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Harold Tejada (Astana Qazaqstan) claimed his first professional victory in a thrilling finale on stage 2 of the Tour Colombia. The Colombian out-sprinted Andrea Piccolo (EF Education-EasyPost) and Óscar Sevilla (Medellín) in a hotly-contested finish between the remnants of the day’s breakaway.
Sevilla was away with Robinson Chalapud (Team Banco Guayaquil-Bianchi) heading into the final 2km but the group with Tejada and Piccolo caught them as their gap to the chasing peloton dipped below the minute mark.
Tejada inherits the yellow leader’s jersey from compatriot Fernando Gaviria (Movistar), winner of the opening stage.
How it unfolded
For the second successive day, the Tour Colombia peloton was flagged away amid raucous crowds in the heart of Nairo Quintana country in Paipa. His Movistar teammate Fernando Gaviria set out in the yellow jersey, but the fast man was already resigned to losing the garment on the rugged run north to Santa Rose de Viterbo.
It took some…