That the puffing was in Argentina. Like yesterday we climbed up the mercury in South America again on a small forty degrees. Reason for the organization to be a little leniency to show it to the riders in the Tour of San Juan. The start of the second ride was a half hour delayed and the stage itself was 30 miles shortened. 129,6 kilometers sweating instead of 160. That also meant three instead of four laps on the local trail at the finish. A grateful gesture from the organizers, all remained the arrival with the Alto de Punta Negra, however, a first test for the men of the standings.
After a classic race with four unknown escapees would also be on the slotbeklimming be played. Deceuninck-Quick Step and BORA-Hansgroherolde were the last attackers, with the absolute final in sight. Left there are still 1000 meters with an average gradient of 8 percent. Last year was Tiesj Benoot third. In addition Alaphilippe, Sagan and Quintana so look forward to the Belgians, because maybe could Remco Evenepoel is a first time show.
Our 19-year-old compatriot was on the road again a good impression and put himself in the final as the last man in the train for Julian Alaphilippe. The Frenchman made uphill as the first fireworks. A moment it seemed to be a driemansgevecht with Benoot and Quintana, but Alaphilippe muisde still underneath.
In the slotmeters seemed like a dime on its side. To a well moved along in unison, Remco Evenepoel, the Alto de Punta Negra clever survived, in the chase group for jammer played. Consonni and Sagan came no more to the rear wheel of Alaphilippe. Command succeeded for Deceuninck-Quick Step. With a little thanks so Evenepoel. Jens Keukeleire was the first Belgian in fourth place. Evenepoel itself ended up overjoyed as 15th. After the ride, he got the green jersey given to the best in the youth classification.