ST3: Vuelta a San Juan :: San Juan – San Juan (ITT – 11.9km)
“My legs are light – smiles Ramunas Navardauskas winner of the 3rd stage Vuelta a San Juan – and I’m really relaxed. Probably are the victory effects!”.
“Looking back, I was not thinking to win – explains Ramunas – I just wanted to give my best and try to make a good race. We had tried several times the route and was a kind of time trial where you had to push very very strong”.
With the victory in the ITT, the Lithuanian rider also won the GC jersey with a 3” lead on the Dutchman Bauke Mollema.
“We are very proud – commented sport director Paolo Slongo – for this first victory in the history of Team Bahrain Merida. No doubt it’s a success that has a particular value, but to tell you the truth I’m not so surprised”.
“In fact – he continued – I thought that a specialist like Ramunas could make a good result, but I would also like to highlight the good performance of the team that put four athletes in the top 13. It means that we are going in the right direction and we worked well in this last period”.
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