In a finish at pure speed, Miguel Ángel López (Team Medellín-EPM) beat Johan Colón (Orgullo Paisa) in a disputed sprint in the first online stage of the Vuelta a Colombia after 4:36:07 hours of racing, which allowed him to keep his yellow race leader jersey.

The day was held around Yopal with a total of 197.3 kilometers traveled, where “Supermán” López added time bonuses to confirm his leadership of the Colombian round.

At the end of the fraction, the winner of the day expressed his satisfaction with the victory. “The team worked perfectly all day, I have two great teachers Óscar and Fabio, in the end I had good legs and I rewarded the work. The truth is, I thought it wasn’t coming”, said the runner from Boyacá, with a past on the World Tour.

The day began at a good pace, with a break in which Jefferson Ruiz (GW Shimano Sidermec), Luis Miguel Martínez (Team SuperGiros-Manizales City Hall), Walter Pedraza (Team Fundecom-Calzado Goci) and Weimar Roldán (Corratec América) stood out. Racing Team).

Halfway through the course, some 30 cyclists were involved in a massive fall that forced even one of the most followed riders of the fair, Jhonatan ‘Pacora’ Restrepo (GW Shimano-Sidermec) from Calda, to abandon.

The getaway of the four adventurers came to an end with just a few kilometers left to finish after the intense pursuit of the peloton. In the end, everything came down to packing, where ‘Supermán’ López was the fastest.

This Sunday the second stage of the Colombian round will take place, another flat day starting from Tibasosa and ending in Gachancipá, over 160.1 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