2008 Vuelta a Colombia

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2008 Vuelta a Colombia
2007–2008 UCI America Tour
Race details
Dates May 10 – May 25
Stages 14
Distance 2,069.3 km (1,286 mi)
Winning time 50h 26' 36" (41.0163 km/h or 25.4863 mph)
Palmares
Winner  Giovanny Báez (COL) (Une Orbitel)
Second  Hernán Buenahora (COL) (Lotería de Boyacá)
Third  Mauricio Ortega (COL) (Lotería de Boyacá)

Points  Óscar Sevilla (ESP) (Rock Racing)
Mountains  Fabio Montenegro (COL) (Blanco del Valle)
Youth  Darwin Atapuma (COL) (Indeportes Antioquia)
Team Lotería de Boyacá
2007
2009

The 58th edition of the Vuelta a Colombia was held from May 10 to May 25, 2008. Colombia's Giovanny Báez was crowned champion after 50 hours, 25 minutes and 55 seconds or riding through the plains and mountains of Colombia. The last stage, an urban race through the streets of Cali, was won by Artur García. The 27-year old Báez was the 33rd cyclist to win the Tour of Colombia.

Stages[edit]

2008-05-10: BarrancabermejaBarrancabermeja (8.4 km)[edit]

Place Prologue General Classification
Name Time Name Time
1.  Santiago Botero (COL)
09.53
 Santiago Botero (COL)
27.44
2.  Víctor Hugo Peña (COL)
+0.07
 Víctor Hugo Peña (COL)
+0.07
3.  Óscar Sevilla (ESP)
+0.14
 Óscar Sevilla (ESP)
+0.14

2008-05-11: BarrancabermejaBucaramanga (146.9 km)[edit]

Place Stage 1 General Classification
Name Time Name Time
1.  Artur Garcia Rincon (VEN)
4:00.09
 Carlos Ospina (COL)
4:10.27
2.  Rafael Montiel (COL)
 Artur Garcia Rincon (VEN)
+0.07
3.  Oscar Álvarez (COL)
+0.04
 Oscar Álvarez (COL)
+0.10

2008-05-12: PiedecuestaEl Socorro (136.4 km)[edit]

Place Stage 2 General Classification
Name Time Name Time
1.  Jhon García (COL)
3:37.10
 Carlos Ospina (COL)
7:47.37
2.  Óscar Sevilla (ESP)
 Oscar Álvarez (COL)
+0.10
3.  Franklin Chacón (VEN)
 Rafael Montiel (COL)
+0.23

2008-05-13: El SocorroTunja (169.5 km)[edit]

Place Stage 3 General Classification
Name Time Name Time
1.  Santiago Ojeda (COL)
4:39.17
 Carlos Ospina (COL)
12:30.37
2.  Juan Pablo Wilches (COL)
+3.31
 Santiago Ojeda (COL)
+0.04
3.  Edwin Parra (COL)
+3.42
 Oscar Álvarez (COL)
+0.10

2008-05-14: TunjaLa Vega[disambiguation needed] (192 km)[edit]

Place Stage 4 General Classification
Name Time Name Time
1.  Jefferson Vargas (COL)
4:20.02
 Wilson Cepeda (COL)
16:52.11
2.  Wilson Cepeda (COL)
 Ivan Casas (COL)
+1.45
3.  Miguel Ángel Díaz (COL)
+0.02
 Giovanny Báez (COL)
+2.02

2008-05-15: San Francisco — La Dorada (135 km)[edit]

Place Stage 5 General Classification
Name Time Name Time
1.  Edgar Fonseca (COL)
3:11.26
 Wilson Cepeda (COL)
20:03.33
2.  Jhon García (COL)
+0.26
 Ivan Casas (COL)
+2.15
3.  Óscar Sevilla (ESP)
 Giovanny Báez (COL)
+2.32

2008-05-16: DoradalSantuario (115.3 km)[edit]

Place Stage 6 General Classification
Name Time Name Time
1.  Rafael Montiel (COL)
3:21.10
 Wilson Cepeda (COL)
23:28.13
2.  Oscar Álvarez (COL)
+0.47
 Alejandro Ramírez (COL)
+0.05
3.  Graciano Fonseca (COL)
 Rafael Montiel (COL)
+1.14

2008-05-17: Río NegroLa Unión (163.6 km)[edit]

Place Stage 7 General Classification
Name Time Name Time
1.  Víctor Hugo Peña (COL)
3:51.32
 Wilson Cepeda (COL)
27:23.17
2.  Edwin Orozco (COL)
+0.18
 Alejandro Ramírez (COL)
+0.05
3.  Wilson Marentes (COL)
+0.36
 Rafael Montiel (COL)
+1.14

2008-05-18: MedellínSanta Elena (31 km)[edit]

Place Stage 8 (Individual Time Trial) General Classification
Name Time Name Time
1.  Hernán Buenahora (COL)
57.45
 Giovanny Báez (COL)
28:22.58
2.  Giovanny Báez (COL)
+0.36
 Alejandro Ramírez (COL)
+1.31
3.  Víctor Niño (COL)
+0.51
 Hernán Buenahora (COL)
+2.19

2008-05-20: CaldasManizales (173 km)[edit]

Place Stage 9 General Classification
Name Time Name Time
1.  Óscar Sevilla (ESP)
3:37.50
 Giovanny Báez (COL)
32:00.49
2.  Juan Diego Ramírez (COL)
 Alejandro Ramírez (COL)
+1.31
3.  Mauricio Ortega (COL)
 Hernán Buenahora (COL)
+2.18

2008-05-21: ManizalesMariquita (176.8 km)[edit]

Place Stage 10 General Classification
Name Time Name Time
1.  Diego Calderón (COL)
3:09.47
 Giovanny Báez (COL)
35:11.00
2.  Juan Pablo Wilches (COL)
+1.06
 Alejandro Ramírez (COL)
+1.31
3.  Óscar Sevilla (ESP)
+1.09
 Hernán Buenahora (COL)
+2.18

2008-05-22: MariquitaLa Linéa (176.8 km)[edit]

Place Stage 11 General Classification
Name Time Name Time
1.  Hernán Buenahora (COL)
5:04.44
 Giovanny Báez (COL)
40:16.37
2.  Mauricio Ortega (COL)
+0.05
 Hernán Buenahora (COL)
+2.00
3.  Giovanny Báez (COL)
+0.12
 Mauricio Ortega (COL)
+3.14

2008-05-23: QuimbayaPereira (158.2 km)[edit]

Place Stage 12 General Classification
Name Time Name Time
1.  Wilson Marentes (COL)
4:04.16
 Giovanny Báez (COL)
44:22.18
2.  Camilo Gómez (COL)
 Hernán Buenahora (COL)
+2.00
3.  Edgar Fonseca (COL)
 Mauricio Ortega (COL)
+3.14

2008-05-24: CartagoCali (190.4 km)[edit]

Place Stage 13 General Classification
Name Time Name Time
1.  César Salazar (VEN)
 Giovanny Báez (COL)
48:18.20
2.  Oscar Álvarez (COL)
 Hernán Buenahora (COL)
+2.00
3.  Wilson Marentes (COL)
 Mauricio Ortega (COL)
+3.14

2008-05-25: CaliCali (96 km)[edit]

Place Stage 14 General Classification
Name Time Name Time
1.  Artur Garcia (VEN)
2:07.35
 Giovanny Báez (COL)
50:25.55
2.  Andres Miguel Díaz (COL)
 Hernán Buenahora (COL)
+2.00
3.  Jhon García (COL)
 Mauricio Ortega (COL)
+3.14

Final classification[edit]

RANK NAME TEAM TIME
1.  Giovanny Báez (COL) Une Orbitel 50:25:55
2.  Hernán Buenahora (COL) Lotería de Boyacá + 2.00
3.  Mauricio Ortega (COL) Une Orbitel + 3.14
4.  Alejandro Ramírez (COL) GW Shimano-EPM + 3.29
5.  Juan Diego Ramírez (COL) Blanco del Valle Frugos + 4.36
6.  Víctor Niño (COL) Coordinadora-EBSA + 5.24
7.  Juan Diego Ramírez (COL) GW Shimano + 5.33
8.  Iván Parra (COL) Colombia es Pasión + 7.02
9.  Óscar Sevilla (ESP) Rock Racing + 7.45
10.  Francisco Colorado (COL) GW Shimano + 8.27

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