Kleber Ramos Da Silva (Funvic-Sao Jose dos Campos) claimed stage 6 of this year’s Tour de San Luis today, in a mountain finish on the Filo Sierras Comechingones.
Da Silva won a hard fought battle against Rodolfo Torres (Colombia), his teammate and race leader Daniel Diaz, and Nairo Quintana (Movistar).
But, despite his third place finish, Diaz managed to maintain his grip on the overall lead in the general classification – heading into tomorrow’s final stage.
Today’s 117.5 “Queen” stage from Achiras (Córdoba) to Filo Sierras, saw a breakaway group containing Mattia Cattaneo (Lampre-Merida), Tom Danielson (Cannondale-Garmin), Juan Arango (Colombia), Marco Canola (UnitedHealthcare), Pavel Kochetkov (Katusha) and Antoine Duchesne (Europcar), get away early on in the race.
From there, the escapees built up a sizable advantage of almost five minutes over the peloton. However, as the race reached the base of the final climb, their lead had dropped to under two minutes.
Arango was the first to attack the breakaway group at the base of the Filo Sierras Comechingones, but his move was short-lived, as the peloton succeeded in reeling the group quickly thereafter.
Nairo Quintana (Movistar) was the next to attack, subsequently splitting the field and bringing 10 riders along with him. But, it was Da Silva who emerged as the strongest climber in the end.
Top 10 Finishers
1 Kleber Ramos Da Silva (Bra) Funvic-Sao Jose dos Campos 3:20:00
2 Rodolfo Torres (Col) Colombia 0:00:02
3 Daniel Diaz (Arg) Funvic-Sao Jose dos Campos 0:00:06
4 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team 0:00:15
5 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha 0:00:17
6 Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Bretagne-Séché Environnement 0:00:22
7 Joseph Dombrowski (USA) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 0:00:34
8 Rodrigo Contreras (Col) Colombian National Team 0:00:39
9 Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
10 Daniel Jaramillo (Col) Jamis-Hagens Berman 0:01:23
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