Bernal moves up at Tour Colombia

14 Feb 2019

Bernal moves up at Tour Colombia

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Tour Colombia Stage three: Llanogrande - Llanogrande, 167km

Egan Bernal moved up to fifth in the General Classification at Tour Colombia after a tense finish to the stage ended with a bunch sprint won by UAE Team Emirates' Sebastian Molano.

Bernal finished fifth on the stage in the group kick to the line after a number of breaks were reeled in during the closing 15 kilometres before the peloton compacted in the finishing straight.

The Colombian youngster was able to make ground on his rivals thanks to quick thinking around the first intermediate sprint, finishing second at this checkpoint to take gain time on his rivals, meaning he now trails new leader Rigoberto Uran (EF Education First)  

Uran finished as part of the lead group to regain the leader's jersey heading into stage four, with Jhonatan Narvaez also well-placed for Team Sky on GC in sixth. 

Stage three result: 

1. Juan Sebastián Molano (UAE-Team Emirates) 3:42:52
2. Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck - Quick Step) s.t.
3. Diego Ochoa (Manzana Postobon) s.t.
4.  Miguel angel Lopez (Astana Pro Team)
5. Egan Bernal (Team Sky) s.t.