Colombian sprinter Fernando Gaviria shows a clean pair of heels to his rivals to take the stage win and overall lead in Argentina Fernando Gaviria wins Stage 2 of the 2016 Tour de San Luis Credit: Graham Watson Colombian Fernando Gaviria gave Etixx-QuickStep its second victory in two days at the Tour de San Luis, convincingly winning the bunch sprint at the end of stage two in Villa Mercedes on Tuesday.
Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) placed second, with Elia Viviani (Italy) in third.
Last year’s Tour de San Luis acted as a breakthrough event for Gaviria as he memorably took two stage victories ahead of Mark Cavendish, leading him to be signed by Etixx a month later .
After Monday’s team time trial win for Etixx , 21-year-old Gaviria takes the overall race lead from team-mate Maximiliano Richeze, who slips to second place at 10 seconds.
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The day’s escape group consisted of Juan Curuchet (Argentina), Ariel Sivori (Los Matanceros), Emiliano Ibarra (Sindicato de Empleados Publicos de San Juan), Israel Nuño (Inteja-MMR Dominican Cycling Team), Genki Yamamoto (Nippo-Vini Fantini) and Caio Godoy Ormenese (Brazil).Sivori led the […]