Argentinian race comes to its end
Quintana finishes as best Movistar Team rider in the Vuelta, which also included good performances from Anacona and courageous Eduardo Sepúlveda.
Local rider Gonzalo Nájar (SEP) confirmed his overall victory in the 36th Vuelta a San Juan after Sunday’s 141km circuit race in the Avenida Circunvalación, where Italian Giacomo Nizzolo (TFS) took the bunch sprint win.
The Movistar Team, which sought for the early breaks with Richard Carapaz and Winner Anacona, put end to its maiden appearance in San Juan with a notably 8th place by Dayer Quintana.
The squad directed by José Luis Jaimerena also shone with fellow countryman Anacona -6th in the ITT- and most especially with Eduardo Sepúlveda, who momentarily placed 5th overall after the time trial and went on to score a 6th spot in the Alto Colorado and another 5th 5º on Saturday’s breakaway towards the Aldo Cantoni stadium.
The Blues will travel back to their countries and head to new races in Latin America on Tuesday, following their seventh outing in Argentina in eight years.
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