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Tour de San Luis: Solo attack nets Peter Koning stage three victory and race lead

Tour de San Luis: Solo attack nets Peter Koning stage three victory and race lead

Peter Koning gives Drapac Pro Cycling a stage victory in the Tour de San Luis, and gets the overall race lead for his efforts Peter Koning wins Stage 3 of the 2016 Tour de San Luis Dutchman Peter Koning (Drapac Pro Cycling) attacked from the day’s escape group to secure a memorable solo victory on stage three of the Tour de San Luis in Argentina on Wednesday.

Overnight race leader Fernando Gaviria (Etixx-QuickStep) led home a chase group for second place, with Travis McCabe (Tinkoff) in third.

Koning’s winning margin was enough for him to unseat Gaviria from the top of the general classification. Nairo Quintana (Movistar) is in sixth, and Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) in 10th overall.

Four riders attacked off the front of the bunch to spend the day out front: Koning, Elias Tello (Chile), Gonzalo Najar (Sindicato de Empleados Publicos de San Juan) and Emmanuel Guevara (San Luis Somos Todos).

Koning successfully attacked his escape companions with 30km to go, just as Najar suffered a mechanical problem. Tello and Guevara simply could not catch him, and behind a combination of Etixx-QuickStep, Tinkoff and Movistar riders drove the pace at the front of the peloton.

Koning hit the second-category El Mirador del […]

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