Race: Tour Colombia – Stage 4
Start/Finish: Paipa/Santa Rosa de Viterbo, Colombia
Distance: 169 kilometers
Sam Brand (GBR—Isle of Man)
Today’s parcours was similar to yesterday, but the race was much different. The day started in a much more relaxed way compared to Stage 3 with the first attack at Kilometer Zero resulting in the day’s main breakaway.
Throughout the day, the pace of the group remained fairly steady over the climbs and the flat.
It wasn’t until the final climb up heading into the finish in Santa Rosa de Viterbo that the stage really exploded. You could feel the crescendo building up towards the final kilometers. Once we reached the climb, I focused on riding my pace to the finish.
On Saturday, the world’s first all-diabetes professional cycling team will continue to show what’s possible with diabetes on Stage 5 at the Tour Colombia with a 180.5-km race that starts in Paipa and finishes in Zipaquira.