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by Mark Zalewski
February 28, 2017
In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Barbin wins sixth stage in Langkawi, Gibbons remains in lead; Aristi wins Tropicale Amissa Bongo opener; Sergio Henao wins Colombian road title; Bike Pure: No testing done at recent UCI cyclocross races, says riders offered drugs at events; Peloton shaking its collective head over Sagan; Directors upset over sidewalk riding in Omloop Het Nieuwsblad; Vanmarcke points to Sagan for missing out on Omloop win; Quintana on disc brakes: heavier, less aero, and dangerous; Tony Martin unable to finish Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne after hard crash; Patrick Lefevere follows racing action from helicopter; Boonen taking early season setbacks in stride; British Government backpedals on reforms for injured cyclists to claim compensation; 2017 UCI Women’s WorldTour preview: Alice Barnes; On-board highlights from the Abu Dhabi Tour; Pedestrian tries to kick cyclist off bicycle.
Team Sky’s Sergio Henao won the Colombian national road race title, a goal he has sought for many years, winning solo 49 seconds ahead of Jarlinson Pantano Gomez (Trek – Segafredo) and Oscar Adalberto Quiroz (GW-Shimano).
Courtesy: Team Sky
Darwin Atapuma (UAE Team Emirates) was also in the second group chasing Henao, finishing fourth. Movistar’s Dayer Quintana, brother of Nairo, finished in sixth place.
Henao overcame both a crash and a puncture to win the race. He also had help from his cousin and Team Sky teammate Sebastian Henao.
Henao was runner up last year to Edwin Avila (Team Illuminate) who finished ninth this year.
Second place Jarlinson Pantano Gomez won the time trial title two days before.