ST1: Vuelta a San Juan :: San Juan – San Juan (142 KM)
“I found myself in front at the last kilometer – said Vincenzo Nibali at the finish line – and I insisted in my action. A fifth place is a quite good start. “
The first stage of the Argentinean race is lived on a long breakaway of a little bunch resumed by the peloton with 15 km to go. In the last kilometers, the Team has remained in the top positions before the final sprint won by the Colombian Fernando Gaviria, first leader of the Vuelta a San Juan.
“We have been working with the sprinters teams – commented Franco Pellizotti – to avoid risks in the final. Seen some falls, the tactical choice was the right one. “
“All right – said sport director Paolo Slongo – the stage is gone as it should go. I was expecting a mass sprint so it was. The team raced well, united and compact around our captain Nibali “.
Tomorrow second stage still on the streets of San Juan. The route is a bit wavy in the first part, but the last kilometers are still suited to the sprinters.
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