A race that was a nail-biter right up to the finish line. Sergio Higuita missed out on his third championship title by just a few seconds. A unique chase was impressive but went unrewarded.
The championship course in Tunja was not only challenging due to the Colombian altitude. A large part of the 212 kilometers ran at 2700 meters above sea-level. The technical laps were characterized by short climbs and descents.
50 kilometers before the finish, Sergio Higuita and Egan Bernal attacked from the peloton. As a duo of big names, they went chasing the seven breakaway riders, who had a lead of more than 4 minutes at this point. The gap only gradually narrowed, and it took almost until the 10-kilometre sign to drop it below the minute mark. By now it was clear that the fight for the champion's jersey would become a game of seconds.
At 5 kilometers it was still half a minute - Higuita and Bernal only joined the breakaway on the final climb. Here Osario attacked and saved a few seconds to take the title.
01 A. Osario 4:53:23
02 S. Higuita +0:04
03 E. Bernal +0:04