SAN LUIS, Argentina, Jan 27, 2013 (AFP) – Home racer Ricardo Diaz won the
Tour of San Luis crown on Sunday after Italy’s Mattia Gavazzi of the Androni
team won the final stage.
Gavazzi won the 154.7km ride from San Luis to Juana Koslay in 3hr 25min
48sec, edging out Slovakia’s Peter Sagan (Cannondale) and Spaniard Francisco
The 23-year-old Diaz, racing for San Luis Somos Todos, landed the biggest
title of his career to date, having set up his success with barnstorming
showings in the fifth and sixth stages.
The native of Salta in the far north of the country had spells in France
and Spain before returning to his homeland.
Leading stage results
1. Mattia Gavazzi (ITA/Androni) 3hr 25min 48sec
2. Peter Sagan (SVK/Cannondale) s.t.
3. Francisco Ventoso (ESP/Movistar) s.t.
4. Maximiliano Richeze (ARG/Lampre-Merida) s.t.
5. Bartlomiej Matysiak (POL/CCC Polsat Polkowice) s.t.
27. Tejay van Garderen (USA/BMC) s.t.
61. Alberto Contador (ESP/Saxo Bank-Tinkoff) s.t.
95. Mark Cavendish (GBR/OPQS) at 19sec
1. Daniel Ricardo Díaz (San Luis Somos Todos) 24hr 3min 16sec
2. Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) at 33sec
3. Alex Diniz (Funvic) at 39sec
4. Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank-Tinkoff) at 1min 2sec
5. Juergen Van den Broeck (Lotto-Belisol) at 1min 47sec