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Tour de San Luis: Fernando Gaviria returns to scene of breakthrough with Etixx – Quick-Step

Tour de San Luis: Fernando Gaviria returns to scene of breakthrough with Etixx – Quick-Step

The Colombian will race as a fully fledged pro for the first time since emerging with two stage wins at the Argentinian race in 2015 Fernando Gaviria wins stage four of the 2016 Tour of Britain Credit: Graham Watson Colombian sprinting prodigy Fernando Gaviria will return to the race which saw him emerge from nowhere in 2015 , leading Etixx – Quick-Step at this year’s edition of the Tour de San Luis.

Gaviria, who took two stages last year in the Argentinian stage race, beating seasoned sprinters like Mark Cavendish, will be looking to add to his stage win tally in his first season as a fully fledged professional rider.

The 21-year-old was immediately signed by Belgian WorldTour team Etixx after his performance at the race last year, and later raced alongside Cavendish at the Tour of Britain, taking victory on stage four into Blyth .

Gaviria will co-lead the team at San Luis alongside climber Rodrigo Contreras, his fellow Colombian who was also signed as a stagiaire by Etixx last year.

Davide Bramati, who will direct the team at the nine-day stage race, says the team are confident in Gaviria’s chances in taking a stage victory in the early season race.

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