Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team | Siutsou maintains the Top Ten after the Queen stage
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Siutsou maintains the Top Ten after the Queen stage

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San Juan, Friday 26th January – Siutsou defends himself and on the climb reaching Alto Colorado (2565 m.) maintains his Top Ten in the General Classification. The Belarusian rider is now 9th with a gap of 3’30“ from the stage winner and new race leader the Argentinean road champion Gonzalo Najar.

“I was a bit surprised” – says Kanstantsin – when the two Belgian teams started to push hard going doing the last descent before the final climb. I struggled a lot to return in the main group and in the final I paid a little “.

“Anyway I am satisfied with my Top Ten – he continues – because it means that I worked well after the serious injury at the Tour of Slovenie last year. I am growing up and I am convinced that I still be able to help our captains in the Grand Tours “.

“Siutsou and his teammates – explains Head of Performance Paolo Slongo – have had a good race. The Vuelta San Juan is the first race for all our athletes and the difference in preparation compared to the South American riders is clearly seen “.

Tomorrow sixth and penultimate stage with start and finish in San Juan after 152 km without particular difficulties. Very likely a bunch sprint finish.

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