Colombia Oro y Paz: Hattrick for Fernando Gaviria

It is getting boring in the Colombia Oro y Paz 2.1 race, because Fernando Gaviria has also won the third stage in a bunch sprint. The Colombian sprinter from Quick-Step Floors is therefore even stronger in the pink leader’s jersey. Matteo Malucelli (second) and Juan Sebastián Molano (third) had to settle for the closest places of honor, just like yesterday.

The leading group of the day consisted of Alessandro Covi (Italian selection), Brayan Ramírez (Colombian selection), Mauro Abel Richeze (Agrupacion Virgen De Fatima), Félix Baron (Illuminate) and Rafael Montiel (Orgullo Paisa). The pursuit was led by Quick-Step Floors and Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec.

Baron’s search for the treasure resulted in a solo attack. He kept the peloton behind for half a minute, but was caught 14 kilometers from the line. A few more attacks tried to disrupt the peloton, but they did not succeed. Two kilometers before the end there was another crash with Jetse Bol of Manzana Postobon lying on the ground.

The majority of the peloton could continue, after which the decision was made in Buga in the expected mass sprint. Quick-Step Floors managed to deliver Fernando Gaviria in ideal position. The classification leader only had to get out of the wheel of Ariel Maximiliano Richeze and sprint in a straight line to the line.

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