Cycling – T. Colombia – Tour of Colombia: Sergio Higuita (Éducation First) dominates the 4th stage ahead of Egan Bernal and Julian Alaphilippe and becomes the new general leader

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "The young Colombian of First Education (22 years old) ) won on the heights of Santa Rosa de Viberto at the end of the fourth stage of the Tour of Colombia on Friday, ahead of the duo Egan Bernal (Ineos) -Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick Step) and seized the leader's jersey that his team-mate Jonathan Caicedo had. He will have missed 30 short meters and a few more breaths of oxygen so that Julian Alaphilipe (Deceuninck-Quick Step) won his first victory of the season and his third success on Colombian soil since 2018. Finally, the Frenchman had to settle for third place in the fourth stage of the Tour of Colombia which took, this Friday, the peloton on the heights of Santa Rosa de Viberto, city of eleven thousand souls located at 2 & nbsp; 700 meters above sea level. The classification of the 4th stage of the Tour of Colombia If this stage seemed cut for Alaphilippe due to a final climb of five kilometers, it was without counting on an imposing South American armada which the French could not get rid of. Two days before the end of this third edition of the Tour of Colombia, the young Colombian Sergio Higuita (Education First, 22 years old) took a big step towards final victory by winning in force in front of his compatriot Egan Bernal (Ineos) , the winner of the Tour de & nbsp; de & nbsp; France, and Alaphilippe, as a reward for his efforts. Sergio Higuita "& nbsp; I dreamed of being able to beat a runner like Alaphilippe on this kind of ground where he excels & nbsp;" "& Nbsp; I said altitude was going to play a big role and that's what happened, explained the Frenchman from the Deceuninck-Quick Step team. I tried and it didn't miss much. I said that I was not there to play the general, but only to perfect my preparation. & Nbsp; " The young Higuita, recent champion of Colombia on the road, is now the new leader of this Tour of Colombia with ten seconds ahead of his teammates Jonathan Caicedo and Daniel Martinez, while Egan Bernal now points to fifty seconds. Suffice to say that it will be difficult to dethrone the umpteenth new nugget of Colombian cycling, even if the last stage which will be judged on the heights of Bogota, Sunday at the top of El Verjon at 3 & nbsp; 290 meters above sea level, can still reserve surprises. The general classification of the Tour of Colombia "& Nbsp; I am happy to have won this stage because it is a bit what I had plannedsaid Higuita. I feel good and I was able to make gaps on the main rivals. Julian (Alaphilippe) went away and I was able to overtake it in the last few meters. I dreamed of being able to beat a runner like Alaphilippe on this kind of terrain where he excels. & Nbsp; ""data-reactid =" 18 "> The young Colombian from First Education (22 years old) won the heights of Santa Rosa de Viberto, at the end of the fourth stage of the Tour of Colombia, on Friday. duo Egan Bernal (Ineos) -Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick Step) and grabbed the leader's jersey that teammate Jonathan Caicedo had, he will have missed 30 short yards and a few more breaths of oxygen so that Julian Alaphilipe (Deceuninck -Quick Step) won his first victory of the season and his third success on Colombian soil since 2018. Finally, the Frenchman had to settle for third place in the fourth stage of the Tour of Colombia which took the peloton on Friday on the heights of Santa Rosa de Viberto, city of eleven thousand souls located at 2,700 meters above sea level The classification of the 4th stage of the Tour of Colombia If this stage seemed cut out for Alaphilippe due to a final climb of five kilometers, it was without counting on an imposing South American armada which the French could not get rid of. Two days before the end of this third edition of the Tour of Colombia, the young Colombian Sergio Higuita (Education First, 22 years old) took a big step towards final victory by winning in force in front of his compatriot Egan Bernal (Ineos) , the winner of the Tour de France, and Alaphilippe, as a reward for his efforts. Sergio Higuita "I dreamed of being able to beat a runner like Alaphilippe on this kind of ground where he excels" "I said that altitude was going to play a big role and that's what happened, explained the Frenchman from the Deceuninck-Quick Step team. I tried and it didn't miss much. I said that I was not there to play the general, but only to perfect my preparation. " The young Higuita, recent champion of Colombia on the road, is now the new leader of this Tour of Colombia with ten seconds ahead of his teammates Jonathan Caicedo and Daniel Martinez, while Egan Bernal now points to fifty seconds. Suffice to say that it will be difficult to dethrone the umpteenth new nugget of Colombian cycling, even if the last stage which will be judged on the heights of Bogota, Sunday at the summit of El Verjon at 3,290 meters above sea level, may still reserve surprises. The general classification of the Tour of Colombia "I am happy to have won this stage because it is a little what I had plannedsaid Higuita. I feel good and I was able to make gaps on the main rivals. Julian (Alaphilippe) went away and I was able to overtake it in the last few meters. I dreamed of being able to beat a runner like Alaphilippe on this kind of terrain where he excels. "