Urán and EF win the first stage of the Tour Colombia

The American team took the first day of competition with a time of 15:05, second came the Deceuninck and the third of the podium was the Sky.


The team time trial of the Tour Colombia was experienced intensely. With some falls due to a failure in the organization that left a hole in the finish, the best in the goal was Education First and the first leader of the competition is Rigoberto Urán. The surprise was given by the Sky that came third with a time of 15:15 and Egan Bernal and Froome are located 17 and 18 in the general 10 seconds.

El that did not give surprises was the public of Medellin who arrived at the EPM building regardless of the working time nor the traffic jams that were experienced in the city due to the closure of roads. Approximately five thousand fans were present at the starting and finishing place of the 28 teams. All accompanied the squads with the countdown before leaving on the ramp.

Before leaving, some runners gave their impression of the stage and what it means in a country where the evidence against time is not given importance , one of them was José Serpa, from GW Shimano, who said, "we Colombians learn fast and maybe some time of a Colombian team is a reference for the favorites" .

It was for Team Medellín. The team led by José Julián Velasquez made a time of 15: 46, the EPM of Raúl Mesa, which was second with a time of 15:57, the Apple that was third with 15:59 and the GW, which was fourth with 15:59. Until the specialists came out.

The moment of the World Tour's departure arrived and the first to take part was the Deceuninck, , then it was the turn for the Movistar of Nairo, the Education First of Rigo, the UAE Emirates, the Astana and Finally, Team Sky.

When the Belgian team arrived, the differences began to be seen. Davide Bramati's squad made a time of 15:13 and Superman Lopez's Astana, one of 15: 27. Then, the EF crossed the finish line at 3:05 p.m. and, partially, Rigoberto Uran was the general leader of the competition.

. However, the Froome Sky was missing and against all odds, it was not the best. The English team finished with 15:15 in the goal and was third in the race behind the EF and the Deceuninck.

The only ones that could not beat the Medellin were the Movistar who made a record of 15:49 and the UAE, with 15 : 40.

La general was with Rigo, first, Daniel Martinez, in the second and Alawson Cradoock, , third. All of Jonathan Vaughters team. The stage of this Wednesday will have 150.5 kilometers and will go from La Ceja to La Ceja.



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