Sergio Andrés Higuita is living a dream year. He came to the Bora team, after passing through EF, in the who also had some good years, with important triumphs.
However, this 2022 has been his consecration. He is not a corpulent runner, but he manages not to allowing himself to be taken out of the lot at 'elbow point'.
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A good change
Higuita arrived with the firm objective of collaborating in a change in the structure, which left behind the search for victories in one-day races and stages to find triumphs in the general classifications of the competitions.
It has been an excellent season for Higuita, as he won a stage and finished 13th in the Tour of the Algarve, he was tenth in the Strade Bianche, he won his first World Tour title, when he won the Tour of Catalonia .
Furthermore, he was fifth in the Liège Bastoña Liège, he won a stage in the Tour of Romandie and now he is second in Switzerland.
Bora brought to their ranks, in addition to Higuita, Sam Bennett, Ryan Mullen, Shane Archbold, Danny van Poppel, Jai Hindley, Marco Haller, Alexander Vlasov, Jonas Koch and Luis-Joe Lührs and the Colombian has responded.The key fact
The key fact is that the victory in Catalonia was Bora's first on the World Tour this year, because the others have achieved them in lower category races. Higuita opened the way for Bora to start adding good results.
Higuita has had a sensational first semester. He has two wins in the Wold Tour (the general in Catalonia and the stage in Romandie), in addition, he reported the second podium in the highest category, with second place in Switzerland.
He will not go to the Tour de France, Vlasov will be there at the head of the group, the Russian who left the Tour of Switzerland as the leader, expelled for his positive for covid-19.
But the Colombian will have the opportunity to fight for a good position in the general classification of the Vuelta a España, a race that saw him win in one stage, precisely, in his debut in a great in 2019.
It is not a minor fact that Higuita is the current national road champion, a triumph with which he adjusts four victories in this 2022, which has been the year of his consecration.
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