Miguel Florez (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec) took the victory in the queen stage of the Vuelta a San Juan while Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) kept the lead of the overall classification.
The stage truly came to life well over 100 kilometers from the start, when Evenepoel was put under pressure once echelons formed in a plateau and he found himself in the second group. Four teams joined hands at the front to keep the chasers at bay, and drove a fearsome pace that took the gap to one minute and a half, at the same time absorbing the survivors of the eight-man breakaway that had animated the day up until that point.
Zdenek Stybar dropped out from the leading group and waited for his leader. Constantly changing at the front of the group, Deceuninck-Quick-Step riders wiped out a large chunk of the gap, before Evenepoel took the matters into his own hands and astonishingly made the junction with eight kilometers to go.
On the summit finish Alto Colorado, Florez beat Team Medellin’s Oscar Sevilla and Brandon McNulty (UAE Team Emirates).
Etapa / Stage 5
🇦🇷 ¡Final de la Etapa Reina, ganó #63 Miguel Florez!
⚡️El pedalista del @AndroniGiocatto se impuso en la quinta etapa de la Vuelta a San Juan 2020!
🇬🇧 End of the Queen Stage! #63 Miguel Florez won the fifth stage of the Vuelta a San Juan 2020! pic.twitter.com/MDd4Wiej86
— Vuelta a San Juan OK (@vueltasanjuanok) January 31, 2020
Vuelta a San Juan 2020 – stage 5 results (San Martín – Alto Colorado):
|1||Miguel Florez (Androni Giaccattoli-Sidermec)|
|2||Oscar Sevilla (Team Medellin)|
|3||Brandon McNulty (UAE Team Emirates)|
|4||Guillaume Martin (Cofidis)|
|5||Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)|
|6||Filippo Ganna (Italy)|
|7||Cesar Paredes (Team Medellin)|
|8||Juan Javier Melivilo (Municipla de Pocito)|
|9||Nicolas Tivani (Virgen de Fatima-Saddledrunk)|
|10||Nelson Oliveira (Movistar)|
Vuelta a San Juan 2020 – general classification after stage 5:
|1||Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)|
|2||Filippo Ganna (Italy)|
|3||Oscar Sevilla (Medellin)|
|4||Brandon McNulty (UAE Team Emirates)|
|5||Miguel Florez (Androni Giaccattoli-Sidermec)|
|6||Nelson Oliveira (Movistar)|
|7||Guillaume Martin (Cofidis)|
|8||Cesar Paredes (Team Medellin)|
|9||Gavin Mannion (Rally Cycling)|
|10||Joan Pablo Dotti (SEP de San Juan)|