Tour Colombia announces 2019 route

2018 Colombia Oro Y Paz winner Egan Bernal

Organisers of the 2019 Tour Colombia have announced the route for the six-stage race scheduled for February 12-17 in the Antioquia region of the South American country. The UCI 2.1 race will start in Medellin with a 14km individual time trial and conclude six days later with the climb up Alto de Palmas, which tops out at 2,435 metres. The race, which ran for the first time in 2018 under the name Colombia Oro y Paz , has attracted a star-studded field for the second edition, with four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome confirming his participation, along with Colombian Team Sky teammates Ivan Sosa and Egan Bernal , who won the overall in 2018. Nairo Quintana , the 2018 runner-up, will return next year along with Movistar teammate and world champion Alejandro Valverde . Also expected to be on tap for the 2019 race are Deceuninck-QuickStep's Julian Alaphilippe, Astana's ...

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