Fernando Gaviria and Quick-Step unstoppable in Vuelta a San Juan
Jan 27 2017 06:48 am CET

Fernando Gaviria and Quick-Step unstoppable in Vuelta a San Juan

Fernando Gaviria of Quick-Step Floors has won stage 4 of the Vuelta a San Juan, as such taking his second stage victory and his team's third.

A mass sprint was always going to be the most likely outcome of this stage, with both start and finish in San Martin, and that is exactly what happened as Quick-Step and the Italian selection set the pace in the final kilometers.

The finale was chaotic once again as a lead-out sprinter for Elia Viviani suddenly left the road for no apparent reason and crashed. In the final meters, spectators got out of the way only at the very last moment to avoid further and potentially more serious incidents.

Having already dominated the first two sprints with Gaviria and Tom Boonen, Quick-Step picked the Colombian to go for the victory. Gaviria did not disappoint and finished ahead of Viviani who took his third second place in this year's edition of the Argentinean race.

Italian Nicola Ruffoni of Bardiani CSF finished in third place while Lithuanian Ramunas Navardauskas of Bahrain-Merida remains in the lead of the overall classification.

The climbers will get their chance to shine in Friday's queen stage which finishes on the 2565m Alto Colorado and is, along with Wednesday's time trial, most influential to the general classification.



Photo of Fernando Gaviria (cropped) © BrakeThrough Media





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