Unlucky at last bunch sprint
29 January 2012

Tour Down Under - st. 7

Ventoso unable to find a way into Tour de San Luis's closing, breathtaking finish, with Andrey Amador claiming a place into the final top-ten overall

Without accomplishing the aim of taking a stage victory, but calm and content after having tried for it several times during the 7-day event, Movistar Team set an end into their participation in the 6th Tour de San Luis, the most important race in Latin America, raced this week on Argentinian soil. A 60-kilometer circuit around the province’s capital city, to be completed three times, put the icing to the race and saw the last win being sort out into a fast sprint. Fran Ventoso couldn’t find a whole to develop his abilities and was left with no chance to win after two fourth spots on stages two and six.

Tom Boonen (OPQ) took the honours as teammate Levi Leipheimer conquered the overall title, with Andrey Amador -back into racing six months after his last competition, the 2011 Tour de France- claimed a notable 10th. Movistar Team, leader of the squads’ classification for most of the stagerace, ends in 2nd in the ranking and will depart tomorrow from the other side of the Atlantic, in order to reach Madrid early on Tuesday morning before making their presentation 24 hours later at Telefónica’s headquarters in the city.