ST7: Vuelta a San Juan :: San Juan – San Juan (138 km)
“I really enjoyed it – smiles Vincenzo Nibali – I was quite fine and as soon as I could I attacked. Too bad they have taken us when little was missing to the finish, but I’m happy the same with my race. “
“We wanted to put a sign on the race – he added – and perhaps groped to gain positions in the overall standings”.
The “Shark” has been on the run with two local San Juan’s riders for nearly 80 km. The breakaway was resumed only 3 km from the finish when Vincenzo remained alone at the front.
“Vincenzo’s attack – commented sport director Paolo Slongo – was truly remarkable and the proof is the great effort that the group has done to take it back.”
“Even today – says Ramunas Navardauskas, 7th in the mass sprint – and despite was a flat circuit we started to win. First tried Siutsou, then me and then Vincenzo. We grew step by step and this means that here in Argentina we worked well”. And the good team performance, however, is confirmed by the victory in the Team classification.
The final stage was won by Argentinian Maximiliano Richeze, at his second success in this Vuelta. The Dutchman Bauke Mollema is the winner of this 35th edition with Ramunas and Vincenzo seventh and eighth respectively.
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