PeloPics: The overall victor of the 2018 Vuelta a San Juan was maybe a surprise, but Argentinian Gonzalo Najar was a deserving winner of his home race after his ride on stage 5. The S.E.P. de San Juan rider took nearly 2 minutes out of second placed Oscar Sevilla (Medellin) and held his lead through the final two stages.
The final stage was always going to come down to a sprint finish and Giacomo Nizzolo didn’t disappoint his Trek-Segafredo teammates with the win over the Quick-Step Floors pair of Maximiliano Richeze and Alvaro Hodeg.
Roll on next year.
You need an umbrella in San Juan for the sun
The start line of stage 7
Big crowds at the roadside
Giacomo Nizzolo took the stage 7 win
The last finish line of the 2018 Vuelta a San Juan
Congratulation between San Juan stage winners: Nizzolo and Ryan Mullen
The deserving home winner – Gonzalo Najar
Vuelta Ciclista a la Provincia de San Juan Stage 7 Result:
1. Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo in 2:55:23
2. Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Quick-Step Floors
3. Alvaro Hodeg (Col) Quick-Step Floors
4. Pascal Ackermann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
5. Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
6. Manuel Peñalver (Spa) Trevigiani Phonix-Hemus
7. Federico Burchio (Ita) Italy
8. Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Lotto Soudal
9. Guillaume Boivin (Can) Israel-Cycling Academy
10. Carlos Alzate (Col) UnitedHealthcare.
Vuelta Ciclista a la Provincia de San Juan Final Overall Result:
1. Gonzalo Najar (Arg) S.E.P. de San Juan in 21:59:06
2. Oscar Sevilla (Spa) Medellin at 0:51
3. Filippo Ganna (Ita) UAE Team Emirates at 1:11
4. Rodolfo Torres (Col) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec at 1:41
5. Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe at 1:58
6. Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto Soudal at 1:59
7. Omar Mendoza (Col) Medellin at 2:08
8. Dayer Quintana (Col) Movistar at 2:58
9. Kanstantsin Suitsou (Blr) Bahrain-Merida at 3:19
10. Rémi Cavagna (Fra) Quick-Step Floors at 3:26.