Evenepoel smashes Vuelta a San Juan time trial

Remco Evenepoel put in a stunning individual time trial on the 15.2km-long course of stage 3 at the Vuelta a San Juan, racking up his first victory of the season.

The 20-year-old confirmed his favourite tag, producing a flying ride. Not even the 1200m climb of Punta Negra – which had a 7.8% average gradient – could slow down the reigning European Champion of the discipline, who stopped the clock in 19:16, a time more than half a minute faster than that of runner-up Filippo Ganna (Italy National Team).

“The time trial was short, but it felt like the longest one I did in my life because of the straight roads, even the climb felt endless”, said Evenepoel.

“I went for the win and getting it makes me happy. Today I gained time on the flat, where I could sustain a strong pace, but also on the climb, where I accelerated. This means I had good legs, which is a nice feeling so early in the season”.

Vuelta a San Juan 2020 – stage 3 results (Ullum – Punta Negra ITT):

1Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)

19:16

2Filippo Ganna (Italy)

+32”

3Oscar Sevilla (Medellin)

+01’08”

4Nelson Oliveira (Movistar)

+01’25”

5Brandon McNulty (UAE Team Emirates)

+01’26”

6Maciej Bodnar (Bora-hansgrohe)

+01’27”

7Alexander Evtushenko (Russia)

+01’28”

8Colin Joyce (Rally Cycling)

+01’40”

9Matteo Fabbro (Bora-hansgrohe)

+01’41”

10Gavin Mannion (Rally Cycling)

+01’43”

 

Vuelta a San Juan 2020 – general classification after stage 3:

1Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)

7:34:36

2Filippo Ganna (Italy)

+32”

3Oscar Sevilla (Medellin)

+01’08”

4Nelson Oliveira (Movistar)

+01’25”

5Brandon McNulty (UAE Team Emirates)

+01’26”

6Maciej Bodnar (Bora-hansgrohe)

+01’27”

7Alexander Evtushenko (Russia)

+01’28”

8Colin Joyce (Rally Cycling)

+01’40”

9Matteo Fabbro (Bora-hansgrohe)

+01’41”

10Gavin Mannion (Rally Cycling)

+01’43”

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