The Italian finished fifth in the stage while the American moved up to 9th place | Photography: Vuelta a San Juan.
The Italian team Bardiani through Filippo Magli, was the only UCI Pro Tour team that had a leading role in the break and that stayed ahead even when that group was shrinking due to the exhaustion of an early break that included some uphill sectors that affected leg strength.
Magli’s teammates and the rest of the team members remained sheltered in the majority peloton, waiting for the kilometers to pass with the intention of reaching the final sprint in the best posible conditions.
After traveling more than 140 kilometers and with the peloton reaching the top of the race, the members of the UCI Pro Tour teams prepared for the two laps at a circuit in Pocito to reach the definition that everyone was waiting for with a tremendous sprint final.
Thus, Italian Attilio Viviani (Corratec) with his fifth place in the penultimate stage, was the best placed followed by the sixth, Peter Sagan (Team Total Energies). Ninth was the Italian Enrico Zanoncello (Green Project Bardiani); 14th Giacomo Nizzolo (Israel – Premier Tech).
In general, the best By Tour is Matthew Riccitello from the United States from the Israel – Premier Tech team, located in ninth position. He is followed by Nicolás Tivani from San Juan, from Corratec, in 12th place and Steff Cras, the Belgian who runs for Team Total Energies, is 15th after six stages.
The last stage of the Vuelta a San Juan are going to be this Sunday, with seven turns around Avenida de Circunvalación, with the start and finish point in front of the bridge over Mendoza street. It will be 112 kilometers, starting the competition at 5:15 pm.
Photography: Attilio Viviani in the stage and Matthew Riccitello in the general, the best Pro Tour