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Gaviria Sprints To San Juan Stage 1 Victory
PeloPic:Fernando Gaviria returned with a bang on the scene of his breakthrough, Argentina, nabbing a commanding win in Pocito, where the first stage of the 36th edition of Vuelta a San Juan concluded. It was for the fourth straight year that the Colombian started his season with a victory in Argentina, where he began making a name for himself back in 2015, when the two wins he scored at the Tour de San Luis landed him a place in the Quick-Step Floors team.

Pocito - Argentina- wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Jens Keukeleire (BEL - Lotto Soudal)  pictured during Vuelta a San Juan 2017 - 36th Edition - stage 1 - from San Juan to Pocito 148,9 km - photo ilario Biondi/LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
The Lotto Soudal lads have been to the Italian laundry

Stage winner and overall leader, Fernando Gaviria (Quick Step Floors): "It doesn’t matter if I’m riding San Juan or the Giro d’Italia, I always want to win and that’s what I did today. The team did a really good job, they were perfect. Iljo – who is the team’s captain – made things look easy and did an extraordinary job, you can see how important is the experience he brings into the squad."

Pocito - Argentina- wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  Fernando Gaviria (COL - QuickStep - Floors) pictured during Vuelta a San Juan 2017 - 36th Edition - stage 1 - from San Juan to Pocito 148,9 km - photo ilario Biondi/LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
Fernando Gaviria had to fight to get to he front... at the start

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The crazy start of stage 1

Pocito - Argentina- wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -   illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratiepictured during Vuelta a San Juan 2017 - 36th Edition - stage 1 - from San Juan to Pocito 148,9 km - photo ilario Biondi/LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
The starts are as popular as the finishes in San Juan

Pocito - Argentina- wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - illustration - scenery - carte postal scenic shot - postcard sfeerfoto - sfeer - illustratie pictured during Vuelta a San Juan 2017 - 36th Edition - stage 1 - from San Juan to Pocito 148,9 km - photo ilario Biondi/LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
A hot day in Argentina

Pocito - Argentina- wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -   Fernando Gaviria (COL - QuickStep - Floors) - Niccolo Bonifazio (ITA - Bahrain - Merida) - Matteo Pelucchi (ITA - Bora - Hansgrohe)  pictured during Vuelta a San Juan 2017 - 36th Edition - stage 1 - from San Juan to Pocito 148,9 km - photo ilario Biondi/LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
Another San Juan win for Gaviria

Pocito - Argentina- wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  Fernando Gaviria (COL - QuickStep - Floors) pictured during Vuelta a San Juan 2017 - 36th Edition - stage 1 - from San Juan to Pocito 148,9 km - photo ilario Biondi/LB/RB/Cor Vos © 2018
Stage 1 San Juan podium

San Juan stage 1:


Vuelta Ciclista a la Provincia de San Juan Stage 1 Result:
1. Fernando Gaviria (Col) Quick-Step Floors in 3:15:23
2. Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
3. Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe
4. Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
5. Manuel Belletti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
6. Mauro Richeze (Arg) A.C.A. Virgen De Fatima
7. Hector Lucero (Arg) Municipalidad de Pocito
8. Aleksandr Riabushenko (Blr) UAE Team Emirates
9. Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Quick-Step Floors
10. Manuel Peñalver (Spa) Trevigiani Phonix-Hemus.

Vuelta Ciclista a la Provincia de San Juan Overall After Stage 1:
1. Fernando Gaviria (Col) Quick-Step Floors in 3:15:13
2. Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Bahrain-Merida at 0:04
3. Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe at 0:06
4. Daniel Juarez (Arg) Asociacion Civil Mardan at 0:07
5. Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo at 0:10
6. Manuel Belletti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec
7. Mauro Richeze (Arg) A.C.A. Virgen De Fatima
8. Hector Lucero (Arg) Municipalidad de Pocito
9. Aleksandr Riabushenko (Blr) UAE Team Emirates
10. Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Quick-Step Floors.

 


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