Cycling: Higuita wins in Catalonia

Barcelona (AP) – The Colombian road bike champion Sergio Higuita from the German Bora-hansgrohe racing team has won the 101st edition of the Tour of Catalonia.

On the seventh and final stage over 138.6 kilometers, the 24-year-old kept his lead in the overall standings over ex-Giro champion and Olympic champion Richard Carapaz from Ecuador. The final stage was won by Italian Andrea Bagioli.

It was the sixth win of the season for the German Bora team, which had been badly decimated by illnesses and injuries in the past few weeks. Higuita joined Bora from Team EF Education earlier this year.

Colbrelli back home

Meanwhile, the European champion Sonny Colbrelli, who collapsed at the beginning of the tour, has returned to his Italian homeland. Since the 31-year-old is now in stable condition, he was allowed to leave the hospital in Girona on Saturday, his racing team Bahrain Victorious announced on Sunday. Colbrelli is scheduled to undergo further tests in Italy to determine the cause of his cardiac arrhythmias.

Colbrelli collapsed after the finish sprint of the opening stage and collapsed unconscious. The 31-year-old needed cardiopulmonary resuscitation.