Fernando Gaviria has not missed his start to the season, as the Colombian sprinter rushed to his second victory in the Vuelta a San Juan yesterday . “I was perfectly dropped by Juan Sebastián Molano and Max Richeze,” the UAE Emirates sprint leader analyzed after the finish.
The 25-year-old Gaviria already won in Pocito earlier this week, but was brought to the line in a fourth seat to Villa San Agustín. The preparatory work was done by his compatriot Molano, while Richeze provided the perfect lead-out. “I managed to sprint to victory because of this. I am very happy, ”said Gaviria.
“It was a difficult stage, as we were presented with a first category climb. However, the team drove great from start to finish. My teammates managed to compete in the front runners and ultimately put me off well for the sprint. I am very happy with my form and I can’t wait for the remaining stages. ”
Peter Sagan (4th): “I don’t have the legs yet”
Gaviria turned out to be much faster than the once again surprisingly quick Rudy Barbier, Álvaro José Hodeg and Peter Sagan. For the Slovak, it was his third top 10 ranking in this Vuelta a San Juan, but the triple world champion has to recognize his superior in the faster Gaviria.
“I don’t have the legs yet to really participate in the sprints,” explains the rider from BORA-hansgrohe. “It was another day for the sprinters and the team drove very well, especially in the last kilometers. I was still involved in a small accident in the final, but luckily I was able to take my place in the peloton again. ”
Today the riders enjoy the first and only rest day in the Vuelta a San Juan. Tomorrow the queen stage with arrival on the Alto Colorado is on the program.