Tour Colombia: Alaphilippe wins stage 5

Julian Alaphilippe wins stage 5 at Tour Colombia

Julian Alaphilippe ( Deceuninck-QuickStep ) won stage 5 of the Tour Colombia 2.1 with a powerful sprint to beat Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana) and Richard Carapaz (Movistar). The stage looked to be heading towards a two-man battle after Daniel Martinez (EF Education First) and Ivan Sosa (Team Sky) had attacked and gone clear inside the final 10 kilometres. At that point, Alaphilippe was unable to hold the pace set by the Colombian riders, but he came back to the duo, alongside Carapaz and Lopez inside the final kilometre. The Frenchman immediately hit the front once the juncture was made and showed no hesitation as he rounded the final corners and jumped a set of speed bumps as the line approached. His kick for the line was definitive, allowing him plenty of time to savour the win. Earlier in the stage Chris Froome (Team Sky) was held up in crash and ...

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