This Sunday officially opened the schedule of activities of Tour Colombia 2.1 of 2020. The third edition of the competition that will have a new champion (the last one was Miguel Ángel ‘Superman’ López), made the presentation of teams at the La Independencia stadium Tunja (Boyacá).
The most important football scene of the department of Boyacense, received on this occasion a beautiful audience that made the appointment to the opening ceremony of the most important cycling race in the country and one of the best in the continent, which will have the participation of 162 runners and 27 teams (6 World Tour, 6 Pro Continental, 10 Continental and 5 national teams), which will travel the main roads of Boyacá, Cundinamarca and the capital of the Republic, Bogotá.
Among its top exponents and candidates for the title will be world pedaling figures such as the Tour de France champion, Egan Bernal (Team Ineos), Sergio Andrés Higuita (EF Pro Cycling), his teammate Daniel Felipe Martínez, Sergio Luis Henao (UAE Team Emirates), Esteban Chaves (Mitchelton-Scott), Ecuadorian Richard Carapaz (Team Ineos) and Óscar Sevilla (Team Medellín).
Precisely, the winner of the French round 2019 expressed feeling very happy to be starting the season once again in the country: “It will always be a pride to run in my country. The competition has a good course, we are at the beginning of the season and it is the first race by stages of the year; I felt good in the national championships and I hope to continue to find the right level that allows me to reach 100% of the main objectives of this 2020.
The Federation does well to bring runners from Europe who are not accustomed to run in height and it is nice to be able to have them here and compete in front of them.
This is a race that takes few years but that has become one of the most important and recognized worldwide; we will share with the family and provide a beautiful show “.
For his part, the recent national road champion, Sergio Andrés Higuita, arrives with many title options due to his current road performance: “I am going to make this competition with a lot of love, a lot of delivery and I am very happy to be running again in my country. This team is very good, we come with a great payroll and no matter who is better, if I have to work for anyone I will do it without any problem. ”
In addition to the best of the national cycling concert, the Tour Colombia 2020 will have true figures of the world lot that will decorate the roads of the Cundiboyacense territory, among them, the Italian Fabio Aru (UAE Team Emirates), the current champion of the Tour of Italy, Richard Carapaz (Team Ineos), Julián Alaphilippe and Bob Jungels (Deceuninck Quick Step), Tejay van Garderen (EF Pro Cycling) and Argentina’s Maximiliano Richeze (UAE Team “I am very happy to run again in Colombia and in this great department.
We bring a very strong team and now we will try to demonstrate on the road because we are one of the main favorites to get the Tour title,” said Richard Carapaz minutes before going on stage with his British squad.
The competition will start tomorrow, Tuesday, February 11 with a team time trial in the city of Tunja. They will be a total of 16.7 kilometers that will show a clear panorama of an individual general that will be defined next Sunday, February 16, with a fraction of 182.6 kilometers between Zipaquirá and Alto El Verjón.
All the details of what you are interested in knowing (Stages, Altimetries, List of Brokers and Results) can be found and downloaded at: https://www.copaci.org/event/america-tour-colombia-2-1-2/