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Tour de San Luis 2011

Date range:
January 17-23, 2011

January 19, Stage 3: Buena Esperanza - Villa Mercedes 163.9km

Ferrari roars into Villa Mercedes

By:
Kirsten Frattini
Published:
January 19, 2011, 21:51 GMT,
Updated:
January 20, 2011, 18:20 GMT

Serpa remains in leader's jersey

Roberto Ferrari ( Androni - Giocattoli) wins his second stage in three days at the Tour de San Luis.

Roberto Ferrari ( Androni - Giocattoli) wins his second stage in three days at the Tour de San Luis.

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Roberto Ferrari gave Androni-Giocattoli its third consecutive victory at the Tour de San Luis winning the bunch sprint at the end of stage three. The Italian out-paced Argentine duo Marco Crespo (Funvic) and Maximiliano Richeze (D’Angelo & Antenucci).

Teammate, Jose Serpa maintained his overall race lead by four seconds  ahead of Eros Capecchi (Liquigas-Cannondale) and 10 seconds ahead of Xavier Tondo (Movistar).

“I got on Richeze’s wheel because he is one of the fastest sprinters here,” said Ferrari who won stage one in similar fashion. “My team worked really hard for me and for Jose Serpa today. I’m really pleased to be able to win two stages this week.”

Androni-Giocattoli’s four domestiques Luca Solari, Jackson Rodriguez, Gairo Ermiti and Angel Vicioso put forth an outstanding performance throughout the 156 km stage from Buena Esperanza to Villa Mercedes, protecting its race leader and stage two winner Serpa. Upon reaching the five kilometres to go sign, the four workers then dropped Ferrari off in the best position possible, on Richeze’s wheel at the front of the peloton, where he blasted to the finish line for his second stage win this week.

“Today we had four riders that had to work very hard for their race leader, so congratulations to all of them for their efforts,” said Androni-Giocattoli team manager Gianni Savio. “With 15 kilometers to go the team decided that it was time to work for Roberto and he said, “OK.”

Big break caught on the last leg

The 140 racers who are participating at the fifth annual Tour de San Luis lined up on the starting line in Buena Esperanza trying to seek as much shade as possible from the scorching 35C heat.

A group of 11 riders split off the front of the field some 30km into the stage. The opportunists included Christian Meier (UnitedHealthcare), Richard Mascaranas (Team Uruguay), Walter Perez (Team Argentina), Alien Garcia (Team Cuba), Luis Mansilla (Team Chile), Carlos Oyarzun (Movistar), Weimar Roldan (Team Colombia), Simone Campagnaro (D’Angelo & Antenucci), Ben Gastauer (Ag2r-La Mondiale), Alexandro Marque (Onda) and Jose Roldan (Andalucia-Caja Granada), who was the highest placed rider in the overall classification 2:35 behind Serpa.

“We wanted to be represented in the break so that we didn’t have to chase and we wanted to sprint for Andrew Pinfold,” said Meier, a former Canadian National Champion.

“It took a lot of pressure off our guys so they could hang out and do there thing in the peloton. But, we didn’t gain that much of an advantage because when we tried to push the pace and go hard, they were speeding up behind.”

“The Andalucia rider was not too far behind in the GC and also everyone seemed keen to have a real bunch sprint today,” he added. “For a lot of guys, going in the break was a good place to put in hard training miles. It’s good for training, a good time to test your form and put in some good work.”

Mansilla won the two intermediate sprints offered at 45km and 104km during the stage and took the lead in the best sprinter competition.

The group’s lead fluctuated between one and one and half minutes for 100km. However, with 25 km to go the peloton closed down the gap in an effort to set up the sprinters for a bunch kick in Villa Mercedes. Meier attacked the group in one last-ditched effort to stay away. But his move was short lived and he was brought back with 10km to the finish line and the sprinters took over.
 

Full Results
1 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Androni-Giocattoli 3:19:49  
2 Marco Crespo (Arg) Funvic-Pindamonhangaba    
3 Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) D'Angelo & Antenucci    
4 Hector Aguilar (Uru) Funvic-Pindamonhangaba    
5 Sebastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
6 Luis Mansilla (Chi) Chile    
7 Walter Perez (Arg) Argentina    
8 Bernardo Riccio (Ita) D'Angelo & Antenucci    
9 Martin Garrido (Arg) Argentina    
10 Arnold Alcolea (Cub) Cuba    
11 Davide Frattini (Ita) Unitedhealthcare    
12 Jacobo Guarneri (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
13 Crischa Janorschke (Ger) Nutrixxion-Sparkasse    
14 Maarten De Jonge (Ned) Endura Racing    
15 Giorgio Brambilla (Ita) De Rosa-Flaminia    
16 Rene Mandri (Est) Endura Racing    
17 Jesus Rosendo (Spa) Andalucia-Caja Granada    
18 Mauro Richeze (Arg) Argentina    
19 Cristian Benenati (Ita) De Rosa-Flaminia    
20 Yasmani Martinez (Cub) Cuba    
21 Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
22 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
23 Josue Moyano (Arg) Argentina    
24 Fortunato Baliani (Ita) D'Angelo & Antenucci    
25 Jose Serpa (Col) Androni-Giocattoli    
26 Jorge Giacinti (Arg) Argentina    
27 Juan E. Arango (Col) Colombia    
28 Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucia-Caja Granada    
29 Javier Iriarte (Spa) Movistar    
30 Miguel Angel Rubiano (Col) D'Angelo & Antenucci    
31 Marco Arriagada (Chi) Chile    
32 Jose Ragonessi (Ecu) Ecuador    
33 Alexandro Marque (Spa) Onda    
34 Gerardo Fernandez (Arg) Argentina    
35 Francisco Perez (Spa) Movistar    
36 Edwin Avila (Col) Colombia    
37 Cristian Martinez (Arg) Argentina    
38 Paolo Bailetti (Ita) De Rosa-Flaminia    
39 Pablo Lastras (Spa) Movistar    
40 Jorge Soto (Uru) Uruguay    
41 Felix Baron (Col) Colombia    
42 Xavier Tondo (Spa) Movistar    
43 Mauricio Soler (Col) Movistar    
44 Damiano Margutti (Ita) De Rosa-Flaminia    
45 Patxi Vila (Spa) De Rosa-Flaminia    
46 David De Lay (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
47 Iker Camaño (Spa) Endura Racing    
48 Helder Oliveira (Por) Onda    
49 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
50 Jonathan Millan (Col) Colombia    
51 Yennier Lopez (Cub) Cuba    
52 Nerz Dominik (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:09  
53 Robert Partridge (GBr) Endura Racing    
54 Douglas Moi (Bra) Funvic-Pindamonhangaba    
55 Ion Pardo (Spa) Onda    
56 Camilo Gomez (Col) Colombia    
57 Alberto Morras (Spa) Onda    
58 Renato Seabra (Bra) Brasil    
59 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
60 Horacio Gallardo (Bol) Bolivia    
61 Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
62 Matias Medici (Arg) Funvic-Pindamonhangaba    
63 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
64 Cristian Rosa (Bra) Brasil    
65 Alexander Wetterhall (Swe) Endura Racing    
66 Alien Garcia (Cub) Cuba    
67 Juan Pablo Valencia (Col) Colombia    
68 Alfredo Lucero (Arg) Argentina    
69 Simone Campagnaro (Ita) D'Angelo & Antenucci    
70 Antonio Cabello (Spa) Andalucia-Caja Granada    
71 Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Androni-Giocattoli    
72 Lucas Solari (Ita) Androni-Giocattoli    
73 Leandro Messineo (Arg) Argentina    
74 Scott Zwizanski (USA) Unitedhealthcare    
75 Jose L. Miraglia (Uru) Uruguay    
76 Celio Sousa (Por) Onda    
77 Nestor Pias (Uru) Uruguay    
78 David Bernabeu (Spa) Andalucia-Caja Granada    
79 Jose Luis Roldan (Spa) Andalucia-Caja Granada    
80 Gairo Ermiti (Ita) Androni-Giocattoli    
81 David Clarke (GBr) Endura Racing    
82 Lisuandi Alonso (Cub) Cuba    
83 Rory Sutherland (Aus) Unitedhealthcare    
84 Angel Vicioso (Spa) Androni-Giocattoli    
85 Juan Lucero (Arg) Argentina    
86 Giuseppe Muraglia (Ita) D'Angelo & Antenucci    
87 Christian Meier (Can) Unitedhealthcare    
88 Steffen Rodachla (Ger) Nutrixxion-Sparkasse    
89 Adrian Palomares (Spa) Andalucia-Caja Granada    
90 Mariano De Fino (Uru) Uruguay    
91 Sergej Fuchs (Ger) Nutrixxion-Sparkasse    
92 Stefano Borchi (Ita) De Rosa-Flaminia    
93 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale    
94 Bruno Lima (Por) Onda    
95 Charles Wegelius (GBr) Unitedhealthcare    
96 Jorge Contreras (Chi) Chile    
97 Felipe Delai (Bra) Brasil    
98 Carlos Oyarzun (Chi) Movistar    
99 Gonzalo Garrido (Chi) Chile    
100 Adelio Silva (Bra) Funvic-Pindamonhangaba    
101 Byron Guama (Ecu) Ecuador    
102 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
103 Oscar Soliz (Bol) Bolivia    
104 Hernan Buenahora (Col) Colombia    
105 Jose Medina (Chi) Chile    
106 Patricio Almonacid (Chi) Chile    
107 Pedro Portuondo (Cub) Cuba    
108 Weimar Roldan (Col) Colombia 0:00:22  
109 Dirk Muller (Ger) Nutrixxion-Sparkasse 0:00:37  
110 Sebastian Forke (Ger) Nutrixxion-Sparkasse    
111 Gustavo A. Miño (Par) Paraguay 0:00:39  
112 Juan Cotumba (Bol) Bolivia    
113 Tiego Gasparoto (Bra) Funvic-Pindamonhangaba 0:00:41  
114 Pablo Pintos (Uru) Uruguay    
115 Nemesio Garcia (Uru) Uruguay    
116 Ramico Calpa (Ecu) Ecuador    
117 Bjorn Schroder (Ger) Nutrixxion-Sparkasse 0:01:08  
118 Gregory Duarte (Uru) Uruguay 0:01:25  
119 Richard Mascarañas (Uru) Uruguay    
120 Daizon Mendez (Bra) Brasil    
121 Jose Ruiz (Ecu) Ecuador    
122 Segundo Navarrete (Ecu) Ecuador    
123 Tiago Fiorilli (Bra) Funvic-Pindamonhangaba    
124 Jose Luis Arroyo (Par) Paraguay 0:01:44  
125 Andrew Pinfold (Can) Unitedhealthcare 0:00:09  
126 Piter Campero (Bol) Bolivia 0:05:11  
127 Arlex Castro (Col) Colombia 0:08:02  
128 Luis Calispa (Ecu) Ecuador    
129 Yamil Montaño (Bol) Bolivia    
DNF Jorge Gallegos (Ecu) Ecuador    
DNF Luis Delgado (Chi) Chile    
Sprint 1 - La Angelina, 45.2km
1 Luis Mansilla (Chi) Chile 3 pts
2 Richard Mascarañas (Uru) Uruguay 2  
3 Walter Perez (Arg) Argentina 1  
Sprint 2 - Lavaisse, 103.9km
1 Luis Mansilla (Chi) Chile 3 pts
2 Richard Mascarañas (Uru) Uruguay 2  
3 Alien Garcia (Cub) Cuba 1  
Teams
1 Argentina 9:59:27  
2 D'Angelo & Antenucci    
3 Ag2R La Mondiale    
4 De Rosa-Flaminia    
5 Endura Racing    
6 Cuba    
7 Movistar    
8 Colombia    
9 Funvic-Pindamonhangaba 0:00:09  
10 Liquigas-Cannondale    
11 Androni-Giocattoli    
12 Andalucia-Caja Granada    
13 Chile    
14 Onda    
15 Unitedhealthcare 0:00:18  
16 Nutrixxion-Sparkasse    
17 Uruguay    
18 Brasil 0:00:27  
19 Ecuador 0:00:50  
20 Bolivia 0:00:57  
General classification after stage 3
1 Jose Serpa (Col) Androni-Giocattoli 12:12:07  
2 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:04  
3 Xavier Tondo (Spa) Movistar 0:00:10  
4 Josue Moyano (Arg) Argentina 0:00:24  
5 Jorge Giacinti (Arg) Argentina 0:00:36  
6 Marco Arriagada (Chi) Chile 0:00:44  
7 Gerardo Fernandez (Arg) Argentina 0:01:03  
8 Jesus Rosendo (Spa) Andalucia-Caja Granada 0:01:10  
9 Fortunato Baliani (Ita) D'Angelo & Antenucci    
10 Iker Camaño (Spa) Endura Racing 0:01:30  
11 Miguel Angel Rubiano (Col) D'Angelo & Antenucci 0:01:33  
12 Juan E. Arango (Col) Colombia 0:01:39  
13 David De Lay (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:53  
14 Jonathan Millan (Col) Colombia 0:02:05  
15 Rene Mandri (Est) Endura Racing 0:02:18  
16 Patxi Vila (Spa) De Rosa-Flaminia 0:02:19  
17 Alexandro Marque (Spa) Onda 0:02:30  
18 Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucia-Caja Granada 0:02:35  
19 Matias Medici (Arg) Funvic-Pindamonhangaba 0:02:40  
20 Maarten De Jonge (Ned) Endura Racing 0:02:43  
21 Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
22 David Bernabeu (Spa) Andalucia-Caja Granada 0:02:44  
23 Jose Luis Roldan (Spa) Andalucia-Caja Granada    
24 Camilo Gomez (Col) Colombia 0:03:07  
25 Martin Garrido (Arg) Argentina 0:03:16  
26 Paolo Bailetti (Ita) De Rosa-Flaminia    
27 Felix Baron (Col) Colombia 0:03:24  
28 Luis Mansilla (Chi) Chile 0:03:26  
29 Byron Guama (Ecu) Ecuador 0:03:45  
30 Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Androni-Giocattoli 0:03:46  
31 Renato Seabra (Bra) Brasil 0:03:50  
32 Arnold Alcolea (Cub) Cuba 0:03:56  
33 Rory Sutherland (Aus) Unitedhealthcare 0:04:01  
34 Alberto Morras (Spa) Onda 0:04:05  
35 Davide Frattini (Ita) Unitedhealthcare 0:04:06  
36 Edwin Avila (Col) Colombia 0:04:13  
37 Yasmani Martinez (Cub) Cuba 0:04:23  
38 Cristian Martinez (Arg) Argentina 0:04:30  
39 David Clarke (GBr) Endura Racing    
40 Leandro Messineo (Arg) Argentina 0:04:32  
41 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
42 Alfredo Lucero (Arg) Argentina 0:04:33  
43 Nestor Pias (Uru) Uruguay 0:04:36  
44 Tiego Gasparoto (Bra) Funvic-Pindamonhangaba 0:04:39  
45 Jose Medina (Chi) Chile 0:05:10  
46 Douglas Moi (Bra) Funvic-Pindamonhangaba 0:05:13  
47 Nerz Dominik (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:05:23  
48 Adelio Silva (Bra) Funvic-Pindamonhangaba 0:05:34  
49 Crischa Janorschke (Ger) Nutrixxion-Sparkasse 0:05:49  
50 Mariano De Fino (Uru) Uruguay 0:06:10  
51 Adrian Palomares (Spa) Andalucia-Caja Granada 0:06:11  
52 Patricio Almonacid (Chi) Chile 0:06:16  
53 Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:06:20  
54 Jose Ruiz (Ecu) Ecuador 0:06:26  
55 Gonzalo Garrido (Chi) Chile 0:06:28  
56 Francisco Perez (Spa) Movistar 0:06:32  
57 Oscar Soliz (Bol) Bolivia    
58 Juan Cotumba (Bol) Bolivia 0:06:45  
59 Walter Perez (Arg) Argentina 0:06:46  
60 Yennier Lopez (Cub) Cuba 0:06:50  
61 Sergej Fuchs (Ger) Nutrixxion-Sparkasse 0:06:55  
62 Angel Vicioso (Spa) Androni-Giocattoli 0:07:19  
63 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:07:20  
64 Helder Oliveira (Por) Onda    
65 Alexander Wetterhall (Swe) Endura Racing 0:07:29  
66 Robert Partridge (GBr) Endura Racing    
67 Celio Sousa (Por) Onda    
68 Charles Wegelius (GBr) Unitedhealthcare    
69 Pedro Portuondo (Cub) Cuba    
70 Juan Lucero (Arg) Argentina 0:07:31  
71 Sebastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:07:56  
72 Lucas Solari (Ita) Androni-Giocattoli 0:07:57  
73 Pablo Pintos (Uru) Uruguay 0:08:01  
74 Richard Mascarañas (Uru) Uruguay 0:08:36  
75 Mauricio Soler (Col) Movistar 0:08:47  
76 Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) D'Angelo & Antenucci 0:08:52  
77 Horacio Gallardo (Bol) Bolivia 0:08:57  
78 Alien Garcia (Cub) Cuba 0:09:07  
79 Juan Pablo Valencia (Col) Colombia 0:09:08  
80 Hernan Buenahora (Col) Colombia    
81 Marco Crespo (Arg) Funvic-Pindamonhangaba 0:09:19  
82 Ramico Calpa (Ecu) Ecuador 0:09:40  
83 Gregory Duarte (Uru) Uruguay 0:10:01  
84 Jose Ragonessi (Ecu) Ecuador 0:10:14  
85 Mauro Richeze (Arg) Argentina 0:10:16  
86 Jorge Soto (Uru) Uruguay    
87 Weimar Roldan (Col) Colombia 0:10:22  
88 Segundo Navarrete (Ecu) Ecuador 0:10:24  
89 Antonio Cabello (Spa) Andalucia-Caja Granada 0:10:26  
90 Piter Campero (Bol) Bolivia 0:10:29  
91 Giorgio Brambilla (Ita) De Rosa-Flaminia 0:10:42  
92 Carlos Oyarzun (Chi) Movistar 0:10:50  
93 Lisuandi Alonso (Cub) Cuba 0:11:03  
94 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:11:27  
95 Simone Campagnaro (Ita) D'Angelo & Antenucci 0:11:28  
96 Tiago Fiorilli (Bra) Funvic-Pindamonhangaba 0:12:06  
97 Jacobo Guarneri (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:12:24  
98 Gustavo A. Miño (Par) Paraguay 0:12:52  
99 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Androni-Giocattoli 0:12:55  
100 Bjorn Schroder (Ger) Nutrixxion-Sparkasse 0:13:05  
101 Bernardo Riccio (Ita) D'Angelo & Antenucci 0:13:06  
102 Pablo Lastras (Spa) Movistar    
103 Javier Iriarte (Spa) Movistar    
104 Ion Pardo (Spa) Onda 0:13:15  
105 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
106 Stefano Borchi (Ita) De Rosa-Flaminia    
107 Giuseppe Muraglia (Ita) D'Angelo & Antenucci    
108 Andrew Pinfold (Can) Unitedhealthcare    
109 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale    
110 Daizon Mendez (Bra) Brasil 0:13:22  
111 Bruno Lima (Por) Onda 0:14:02  
112 Gairo Ermiti (Ita) Androni-Giocattoli    
113 Damiano Margutti (Ita) De Rosa-Flaminia 0:14:04  
114 Nemesio Garcia (Uru) Uruguay 0:14:17  
115 Jose L. Miraglia (Uru) Uruguay 0:14:45  
116 Scott Zwizanski (USA) Unitedhealthcare 0:14:54  
117 Christian Meier (Can) Unitedhealthcare    
118 Steffen Rodachla (Ger) Nutrixxion-Sparkasse    
119 Dirk Muller (Ger) Nutrixxion-Sparkasse 0:14:58  
120 Cristian Benenati (Ita) De Rosa-Flaminia 0:16:06  
121 Cristian Rosa (Bra) Brasil 0:16:30  
122 Sebastian Forke (Ger) Nutrixxion-Sparkasse 0:16:39  
123 Arlex Castro (Col) Colombia 0:17:01  
124 Yamil Montaño (Bol) Bolivia 0:19:26  
125 Felipe Delai (Bra) Brasil 0:19:39  
126 Jorge Contreras (Chi) Chile 0:21:52  
127 Hector Aguilar (Uru) Funvic-Pindamonhangaba 0:27:24  
128 Luis Calispa (Ecu) Ecuador 0:28:41  
129 Jose Luis Arroyo (Par) Paraguay 0:33:02  
Mountains classification
1 Jose Serpa (Col) Androni-Giocattoli 10 pts
2 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 8  
3 Gonzalo Garrido (Chi) Chile 6  
4 Marco Arriagada (Chi) Chile 6  
5 Xavier Tondo (Spa) Movistar 4  
6 Jesus Rosendo (Spa) Andalucia-Caja Granada 3  
7 Camilo Gomez (Col) Colombia 3  
8 Luis Mansilla (Chi) Chile 3  
9 Josue Moyano (Arg) Argentina 2  
10 Juan Lucero (Arg) Argentina 2  
11 Fortunato Baliani (Ita) D'Angelo & Antenucci 1  
Sprint classification
1 Luis Mansilla (Chi) Chile 10 pts
2 Richard Mascarañas (Uru) Uruguay 9  
3 Juan Lucero (Arg) Argentina 6  
4 Jesus Rosendo (Spa) Andalucia-Caja Granada 4  
5 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 2  
6 Rene Mandri (Est) Endura Racing 1  
7 Cristian Martinez (Arg) Argentina 1  
8 Walter Perez (Arg) Argentina 1  
9 Alien Garcia (Cub) Cuba 1  
10 Marco Crespo (Arg) Funvic-Pindamonhangaba 1  
U23 classification
1 Josue Moyano (Arg) Argentina    
2 Felix Baron (Col) Colombia    
3 Edwin Avila (Col) Colombia    
4 Cristian Martinez (Arg) Argentina    
5 Nerz Dominik (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale    
6 Antonio Cabello (Spa) Andalucia-Caja Granada    
7 Piter Campero (Bol) Bolivia    
Teams classification
1 Argentina 36:38:16  
2 Colombia 0:03:08  
3 Endura Racing 0:04:37  
4 Andalucia-Caja Granada 0:04:38  
5 Movistar 0:06:01  
6 Androni-Giocattoli 0:06:54  
7 Chile 0:07:15  
8 Liquigas-Cannondale 0:07:23  
9 Funvic-Pindamonhangaba 0:08:29  
10 AG2R La Mondiale 0:08:58  
11 Andalucia-Caja Granada 0:09:50  
12 Cuba 0:11:35  
13 Onda 0:12:00  
14 Ecuador 0:12:32  
15 Unitedhealthcare 0:13:41  
16 De Rosa-Flaminia 0:14:22  
17 Uruguay 0:15:03  
18 Bolivia 0:15:10  
19 Nutrixxion-Sparkasse 0:22:55  
20 Brasil 0:23:50