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Tour Colombia 2.1. Stage 4. Miguel Angel Lopez in daily breakaway, mosta agressive rider of the race

The Astana’s leader Miguel Angel Lopez decided to attack from the start of stage 4 to go in a daily breakaway and to fight for the bonus seconds. Thus, during the stage, Lopez won 8 seconds and moved up to 10th place in the current general classification.

Once the group of Lopez was caught back, the race has exploded with a number of attacks, where another Astana’s rider Rodrigo Contreras was one of the most aggressive in the peloton.

Anyway, despite all attacks, the main group came together to the final kilometer, searching for the stage victory in sprint. However, a very late attack of Bob Jungels surprised the sprinters, bringing him stage 4 win.

- Miguel Angel decided to go in a breakaway today. He wanted to test his conditions and, in the same time, to try to win some bonus seconds. He succeed, and in the end of the day he won 8 seconds and moved up a bit in the general classification. The team did a very good race today, we were very active, especially, in the final. Two the most decisive stages are coming this weekend. Let’s see, what will happen there, - said Aritz Arberas, trainer of Astana Pro Team.

Miguel Angel Lopez took the jersey of the most combative rider of the race.

Stage 5 of the Tour Colombia 2.1 will be held tomorrow: 176.8 km in La Union.

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