Dani Martínez (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Diana Peñuela (DNA Professional Biking) received elite time trial races on the Colombian Nationwide Championships on Thursday. It used to be a blinding debut for Martínez at his new Bora staff, who reclaimed the ITT nationwide name for a fourth time, remaining successful in 2022. It used to be a 3rd name for Peñuela within the race towards the clock.
Martinez lined the 41.8km direction from Paipa to Tunja in 54:02 in a dominant efficiency, leaving Brandon Rivera (Ineos Grenadiers) 1:38 again for silver and previous Astana professional Rodrigo Contreras (Nu Colombia) some other 18 seconds down for a similar bronze he earned a yr prior to.
Off the rostrum via one spot used to be Nairo Quintana, who made his go back to professional biking with Movistar after a yr away. He had a favorable check for Tramadol from the 2022 Excursion de France whilst using for Arkéa-Samsic and used to be no longer signed via any staff remaining season. He did compete at Colombian Nationals remaining February and completed 3rd within the highway race. He’s anticipated to enroll in his staff in a couple of weeks to compete in Excursion Colombia, which rejoins the calendar after pausing for 3 years.
Additionally some of the WorldTour riders with forged occasions below the one-hour mark have been Quintana’s Movistar teammate Einer Rubio in 7th, respectively, Ineos’ Egan Bernal in 6th and Rigoberto Urán (EF Schooling-EasyPost) in 8th. Bernal received the ITT championship in 2018.
Martínez is anticipated to put on a newly designed Colombian champion’s Bora skinsuit all through the Volta ao Algarve in Portugal, which includes a rolling 22km ITT on degree 4 in Albufeira. He used a fourth position on remaining yr’s Volta 24.4km time trial at the ultimate degree to protected the entire victory, with a two-second benefit over then-teammate Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers).
The ladies’s ITT lined 25.6km between Sotaquirá and Tunja. Peñuela finished the direction in 41:32, 26 seconds higher than Karen Villamizar (Boneshaker Challenge) when the clock stopped. In a struggle for the bronze over a minute at the back of Peñuela, Ana Cristina Sanabria took the overall spot at the podium, two seconds sooner than Andrea Alzate (Eneicat-CM Staff).
Peñuela is the protecting elite ladies’s champion within the highway race and returns to shield the name Friday when the ladies take on 108.6km. The elite males stumble upon 211km on Sunday. Martinez can be joined in the beginning via Sergio Higuita, who received the nationwide match in 2022.