Vuelta a Colombia 2012: Stage 2

Marco Zanotti wins stage 2 (Photo Mundo Ciclistico)

Italian sprinter Marco Zanotti (Utensilnord-Named) won the sprint in the second stage of the 62nd Vuleta a Colombia. The 164 kilometer stage started and finished in the city of Villavicencio. Jairo Salas (GW Shimano) was second and Colombian Edwin Avila was third. Avila, who is the reigning World Champion in the Men's Points Race, took over the Yellow Jersey.

Stage 3 will start in Soacha and go through Fusagasuga, home of the great Lucho Herrera, before finishing in Ibague, after 198 kilometers. The two categorized climbs (3rd and 2nd) will be an appetizer to Saturday's HC climb to La Linea.


STAGE RESULTS
1. Marco Zanotti (Utensilnord Named Italia)
2. Jairo Salas (GW Shimano) ST
3. Edwin Ávila (Selección Colombia) ST
4. Luis Fernando Macías (Movistar Team) ST
5. Jeffry Romero (Colombia Coldeportes) ST


GENERAL CLASSIFICATION
1. Edwin Ávila (Selección Colombia)
2. Félix Cárdena (GW-Shimano)   5s
3. Carlos Urán (4-72/Colombia)   7s
4. Juan Pablo Villegas (4-72/Colombia)   8s
5. Luis Pasamontes (Movistar Team)   10s