Colombia Oro y Paz: Franczak 19th in the sprint on stage 3

Paweł Franczak sprinted to 19th place in another sprinters’ finale, in stage 3 of Colombia Oro y Paz. Fernando Gaviria claimed his third consecutive win.

Info: Stage 3, February 8th,  Palmira – Buga, 163,2km

Course: flat

The last stage that suited sprinters was played out according to a traditional scenario, with 5 riders breaking away soon after the gun. They established a gap which was controlled by the bunch, led by the team of GC leader, Quick Step Floors. CCC Sprandi Polkowice riders were pedaling safely in the peloton, gearing up for the final sprint.

The breakaway was brought back in with 13km remaining and for the third consecutive time it came down to a bunch sprint. Fernando Gaviria didn’t miss the opportunity to score a hat-trick, taking another win. This time he bested Matteo Malucelli (Androni – Sidermec – Bottecchia) and Juan Sebastian Molano (Manzana Postobon).

On this day Paweł Franczek didn’t  have the legs to sprint into top 15, finishing in 19th.