Mørkøv runner-up in San Juan opening stage

Mørkøv runner-up in San Juan opening stage

A messy sprint brought to a conclusion what had been a rather quiet stage 1 at the Vuelta a San Juan, the only notable incident before the fight for victory being a crash that had taken place with less than ten kilometers to go. Fortunately, our riders avoided the incident, but the nervousness that was palpable inside the bunch made for a very chaotic run-in to the finish in San Juan.

Michael Mørkøv, who was supposed to launch Fabio Jakobsen after a mammoth pull of World Champion Remco Evenepoel, ended up being involved in the mass gallop, and took second place, just behind Sam Bennett (Bora-hansgrohe).

“Everybody was very eager to win today. I wasn’t supposed to do the sprint, but with 1500 meters to go we had to move to the right side of the road and we lost Fabio there, so we had to change the plan. It wasn’t perfect for us today, but it’s something we will learn from and we are motivated to get a win in the next days”, an upbeat Michael explained at the press conference.

 

Photo credit: ©Maximiliano Blanco / Getty Images

Race details

1 Sam Bennett
BORA - hansgrohe
3:19:16
2 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Soudal - Quick Step
0:00
3 Giacomo Nizzolo
Israel - Premier Tech
0:00
4 Danny van Poppel
BORA - hansgrohe
0:00
5 Gleb Syritsa
Astana Qazaqstan Team
0:00
6 Elia Viviani
INEOS Grenadiers
0:00
7 Peter Sagan
TotalEnergies
0:00
8 Jhonatan Narváez Prado
INEOS Grenadiers
0:00
9 Enrico Zanoncello
Green Project-Bardiani CSF-Faizanè
0:00
10 Attilio Viviani
Team Corratec
0:00
58 Fabio Jakobsen
Soudal - Quick Step
0:00
63 Yves Lampaert
Soudal - Quick Step
0:00
81 Remco Evenepoel
Soudal - Quick Step
0:00
122 Jan Hirt
Soudal - Quick Step
1:57
125 Pieter Serry
Soudal - Quick Step
2:01
1 Sam Bennett
BORA - hansgrohe
3:19:06
2 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Soudal - Quick Step
0:04
3 Giacomo Nizzolo
Israel - Premier Tech
0:06
4 Danny van Poppel
BORA - hansgrohe
0:10
5 Gleb Syritsa
Astana Qazaqstan Team
0:10
6 Elia Viviani
INEOS Grenadiers
0:10
7 Peter Sagan
TotalEnergies
0:10
8 Jhonatan Narváez Prado
INEOS Grenadiers
0:10
9 Enrico Zanoncello
Green Project-Bardiani CSF-Faizanè
0:10
10 Attilio Viviani
Team Corratec
0:10
56 Fabio Jakobsen
Soudal - Quick Step
0:10
60 Yves Lampaert
Soudal - Quick Step
0:10
77 Remco Evenepoel
Soudal - Quick Step
0:10
122 Jan Hirt
Soudal - Quick Step
2:07
125 Pieter Serry
Soudal - Quick Step
2:11
1 Christofer Robín Jurado López
Panamá es Cultura y Valores
6 pt
2 Marcelo Nahuel Mendez
Municipalidad de Rawson
4 pt
3 Manuele Tarozzi
Green Project-Bardiani CSF-Faizanè
2 pt
1 Tobias Lund Andresen
Team DSM
3:19:16
2 Iker Bonillo Martin
Green Project-Bardiani CSF-Faizanè
0:00
3 Marco Brenner
Team DSM
0:00
4 Vicente Rojas Naranjo
Chile
0:00
5 Mathias Vacek
Trek - Segafredo
0:00
6 Mateo Kalejmann
Sindicato de Empleados Públicos of San Juan
0:00
7 Rodrigo Daniel Díaz
Municipalidad de Rawson
0:00
8 Matthew Riccitello
Israel - Premier Tech
0:00
9 Mattia Pinazzi
Italy
0:00
10 Quinn Simmons
Trek - Segafredo
0:20
1 BORA - hansgrohe 9:57:48
2 INEOS Grenadiers 0:00
3 Team DSM 0:00
4 Astana Qazaqstan Team 0:00
5 Team Corratec 0:00
6 Israel - Premier Tech 0:00
7 TotalEnergies 0:00
8 Movistar Team 0:00
9 Green Project-Bardiani CSF-Faizanè 0:00
10 EOLO-Kometa 0:00

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