Henao climbs up to second

09 Feb 2018

Henao climbs up to second

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Sergio Henao came home second on the first uphill finish of Colombia Oro y Paz, as the general classification battle burst into life on stage four.

Team Sky played a prominent role across the 149.5-kilometre test, setting a tempo on the front and as the race reached the decisive El Tambo climb.
 
After a final push from cousin Sebastien Henao, Sergio kicked hard on the uphill finish, crossing the line in second place after a powerful late surge from Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors).
 
Henao finished on the same time as the new race leader, along with teammate Egan Bernal who picked up sixth. Bonus seconds shaped the general classification, with Henao now second overall by four seconds. Bernal elevated himself to fourth, 10 seconds back, and will wear the whit young rider jersey on Saturday’s fifth stage.
 
Jonathan Castroviejo, David Lopez and Tao Geoghegan Hart put in strong work to keep a sizeable 23-man breakaway (including overnight leader Fernando Gaviria) in check, before ensuring the pace was high enough to stave off attacks on the summit finish. 
Stage four result:

1. Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors) 3:17:36
2. Sergio Henao (Team Sky) s.t.
3. Nairo Quintana (Movistar)
4. Rigoberto Uran (EF Education First-Drapac)
5. Jhonnatan Narvaez (Quick-Step Floors)
6. Egan Bernal (Team Sky)

Overall classification:

1. Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors) 15:36:06
2. Sergio Henao (Team Sky) +4"
3. Nairo Quintana (Movistar) +6"
4. Egan Bernal (Team Sky) +10"
5. Rigoberto Uran (EF Education First-Drapac) s.t.

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