June 19, 2016

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) Claiming a career-best title, 22-year-old Miguel Angel Lopez won the nine-day Tour of Switzerland on Sunday by placing fourth in a shortened final stage.

Lopez got the same time as his fellow Colombian, Jarlinson Pantano, who won a 57-kilometer (35-mile) stage to the Alpine resort of Davos that avoided a mountain pass due to severe weather.

Pantano, riding for Swiss team IAM Cycling, out-sprinted Sergei Chernetckii of Russia and third-placed Jon Izaguirre of Spain.

Lopez was the first Colombian rider to win the Swiss race, 12 seconds overall ahead of Izagirre and 18 clear of Frenchman Warren Barguil in third.

Earlier in the race, Lopez was named alongside Nairo Quintana, the two-time Tour de France runner-up, in Colombia's team for the Rio de Janeiro Olympic road race in August.

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