No joy for the sprinters in San Juan

No joy for the sprinters in San Juan

The Vuelta a San Juan returned on the Autodromo del Villicum, for the start and finish of stage 3, which was – on paper, at least – ideally designed for the sprinters. For that very reason, a bunch of teams, including Soudal Quick-Step, worked together soon after an eight-man breakaway took shape, keeping the gap around the five-minute mark for the first part of the day before gradually increasing the tempo and reducing the escapees’ margin.

Remco Evenepoel once again moved to the head of the peloton with three kilometers to go, pushing an insane tempo that stretched the field and prevented any attacks, but just as the World Champion peeled off the front ahead of the flamme rouge, one rider took off and destabilized the sprint trains. This allowed him to get the win, just a few seconds clear of the chasers – a mix of fast men and Classics riders.

Yves Lampaert came across the line as the highest-ranked Soudal Quick-Step rider, in eighth place, while Fabio Jakobsen – even though he couldn’t get involved in the fight for the podium – retained his second place on the general classification, which remained more or less unchanged ahead of Wednesday’s stage, one that will feature a first-category climb taking the riders to an altitude of more than 2200 meters.

 

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Race details

1 Quinn Simmons
Trek - Segafredo
3:49:30
2 Maximiliano Richeze Araquistain
Argentina
0:00
3 Sam Bennett
BORA - hansgrohe
0:00
4 Fernando Gaviria Rendon
Movistar Team
0:00
5 Giacomo Nizzolo
Israel - Premier Tech
0:00
6 Peter Sagan
TotalEnergies
0:00
7 German Nicolás Tivani Pérez
Team Corratec
0:00
8 Yves Lampaert
Soudal - Quick Step
0:00
9 Daniel Oss
TotalEnergies
0:00
10 Juan Pablo Dotti
Sindicato de Empleados Públicos of San Juan
0:00
34 Fabio Jakobsen
Soudal - Quick Step
0:02
38 Remco Evenepoel
Soudal - Quick Step
0:02
73 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Soudal - Quick Step
0:32
103 Pieter Serry
Soudal - Quick Step
2:01
124 Jan Hirt
Soudal - Quick Step
3:07
1 Sam Bennett
BORA - hansgrohe
11:30:54
2 Fabio Jakobsen
Soudal - Quick Step
0:06
3 Fernando Gaviria Rendon
Movistar Team
0:08
4 Giacomo Nizzolo
Israel - Premier Tech
0:10
5 Peter Sagan
TotalEnergies
0:14
6 Danny van Poppel
BORA - hansgrohe
0:14
7 Tobias Lund Andresen
Team DSM
0:14
8 German Nicolás Tivani Pérez
Team Corratec
0:14
9 Daniel Oss
TotalEnergies
0:14
10 Yves Lampaert
Soudal - Quick Step
0:14
41 Remco Evenepoel
Soudal - Quick Step
0:16
65 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Soudal - Quick Step
0:40
104 Pieter Serry
Soudal - Quick Step
5:53
110 Jan Hirt
Soudal - Quick Step
7:27
1 Tomas Contte
Argentina
10 pt
2 Marcos Omar Mendez
Argentina
8 pt
3 Christofer Robín Jurado López
Panamá es Cultura y Valores
6 pt
4 Stefano Gandin
Team Corratec
6 pt
5 Alessandro Santaromita
Green Project-Bardiani CSF-Faizanè
4 pt
6 Marcelo Nahuel Mendez
Municipalidad de Rawson
4 pt
7 Emiliano Contreras
Chimbas Te Quiero
3 pt
8 Óscar Sevilla Ribera
Team Medellin - EPM
2 pt
9 Lukas Nicolás Dundic
Argentina
2 pt
10 Manuele Tarozzi
Green Project-Bardiani CSF-Faizanè
2 pt
1 Tobias Lund Andresen
Team DSM
11:31:08
2 Iker Bonillo Martin
Green Project-Bardiani CSF-Faizanè
0:02
3 Marco Brenner
Team DSM
0:02
4 Mathias Vacek
Trek - Segafredo
0:02
5 Vicente Rojas Naranjo
Chile
0:02
6 Matthew Riccitello
Israel - Premier Tech
0:02
7 Quinn Simmons
Trek - Segafredo
0:10
8 Vinicius Rangel Costa
Movistar Team
0:22
9 Manlio Moro
Italy
0:34
10 Mattia Pinazzi
Italy
0:43
1 BORA - hansgrohe 34:33:26
2 TotalEnergies 0:00
3 Team DSM 0:02
4 Soudal - Quick Step 0:02
5 Movistar Team 0:02
6 Israel - Premier Tech 0:02
7 INEOS Grenadiers 0:04
8 Green Project-Bardiani CSF-Faizanè 0:04
9 Astana Qazaqstan Team 0:04
10 Team Medellin - EPM 0:04

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