San Juan: Richeze Rips It!
PeloPic: The stage began with an hour’s delay so the organiser could clean the debris along the course left by a strong overnight storm.
Due to the road conditions there was a serious crash brining down Quick-Step Floors stage 1 winner, Fernando Gaviria, who was taken to hospital, two other riders were also forced to retire form the race.
The race was neutralized
Most of the day a group of six escapees were at the front of the race. Their gap was well under control as Bora-Hansgrohe and Quick-Step Floors were working in the bunch early enough to avoid any surprises. When the pace was raised in the peloton, the breakaway riders were not able to remain their advantage and shortly after they were reeled in. The crash that took out Fernando Gaviria 45 kilometers from the finish in Villa San Agustin, forced a split in the bunch.
At the end of the day, Argentine cyclist Maximiliano Richeze (Quick-Step Floors) won the stage ahead of Italians Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek-Segafredo) and Matteo Pelucchi (Bora-Hansgrohe). Filippo Ganna (UAE Team Emirates) maintained his overall lead ahead of Rafal Majka and Oscar Sevilla.
Stage 3 TT winner Ryan Mullen (Trek-Segafredo) takes his feed bag
Yes, another horse at the Vuelta a San Juan
Open country-side on the way to Villa San Augustín
The climb wasn’t so hard
The peloton had an unexpected splash
The fans get everywhere
A dusty day
A crazy end of stage sprint
Quick-Step Floors’ Maximiliano Richeze took the win
A happy home win
Overall leader Filippo Ganna (UAE Team Emirates)
San Juan stage 4:
Vuelta Ciclista a la Provincia de San Juan Stage 4 Result:
1. Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Quick-Step Floors in 4:31:48
2. Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
3. Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe
4. Mihkel Räim (Est) Israel-Cycling Academy
5. Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Bahrain-Merida
6. Edwin Alcibiades Avila (Col) Israel Cycling Academy
7. Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Lotto Soudal
8. Mauro Richeze (Arg) A.C.A. Virgen De Fatima
9. Alvaro Hodeg (Col) Quick-Step Floors
10. Travis McCabe (USA) UnitedHealthcare.
Vuelta Ciclista a la Provincia de San Juan Overall After Stage 4:
1. Filippo Ganna (Ita) UAE Team Emirates in 11:30:25
2. Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe at 0:05
3. Oscar Sevilla (Spa) Medellin at 0:11
4. Omar Mendoza (Col) Medellin at 0:19
5. Jhonatan Narvaez (Ecu) Quick-Step Floors at 0:43
6. Kanstantsin Suitsou (Blr) Bahrain-Merida
7. Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec at 0:45
8. Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Lotto Soudal at 0:50
9. Rémi Cavagna (Fra) Quick-Step Floors
10. Rodolfo Torres (Col) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec at 0:52.