The Colombian Miguel Ángel “Supermán” López won this Wednesday in the queen stage of the Tour of Francia, with a goal at Col de la Loze, and was placed third of the general, dominated by the Slovenian Primoz Roglic. The Astana rider, who made his debut in the Tour, becomes the fourteenth Colombian who wins in the gala round, the second this edition after Daniel Martínez.
“Superman” was the great beneficiary of this unprecedented port, of special category, in which he became the first of the favorites to knock down the Slovenian pair formed by Roglic and his compatriot Tadej Pogacar. The Colombian is 1.26 of the yellow jersey In the absence of another alpine stage and the final time trial next Saturday at La Planche des Belles Filles.
Pogacar, who was third on the stage, is now 57 seconds behind Roglic. The great defeated was the Colombian Rigoberto Urán, who was third at the start and after losing almost 2 minutes he fell to the sixth place at 3.24 behind the leader and almost 2 minutes from the podium.
The australian Richie Porte is fourth 3.05 behind the leader and more than a minute and a half from “Superman”, while the British Adam Yates ranks fifth to 3.14 from the leader.
The Spanish Mikel Landa, whose Bahrain team hardened the race throughout the day, finished hanging down in the definitive port, lost 1.20 with respect to López and fell to the sixth place at 3.27 behind the leader. The podium is now 2 minutes away. His compatriot Enric Mas, who was sixth at the finish line, stands eighth to 4.18.
The Colombian Nairo Quintana fainted in the ascent to Madeleine, the first mountain difficulty of the day and lost a minute that takes him away from the “top 10” that closed until today.
The day had started with the news of the abandonment of the defender of the title, the Colombian Egan Bernal, with physical problems and that he had given up a lot of time in the last two stages.