Sunday, June 17, 2012

Vuelta a Colombia 2012: Stage 5

Juan Pablo Forero wins the stage in Cali.
The Colombia-Coldeportes team put their foot down today in the 5th stage of the Vuelta a Colombia. From the early kilometers of the 190km stage, Claudio Corti's team made it clear they wanted the stage. They set an infernal pace from the beginning and they few attacks that were able to go off the front didn't go very far, before the peloton, lead by the black jerseys, swallowed them up. In the end, all their hard work paid off when Juan Pablo Forero took the stage ahead of Jairo Salas (GW Shimano), and teammate Jeffry Romero. Félix Cárdenas  (GW-Shimano) remains in the leader's Yellow Jersey.

Stage 6, with three cat. 3 climbs, seems perfect for a break-away to succeed. Aside from Utensilnord-Named (ITA)'s stage victory via Marco Zanotti, no other foreign team has had any success in this year's race, so we can expect those teams to be very active when the breakaways start to form.

Colombia-Coldeportes controlled the front of the bunch for much of today's stage

1. Juan Pablo Forero (Colombia-Coldeportes)
2. Jairo A.Salas (GW Shimano) ST
3. Jeffry Romero (Colombia-Coldeportes)
4. Marco Zanotti (ITA-Utensilnord Named)
5. Marvin Angarita (Movistar Continental)

1. Félix Cárdenas (GW Shimano)
2. Fabio Duarte (Colombia-Coldeportes)  22s
3. Juan Diego Ramírez (Supergiros-Redetrans)  33s
4. Didier Sastoque (Formesan-Bogotá Humana-Pinturas Bler)  46s
5. Freddy Montaña (Movistar Continental)  49s

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