Alejandro Osorio (GW Erco Shimano) stored slightly further in his legs from an early breakaway and outlasted Sergio Higuita (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers) to win his first Colombian nationwide name. He finished the 212.5km highway race path in 4:53:23, with simply 4 seconds to spare to the WorldTour chasers.
Cristian Camilo Muñoz (Nu Colombia) led a trio of riders strung out a couple of seconds later after which Osorio’s teammate Fabian López 46 seconds again for 7th. The decimation of the peloton was once glaring as the remainder of the highest 10 was once no longer determined for 3 mins after Osorio crossed the road, and the stability of riders strung out for any other quarter-hour.
Daniel Martinez (Bora-Hansgrohe), who received the time trial on Thursday, completed twenty eighth, one spot in the back of 2023 highway race champion Esteban Chaves (EF Training-EasyPost). EF’s Rigoberto Uran completed thirty third.
After the peloton stuck a trio of riders who escaped early within the contest, a bunch of 20 riders broke away on the entrance, which integrated six GW Erco Shimano riders, amongst them Osorio brothers Alejandro and Frank. Sooner or later, the prime tempo noticed all however six riders final on the entrance with Alejandro Osorio. He was once joined via teammates López and Edgar Andrés Pinzón, Nu Colombia’s Muñoz, Bernardo Suaza (Strong point Petrolike – Androni Giocattoli), David Gómez (Workforce Sistecrédito) and Jaider Muñoz (Workforce Sistecrédito).
With 50km to move, Bernal and Higuita started the chase in a make a choice bunch with Brandon Rivera (Ineos Grenadiers), Jonathan Chaves (Nu Colombia) and Kevin Castillo (Workforce Sistecredito).
Suaza was once the primary chief from the primary breakaway to release an assault within the ultimate kilometres, however Alejandro Osorio countered. He opened an opening that gave him the brink, and he was once ready to go the end line ahead of Higuita, the 2022 highway champion, and Bernal, ultimate a silver medalist in 2020, may just make the catch.
The 25-year-old’s victory in Boyacá on Sunday was once his 3rd race win of the early season together with a level win on the 2.2-level Vuelta al Táchira and securing the issues classification after 8 days.
Osorio had proved himself as an under-23 climber when he rode for the primary time in his occupation with GW-Shimano’s Continental workforce, in 2018 taking most sensible 10s in Excursion de l’Avenir and a level win on the U23 Giro. In 2021 Osorio was once moment within the early life classification at Excursion of the Alps in his moment season with Caja Rural-Seguros RGA. He had a freelance to trip for Bahrain-Victorious in 2022, finishing the UAE Excursion, however then had a freelance dispute which led him again to GW Shimano.
Patiño wins ladies’s elite Colombian highway race
The ladies battled on Friday throughout 108.6km for the street race nationwide championship. Paula Patiño (Movistar) held off protecting champion Diana Peñuela (DNA Professional Biking) for the victory with a three-second margin, Patiño preventing the clock at 2:52:35.
The bronze medal was once determined in an in depth dash in the back of Peñuela, with Jessenia Meneses (Laboral Kutxa-Fundacion Euskadi) edging out Carolina Vargas (Eneicat-CM Workforce).
Peñuela received the gold medal within the time trial simply the day ahead of.