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Fernando Gaviria wins opening stage of Vuelta a San Juan

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Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) has won the opening stage of the Vuelta a San Juan. Elia Viviani (Italy) and Nicolas Marini (Nippo-Vini Fantini) completed the podium.

The peloton spent most of the day chasing a breakaway of five with Leonardo Rodriguez, Franco Lopez, Ruben Ramos, Gaston Javier and Pedro Gonzalez. The escape group was later joined by another few riders but all were caught in the last kilometers and a final sprint followed.

The finale was particularly chaotic as several riders went the wrong way and had to jump barriers to get back on the official route. The troubles didn’t affect the sprinters however and Gaviria did well to cross the line ahead of Viviani, who for this occasion represents the national team.

Vuelta a San Juan 2017 – stage 1 results (San Juan – San Juan):

1 Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors)

03:09:57

2 Elia Viviani (Italy)

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3 Nicolas Marini (Nippo-Vini Fantini)

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4 Matteo Malucelli (Androni-Sidermec)

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5 Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain Merida)

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6 Tom Boonen (Quick-Step Floors)

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7 Matthias Brandle (Trek-Segafredo)

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8 Alan Ramirez (Municipalidad de Rawson Somos Todos)

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9 Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo)

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10 Oscar Sevilla (Medellin – Inder)

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