Rui Costa wins Vuelta a San Juan queen stage as Mollema takes lead

Rui Costa

Rui Costa (UAE Abu Dhabi) claimed the queen stage of the Vuelta a San Juan on Alto Colorado. 

The former world champion was part of a small lead group in the final kilometers and jumped away from his rivals at the last moment to take the first victory for the new UAE Abu Dhabi team.

Rodolfo Torres (Androni–Sidermec) finished second at 3s, ahead of Ricardo Escuela (Argentina), Oscar Sevilla (Medellin-Inder) and Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo).

Mollema moves into the lead in the general classification with a 14-second advantage over Sevilla.

Vuelta a San Juan 2017 – stage 5 results (Chimbas – Alto Colorado):

1Rui Costa (UAE Abu Dhabi)


2Rodolfo Torres (Androni Giocattoli – Sidermec)


3Ricardo Escuela (Agrupacion Virgen De Fatima)


4Oscar Sevilla (Medellin – Inder)


5Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo)


6Egan Bernal (Androni Giocattoli – Sidermec)


7Eduardo Sepulveda (Argentina)


8Laureano Rosas (Argentina)


9Eduardo Corte (Mexico)


10Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain Merida)


General classification after stage 5:

1Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo)


2Oscar Sevilla (Medellin – Inder)


3Rodolfo Torres (Androni Giocattoli – Sidermec)


4Ricardo Escuela (Agrupacion Virgen De Fatima)


5Rui Costa (UAE Abu Dhabi)


6Laureano Rosas (Argentina)


7Ramunas Navardauskas (Bahrain Merida)


8Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain Merida)


9Egan Bernal (Androni Giocattoli – Sidermec)


10Pieter Serry (Quick-Step Floors)



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