In a very fast finish, Juan Diego Hoyos (Corratec-Huevos 100%-Gobernación Caldas Serjaf) won the seventh stage of the 2023 RCN Classic, starting in Roldanillo and arriving in Supía over 162.7 kilometers, which also included passing through two Categorized mountain awards.

The Caldense rider, who achieved his second victory in this edition as he had won on the fourth day, crossed the finish line alone, followed by Jhonatan Restrepo (GW Shimano-Sidermec) at 36 seconds, and Germán Darío Gómez ( GW Shimano-Sidermec) at 42 seconds.

Then a selection of less than 20 runners would cross the sentencing line, which included leader Aldemar Reyes (Team Medellín-EPM), who kept the yellow jersey ahead of his brother Yeison.

The day had good weather, which allowed the group to reach a speed of approximately 50 kilometers per hour on half of the flat route, which prevented escape. However, in the mountain passes there were differences and there the group fragmented, which ended up taking place in the descents, as those who are not specialists broke away and gave up the victory.

In the tough climb towards Anserma, eleven runners ventured, where Edwin Patiño (Team Engineering of Roads), Daniel Muñoz (EPM-GO RIGO GO) and César Nicolas Paredes (Arroz Zulia – Ángeles Hernández-JB) stood out, who was the main protagonist on the climb, reaching the top first, but on the journey towards the department of Caldas all the escapees were neutralized by the favorites.

The Spanish Oscar Sevilla (Team Medellín) won the last special sprint of the day and was expected to win the stage on his 47th birthday, but he was finally captured along with the group he was with on a flat terrain that made many they will risk.

In the last kilometers, Juan Diego Hoyos (Corratec-Huevos 100% -Caldas Serjaf Government) risked everything in the descent and surprised the favorites to take his second victory in the race, this time against his countrymen.

Tomorrow the eighth stage will be run between La Pintada, passing through Alto de Minas to reach La Estrella, Antioquia, with a route of 143.7 kilometers, which includes a first-class mountain pass.

Results stage 7

1Juan Diego HoyosCorratec-Huevos 100%-Gobernación Caldas Serjaf3:44:17
2Jhonatan RestrepoGW Shimano Sidermec0:36
3Germán Darío GómezGW Shimano Sidermec0:42
4Aldemar ReyesTeam Medellín-EPM0:42
5Kevin David CastilloTeam Sistecrédito0:42

General Ranking

1Aldemar ReyesTeam Medellín-EPM27:21:32
2Yeison ReyesTeam Medellín-EPM0:42
3Alexander GilEPM-Go Rigo Go0:42
4Rodrigo ContrerasColombia Potencia de la Vida-GW Shimano1:08
5Germán Dario GómezGW Shimano-Sidermec1:55