In a day not to be forgotten, Rodrigo Contreras (Colombia Potencia de la Vida-GW Shimano) won the sixth stage Clásico RCN – Banco Agrario 2023, a fraction disputed between Cartago and Versalles on a route of 150.4 kilometers.

In a spectacular sprint, the Cundinamarca native won ahead of Aldemar Reyes (Team Medellín-EPM) in 2nd and Alexander Gil (EPM GO RIGO GO) in 3rd. The biggest casualty of the day was Germán Darío Gómez (GW Shimano-Sidermec), who lost the lead of the race to Aldemar Reyes from Boyacá (Team Medellín-EPM).

“I caught a light on the descent and then went full throttle until the finish. We knew that Aldemar was the strongest. This is day by day, thank God today we were able to win and I am very happy, the team helped me a lot on the climb,” Contreras said at the end of the stage.

The day, which was stronger than expected, gave 20 riders permission in the early stages, where Juan Pablo Sossa (Team Sistecrpedito) was very active. None of the escapees were a threat to the general classification, so they quickly reached an advantage that exceeded 7 minutes.

Ascending to Monteñuela, José Misael Urián (Team Indeportes Boyacá Avanca), Daniel Abreu (Arroz Zulia – Ángeles Hernández-JB), Luis Miguel Martínez (SuperGiros Alcaldia de Manizales), Santiago Ramírez (Avinal Team Galiz-Alcaldía del Carmen) were in the lead. , Óscar Téllez (Team Fundecom-Arroz Sonora-Calzados Gocci-Multirepuestos Bosa), Mateo Mondragón (EPM -GO RIGO GO) and Freddy Avila (Colombia Potencia de la Vida-GW Shimano).

At the end, Aldemar Reyes (Team Medellín-EPM), Yeison Reyes (Team Medellín-EPM), Alexander Gil (EPM – GO RIGO GO) and Rodrigo Contreras (Colombia Potencia de la Vida-GW Shimano) came to the top. They attacked on the last climb. In the definition of the photo-finish Contreras took the victory.

This Friday, September 29, the seventh stage of the “Duel of the Titans” will take place, which will take riders from Roldanillo to Supia along 162.7 kilometers. The successor to Aldemar Reyes, last year’s champion, will be known on Sunday in Alto del Escobero.

Results stage 6ta

1Rodrigo ContrerasColombia Potencia de la Vida-GW3:56:12
2Aldemar ReyesTeam Medellín-EPMm.t.
3Alexander GilEPM-Go Rigo Go0:01
4Yeison ReyesTeam Medellín-EPM0:02
5Mateo MondragónEPM-Go Rigo Go0:30

General Ranking

1Aldemar ReyesTeam Medellín-EPM23:36:36
2Yeison ReyesTeam Medellín-EPM0:39
3Alexander GilEPM-Go Rigo Go0:39
4Rodrigo ContrerasColombia Potencia de la Vida-GW Shimano1:03
5Germán Dario GómezGW Shimano-Sidermec1:56

Fuente: Revista Mundo Ciclístico