News | Colombia • February 17, 2019
Henao closes Tour Colombia in the top 10
The UAE Team Emirates climber finishes home race 8th overall
Sergio Henao defended himself well in the Tour Colombia’s closing battle, taking ninth place and finishing eighth overall behind winner Miguel Angel López (Team Astana). He closed 1-36 minutes behind stage winner Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team) on the 15km Las Palmas climb.
On home roads, he rode a steady rhythm and managed his energy to limit the gap to the front runners. That ride allowed Henao to make the top 10 overall, moving up from 12th. He finished the race 2-41 minutes behind winner López.
“The stage today was less intense than yesterday’s, but the final was hard-fought,” Henao said. “I preferred to manage myself with a steady pace because the final climb was long and it was important to manage your energy well.
“Finishing eighth overall is pretty good considering the number of high-level riders here taking part in the Tour Colombia. But, I always want more.”
Final stage results
1 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team 3h57’19”
2 Ivan Sosa (Col) Team Sky +8’’
3 Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team s.t.
9 Sergio Henao (Col) UAE Team Emirates +1’36”
Final general classification
1 Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team 18h38’32”
2 Ivan Sosa (Col) Team Sky +4’’
3 Daniel Martinez (Col) EF Education First +42’’
8 Sergio Henao (Col) UAE Team Emirates +2’41”