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Tour de San Luis 2016 preview

Tour de San Luis 2016 preview

A full look ahead to the Tour de San Luis in Argentina, from January 18-24: stages, teams, and more Tom Danielson of Cannondale-Garmin in action during Stage 6 of the 2015 Tour de San Luis Until recently, January was synonymous in the world of cycle sport with the Tour Down Under , and little else. The Australian stage race is the only WorldTour race of the month, with most other events populated by riders still burning off the Christmas calories and failing to attract the attention of fans and the media.

But the Tour de San Luis (January 18-24) has emerged as another non-European early-season race worthy of headlines. Last year, Colombian revelation Fernando Gaviria caught the eye by getting the better of Mark Cavendish in bunch sprints , while Colombian star Nairo Quintana was involved in a GC race ultimately won by 2013 champion Daniel Diaz .

This year’s tenth edition of the Argentine stage race takes place the day after the People’s Choice Classic (a sort-of prelude to the Tour Down Under), and shouldn’t be dismissed as the default secondary season opener. Its status as a 2.1 may suggest inferiority, but some of the peloton’s biggest names are flocking […]

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