News | Vuelta a San Juan January 28, 2020

Gaviria nets first win of 2020 for UAE Team Emirates

Colombian takes stage and moves into the leaders jersey

Fernando Gaviria claimed the first win of the season on stage 2 of the Vuelta a San Juan in Argentina. The 25 year old timed his sprint to perfection to come around the other sprinters for a comfortable victory in another hectic finale.


Stage 2 started in Pocito, where it also finished with laps of a circuit over 168.7km on a relatively flat course.


Gaviria now moves into the leaders jersey which he will wear on stage 3.


Tomorrow’s stage 3 will be a 15.2 km individual time-trial which should see a re-shuffle of the General Classification. Tom Bohli and Brandon McNulty will be hoping for strong performances in their first test against the clock of 2020.


Gaviria: “It feels really good because it’s the first race of the season and my first race back with Max. Max was caught up in a crash near the end so couldn’t help but McNulty and Bohli did great work. This win is great motivation for the team for the whole week. I will enjoy wearing the leaders jersey tomorrow.”


Stage 2 Results
1.Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) 3h30:06
2.Nicolas Javier Naranjo (AVDF) @ 0’’
3. Marco Benfatto (Bardiani) @ 0’’


General Classification after stage 2
1.Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) 7h15:10
2.Rudy Barbier (ISU Nation) @ 0’’
3. Manuel Belletti (Androni) @ 4’’