2014 Tour de San Luis in Argentina UHC Recap


2014 Tour de San Luis in Argentina UHC Recap

The UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team concluded a successful season opening at the 2014 Tour de San Luis in Argentina yesterday. 2014 was off to an outstanding start on stage 1 when GC contender Marc de Maar made his way into an effective 5-man breakaway. Despite a crash late in the stage, de Maar finished 3rd in stage 1, and therefore also held 3rd place in the General Classification. The team saw further success in the coming stages where long, steep climbs and sweltering Argentinian heat played into the hands of Lucas Euser, Isaac Bolivar, and Marc de Maar. At the conclusion of stage 2, de Maar held 2nd place overall and the men of the UnitedHealthcare blue train led the Teams Classification. From there, the team focused on defending and improving de Maar’s placement overall, as well as that of Lucas Euser, but a series of crashes and misfortunes compromised their efforts.




The team fought back fiercely and concluded the race with Marc de Maar inside the top ten at 7th place overall, with teammates Lucas Euser and Isaac Bolivar securing 13th and 14th overall, respectively. “The races always end, ALWAYS, after the white line. Today, the boys fought to the last and I’m very happy,” commented Sports Director Roberto Damiani.




The blue train showed excellent early-season fitness, tenacity, consistency, and teamwork throughout the tour’s seven stages, earning the squad 2nd in the Teams Classification- a promising result, indicative of the successes to come throughout 2014.


Following the momentum of the women’s overall victory by Allison Powers, as well as the teams classification victory in last week’s Tour Femenino de San Luis, this is a decidedly successful debut for the new kit, the riders, staff and sponsors of the 2014 UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team.


“The men picked up where the women left off in San Luis. Marc’s 7th place in GC against the best in the world and the solid team work, speaks volumes for what we are going to see in 2014 from our team,” shared director Mike Tamayo, “We have built a great team, and motivated them in a way that is showing at the races.” The UnitedHealthcare blue train next sets their sites on the 2014 Jayco Herald Sun Tour.

Julián Arredondo Sprints to Second Uphill Win in Argentina



Julián Arredondo Sprints to Second Uphill Win in Argentina

Julián Arredondo Sprints to Second Uphill Win in Argentina

Julián Arredondo sprinted to the stage six win ahead of race leader Nairo Quintana (Movistar) and Sergio Godoy (San Luis Somos Todos) to take his second victory of the seven-day tour, and also moved into fourth place in the overall. It was a perfect climb for the explosive Colombian climber as the last three kilometers of the Mirador del Sol were steep, upwards of 14 percent grade.


He played the finish to his strength and followed Quintana and Godoy up the climb waiting until the end to jump around them, crossing the line with enough time to raise his arms in a victory salute. Godoy finished second and Quintana was third and easily held onto his race lead.


“This is incredible, I’m so happy to be able to win again,” said an elated Julián Arredondo. “Nairo [Quitana] is a phenomenal rider and a reference for all of us Colombian riders. I have a lot of respect for him. We know each other quite well and he was setting a high pace in the last parts of the climb. The plan was that I would climb along with the front group and then try and win the sprint. It was another explosive finish, so something that suits me. I didn’t expect to be so good at this point [of the season] but today was another opportunity for a rider of my type and I’m happy that I could turn it into a win. This Tour is a good ride for Colombian cycling!”


“The team is doing really well here,” contined Arredondo. “The mix of young riders and experienced riders is perfect, it is working! A big ‘thank you’ to my team and especially to my room mate Haimar Zubeldia. He’s a great person with an enormous amount of experience. Haimar and Danilo [Hondo] bring a lot of calm to team and this is really important.”


The peloton faced its longest stage of the race at 184.4km, beginning in Las Chacras to the mountain finish on Mirador del Sol. An early break of seven riders made its move and gained no more than a fistful of minutes as Movistar set tempo on the front. It was groupo compacto leading into the finish climb and Julián played his tactics perfectly with his eye solely on the stage win.


“The plan was the same as Tuesday where we protected Julián all race,” explained sport director Alain Gallopin. “We did not have to do anything; we just had to relax until the climb. The climb was seven kilometers long but the three last were steep. The plan was for Julián to stay with Quintana – no attacking, no pulling – just play the stage win and stay on the wheel of Quintana and make the sprint.”


Eugenio Alafaci was a non-starter for stage six as he came down with an illness last night and Alain Gallopin decided to keep him back at the hotel. It is a big loss for the team as Alafaci was instrumental in helping Giacomo Nizzolo win stage three and he will be missed tomorrow for the final stage of the tour.

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Video: Stage 4 – Tour de San Luis 2014 – finish


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San Luis, Argentina


Tour de San Luis, Stage 5: Three In Time Trial Top 10


Led by Taylor Phinney’s runner-up performance, the BMC Racing Team finished three riders in the top 10 of Friday’s individual time trial at the Tour de San Luis. Larry Warbasse was fourth and Manuel Quinziato was sixth, while teammate Peter Stetina is now the BMC Racing Team’s best-placed rider, in sixth overall.


Chainring Choice A Factor

Phinney finished the out-and-back 19.2-kilometer individual time trial three seconds back of stage winner Adriano Malori (Movistar Team), who finished in a time of 22:11. The past U.S. national time trial champion said he made a tactical error by not asking the team’s mechanics to put a 55 or 56-tooth front chainring on his BMC timemachine TM01. “I rode it this morning and thought it wouldn’t be necessary,” Phinney said. “But I got up to 75, 78 kilometers an hour going down on that tailwind section and just had to stop pedaling a couple times.” Phinney said he did not want to make excuses, adding that he knew Malori – a past Italian national time trial champion – would be strong. “My power was there and my pacing strategy was good, but not having those extra gears on the way down cost me a couple seconds,” he said. “Whether that cost me the win, we will never know.” Jorge Giacinti (San Luis Somos Todos) finished third, 29 seconds back.


Atapuma Slips To Ninth

Stetina is 2:57 off the lead after finishing 29th,1:47 back. Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team) assumed the overall lead from Stage 1 breakaway winner Phillip Gaimon (Garmin-Sharp) by finishing 16th, 1:18 back. BMC Racing Team’s Darwin Atapuma, who had been sitting fourth overall after placing third on Stage 4 and fourth on Stage 2, conceded nearly two minutes to Quintana and slid to ninth overall, 3:21 behind. Atapuma said he had to shake off some nervousness in his first time trial on his BMC. “Nevertheless, I had very good sensations and likely did my best time trial ever,” he said. “The important thing is that I am improving day-by-day. I am very happy about the confidence the team has in me, from the riders, the director and all the staff. Everybody is doing a very good job.”


Career-Best Finish For Warbasse

Warbasse’s fourth-place finish, 48 seconds off the winning time, was his career-best, while Quniziato’s sixth place result was his best result in an individual time trial since finishing fifth at the Italian national time trial championships in 2010. Two days remain in the week-long race: a mountain-top finish at the end of a 184.4-km race on Saturday and Sunday’s undulating 148.1-km stage. Atapuma said he still has some fight left in his legs. “Tomorrow I think the stage will be decisive for the general classification,” he said. “It is my opinion that the race is not finished yet. I hope to feel good and try to win the stage.”

Marc de Maar 3rd and Lucas Euser 7th overall after mountainous Stage 4 at the Tour de San Luis


Marc de Maar 3rd and Lucas Euser 7th overall after mountainous Stage 4 at the Tour de San Luis

Marc de Maar 3rd and Lucas Euser 7th overall after mountainous Stage 4 at the Tour de San Luis



San Luis, Argentina – UnitedHealthcare ProCycling Team’s Marc de Maar held onto 3rd place and Lucas Euser climbed into 7th place in the overall classification after a grueling “queen” Stage 4 at the UCI 2.1 Tour de San Luis held on the outskirts of San Luis, Argentina. Solid teamwork shared between the six-man roster during the mountainous stage helped increase the team’s lead in the overall team classification.


“We created a new formula for our team during this stage: UHC-F6 [UHC-Fantastic 6],” said sports director Roberto Damiani. “The riders have always thought about the goals of the team before their personal goals. Thank you guys — it’s a pleasure to work with you.”


The fourth stage of the seven-day international event featured a 168.7km race that kicked off in El Potrero de los Funes and concluded with back-to-back ascents; a 12km climb to the top of El Embalse followed by a 10.5km climb to the finish line atop Alto del Amago.


The boys in blue went into the day’s race with a goal of defending de Maar’s position in the overall classification. The team’s opportunist Jonathan Clarke made it into the early breakaway and gained a maximum of six minutes, only to be caught by the main field at the base of Alto del Amago.


“Thanks to Jonny for his professionalism and incredible action in support of the team,” Damiani said. “Carlos Alzate and Luke Keough also worked very well for our three climbers.”


The final ascent was a climber’s dream, particularly for UnitedHealthcare ProCycling Team’s overall contenders de Maar, Euser and Colombian climber Isaac Bolivar. The trio entered the ascent with a select group of the peloton’s best climbers. Euser ultimately finished the stage in 5th, de Maar in 13th and Bolivar in 15th place.


De Maar is now sitting in 3rd place in the overall classification and has moved closer to the top spot, 1:15 behind race leader Phil Gaimon (Garmin-Sharp) and 1:11 behind runner-up and Stage 4 winner Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team).


The second mountaintop finish of the week, after Stage 2, gave the boys in blue a chance to work toward solidifying their position in the overall team classification, increasing their lead to over a minute.

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Stage 5, 19.2km (ITT):

The fifth stage of the Tour de San Luis will showcase a 19.2km individual time trial held along the city streets of San Luis. It has historically been one of the most popular stages of the professional bike race, attracting thousands of fans who are eager to catch a glimpse of the pros in action. Expect the team’s former Curaçao time trial champion Marc de Maar and Colombian U23 time trial champion Isaac Bolivar to put on a show!

Stage 4 Results:

5. Lucas Euser (USA) +1:45

13. Marc de Maar (CUR) +3:43

15. Isaac Bolivar (COL) +3:43

110. Carlos Alzate (COL) +19:57

112. Jonathan Clarke (AUS) +19:57

119. Luke Keough (USA) +19:57

Overall Classification:

3. Marc de Maar (CUR) +1:15

7. Lucas Euser (USA) +1:57

15. Isaac Bolivar (COL) +3:55

82. Carlos Alzate (COL) +25:37

89. Luke Keough (USA) +27:04

108. Jonathan Clarke (AUS) +30:34

Team Classification:

1. UnitedHealthcare ProCycling Team

Nizzolo, The Italian outkicks some of cycling’s biggest names

Italian outkicks some of cycling’s biggest names to take team’s second win in as many days.

Tour de San Luis - Stage 3

Nizzolo The Italian outkicks some of cycling’s biggest names

Stage three at the Tour de San Luis ended in a mass bunch finish and Trek Factory Racing’s Giacomo Nizzolo sprinted to victory on another searing hot and windy day in Argentina. Francisco Ventoso (Movistar) finished second and Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) was third.


“The last three or four kilometers were a little bit uphill so the speed was not so high and it was hard because everyone tried to move up. When it’s bunched up like that it’s a little crazy,” explained Nizzolo about the stage’s finish. “In the last kilometer I was 10th or 15th position with Danilo [Hondo] and Eugenio [Alafaci]. Lampre was leading the sprint and then Cavendish started with Boonen on his wheel and I came from behind and I overtook them with around 100 meters to go.”


The 175-kilometer stage was again a very hot and windy affair, and the Trek Factory Racing team had to help control an early breakaway, while keeping Nizzolo protected as echelons formed in the crosswinds.


“The wind made a lot of stress during the stage but at the end it did not make such a difference because the last three to four kilometers were uphill and we were covered from the wind. It was a side-wind all day and it was really hard; it was a tough stage.” Nizzolo continued.


Trek Factory Racing’s Fabio Silvestre worked early in the tough stage to keep the first break in check. His effort, plus that of the rest of the team, paid off in the end as Trek Factory Racing won its second stage in as many days.


“When you have a sprinter you have to help control the race and Fabio Silvestre worked hard today at the front,” explained Trek Factory Racing’s sport director Alain Gallopin. “We needed the others for the end; for the power of the sprint. All the team was very good today: Haimar [Zubeldia] and Julián [Arredondo] to take bottles and Danilo [Hondo] and Eugenio [Alafaci] to prepare the sprint for Giacomo. It was really, really good.”


A late five-rider break made a bid to escape the peloton with 25 kilometers to go and gained up to 40 seconds lead before the peloton reeled them back into the fold. A mass sprint was looking to be a certainty at this point as the sprinters’ teams began to control the front. Trek Factory Racing played the finish perfectly, waiting until the right moment to unleash Nizzolo. The Italian fast man came around Mark Cavendish and Tom Boonen on the left and won by a bike length.


“During the stage the feeling was not really good because of the heat,” Nizzolo said about the race. “But in the final – especially the last five kilometers – I was feeling very, very good, and in the end it worked out for me and team. I am very happy.”




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Video-Tour de San Luis: 1) Julian Arredondo-TREK 2) Peter Stetina-BMC

Mirador del Potrero de los Funes, Argentina

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Tour de San Luis, Stage 2: Stetina Runner-Up, Atapuma Fourth

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BMC Racing Team’s Peter Stetina finished runner-up to Julian Arredondo (Trek Factory Racing) and teammate Darwin Atapuma was fourth on the first of three summit finishes Tuesday at the Tour de San Luis.


Wanted To Keep The Pace High

Stetina attacked in the final kilometers of the 170.6-km race after the peloton swallowed up the remnants of a five-man breakaway. “It was a really bad headwind on the climb, so no one was moving that much,” Stetina said. “I looked at Darwin and he nodded that he was good, so I decided to attack first. I thought it would either break it up or he could come up to me because in the headwind everyone was having such a draft on the climb.” But only Arredondo followed and the pair dueled it out in the final few meters. Stetina went to his sprint first, only to be overtaken just before the line. “He (Arredondo) wasn’t interested in working,” Stetina said. “It was a good tactical move on his part. I wanted to keep the pace high if the pace got hard behind.” Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team) and Atapuma finished three seconds later while Stage 1 winner Philip Gaimon (Garmin-Sharp) held onto the overall lead by 1:47 over Marc de Maar (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team). Stetina climbed into fourth overall, 4:16 back.


Stewart: ‘A Great Ride’

Atapuma, who joins Stetina as newcomers to the BMC Racing Team this season, said he was content to watch his teammate go on the attack. “Everything was like the plan we did in the morning with our sport director,” he said. “For sure it was a pity that Peter did not win the stage because we worked at the best together for this goal. But on the other hand, I’m sure that we are on the way to getting good results soon.” BMC Racing Team Sport Director Jackson Stewart said the team’s No. 1 goal was to protect Atapuma. “But the guys had freedom to try something and Stetina did. It just didn’t pay off for him,” Stewart said. “It was a great ride, but I think he’s going to be hitting his head for not making the other guy work because he pulled him to the line.” Stetina said the result won’t change who the team is working for on the Wednesday’s 175.8-km stage that also finishes uphill, though not as severely. “I think Darwin is still the team leader and he has shown he is climbing better on the longer five to 10-kilometer climbs,” he said. “But it’s better that we have two cards to play instead of one now.”


Video-Phillip Gaimon wins 1st stage Tour de San Luis 2014



Phillip Gaimon wins 1st stage Tour de San Luis 2014

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1 Phillip Gaimon (USA) Garmin Sharp 4:06:54

2 Emiliano J. Contreras (Arg) Argentina 0:00:12

3 Marc De Maar (AHo) Team Unitedhealthcare 0:01:17

4 Leandro Messineo (Arg) San Luis Somos Todos 0:01:26

5 Cristian Da Rosa (Bra) Clube Dataro de Ciclismo-Bottecchia 0:03:52

6 Adrian Alvarado (Chi) Chile

7 Christian Meier (Can) Orica Greenedge

8 Sacha Modolo (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:04:35

9 Kenny De Haes (Bel) Lotto Belisol

10 Manuel Belletti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli

11 Luke Keough (USA) Team Unitedhealthcare

12 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin Sharp

13 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek Factory Racing

14 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team

15 Carlos Alzate (Col) Team Unitedhealthcare

16 Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Bretagne – Seche Environnement

17 Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica Greenedge

18 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team

19 Juan Jose Haedo (Arg) Jamis-Hagens Berman

20 Clement Koretzky (Fra) Bretagne – Seche Environnement

21 Juan Esteban Arango (Col) Team Colombia

22 Juan Pablo Valencia (Col) Team Colombia

23 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin Sharp

24 Alcides Vieira (Bra) Clube Dataro de Ciclismo-Bottecchia

25 Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team

26 Benjamin King (USA) Garmin Sharp

27 Cleberson Weber (Bra) Clube Dataro de Ciclismo-Bottecchia

28 Javier Alexis Acevedo Colle (Col) Garmin Sharp

29 Gregory Brenes (CRc) Jamis-Hagens Berman

30 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team

31 Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) BMC Racing Team

32 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale

33 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Trek Factory Racing

34 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team

35 Sebastian Tolosa (Arg) Buenos Aires Provincia

36 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida

37 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Trek Factory Racing

38 Peter Stetina (USA) BMC Racing Team

39 Leonardo Duque (Col) Team Colombia

40 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team

41 Marco Marcato (Ita) Cannondale

42 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale

43 Marco Frapporti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli

44 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team

45 Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team

46 Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol

47 Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team

48 Edwin Alcibiades Avila (Col) Team Colombia

49 Fabio Andres Duarte (Col) Team Colombia

50 Patrick Facchini (Ita) Androni Giocattoli

51 Juan I. Curuchet (Arg) Argentina

52 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Lampre-Merida

53 Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni Giocattoli

54 Alfredo Lucero (Arg) San Luis Somos Todos

55 Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne – Seche Environnement

56 Enzo Moyano (Arg) San Luis Somos Todos

57 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol

58 Ignacio Maldonado (Uru) Uruguay

59 Daniel Diaz (Arg) San Luis Somos Todos

60 Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne – Seche Environnement

61 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica Greenedge

62 Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team

63 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Cannondale

64 Andrea Peron (Ita) Team Novo Nordisk

65 Ramiro Cabrera (Uru) Clube Dataro de Ciclismo-Bottecchia

66 Martijn Verschoor (Ned) Team Novo Nordisk

67 Caio Godoy (Bra) Clube Dataro de Ciclismo-Bottecchia

68 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team

69 Ariel Sivori (Arg) Buenos Aires Provincia

70 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale

71 Ruben G. Ramos (Arg) Argentina

72 Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Astana Pro Team

73 Jean-Marc Bideau (Fra) Bretagne – Seche Environnement

74 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Astana Pro Team

75 Gianfranco Zilioli (Ita) Androni Giocattoli

76 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale

77 Miguel Angel Rubiano (Col) Team Colombia

78 Jorge Giacinti (Arg) San Luis Somos Todos

79 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale

80 Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida

81 Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team

82 Eloy Teruel (Spa) Jamis-Hagens Berman

83 Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team

84 Carlos Ochoa (Ven) Androni Giocattoli

85 Christopher Williams (Aus) Team Novo Nordisk

86 Lucas Gaday (Arg) Buenos Aires Provincia

87 Julian David Arredondo Moreno (Col) Trek Factory Racing

88 Jonny Clarke (Aus) Team Unitedhealthcare

89 Fabricio Ferrari (Uru) Uruguay

90 Adam Yates (GBr) Orica Greenedge

91 Yenier Lopez (Cub) Cuba

92 Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida

93 Daniel Jaramillo (Col) Jamis-Hagens Berman

94 David Lozano (Spa) Team Novo Nordisk

95 Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Bretagne – Seche Environnement

96 Jonathan Guzman (Chi) Chile

97 Wolfgang Burmann (Chi) Chile

98 Sergio Godoy (Arg) San Luis Somos Todos

99 Lisnandi Alonso (Cub) Cuba

100 Gonzalo Garrido (Chi) Chile

101 Javier Megias (Spa) Team Novo Nordisk

102 Leandro Marcos (Cub) Cuba

103 Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale

104 Julian Barrientos (Arg) Argentina

105 Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team

106 Kevin Demesmaekers (Bel) Team Novo Nordisk

107 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha

108 Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol

109 Cristian Martinez (Arg) San Luis Somos Todos

110 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Team Katusha

111 Yasmani Martinez (Cub) Cuba

112 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha

113 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale

114 Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale

115 Robert Squire (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman

116 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Orica Greenedge

117 Fabio Silvestre (Por) Trek Factory Racing

118 Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale

119 Adriano Malori (Ita) Movistar Team

120 Emanuel Guevara (Arg) San Luis Somos Todos

121 Nathan Brown (USA) Garmin Sharp

122 Isaac Bolivar (Col) Team Unitedhealthcare

123 Claudio Arone (Arg) Buenos Aires Provincia

124 Richard Mascarañas (Uru) Uruguay

125 Facundo Lezica (Arg) Argentina

126 Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida

127 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Team Katusha

128 Patricio Almonacid (Chi) Chile

129 Eugenio Alafaci (Ita) Trek Factory Racing

130 Matias Presa (Uru) Uruguay 0:05:01

131 Nicolas Arachichu (Uru) Uruguay

132 Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman 0:05:04

133 Pablo Alarcon (Chi) Chile 0:05:09

134 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha 0:05:11

135 Mauro Abel Richeze (Arg) Argentina 0:05:15

136 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:05:19

137 Luca Paolini (Ita) Team Katusha 0:04:35

138 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team 0:06:45

139 Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team

140 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team 0:04:35

141 Lucas Euser (USA) Team Unitedhealthcare

142 Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica Greenedge 0:07:29

143 Sebastian M. Trillini (Arg) Argentina 0:08:09

144 German N. Tivani (Arg) Argentina

145 Davide Appollonio (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:10:10

146 Walter Perez (Arg) Buenos Aires Provincia 0:10:15

147 Julian Gaday (Arg) Buenos Aires Provincia

148 Pedro Sibila (Cub) Cuba 0:17:08

149 Marcos Crespo (Arg) Buenos Aires Provincia 0:19:41

150 Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Belisol

151 Alvaro Soca (Cub) Cuba

152 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol

153 Sixto Nuñez (Uru) Uruguay

154 Thiago Rodrigues (Bra) Clube Dataro de Ciclismo-Bottecchia 0:10:21

DNF Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team

DNF Santiago Espindola (Arg) Buenos Aires Provincia

Tour de San Luis 2014 :Startlist


2013 Tour De San Luis ©Brain Hodes


Vincenzo Nibali

Michele Scarponi

Alessandro Vanotti

Tanel Kangert

Fredrik Kessiakoff

Mikel Meana



Joaquin Rodriguez

Daniel Moreno

Alberto Losada

Angel Vicioso

Luca Paolini

Giampaolo Caruso



Adam Yates

Jens Keukeleire

Aidis Kruopis

Christian Meier

Ivan Santaromita

Pieter Weening


Trek Factory Racing

Eugenio Alafaci

Julian Arredondo

Danilo Hondo

Giacomo Nizzolo

Fabio Silvestre

Haimar Zubeldia


Jamis-Hagens Berman

Juan Jose Haedo

Gregory Joel Brenes Obando

Daniel Alexander Jaramillo Diez

Benjamin Jacques-Maynes

Robert Victor Squire

Eloy Teruel Rovira



Peter Sagan

Damiano Caruso

Alessandro De Marchi

Oscar Gatto

Marco Marcato

Moreno Moser


BMC Racing

Dominik Nerz

Manuel Quinziato

Darwin Atapuma

Peter Stetina

Taylor Phinney

Lawrence Warbasse



Frederik Willems

Jelle Vanendert

Toshi Van Der Sande

Jurgen Van Den Broeck

Kenny Dehaes

Sander Armée


Omega Pharma-Quick Step

Tom Boonen

Mark Cavendish

Alessandro Petacchi

Gianluca Brambilla

Guillaume Van Keirsbulck

Stjin Vandenbergh



Janier Acevedo

Nathan Brown

Thomas Danielson

Tyler Farrar

Phillip Gaimon

Benjamin King


Androni Giocattoli

Carlos Jose Ochoa

Gianfranco Zilioli

Emanuele Sella

Patrick Facchini

Manuel Belletti

Marco Frapporti


Ag2r La Mondiale

Carlos Bétancur

Rinaldo Nocentini

Jean Christophe Péraud

Matteo Montaguti

Davide Apollonio

Domenico Pozzovivo



Edwin Avila

Juan Esteban Arango Carvajal

Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo

Leonardo Fabio Duque

Miguel Angel Rubiano Chavez

Juan Pablo Valencia Gonzalez



Winner Anacona

José Serpa

Maximiliano Richeze

Damiano Cunego

Sacha Modolo

Filippo Pozzato


Bretagne-Seche Environnement

Eduardo Sepulveda

Jean-Marc Bideau

Anthony Joel Christophe Delaplace

Armindo Fonseca

Clement Koretzky

Jean Francois Anthony Albert Revel



Carlos Alzate

Isaac Bolivar

Jonathan Clarke

Marc De Maar

Lucas Euser

Luke Keough


Novo Nordisk

Javier Megias

David Lozano

Andrea Peron

Christopher Williams

Maarten Verschoor

Kevin De Mesmaeker



Nairo Quintana

Pablo Lastras

Andrey Amador

Benat Intxausti

Adriano Malori

Francisco Ventoso


Gallery- Tour de San Luis (All Images)

Tour de San Luis- All Images for all 7 stages:

Team Presentations

San Luis – Villa Mercedes

Tilisarao – Terrazas del Portezuelo



La Punta – Mirador del Potrero

San Luis – San Luis

Juana Koslay – Carolina

San Luis – Juana Koslay


Images&Results-Diaz prevails at the Tour de San Luis

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Diaz prevails at the Tour de San Luis

Mattia Gavazzi (Androni Giocattoli) dashed to victory in the final stage at the Tour de San Luis, while Daniel Diaz (San Luis Somos Todos) secured the overall victory in Juana Koslay.

Juana Koslay 154.7km

1 Mattia Gavazzi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 3:25:48
2 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling
3 Francisco Jose Ventoso (Spa) Movistar Team
4 Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida
5 Bartiomiej Matysiak (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice
6 Juan Jose Haedo (Arg) Jamis-Hagens Berman
7 Sacha Modolo (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox
8 Manuel Belletti (Ita) Ag2R La Mondiale
9 Sebastian Tolosa (Arg) Buenos Aires Provincia
10 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol
11 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia
12 Ralf Matzka (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura
13 Arnold Alcolea (Cub) Cuba
14 Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing Team
15 Breno Sidoti (Bra) Funvic Brasilinvest
16 Eloy Teruel (Spa) Movistar Team
17 Yasmani Martinez (Cub) Cuba
18 Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge
19 Andre Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural
20 Juan Jose Cobo (Spa) Movistar Team
21 Alois Kankovsky (Cze) ASC Dukla Praha
22 Ben Gastauer (Lux) Ag2R La Mondiale
23 Miguel Angel Rubiano (Col) Androni Giocattoli
24 Flavio De Luna (Mex) Mexico
25 Scott Thwaites (GBr) Team NetApp-Endura
26 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team
27 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team
28 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia
29 Alberto Losada (Spa) Katusha Team
30 Daniel Diaz (Arg) San Luis Somos Todos
31 Diego Rosa (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
32 Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdge
33 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol
34 Javier Acevedo (Col) Jamis-Hagens Berman
35 Alex Diniz (Bra) Funvic Brasilinvest
36 Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice
37 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team
38 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team
39 Grzegorz Stepniak (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice
40 Jacob Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team
41 Cayetano Jose Sarmiento (Col) Cannondale Pro Cycling
42 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
43 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team
44 Andres I. Pereyra (Arg) Buenos Aires Provincia
45 Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team
46 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol
47 Edward King (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling
48 Joao Mendes (Por) Team NetApp-Endura
49 Nariyuki Masuda (Jpn) Cannondale Pro Cycling
50 Facundo Lezica (Arg) Argentina
51 Fabricio Ferrari (Uru) Caja Rural
52 Angel Vicioso (Spa) Katusha Team
53 Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox
54 Alessandro Vanotti (Spa) Astana Pro Team
55 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) Ag2R La Mondiale
56 Alexander Wetternail (Swe) Team NetApp-Endura
57 Nicki Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff
58 Xavier Florencio (Spa) Katusha Team
59 Jonathan McEvoy (GBr) Team NetApp-Endura
60 Alfredo Gutierrez (Arg) Argentina
61 Alberto Contador (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff
62 Hector Rangel (Mex) Mexico
63 Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team
64 Alejandro Sivori (Arg) Argentina
65 David Arroyo (Spa) Caja Rural
66 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step
67 Bruno Pires (Por) Team Saxo-Tinkoff
68 Leonel Sarrachine (Arg) Argentina
69 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Movistar Team
70 Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro Team
71 Jesus Herrada (Spa) Movistar Team
72 Philip Deignan (Irl) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team
73 Martin Hacecky (Cze) ASC Dukla Praha
74 Vojitech Hacecky (Cze) ASC Dukla Praha
75 Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Androni Giocattoli
76 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step
77 Ramiro Cabrera (Uru) Funvic Brasilinvest
78 Fernando Barroso (Arg) Argentina
79 Ignacio Prado (Mex) Mexico
80 Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale Pro Cycling
81 Benjamin Noval (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff
82 Patricio Almonacid (Chi) Clos de Pirque-Trek
83 Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Movistar Team
84 Jorge Giacinti (Arg) San Luis Somos Todos
85 Claudio M. Arone (Arg) Buenos Aires Provincia
86 Luis Sepulveda (Chi) Clos de Pirque-Trek
87 Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Cannondale Pro Cycling
88 Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida
89 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida
90 Daniel Moreno (Spa) Katusha Team
91 Gonzalo Garrido (Chi) Clos de Pirque-Trek
92 Mauro Finetto (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia
93 Juan I. Curuchet (Arg) Argentina 0:00:17
94 Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) Katusha Team
95 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:00:19
96 Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre-Merida
97 Pedro Portuondo (Cub) Cuba
98 Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step
99 Rafael Andriato (Bra) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia
100 Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox
101 Gustavo Hernandez (Arg) Clos de Pirque-Trek
102 Agustin Diaz (Cub) Cuba 0:00:27
103 Lisnandy Alonso (Cub) Cuba
104 Yennier Lopez (Cub) Cuba
105 Guido Palma (Arg) Jamis-Hagens Berman
106 Antonio Cabrera (Chi) Clos de Pirque-Trek
107 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Lampre-Merida
108 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Ag2R La Mondiale
109 Ivan Carvajal (Mex) Mexico
110 Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman
111 Sergio Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo-Tinkoff
112 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling
113 Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica GreenEdge
114 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step
115 Pedro Nicacio (Bra) Funvic Brasilinvest
116 Marc De Maar (AHo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team
117 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale
118 Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:00:33
119 Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick Step
120 Sergio Godoy (Arg) San Luis Somos Todos 0:00:35
121 Robert Forster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team
122 Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox 0:00:38
123 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:00:43
124 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:00:50
125 Tyler Wren (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman 0:00:55
126 Gabriel N. Juarez (Arg) Argentina
127 Cristian Martinez (Arg) San Luis Somos Todos
128 Giairo Ermeti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 0:01:04
129 Carlos Betancur (Col) Ag2R La Mondiale 0:01:06
130 Mitch Docker (Aus) Orica GreenEdge
131 Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox 0:01:14
132 Leandro Atencio (Arg) Argentina 0:01:20
133 Julian P. Gaday (Arg) Buenos Aires Provincia 0:01:24
134 Adrian Kurek (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice
135 John Murphy (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 0:01:31
136 Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team
137 Michael Schwarzmann (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura 0:01:36
138 Lucas M. Gaday (Arg) Buenos Aires Provincia 0:00:00
139 Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural 0:04:23
140 Enzo Josue Moyano (Arg) Caja Rural
141 Jacek Morajko (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice
142 Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge
143 Juan A. Lucero (Arg) San Luis Somos Todos
144 Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff
145 Andrey Sartasov (Chi) San Luis Somos Todos
146 Jeff Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team
147 Yelko Gomez (Pan) Caja Rural
148 Leandro Messineo (Arg) San Luis Somos Todos 0:04:28
149 Emmanuel Guevara (Arg) San Luis Somos Todos
150 Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox 0:08:09
151 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia
152 Lucas Euser (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team
153 Leonardo Giordani (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia
154 Kenny Dehaes (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:10:35
DNF Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Lotto Belisol
DNF Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Merida
DNF Francisco Chamorro (Arg) Funvic Brasilinvest
DNS Svein Tuft (Can) Orica GreenEdge
DNS Carlos Manarelli (Bra) Funvic Brasilinvest