National Championships Colombia – ITT 2019

1 MARTÍNEZ Daniel Felipe EF Education First Pro Cycling Team 50 15 47.417 35:41
2 LÓPEZ Miguel Ángel Astana Pro Team 30 7 46.654 0:35
3 BERNAL Egan Team Sky 20 2 45.525 1:29
4 CONTRERAS Rodrigo Astana Pro Team 15 45.180 1:46
5 VARGAS Walter Medellin 10 44.644 2:13
6 HERNANDEZ Jose Tito Orgullo Paisa 5 44.565 2:17
7 RAMIREZ Brayan Steven Coldeportes Zenu 3 43.218 3:28
8 BARÓN Félix Alejandro Team Illuminate 3 43.163 3:31
9 RAMIREZ Carlos Mario EPM 1 42.962 3:42
10 RODRÍGUEZ Jhon Anderson EPM 1 42.763 3:53

 

EF Education First’s Daniel Martinez has taken the Individual Time Trial title at the Colombian National Championships. Serika Guluma was crowned champion in the women’s competition earlier on the day.

The National Championships’ weekend started with an individual time trial of 28 kilometres between Cumaral and Villavicencio. Some of the country’s biggest stars, including ITT defending champion Egan Bernal (Team Sky) participated in the competition.

Martinez completed the route in 35 minutes and 41 seconds. Astana’s Miguel Angel Lopez got the silver medal by finishing the course 35 seconds slower than the champion, and Bernal stepped on the third position of the podium stopping the clock at one minute and 29 seconds from Martinez.

“The time trial was very difficult, it was very hot but fortunately I had the strength in my legs to finish it off,” said the rider after the competition. “Egan Bernal, Miguel Angel Lopez and all the other riders that took part in the competition are very respectable, I knew anything could happen. My condition has been growing and today is proof of that.”

The women elite competition was also held earlier on the day over the same course and there Boyaca’s rider Serika Guluma took the third national time trial title of her career. The rider finished the course in 45 minutes and 59 seconds.

Guluma beat Swapit Agolico’s Ana Cristina Sanabria by ten seconds and Antioquia’s Estefania Herrera by 23 seconds. “I am very happy,” said the rider. “It was a very demanding time trial and the competitions was very strong. But thank god everything developed according to plan. I would like to thank my family and my trainers.”

The Colombian rider had already conquered the Colombian ITT title in 2013 and 2014.

Con una gran exhibición, el bogotano Daniel Martínez (Education First) conquistó este viernes el título nacional de contrarreloj individual, que se disputó entre Cumaral y Villavicencio sobre un trazado de 28 kilómetros.

Martínez, que partía como uno de los favoritos en la prueba, superó cualquier pronóstico superando con buen margen a Miguel Ángel López (Astana) y al defensor del título Egan Bernal (Team Sky). El bogotano de 22 años registró un tiempo de 35 minutos y 41 segundos seguido por ‘Superman’ López a 35” y Bernal a 1’29”.

“Una crono bastante dura, hizo mucho calor, pero afortunadamente tuvimos piernas para rematar. Egan Bernal, Miguel Ángel López, todos los que hicieron la contrarreloj son de bastante respeto, sabía que cualquier cosa podía pasar, mi preparación ha venido en crecimiento y hoy quedó demostrado”, dijo Martínez.

En la categoría Sub 23, el huilense Harold Tejada (Team Medellín) sacó todo su talento para deleitar al público metense, imponiéndose en la prueba contra el cronómetro con un tiempo de 38 minutos y 40 segundos. La medalla de plata fue para Jhojan García (Team Manzana Postobón) y el bronce lo conquistó Santiago Ordóñez (EPM Scott), quien había conquistado el título en el Campeonato Nacional de 2018.

“Fue una crono bastante dura, larga, di todo de mí, me preparé muy bien.  Estoy feliz por empezar el año con pie derecho”, comentó Tejada, de 21 años.