While all eyes were on the People's Choice Classic in Adelaide, on Sunday the Tour de San Luis peloton were quietly putting the finishing touches to their form ahead of the Argentinian race.
The event starts on Monday with a stage between San Luis and Villa Mercedes and with a host of star names including Mark Cavendish, Nairo Quintana and world champion Michal Kwiatkowski on the startline, the event promises to be just as entertaining and intriguing as the Tour Down Under.
The South American race provides the peloton with warm climates but also longer stages, tougher terrain - there are three summit finishes – and the chance to find their legs in a less pressured event that the Tour Down Under.
It still makes for exciting racing and Quintana will be looking to lay down a marker as he aims to defend his 2014 crown. For now, the riders are able to enjoy the weather and acclimatize to their surroundings, with training in the countryside.
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