Remco Evenepoel wins Vuelta a San Juan green jersey

Remco Evenepoel wins Vuelta a San Juan green jersey

Monday 04 February 2019 - 00:33

The 19-year-old took home the best young rider classification at his first ever pro race.

What a week it’s been for Remco Evenepoel! Two days after turning 19, the Belgian prodigy made his pro debut and what he showed on the roads of Argentina wasn’t anything short of remarkable. Three days into the race – after having previously worked in the services of his teammates – Remco produced a strong ride in the flat individual time trial which reshuffled the general classification, finishing third on the stage and moving into the green jersey.

“We did a great job as a team this week, it’s been a beautiful race for us and we can be happy with what we have achieved. I started here without any expectations, as I wasn’t in the best shape, so to get the green jersey, a stage podium and ninth in the GC is really great. I am proud of what I’ve done here and of what I have learned, it’s been an excellent start to the season and I hope that from here I will only continue my upward trajectory.”

Evenepoel continued in the spotlight also on the queen stage, where he put in a mighty performance on Alto del Colorado, emptying himself for Julian Alaphilippe, an effort which didn’t prevent him from retaining the lead in the youth standings. On the flat, together with Max Richeze and Petr Vakoč, he put in some heavy rotations at the front of the bunch, in the crosswinds or headwind, including on the final stage, where Alvaro Hodeg came close to getting his maiden win of the season.

In the overall classification, Julian Alaphilippe – the only European rider to have sported the leader’s jersey at this 37th edition – finished second, one of the two Deceuninck – Quick-Step riders in the top 10. The 26-year-old Frenchman leaves Argentina with two stage victories in the bag and an important boost of confidence, which he’ll carry to the Tour Colombia (12-17 February).

“It was my first time here and it turned out to be a nice experience. I am happy with my wins and the atmosphere the fans made this past week. It gives me great pleasure to start my season in this manner, with two victories and an overall podium. I don’t have regrets after this race, because I gave my best here together with the team”, said Julian, first ever Frenchman to have won a stage at Vuelta a San Juan.

Deceuninck – Quick-Step continues to remain the most successful team at the Vuelta a San Juan since the race was elevated in the UCI ranking three years ago, with nine stage victories. At the same time, our outfit strengthened its hold on the World Team Classification, having a lead of more than 2 000 points over the two squads rounding out the podium.

 

 

Photo credit: ©Tim De Waele/ Getty Images

Race details

1 Sam Bennett
BORA - hansgrohe
2:54:26
2 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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3 Erik Baška
BORA - hansgrohe
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4 Manuel Belletti
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
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5 Peter Sagan
BORA - hansgrohe
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6 Rudy Barbier
Israel Cycling Academy
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7 Imerio Cima
Nippo Vini Fantini Faizanè
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8 Matteo Malucelli
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
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9 Ricardo Escuela
Agrupacion Virgen De Fatima
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10 Fernando Gaviria Rendon
UAE-Team Emirates
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32 Remco Evenepoel
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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35 Maximiliano Richeze Araquistain
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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36 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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136 Petr Vakoč
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 Winner Anacona Gomez
Movistar Team
22:09:21
2 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:35
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
69 Maximiliano Richeze Araquistain
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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79 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
18:06
102 Petr Vakoč
Deceuninck - Quick Step
23:53
1 Remco Evenepoel
Deceuninck - Quick Step
22:10:57
2 Gino Mäder
Team Dimension Data
0:02
3 Sebastian Alexander Castano Munoz
Team Beltrami Tsa – Hopplà – Petroli Firenze
0:54
4 Alejandro Osorio Carbajal
Nippo Vini Fantini Faizanè
3:52
5 Filippo Conca
Biesse Carrera
5:47
6 Luis Villalobos Hernández
Mexico
8:47
7 Stan Dewulf
Lotto Soudal
10:05
8 Wilson Estiben Peña Molano
Team Beltrami Tsa – Hopplà – Petroli Firenze
10:35
9 Ottavio Dotti
Team Beltrami Tsa – Hopplà – Petroli Firenze
12:03
10 Imerio Cima
Nippo Vini Fantini Faizanè
14:09
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 66:31:02
2 Medellin 1:01
3 Agrupacion Virgen De Fatima 3:35
4 Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec 4:46
5 Nippo Vini Fantini Faizanè 6:30
6 Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 8:05
7 Equipo Continental Municipalidad de Pocito 11:06
8 Team Dimension Data 11:41
9 BORA - hansgrohe 14:11
10 Deceuninck - Quick Step 14:18

Top results

1 Sam Bennett
BORA - hansgrohe
2:54:26
2 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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3 Erik Baška
BORA - hansgrohe
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