Evenepoel retains lead as Florez claims queen stage in Vuelta San Juan


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).

Vuelta a San Juan 2020 – stage 5 results (San Martín – Alto Colorado):

1Miguel Florez (Androni Giaccattoli-Sidermec)


2Oscar Sevilla (Team Medellin)


3Brandon McNulty (UAE Team Emirates)


4Guillaume Martin (Cofidis)


5Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)


6Filippo Ganna (Italy)


7Cesar Paredes (Team Medellin)


8Juan Javier Melivilo (Municipla de Pocito)


9Nicolas Tivani (Virgen de Fatima-Saddledrunk)


10Nelson Oliveira (Movistar)


Vuelta a San Juan 2020 – general classification after stage 5:

1Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)


2Filippo Ganna (Italy)


3Oscar Sevilla (Medellin)


4Brandon McNulty (UAE Team Emirates)


5Miguel Florez (Androni Giaccattoli-Sidermec)


6Nelson Oliveira (Movistar)


7Guillaume Martin (Cofidis)


8Cesar Paredes (Team Medellin)


9Gavin Mannion (Rally Cycling)


10Joan Pablo Dotti (SEP de San Juan)



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