Fernando Gaviria sprints to victory in stage 2 of Vuelta a San Juan
Jan 28 2020 06:46 am CET

Fernando Gaviria sprints to victory in stage 2 of Vuelta a San Juan
Fernando Gaviria sprints to victory in stage 2 of Vuelta a San Juan
Photo of Fernando Gaviria by UAE-Team Emirates

UAE Team Emirates' Fernando Gaviria has taken the victory at the second stage of the Vuelta a San Juan.

A fast finale awaited once again the peloton at the end of the 168.7-kilometre route of the second stage of the Argentinean race. The day before, a spectator caused the crash in the pack that left Cofidis' Christoph Laporte out of competition, and in the second day of racing it was a dog that caused the chaos.

The eight-men that formed the breakaway were surprised by a loose dog on the first kilometres of the day and some of them hit the deck -and the images showed the dog running away so it is safe to say that it survived. The front group included names like Daniel Juárez, Robin Carpenter and Christofer Jurado and it built a gap of more than two minutes with the pack.

The breakaway became smaller until only Carpenter and Jurado remained, while behind Deceuninck-Quick-Step did most of the job to catch them and force a fast finale. With 12 kilometres to go, there was a small crash in the peloton but without serious consequences.

The breakaway became smaller until only Carpenter and Jurado remained, while behind Deceuninck-Quick-Step did most of the job to catch them and force a fast finale. With 12 kilometres to go, there was a small crash in the peloton but without serious consequences.

The speed of the pack put an end to the adventure of the escapees after the 10 kilometre mark. The final kilometre was fast and chaotic and despite the efforts of Deceuninck-Quick-Step, it was Fernado Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) the rider that crossed the finish line in the first position.

Nicolas Naranjo (Virgen de Fatima) and Marco Benfatto (Bardiani CSF-Faizane) took the second and third position in the day's sprint. Gaviria climbed to the top of the General Classification.






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