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Fernando Gaviria beats Peter Sagan and sprints to second stage win in Tour of San Juan

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Fernando Gaviria, the fourth and longest stage of the 37th edition of the Tour of San Juan (cat. 2.1) won. After 186 kilometres and a few short climbs, he won the sprint in Villa San Agustín for Peter Sagan. Julian Alaphilippe appeared after the fuss about a photo of team-mate Iljo Keisse at the start and remains the leader.

Deceuninck – Quick Step appeared to be the start of the fourth stage in Argentina, but without Iljo Keisse, who after an unfortunate photograph by the organization off course. Manager Patrick Lefevere wanted with his entire team yet boarding, but finally appeared leader Julian Alaphilippe flanked by the best young Remco Evenepoel & Co. however, just at the start for the longest stage in this race.

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South American flight

Six South-American riders signed up for the flight of the day: the Argentine thuisrijders Daniel Zamora and Facundo Cattapan went on an adventure with the Peruvian Royner Navarro, the Colombian Cesar Paredes, the Chileen Ricardo Paredes and the Uruguyaan Robert Méndez.

In the chase took the remaining riders of Deceuninck-Quick Step most of the work on the shoulders, with the reborn Petr Vakoc as superknecht. The pace was stepped up and Tiesj Benoot and Peter Sagan came to the trap. Both were able to quickly continue, Benoot was a scraped elbow.

The peloton had the flight completely under control but left the three remaining escapees Zamora, Paredes and Navarro struggle to the end. When the Peruvian a puncture it was all over, but only three kilometers from the finish line were the last two charged, after which the announced sprint could completely erupt.

Announced sprint

Richeze started far in front in the service of Hodeg but Gaviria rushed onbedreigd to his second stage win, finally right in front of a bright opzittende Sagan.

Tomorrow/Thursday is a rest day scheduled, the koninginnenetappe wait for Friday with an arrival at more than 2.600 m height on top of the Alto Colorado. The Argentine stage race ends Sunday.


1. Fernando Gaviria


1. Julian Alaphilippe

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