the stage to the packing, where Jonathan Guatibonza beat the leader.

In the general classification, Miguel Ángel López (Team Medellín-EPM) continues to command the positions followed by Fabio Duarte (Team Medellín – EPM) at 34″ and Rodrigo Contreras (Colombia Potencia de la Vida – GW Shimano) at 35″.

The climber from Boyacá has had a very positive year in UCI races, with victories in the Tour of San Juan in Argentina, in the Tour of Bantrab in Guatemala, in the Gila Tour in the United States, in the Tour of Catamarca in Argentina, in the Joe Martin Stage Race and two stages so far in the Tour of Colombia, in addition to being victorious in various parts of the national calendar.

This Monday the third stage of the Colombian round will be run, a circuit in Ibagué, of 105.4 kilometers. In total there will be 10 days of competition until June 25 with a total distance of 1,411 kilometers.

Source: Revista Mundo Ciclístico