Colombia Oro y Paz 2018, Gaviria makes it a hattrick

Fernando Gaviria wins again at Colombia Oro y Paz 2018. The Colombian strips down his rivals and takes over for the third time in a row in his motherland. The Quick Step Floors’ leader wins the sprint over Matteo Malucelli (Androni-Sidermec-Bottecchia) and Sebastian Molano (Manzana-Postobon), who confirm to be Gaviria’s closest competitors. Nothing changes in the GC, with Gaviria extending his lead over Molano and Malucelli.

Even today the breakaway’s fate was sealed since the start. Nevertheless, Rafael Montiel (Orgullo Paisa), Brayan Steven Ramírez (Colombia), Dalivier Ospina (Coldeportes-Claro), Mauro Richeze (Agrupacion Virgen De Fatima) and Felix Alejandro Barón (Team Illuminate) eke out an advantage, called off by the chasers with 20 kilometres to the end. Aitor González (Euskadi-Murias) attempts a counter-attack but the peloton soon reels in and with just over 15 kilometres remaining the peloton is on its way to the sprint, in which Gaviria gets the upper hand.

STAGE CLASSIFICATION

1 Fernando Gaviria (Col) Quick-Step Floors                                                 3:30:05
2 Matteo Malucelli (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
3 Juan Sebastian Molano Benavides (Col) Manzana Postobon
4 Davide Vigano (Ita) Italy
5 Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
6 Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Quick-Step Floors
7 Christian Leonardo Tamayo Saavedra (Col) GW Shimano
8 Manuel Peñalver Aniorte (Spa) Trevigiani Phonix-Hemus 1896
9 Nicolas Javier Naranjo Sanchez (Arg) ACA Virgen de Fatima
10 Adrian Gonzalez Velasco (Spa) Burgos BH

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION

1 Fernando Gaviria (Col) Quick-Step Floors                                                   9:26:07
2 Juan Sebastian Molano Benavides (Col) Manzana Postobon                  0:00:17
3 Matteo Malucelli (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec                                 0:00:23
4 Rafael Aniba Montiel (Col) Orgullo Paisa                                                    0:00:24
5 Miguel Angel Rubiano Chavez (Col) Coldeportes Zenu Sello Rojo          ”
6 Brayan Stive Ramirez (Col) Colombia                                                           0:00:26
7 Juan Esteban Arango (Col) Colombia                                                            0:00:27
8 Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Quick-Step Floors                                            0:00:29
9 Simon Pellaud (Swi) Team Illuminate                                                           0:00:30
10 German Nicolas Tivani Perez (Arg) Trevigiani Phonix-Hemus 1896    “

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