In the third final for sprinters, Miguel Ángel ‘Supermán’ López (Team Medellín-EPM), spoiled the party for the sprinters and won the third online stage of the Tour of Colombia 2023, after traveling 105 kilometers around from Ibagué.
The Boyacá cyclist prevailed in a mostly flat day with a time of 2 hours, 30 minutes and 30 seconds, behind came the Ecuadorian Byron Guamá (Movistar-Best PC) 2nd and Daniel Muñoz (EPM-GO RIGO GO) finished 3rd.
Regarding the general classification, the Pesca, Boyacá rider, Miguel Ángel López (Team Medellín-EPM) increased his lead by 13 seconds, thanks to time bonuses. ‘Supermán’ established himself in the lead, followed by Fabio Duarte (Team Medellín – EPM) at 47″ and Rodrigo Contreras (Colombia Potencia de la Vida – GW Shimano) at 48″.
In the first turns of the circuit, the leader ‘Supermán López’ (Team Medellín-EPM) gave a show with Julián Cardona (Team Sistecrédito), the duo enlivened the day in the early stages, but passing halfway through the lot commanded by the Colombia Potencia de la Vida-GW Shimano neutralized them.
After capturing the breakaway Walter Pedraza (Team Fundecom-Calzado Goci-Multirepuestos Bosa) and Robigzon Oyola (Team Medellín-EPM) counterattacked, but with 5 kilometers to go the main group wrapped them up.
At the end, the yellow roller from Colombia Potencia de la Vida-GW Shimano set a strong pace to position Nelson Soto in the definition of the pack, but Miguel Ángel López reappeared again defeating the sprinters.
The fourth fraction of the Colombian round will be held this Tuesday over 119.3 kilometers between Ibagué and Alto de la Línea, a mountainous journey that will culminate in the fearsome and mythical ascent.
Source: Revista Mundo Ciclístico