Tour Colombia 2020: Molano completes hat-trick, Higuita keeps GC lead

Stage 5 on the Tour Colombia comes down to the third sprint finish on this edition. Sebastián Molano completes his hat-trick in a millimetre sprint. Álvaro Hodeg finishes in second, while Sergio Higuita stays in the GC lead. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 5th stage Tour Colombia 2020

1. Sebastián Molano (col)
2. Álvaro Hodeg (col) s.t.
3. Jhonatan Restrepo (col) s.t.
4. Travis McCabe (usa) s.t.
5. Colin Joyce (usa) s.t.
6. Juan Francisco Rosales (Mex) s.t.
7. Richard Carapaz (ecu) s.t.
8. Edwin Ávila (col) s.t.
9. Lars Saugstad(nor) s.t.
10. Diego Antonio Ochoa (col) s.t.

GC after stage 5
1. Sergio Higuita (col)
2. Daniel Felipe Martínez (col) + 0.12
3. Jonathan Caicedo (ecu) + 0.14
4. Egan Bernal (col) + 0.50
5. Richard Carapaz (ecu) + 0.58
6. Fredy Montaña (col) + 1.14
7. Aldemar Reyes (col) + 1.28
8. Gavin Mannion (usa) + 1.30
9. Sergio Henao (col) + 1.31
10. Diego Antonio Ochoa (col) s.t.

Race report
Simon Pellaud is a regular in the breakaways on this year’s Tour Colombia. This time he is accompanied by Duarte, Chalapud, Quiroz, Suárez, Pedraza, Maestri and Bayron Guamá. The eight race to a lead of 5 minutes.

The lead group is brought back with 14 kilometres remaining.

Teammates Julian Alaphilippe and Bob Jungels strike in the last kilometre, but they are brought back and the race boils down to a sprint finish. Álvaro Hodeg and Sebastián Molano go for it shoulder to shoulder before the winner of stage 2 and 3 wins the race with an ultimate jump.

Sergio Higuita keeps the race lead ahead of his EF teammates Daniel Martínez and Jonathan Caicedo. Egan Bernal sits in fourth, 50 seconds down on the leader.

Another interesting read: route 5th stage 2020 Tour Colombia.

Tour Colombia 2020 stage 5: route, profile, more

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Sebastián Molano

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