Daniel Diaz (Funvic Brasilinvest-Sao Jose Dos Campos) claimed stage 2 of this year’s Tour de San Luis today, in a mountain top finish on the Mirador de Potrero.
The Brazilian rider initiated his winning move during the final kilometer of today’s climb – subsequently distancing himself from fellow breakaway companion, Rodolfo Torres (Colombia), to win the stage by 6 seconds.
Meanwhile, Diaz’ teammate Ramos Kleber claimed third spot on the podium – a further 18 seconds back.
A five-man breakaway group containing Carlos Julian Quintero (Colombia), Sebastian Tolosa (Buenos Aires Provincia), Romain Guillemois (Europcar), Mauricio Muller (Team Sep San Juan) and Sebastian Haedo (Jamis-Hagens Berman), got underway during the opening kilometers of today’s stage.
From there, the escapees established sizable advantage of more than 8 minutes over the peloton – with 127 kilometers remaining.
However, as the race entered into the final 40 kilometers, their advantage was reduced considerably.
Tolosa was the first rider to be dropped from breakaway group. However, as the race tackled the final climb, his former companions were reeled in by the peloton as well.
At that point, Diaz and Torres managed to escape from the field. Diaz then attacked Torres during the closing kilometer, to seize the victory in a solo finish.
Top 10 Finishers
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