Sevilla: I feel very proud and privileged to continue riding

Oscar Sevilla (Medellin-Inter) hoped to climb onto the top step of the general classification podium at the Vuelta a San Juan Friday on the Alto Colorado, but 24-year-old Argentinean champion Gonzalo Najar (S.E.P. de San Juan) upset Sevilla's plans by soloing away from the lead group with 20km to go. Najar took the stage 5 win by 1:58 over his considerably more experienced rival.

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Growing up in Missoula, Montana, Pat competed in his first bike race in 1985 at Flathead Lake. He studied English and journalism at the University of Oregon and has covered North American cycling extensively since 2009, as well as racing and teams in Europe and South America. Pat currently lives in the US outside of Portland, Oregon, with his imaginary dog Rusty.