Evenepoel retains San Juan green jersey

Evenepoel retains San Juan green jersey

Friday 01 February 2019 - 18:41

Overnight leader Julian Alaphilippe drops to second overall after the hardest stage of the race.

Vuelta a San Juan resumed Friday morning, but for Deceuninck – Quick-Step it wasn’t the best start, an early crash taking down Julian Alaphilippe and Alvaro Hodeg. The two quickly remounted and continued the race, the latter even spending a considerable amount of time at the head of the bunch, setting a strong tempo behind the 15-man breakaway, which by the time it entered the last 20 kilometers had the advantage reduced to three minutes, thanks especially to Alvaro’s hard and remarkable work.

As soon as he peeled off the front, Petr Vakoč took over and continued to chew into the escapees’ gap. On the lower slopes of the 14.4km-long Alto del Colorado, the day’s main difficulty, Winner Anacona (Movistar) attacked from the reduced field, prompting a response from neo-pro Remco Evenepoel, who brought teammate Julian Alaphilippe to the front and began ramping up the watts.

More attacks followed on the roads to the2565-meter high climb, and eventually Julian decided to make his move inside the last three kilometers. His charge immediately erased 20 seconds, but the strong headwind made it very difficult for the double stage winner to gain more ground and keep his white jersey, which at the end of the day landed on Anacona’s shoulders, who took also the stage honours at the top of the pivotal summit finish.

Alaphilippe moved down to second in the general classification ahead of the next two flat days, with teammate Remco Evenepoel in ninth place, a result which helped the 19-year-old retain the green jersey awarded to the best young rider of the Vuelta a San Juan.

“The goal was to help Julian keep his jersey, but it was really tough out there with headwind the entire climb. We chased hard once Anacona attacked, but it wasn’t easy because of the strong wind and the wide roads of Colorado. We did everything for him, I pulled as hard as I could, but unfortunately we just couldn’t take time back”, said Remco after the stage. “On the other hand, I am happy for retaining the green jersey. It’s my first pro race, one from which I have learned a lot already – from both wins and defeats – and it would be really nice to go home with it.”

 

Photo credit: ©Tim De Waele/ Getty Images

Race details

1 Winner Anacona Gomez
Movistar Team
4:25:10
2 César Nicolás Paredes Avellaneda
Medellin
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3 Cristhian Montoya Giraldo
Medellin
,,
4 Richard Carapaz Montenegro
Movistar Team
0:32
5 Óscar Sevilla Ribera
Medellin
,,
6 Efrén Santos Moreno
Mexico
0:45
7 Alejandro Osorio Carbajal
Nippo Vini Fantini Faizanè
0:55
8 Dayer Quintana Rojas
Neri Sottoli - Selle Italia - KTM
,,
9 Tiesj Benoot
Lotto Soudal
,,
10 Gino Mäder
Team Dimension Data
0:57
14 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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24 Remco Evenepoel
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:30
106 Maximiliano Richeze Araquistain
Deceuninck - Quick Step
11:53
107 Petr Vakoč
Deceuninck - Quick Step
,,
131 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
,,
1 Winner Anacona Gomez
Movistar Team
16:01:08
2 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:41
3 Óscar Sevilla Ribera
Medellin
0:57
4 Valerio Conti
UAE-Team Emirates
1:03
5 Felix Großschartner
BORA - hansgrohe
1:13
6 Richard Carapaz Montenegro
Movistar Team
1:20
7 César Nicolás Paredes Avellaneda
Medellin
1:24
8 Nairo Quintana Rojas
Movistar Team
1:29
9 Remco Evenepoel
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:36
10 Tiesj Benoot
Lotto Soudal
1:38
88 Maximiliano Richeze Araquistain
Deceuninck - Quick Step
16:04
99 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
18:12
104 Petr Vakoč
Deceuninck - Quick Step
19:11
1 Remco Evenepoel
Deceuninck - Quick Step
16:02:44
2 Gino Mäder
Team Dimension Data
0:02
3 Alejandro Osorio Carbajal
Nippo Vini Fantini Faizanè
0:51
4 Sebastian Alexander Castano Munoz
Team Beltrami Tsa – Hopplà – Petroli Firenze
0:54
5 Filippo Conca
Biesse Carrera
3:00
6 Luis Villalobos Hernández
Mexico
6:00
7 Wilson Estiben Peña Molano
Team Beltrami Tsa – Hopplà – Petroli Firenze
6:14
8 Leonardo Rodriguez
Asociacion Civil Mardan
9:49
9 Stan Dewulf
Lotto Soudal
10:11
10 Oscar Nehuen Bazan Claveles
Start Team Gusto
11:05
1 Daniel Zamora
Agrupacion Virgen De Fatima
30 pt
2 César Nicolás Paredes Avellaneda
Medellin
26 pt
3 Facundo Matias Cattapán Carrion
Municipalidad de Rawson Somos Todos
16 pt
4 Royner Navarro Calle
Peru
13 pt
5 Winner Anacona Gomez
Movistar Team
10 pt
6 Miguel Luis Álvarez
Mexico
9 pt
7 Cristhian Montoya Giraldo
Medellin
8 pt
8 Robert Méndez
Uruguay
8 pt
9 Iginio Daniel Lucero
Municipalidad de Rawson Somos Todos
7 pt
10 Hamish Schreurs
Israel Cycling Academy
5 pt
14 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3 pt
1 Movistar Team 48:06:23
2 Medellin 1:01
3 Agrupacion Virgen De Fatima 4:11
4 Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec 4:46
5 Nippo Vini Fantini Faizanè 6:30
6 Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 8:05
7 Mexico 8:30
8 Equipo Continental Municipalidad de Pocito 9:43
9 Team Dimension Data 11:41
10 BORA - hansgrohe 14:04

Top results

1 Winner Anacona Gomez
Movistar Team
4:25:10
2 César Nicolás Paredes Avellaneda
Medellin
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3 Cristhian Montoya Giraldo
Medellin
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