Vuelta a San Juan Internacional

Stage 6) Autódromo de Villicum - Autódromo de Villicum

AR Argentina, Saturday 01 February 2020
174.5 km

Stybar outfoxes Vuelta a San Juan peloton

Stybar outfoxes Vuelta a San Juan peloton

Zdenek Stybar created a thing of beauty on the penultimate stage of the Argentinean race, which rolled out from the Autodromo Villicum and saw the peloton take on 170 uncomplicated kilometers before returning on the anti-clockwise 4km-long motorsports circuit. The track is a high-speed one featuring 19 bends, and it was on one of these that the 34-year-old Czech sprang out of the pack and put in a huge acceleration, catching the others off guard and opening a hefty gap in the blink of an eye.

This savvy old-school move, which came with just 500 meters to go, left the sprinters’ teams incapable of responding as the first Czech rider in history to win a cobbled classic powered to the finish line, where he held off the charge of Juan Sebastian Molano (UAE Team Emirates) and Rudy Barbier (Israel Start-Up Nation), thus opening his 2020 account in style.

“Before the start, we were training here and we thought about doing something different, so in the end we decided to anticipate the sprint. I’m glad that the team had confidence in me and I could pull it off. It’s my first time here in Argentina and at the beginning of the season you never know what your condition is, so this win is really nice and gives me a big morale-boost. Now we have one more stage and we are motivated to end on a high note, trying with Alvaro for the victory and securing Remco’s jersey”, Zdenek explained after the ambush that netted his 18th career win.

Overall leader for three consecutive days now, Remco Evenepoel enjoyed a quiet day in the saddle, protected by his Deceuninck – Quick-Step teammates, who worked to reel in the breakaway, and is now on the verge of wrapping up his second GC victory in the space of just eight months: “We are glad our plan paid off and we scored another victory. San Juan has been a good race for us so far and we look forward to Sunday, when we hope to bring it home and also to help Alvaro get in the mix for what would be a perfect conclusion.”

 

Photo credit: ©Maximiliano Blanco / Getty Images

Race details

1 Zdeněk Štybar
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:56:51
2 Juan Sebastián Molano Benavides
UAE-Team Emirates
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3 Rudy Barbier
Israel Start-Up Nation
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4 Manuel Belletti
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
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5 Daniel Oss
BORA - hansgrohe
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6 Peter Sagan
BORA - hansgrohe
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7 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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8 Nicolás Javier Naranjo Sánchez
Agrupacion Virgen De Fatima
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9 Nelson Andrés Soto Martínez
Colombia Tierra de Atletas - GW Bicicletas
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10 Colin Joyce
Rally Cycling
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11 Bert Van Lerberghe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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28 Remco Evenepoel
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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103 Pieter Serry
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 Remco Evenepoel
Deceuninck - Quick Step
20:15:56
2 Filippo Ganna
Italy
0:33
3 Óscar Sevilla Ribera
Team Medellin
1:01
4 Brandon McNulty
UAE-Team Emirates
1:21
5 Miguel Eduardo Flórez López
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
2:11
6 Nelson Oliveira
Movistar Team
2:27
7 Guillaume Martin
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
2:28
8 César Nicolás Paredes Avellaneda
Team Medellin
2:36
9 Gavin Mannion
Rally Cycling
2:53
10 Juan Pablo Dotti
Sindicato Empleados Públicos of San Juan
3:05
53 Zdeněk Štybar
Deceuninck - Quick Step
14:49
88 Pieter Serry
Deceuninck - Quick Step
25:14
92 Bert Van Lerberghe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
26:19
93 Álvaro José Hodeg Chagüi
Deceuninck - Quick Step
26:31
1 Remco Evenepoel
Deceuninck - Quick Step
20:15:56
2 Brandon McNulty
UAE-Team Emirates
1:21
3 Diego Andres Camargo
Colombia Tierra de Atletas - GW Bicicletas
4:53
4 Iñigo Elosegui Momene
Movistar Team
4:56
5 Vinicius Rangel Costa
Brazil
5:45
6 Yeisson Ferney Casallas Rincon
Colombia Tierra de Atletas - GW Bicicletas
7:42
7 Oscar Nehuen Bazan Claveles
Argentina
8:31
8 Leonardo Henrique Finkler
Brazil
11:50
9 Tomas Contte
Equipo Continental Municipalidad de Pocito
25:08
10 Renzo Obando
Argentina
29:38
1 Guillaume Martin
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
22 pt
2 César Nicolás Paredes Avellaneda
Team Medellin
20 pt
3 Mattia Bais
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
17 pt
4 Gerardo Atencio
Equipo Continental Municipalidad de Pocito
14 pt
5 Brandon McNulty
UAE-Team Emirates
13 pt
6 Remco Evenepoel
Deceuninck - Quick Step
12 pt
7 Óscar Sevilla Ribera
Team Medellin
11 pt
8 Nelson Andrés Soto Martínez
Colombia Tierra de Atletas - GW Bicicletas
11 pt
9 Miguel Eduardo Flórez López
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec
10 pt
10 Francisco Montes
Argentina
6 pt
1 Movistar Team 61:00:05
2 Team Medellin 0:50
3 Cofidis, Solutions Crédits 1:17
4 Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec 3:38
5 BORA - hansgrohe 4:01
6 Colombia Tierra de Atletas - GW Bicicletas 4:10
7 Venezuela 6:09
8 Equipo Continental Municipalidad de Pocito 7:15
9 Rally Cycling 7:35
10 Agrupacion Virgen De Fatima 12:20

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