In a new leg-breaking day, Adrián Bustamante won the seventh stage of the Tour of Colombia 2024 starting in Pereira and finishing in Riosucio over 155.3 kilometers, with an uphill finish.

The rider from Boyaca rounded off a spectacular performance of the squad directed by Luis Alfonso Cely, where his riders won their fifth victory in the race. Bustamante was escorted by the solid leader Rodrigo Contreras (Nu Colombia), who consolidated the first position in the general classification.

The GW Erco Shimano rider, who crossed the finish line first after imposing his finishing conditions, managing to raise his arms in the department of Caldas, gave his impressions. “A victory that I dedicate to God and my family. All the sacrifice I have made has been worth it in the end, I knew I was the one who had more strength. I also dedicated the victory to my teammates for all the effort and I hope to be on the podium,” said Bustamante, at the end of the stage.

The undulating day, which was pedaled under good weather, began very lively on the flat terrain, where a large breakaway of thirteen riders was formed. On the climb to the Alto de Sanclemente, the race began to move.

The breakaway of the day was led by Ecuadorian Jonathan Caicedo (Petrolike), who was accompanied by Alejandro Osorio (GW Erco Shimano), Cormac Mcgeough (Canel’s Java), Diego Ochoa (Team Saitel), Johan Colón (Orgullo Paisa), Mateo Sánchez (Orgullo Paisa), Camilo Castiblanco (Pío Rico), Erin Espinel (Boyaca es para Vivirla), Wilson Rodríguez (EBSA), Edwin Avella (Depormundo), Leison Maca (InderHuila), Bernardo Bermeo (InderHuila) and Luis Socha (Alcaldía de Sogamoso).

In the first ramps of the long ascent of second category, the breakaway disintegrated and all began to give way, being captured by the main group, guarded by the men of Nu Colombia, who guarded the yellow jersey.

This Saturday, June 22, the eighth stage of the Colombian round will be disputed, starting in Supía and finishing in Alto de Minas, on a route of 144.3 kilometers in mountainous terrain with two mountain prizes, one of second and one of first category and an uphill finish. The successor of Miguel Ángel ‘Supermán López’, last year’s champion, will be known on Sunday at the Alto de las Palm.

Tour of Colombia (2.2)
Resultados Etapa 7 | Pereira – Riosucio (155,3 km)

1Adrián BustamanteGW Erco Shimano3:39:19
2Rodrigo ContrerasNu Colombia0:01
3Wilson PeñaTeam Sistecrédito,,
4Diego CamargoForte Petrolike – Androni Giocattoli ,,
5Sebastián CastañoTeam Sistecrédito0:03
6Yesid PiraAlcaldía de Manizales – 100% Huevos0:04
7José Misael UriánTeam Sistecrédito0:09
8Robinson LópezGW Erco Shimano0:12
9David CadenaForte Petrolike – Androni Giocattoli ,,
10Didier ChaparroAlcaldía de Manizales – 100% Huevos0:15

Ranking General

1Rodrigo ContrerasNu Colombia27:12:16
2Wilson PeñaTeam Sistecredito0:56
3Diego CamargoForte Petrolike – Androni Giocattoli 1:09
4Adrián BustamanteGW Erco Shimano1:16
5Javier JamaicaTeam Medellín2:32
6Robinson LópezGW Erco Shimano2:49
7Cristian RicoForte Petrolike – Androni Giocattoli 3:29
8Julián CardonaTeam Medellín3:42
9 PIRA Yesid AlbeiroAlcaldía de Manizales – 100% Huevos4:02
10David CadenaForte Petrolike – Androni Giocattoli 4:13

Source: Revista Mundo Ciclístico