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Rudy Barbier claims first stage of Vuelta a San Juan

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Rudy Barbier (Israel Start-Up Nation) took a surprising victory on stage 1 of the Vuelta a San Juan in Argentina.

The Frenchman emerged victorious from a chaotic bunch sprint ahead of Manuel Belletti (Androni-Sidermec) and local rider Tomas Contte (Municipalidad de Pocito).

“It’s a great start to the season,” Barbier said. “This is a very important victory for me and for the whole team. The best sprinters in the world are in San Juan, so to win here is incredible for me.”

With around 3 kilometres to go, there was a big crash that caused a break in the peloton, but the main candidates for the victory of the stage remained in front. The final kilometre was chaotic and Israel Start-Up Nation’s Rudy Barbier was the first to cross the finish line.

Vuelta a San Juan 2020 – stage 1 results (San Juan – San Juan):

1Rudy Barbier (Israel Start-Up Nation)

3:45:14

2Manuel Belletti (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec)

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3Tomas Contte (Municipalidad de Pocito)

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4Juan Sebastian Molano (UAE Team Emirates)

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5Alvaro Hodeg (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)

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6Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe)

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7Roman Maikin (Russia)

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8Luca Wackermann (Vini Zabu-KTM)

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9Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates)

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10Cyril Lemoine (Cofidis)

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Vuelta a San Juan 2020 – general classification after stage 1:

1Rudy Barbier (Israel Start-Up Nation)

3:45:04

2Manuel Belletti (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec)

+04”

3Tomas Contte (Municipalidad de Pocito)

+06”

4Juan Sebastian Molano (UAE Team Emirates)

+10”

5Alvaro Hodeg (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)

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6Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe)

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7Roman Maikin (Russia)

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8Luca Wackermann (Vini Zabu-KTM)

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9Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates)

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10Cyril Lemoine (Cofidis)

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