Remco Evenepoel has his first climb well survived. The young Dutchman gave the race a wonderful job in service of teammate Alaphilippe. The victory was for the Colombian Anacona who is also the new leader is.
The first and only serious mountain stage had to lead to a conclusion about who the Round of San Juan is going to win. Julian Alaphilippe began with a clue from eight seconds in the general classification non-hazardous Fernando Gaviria. With Conti and team mate Evenepoel on 22” began Alaphilippe with a nice margin on the queen’s stage with the arrival on the Alto Colorado after a climb of more than ten kilometers.
Equally important: how would Remco Evenepoel his first real mountain top finish in digest? The answer was positive. The young Belgian held quite easy to stand and had to adjust the top drive in full final after he already had quite a bit of work had made in the service of .
The leader’s jersey of Alaphilippe was a lot under pressure. Winner Anacona (Movistar), at the foot of the final climb for the offensive which Deceuninck – Quick Step early on the work was set. Anacona, seventh at only 26”, reed maker in the leader’s jersey, while team mate Quintana quietly could watch.
2.5 km from the finish accelerated Alaphilippe itself and was the work of Evenepoel it. Quintana jumped fast. Alaphilippe could gear not go through and had to watch how a handful of riders returned, without team mates. The front remained Anacona on the gas, the rear accelerated the Italian Conti. It didn’t help him, the leaders stayed outside shot.