I am back again with the Tour de San Luis Report. Not a lot to report today as we had the ITT. The course was reasonably short with 19Km. Start was in down town San Luis then straight ahead to the road after a 90 degrees turn, a long straight and back. The course was also reasonably flat gaining less than 100 m on the first half and loosing them all on the way back.
How it unfolded on the flip.
At the end of the stage temperature was going down as Nibali set the best time of 24:18 to win the stage. Bengsch still finished second and brazilian Pedro Nicasio (Funvic-Pindamonhangaba) and argertinean Jorge Giacinti (Scott) finished with the same time (24:29) tied in 3rd.
Nibali's win catapulted him to the top of GC, followed by Giacinti and Jose Serpa (Diquigiovanni blablabla). Former leader Rafael Valls (Footon) is now 9th at 1:22 and the chicken is 12th at 1:59.
Interestingly some of the riders were not using their time trial rigs, including Rafael Valls who apparently was using a regular road race bike with aero bars and lenticular disc rear wheel.
Tomorrow we have mountains again. Will Valls strike back? Can the chicken perform?