At expense of the Mirador del Sol
26 January 2012

Tour de San Luis - st. 4

San Luis's ITT takes Leipheimer on top of the leaderboard -with Castroviejo just behind the top 10- before the race's last mountain-top finish, with Movistar Team heading into the decisive day in the lead of the squads' overall

The Cat. 1 climb Mirador del Sol will decide tomorrow the 6th edition of the Tour de San Luis, after the individual time trial held on Thursday in the province’s capital city -over the same route where Xavi Tondo took Movistar Team’s first-ever success last season- saw the victory by American Levi Leipheimer (OPQ) to claim the overall lead away from Alberto Contador (SAX). The wind picking up for the last half of the field opened up the expected gaps and brings hope for a spectacular showdown tomorrow at the second and final mountain-top finish, over the 7k, 9% gradient ascent from Merlo, with slopes up to 15%. There, Movistar Team will defend the overall leadership they kept in today’s race, with debutant Jonathan Castroviejo coming just a step behind the top-ten (11th) and putting Costa Rican Andrey Amador as the best Blue on the overall with his 10th spot.