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Buenahora inches closer

By:
Gregor Brown in Carpi
Published:
May 23, 2008, 0:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 21:32 BST
Edition:
Latest Cycling News, May 23, 2008

Colombian Hernan Buenahora took his second stage win in stage 11 of the Vuelta a Colombia. He moved...

Colombian Hernan Buenahora took his second stage win in stage 11 of the Vuelta a Colombia. He moved up one spot in GC and thanks to time bonuses also got 18 seconds closer to the overall leader, Giovanny Baez (UNE). His gap is now two minutes even, with Mauricio Ortega (UNE) in third, at 3'14. Alejandro Ramirez (Gw Shimano - EPM) is fourth at 3'29 and Diego Calderon (Blanco del Valle Frutidelicias) completes the top five, 4'36 back.

The stage went from Mariquita to the finish on the legendary Alto de la Línea, an hors-category ranked mountain. A break of four, with Ivan Ramiro Parra, Baez and Mauricio Ortega accompanying Buenahora, went clear and came to the final metres together. Buenahora proved to be the strongest in the end. However, to still take the overall, he will have to try to shake Baez for more than just a few bonus seconds. He still has two stages left to do so.

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