Under its new colors of the Movistar team, the Colombian Fernando Gaviria won the sprint of the 3rd stage of the Tour of San Juan ahead of the Slovak Peter Sagan (TotalEnergies) and the Italian Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers).
Thanks to this success, the first of his season but the ninth since he competed in the Argentine event, the Colombian has become the new leader of the Tour of San Juan. ” I was not expecting that at alladmitted the Colombian. This victory is really important because I really struggled last year. »
But one of the main news of the day will have been to see Egan Bernal take the front of a race a year after having been close to death after a fall during a training outing. in Colombia.
This Wednesday, on the overheated roads of the province of San Juan, the Colombian of the Ineos Grenadiers formation went on the attack about a hundred kilometers from the finish in the climb of the Gruta Virgen de Andacollo pass before find yourself at the forefront of the race in the company of a dozen runners.
If at first the Colombian’s coup left the main favorites of the event on the spot, the peloton, reduced to around forty units, managed to operate the junction on the fugitives after a 45 kilometer pursuit led by Remco Evenepoel and the Soudal-Quick Step team.
After a day of rest scheduled for Thursday, the Tour de San Juan should be played the next day in the final climb of 14 kilometers (at 4.4%), but relatively rolling, leading to Alto Colorado.