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5th Tour de San Luis - Stage 3
 
By Vaughn Trevi
Date: 1/19/2011
5th Tour de San Luis - Stage 3
 

5th Tour de San Luis - Stage 3
Roberto Ferrari Wins in Mercedes - Italian scores his second stage victory as Savio's Androni Giocattoli continue to set the pace and control the race.

     Wednesday's stage of 163.9 kilometers ended in a mass sprint finish in Villa Mercedes with Androni's Roberto adding to his second win to his pro palmares  Ferrari wins in Mercedes... its a fitting end to the stage wih Ferrari a full bike length ahead of Argentine fast men, Marco Cresco (Funvic) and Maimiliano Richeze (d'Angelo & Antenucci) who joined the Italian on the podium.


Roberto Ferrari holds off Maximilian Richeze for second victory claiming a hat trick of wins for the Androni squad.  Photo courtesy of Bianchi

Cresco's Fuvic teammate Hector Aguilar  finished fourth with Ag2r's Sebastien Hinault weighing in at fifth.

The general classification remained unchanged after three stages and three victories for Gianni Savio's team with  Colombian Jose Serpa on top of the leaderboard and continues with the orange jersey of race leader - Liquigas' Eros Capecchi at 4 seconds and Spaniard Xavier Tondo (Movistar) third at ten seconds. Argentine duo Josue Moyano  and Jorge Giacinti follow in that order at 24 and 36 seconds in 4th and 5th.

Stage 3 Profile

Stage 3: Buena Esperanza - Villa Mercedes  163.9 km
The race got underway under clear blue skies and sunny conditions after the riders made a 230 mile transition to the start in Buena Esperanza, A crash of two riders, luckily without consequence during the local circuits before the peloton left on the long journey to the finish in Mercedez.

The peloton lowered the pace after leaving the local circuits but it wasn't long before the attack went off the  front in small groups  of threes and fours escapees with the three groups joining in a break of 11 riders with a 50 second gap after 15 km.

Argentine sprinter Walter Perez was joined by: Carlos Oyarzun (Movistar), Gastau (Ag2r la Mondiale),  José Roldán (Andalucía), Simone Campagnaro (D’Angelo), Christian Meier (UnitedHealthcare), Alien García (CUB), Weimar Roldán (COL), Luis Mansilla (CHI) and Richard Mascarañas (URU) the group worked well together but the pace in the peloton  had kept the gap to two minutes.

Through the first sprint in La Angelina after 45 km the group had 1:48 on the chasing peloton. Luis Mansilla (Chile) second in the sprints classification took the points  followed by points leader Richard Mascarañas of Uruguay. Walter Perez claimed the remaining points. 

The gap briefly rose to 2:30, Mansilla once again took Mascarañas  on the line at second intermediate sprint in Lavaisse and the points jersey as well. The peloton followed over the line at 1:48 with 55 km to go.

Seeing the futility of attempting to hold off the peloton on the road to Mercedez the escapees one  by one sat up and returned to the peltoon in the next ten kilometers.  With 40 km to go it was clear that the stage would end in a mass sprint surrounded by the festival atmosphere in Mercedez.

At the rush to the line Ferrari was just too fast for his rivals winning in style by a bike length.

Getting off his bike Roberto's face was filled with smiles and said, "I came to Argentina hoping for a stage win, but two is a gift."

Colombian Jose Serpa is still the leader, dressed in orange and looking for the evasive win of San Luis. Serpa was 4th in 2008, 3rd in 2009, 2nd in 2010. Serpa and his team are on the hunt to win in 2011, and they  are well on the way with three stage victories in as many days.

Tomorrow the riders face the 19.9 km time trial in the Capital of  San Luis, over the same route as  2010. Likely to shake up the G.C.

Gustavo Miño Satisfied with First Pro Experience
After he finished the third stage of the Tour of San Luis, Paraguayan rider Gustavo Miño told he was satisfied with his first steps in professional cycling.

“This is my first participation in such a high level race, with European professional riders. In the past I almost never had the opportunity to race out of my country. This new experience is very important for me because it will give me the possibility to know myself better and see how far I am able to go”, explained Gustavo Miño.


Gustavo Miño into the mountains on stag 2          Photo courtesy of Gustavo Miño

“In the first stage I remained all the time with the main bunch. In the final the lack of experience made so that I missed the chance to finish with the very first. The bunch broke in the last 5 kilometers and when I realized that it was already too late to jump in the first group.”

“The speed was very high in the last 25 km but I am happy because I didn’t feel tired at all after the stage finished.”


Gustavo before the start of stage 3
Photo courtesy of Gustavo Miño

“Stage 2 was very tough because it was a mountain stage. It finished at the top of a first category climb. We have no mountains in Paraguay. Nevertheless, even if this was my first contact with the mountain my legs responded very well and I learned many useful things for the future.”

“Today the third stage was a very fast one. It finished with a sprint. Only two riders of the Paraguayan team are left in the race because all our other team-mates abandoned or arrived behind the time limit in the mountain stage. I am happy I lost only 39 seconds in the final when the speed became very fast to prepare the final sprint. I don’t worry about that.”

“Tomorrow stage will be a time trial. This will be another story. I’ll of course give it all and it will be very interesting for me to have that possibility to compare my time with the ones achieved by European pro cyclists”, also told the Paraguayan rider.

Bianchi Pleased
"We are very happy with Team Androni's outstanding results at the Tour de San Luis", Bianchi CEO Bob Ippolito said. "We have a lot of confidence in the team and we are extremely impressed with their strong performance early in the season. We scored three consecutive victories and Ferrari was the first Italian rider in the world to take a win in 2011. We are on the right path to a great season and the new Bianchi Oltre is set to gain the attention of the international cycling scene in the months to come".

2011 Tour de San Luis UCI
        January 17 - 23
Stage 1: San Luis - Justo Daract 166 km
Stage 2: Koslay - Mir del Potrero 156.6 km
Stage 3: Buena Esperanza - Villa Mercedes  163.9 km
Stage 4: San Luis - San Luis ITT 19.8 km
Stage 5: La Toma - Merlo (Mirador del Sol)  TOMA  160.6 km
Stage 6: Estancia Grande - La Carolina  193.1 km
Stage 7: San Luis - San Luis  167.1 km
Total km: 1,027.1
Tour de San Luis 2011 Race Preview & Start List
2011 Tour de San Luis Website

Stage 3 Results
Buena Esparanza - Villa Mercedes

163.9 km - 3:19:49 - 49.215 km/h
1 44 Ferrari, Roberto Ita Androni-Giocattoli 3:19:49 B-10"
2 122 Crespo, Marco Arg Funvic-Pindamonhanga - 0:00  B-6"
3 105 Richeze, Maximiliano Arg D'angelo & Antenucci - 0:0 B- 04"

4 123 Aguilar, Hector Uru Funvic-Pindamonhanga - 0:00
5 34 Hinault, Sebastien Fra Ag2r la Mondiale - 0:00
6 152 Mansilla, Luis Chi Sel. Chile - 0:00
7 11 Perez, Walter Arg Sel. Argentina - 0:00
8 103 Riccio, Bernardo Ita D'angelo & Antenucci - 0:00
9 13 Garrido, Martin Arg Sel. Argentina - 0:00
10 131 Alcolea, Arnold Cub Sel. Cuba - 0:00
11 115 Frattini, Davide Ita Unitedhealthcare - 0:00
12 3 Guarneri, Jacobo Ita Liquigas-Cannondale - 0:00
13 93 Janorschke, Crischa Ger Nutrixxion-Sparkasse - 0:00
14 63 De Jonge, Maarten Ned Endura Racing - 0:00
15 72 Brambilla, Giorgio Ita De Rosa-Flaminia - 0:00
16 64 Mandri, Rene Est Endura Racing - 0:00
17 56 Rosendo, Jesus Esp Andalucia-Caja Grana - 0:00
18 16 Richeze, Mauro Arg Sel. Argentina - 0:00
19 73 Benenati, Cristian Ita De Rosa-Flaminia - 0:00
20 133 Martinez, Yasmani Cub Sel. Cuba - 0:00
21 32 Berard, Julien Fra Ag2r - 0:00
22 2 Capecchi, Eros Ita Liquigas-Cannondale - 0:00
23 15 Moyano, Josue Arg Sel. Argentina - 0:00
24 101 Baliani, Fortunato Ita D'angelo & Antenucci - 0:00
25 41 Serpa, Jose Col Androni-Giocattoli - 0:00
26 12 Giacinti, Jorge Arg Sel. Argentina - 0:00
27 142 Arango, Juan E. Col Sel. Colombia - 0:00
28 54 Piedra, Antonio Esp Andalucia-Caja Grana - 0:00
29 22 Iriarte, Javier Esp Movistar - 0:00
30 106 Rubiano, Miguel A. Col D'angelo & Antenucci - 0:00
Abandons:
Jorge Gallegos Equador
Luis Delgado Chile
Complete Stage 3 Results
 

Stage 3 Intermediate Sprints
La Angelina - 45,20 km

1 152 Mansilla, Luis Chi 3 P. 3"
2 201 Mascarañas, Richard Uru 2 P. 2"
3 11 Perez, Walter Arg 1 P. 1"

Lavaisse - 103,90 km
1 152 Mansilla, Luis Chi 3 P. 3"
2 201 Mascarañas, Richard Uru 2 P. 2"
3 132 Garcia, Alien Cub 1 P. 1"

Points Classification - Intermediate Sprints After Stage 3
1 152 Mansilla, Luis Chi Sel. Chile 10 P.

2 201 Mascarañas, Richard Uru Sel. Uruguay 9 P.
3 20 Lucero, Juan Arg Sel. Argentina 6 P.
4 56 Rosendo, Jesus Esp Andalucia-Caja Grana 4 P.
5 36 Montaguti, Matteo Ita Ag2r 2 P.

6 64 Mandri, Rene Est Endura Racing 1 P.
7 19 Martinez, Cristian Arg Sel. Argentina 1 P.
8 11 Perez, Walter Arg Sel. Argentina 1 P.
9 132 Garcia, Alien Cub Sel. Cuba 1 P.
10 122 Crespo, Marco Arg Funvic-Pindamonhanga 1 P.

KOM - General Montaña After Stage 3
1 41 Serpa, Jose Col Androni-Giocattoli 10 P.

2 2 Capecchi, Eros Ita Liquigas-Cannondale 8 P.
3 154 Garrido, Gonzalo Chi Sel. Chile 6 P.
4 151 Arriagada, Marco Chi Sel. Chile 6 P.
5 26 Tondo, Xavier Esp Movistar 4 P.

6 56 Rosendo, Jesus Esp Andalucia-Caja Grana 3 P.
7 148 Gomez, Camilo Col Sel. Colombia 3 P.
8 152 Mansilla, Luis Chi Sel. Chile 3 P.
9 15 Moyano, Josue Arg Sel. Argentina 2 P.
10 20 Lucero, Juan Arg Sel. Argentina 2 P.
11 101 Baliani, Fortunato Ita D'angelo & Antenucci 1 P.

Best Young Rider - U23
1 15 Moyano, Josue Arg Sel. Argentina

2 145 Baron, Felix Col Sel. Colombia
3 143 Avila, Edwin Col Sel. Colombia

4 19 Martinez, Cristian Arg Sel. Argentina
5 4 Dominik, Nerz Ger Liquigas-Cannondale
6 55 Cabello, Antonio Esp Andalucia-Caja Grana
7 195 Campero, Piter Bol Sel. Bolivia

General Classification After Stage 3
486,50 Km - 12:12:07 - 39,871 Km/H
1 41 Serpa, Jose Col Androni-Giocattoli 12:12:07
2 2 Capecchi, Eros Ita Liquigas-Cannondale - 04
3 26 Tondo, Xavier Esp Movistar - 10

4 15 Moyano, Josue Arg Sel. Argentina - 24
5 12 Giacinti, Jorge Arg Sel. Argentina - 36

6 151 Arriagada, Marco Chi Sel. Chile - 44
7 17 Fernandez, Gerardo Arg Sel. Argentina - 01:03
8 56 Rosendo, Jesus Esp Andalucia-Caja Grana - 01:10
9 101 Baliani, Fortunato Ita D'angelo & Antenucci - 01:10
10 65 Camaño, Iker Esp Endura Racing - 01:30
11 106 Rubiano, Miguel A. Col D'angelo & Antenucci - 01:33
12 142 Arango, Juan E. Col Sel. Colombia - 01:39
13 35 De Lay, David Fra Ag2r - 01:53
14 150 Millan, Jonathan Col Sel. Colombia - 02:05
15 64 Mandri, Rene Est Endura Racing - 02:18
16 71 Vila, Patxi Esp De Rosa-Flaminia - 02:19
17 84 Marque, Alexandro Esp Onda - 02:30
18 54 Piedra, Antonio Esp Andalucia-Caja Grana - 02:35
19 121 Medici, Matias Arg Funvic-Pindamonhanga - 02:40
20 63 De Jonge, Maarten Ned Endura Racing - 02:43
21 32 Berard, Julien Fra Ag2r - 02:43
22 51 Bernabeu, David Esp Andalucia-Caja Grana - 02:44
23 53 Roldan, Jose Luis Esp Andalucia-Caja Grana - 02:44
24 148 Gomez, Camilo Col Sel. Colombia - 03:07
25 13 Garrido, Martin Arg Sel. Argentina - 03:16
26 75 Bailetti, Paolo Ita De Rosa-Flaminia - 03:16
27 145 Baron, Felix Col Sel. Colombia - 03:24
28 152 Mansilla, Luis Chi Sel. Chile - 03:26
29 181 Guama, Byron Ecu Sel. Ecuador - 03:45
30 43 Rodriguez, Jackson Ven Androni-Giocattoli - 03:46
31 171 Seabra, Renato Bra Sel. Brasil - 03:50
32 131 Alcolea, Arnold Cub Sel. Cuba - 03:56
33 113 Sutherland, Rory Aus Unitedhealthcare - 04:01
34 82 Morras, Alberto Esp Onda - 04:05
35 115 Frattini, Davide Ita Unitedhealthcare - 04:06
36 143 Avila, Edwin Col Sel. Colombia - 04:13
37 133 Martinez, Yasmani Cub Sel. Cuba - 04:23
38 19 Martinez, Cristian Arg Sel. Argentina - 04:30
39 62 Clarke, David Gbr Endura Racing - 04:30
40 18 Messineo, Leandro Arg Sel. Argentina - 04:32
41 1 Basso, Ivan Ita Liquigas-Cannondale - 04:32
42 14 Lucero, Alfredo Arg Sel. Argentina - 04:33
43 203 Pias, Nestor Uru Sel. Uruguay - 04:36
44 124 Gasparoto, Tiego Bra Funvic-Pindamonhanga - 04:39
45 156 Medina, Jose Chi Sel. Chile - 05:10
46 126 Moi, Douglas Bra Funvic-Pindamonhanga - 05:13
47 4 Dominik, Nerz Ger Liquigas-Cannondale - 05:23
48 125 Silva, Adelio Bra Funvic-Pindamonhanga - 05:34
49 93 Janorschke, Crischa Ger Nutrixxion-Sparkasse - 05:49
50 204 De Fino, Mariano Uru Sel. Uruguay - 06:10
51 52 Palomares, Adrian Esp Andalucia-Caja Grana - 06:11
52 153 Almonacid, Patricio Chi Sel. Chile - 06:16
53 5 Salerno, Cristiano Ita Liquigas-Cannondale - 06:20
54 185 Ruiz, Jose Ecu Sel. Ecuador - 06:26
55 154 Garrido, Gonzalo Chi Sel. Chile - 06:28
56 24 Perez, Francisco Esp Movistar - 06:32
57 191 Soliz, Oscar Bol Sel. Bolivia - 06:32
58 192 Cotumba, Juan Bol Sel. Bolivia - 06:45
59 11 Perez, Walter Arg Sel. Argentina - 06:46
60 134 Lopez, Yennier Cub Sel. Cuba - 06:50
61 92 Fuchs, Sergej Ger Nutrixxion-Sparkasse - 06:55
62 46 Vicioso, Angel Esp Androni-Giocattoli - 07:19
63 33 Bonnafond, Guillaume Fra Ag2r - 07:20
64 86 Oliveira, Helder Por Onda - 07:20
65 66 Wetterhall, Alexander Swe Endura Racing - 07:29
66 61 Partridge, Robert Gbr Endura Racing - 07:29
67 81 Sousa, Celio Por Onda - 07:29
68 116 Wegelius, Charles Gbr Unitedhealthcare - 07:29
69 135 Portuondo, Pedro Cub Sel. Cuba - 07:29
70 20 Lucero, Juan Arg Sel. Argentina - 07:31
71 34 Hinault, Sebastien Fra Ag2r - 07:56
72 42 Solari, Lucas Ita Androni-Giocattoli - 07:57
73 207 Pintos, Pablo Uru Sel. Uruguay - 08:01
74 201 Mascarañas, Richard Uru Sel. Uruguay - 08:36
75 25 Soler, Mauricio Col Movistar - 08:47
76 105 Richeze, Maximiliano Arg D'angelo & Antenucci - 08:52
77 194 Gallardo, Horacio Bol Sel. Bolivia - 08:57
78 132 Garcia, Alien Cub Sel. Cuba - 09:07
79 149 Valencia, Juan Pablo Col Sel. Colombia - 09:08
80 147 Buenahora, Hernan Col Sel. Colombia - 09:08
81 122 Crespo, Marco Arg Funvic-Pindamonhanga - 09:19
82 186 Calpa, Ramico Ecu Sel. Ecuador - 09:40
83 209 Duarte, Gregory Uru Sel. Uruguay - 10:01
84 184 Ragonessi, Jose Ecu Sel. Ecuador - 10:14
85 16 Richeze, Mauro Arg Sel. Argentina - 10:16
86 206 Soto, Jorge Uru Sel. Uruguay - 10:16
87 141 Roldan, Weimar Col Sel. Colombia - 10:22
88 182 Navarrete, Segundo Ecu Sel. Ecuador - 10:24
89 55 Cabello, Antonio Esp Andalucia-Caja Grana - 10:26
90 195 Campero, Piter Bol Sel. Bolivia - 10:29
91 72 Brambilla, Giorgio Ita De Rosa-Flaminia - 10:42
92 21 Oyarzun, Carlos Chi Movistar - 10:50
93 136 Alonso, Lisuandi Cub Sel. Cuba - 11:03
94 36 Montaguti, Matteo Ita Ag2r - 11:27
95 102 Campagnaro, Simone Ita D'angelo & Antenucci - 11:28
96 127 Fiorilli, Tiago Bra Funvic-Pindamonhanga - 12:06
97 3 Guarneri, Jacobo Ita Liquigas-Cannondale - 12:24
98 162 Miño, Gustavo A. Par Sel. Paraguay - 12:52
99 44 Ferrari, Roberto Ita Androni-Giocattoli - 12:55
100 96 Schroder, Bjorn Ger Nutrixxion-Sparkasse - 13:05
101 103 Riccio, Bernardo Ita D'angelo & Antenucci - 13:06
102 23 Lastras, Pablo Esp Movistar - 13:06
103 22 Iriarte, Javier Esp Movistar - 13:06
104 83 Pardo, Ion Esp Onda - 13:15
105 6 Vanotti, Alessandro Ita Liquigas-Cannondale - 13:15
106 76 Borchi, Stefano Ita De Rosa-Flaminia - 13:15
107 104 Muraglia, Giuseppe Ita D'angelo & Antenucci - 13:15
108 112 Pinfold, Andrew Can Unitedhealthcare - 13:15
109 31 Gastauer, Ben Lux Ag2r - 13:15
110 172 Mendez, Daizon Bra Sel. Brasil - 13:22
111 85 Lima, Bruno Por Onda - 14:02
112 45 Ermiti, Gairo Ita Androni-Giocattoli - 14:02
113 74 Margutti, Damiano Ita De Rosa-Flaminia - 14:04
114 208 Garcia, Nemesio Uru Sel. Uruguay - 14:17
115 202 Miraglia, Jose L. Uru Sel. Uruguay - 14:45
116 114 Zwizanski, Scott Usa Unitedhealthcare - 14:54
117 111 Meier, Christian Can Unitedhealthcare - 14:54
118 95 Rodachla, Steffen Ger Nutrixxion-Sparkasse - 14:54
119 94 Muller, Dirk Ger Nutrixxion-Sparkasse - 14:58
120 73 Benenati, Cristian Ita De Rosa-Flaminia - 16:06
121 173 Rosa, Cristian Bra Sel. Brasil - 16:30
122 91 Forke, Sebastian Ger Nutrixxion-Sparkasse - 16:39
123 144 Castro, Arlex Col Sel. Colombia - 17:01
124 196 Montaño, Yamil Bol Sel. Bolivia - 19:26
125 174 Delai, Felipe Bra Sel. Brasil - 19:39
126 159 Contreras, Jorge Chi Sel. Chile - 21:52
127 123 Aguilar, Hector Uru Funvic-Pindamonhanga - 27:24
128 187 Calispa, Luis Ecu Sel. Ecuador - 28:41
129 163 Arroyo, Jose Luis Par Sel. Paraguay - 33:02

Team Classification After Stage 3
1 Sel. Argentina Arg 036:38:16

2 Sel. Colombia Col 036:41:24
3 Endura Racing Edr 036:42:53
4 Andalucia-Caja Granada Ang 036:42:54
5 Movistar Mov 036:44:17
6 Androni-Giocattoli And 036:45:10
7 Sel. Chile Chi 036:45:31
8 Liquigas-Cannondale Liq 036:45:39
9 Funvic-Pindamonhangaba Fun 036:46:45
10 Ag2r Alm 036:47:14
11 D'angelo & Antenucci Ang 036:48:06
12 Sel. Cuba Cub 036:49:51
13 Onda Boa 036:50:16
14 Sel. Ecuador Ecu 036:50:48
15 Unitedhealthcare Uhc 036:51:57
16 De Rosa-Flaminia Der 036:52:38
17 Sel. Uruguay Uru 036:53:19
18 Sel. Bolivia Bol 036:53:26
19 Nutrixxion-Sparkasse Tsp 037:01:11
20 Sel. Brasil Bra 037:02:06

IV Tour de San Luis (Reports) 2010
       
January 18 - 24

Stage 1: San Luis -Villa Mercedes  168.4 km
Stage 2: Potrero De Funes - M.Del Potrero,174.4 km
Stage 3: Fraga - Buena Esperanza, 199.7 km.
Stage 4: San Luis - San Luis (Itt), 19.8 km
Stage 5: San Luis - Carolina, 156.4 Km (Summit Finish)
Stage 6: Quines - Merlo (Mirador), 150 km (Summit Finish)
Stage 7: San Luis - San Luis, 167.1 km
Race Website

Index: Tour de San Luis - 3rd Edition Race Program 2009
Tour de San Luis - 1rst Edition Race Roundup 2007


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