Spanish expatriate Oscar Sevilla missed out on taking his profession fourth title within the Vuelta a Colombia on Sunday, coming second general within the ten-stage race to a rider half his age – Diego Camargo (Colombia Tierra de Aletas).
The 44-year-old Sevilla clawed again 22 seconds of an almost minute deficit to Camargo in Thursday’s particular person time trial then tacked on one other 9 in bonus seconds on Saturday’s penultimate stage. However Camargo properly marked Sevilla into the closing kilometres of the ultimate stage and the 22-year-old completed on the identical time, 12 seconds behind stage winner Salvador Moreno (EBSA) to seal a historical past victory.
Camargo is the most recent expertise to return out of the Boyaca area, the identical division that has produced stars like Nairo Quintana and Miguel Ángel López lately.
He completed simply exterior of the highest 10 in February within the Tour Colombia 2.1 and gained the U23 Vuelta a Colombia three weeks in the past earlier than including the elite title to his palmares.
Usually a UCI 2.2-ranked stage race, this yr’s Vuelta a Colombia was run as a nationwide degree occasion due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Sevilla gained the race 3 times in a row in 2013, 2014 and 2015 after relocating to Colombia. His illustrious profession in Europe ended with him being implicated in Operacion Puerto however he discovered love, happiness and success racing in his new nation.
He was declared winner of the 2018 Vuelta a San Juan after Gonzalo Najar was disqualified for doping. In February, he completed third general behind Remco Evenepoel within the Vuelta a San Juan after renewing with Workforce Medellin for the 2020 season.
At 44, Sevilla is much from the oldest skilled bicycle owner, as Davide Rebellin continued to race this season previous his forty ninth birthday.
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