A 19.2 kilometer long and relative flat time trial was the scene for the race against the clock on today’s fourth stage of the Argentinean stage race, Tour de San Luis. The overall favorites, Svein Tuft (GreenEdge) was the main character of the day.
“Alberto did what he could on the time trial and obviously he’s far from peak condition which is normal for this time of the year. Tomorrow, we’ll have an even harder challenge on a mountainous stage over 170 kilometers and a demanding uphill finish so I think we’ll have a thrilling finale on tomorrow’s stage,” said Team Saxo-Tinkoff’s Philippe Mauduit after the stage.
“There are riders here better prepared for this specific race than I am. I went to my limit today and this is a perfect opportunity to launch the season with a good race. I truly enjoy the race and as always I’ll do whatever I can to stay up front and make the race a thrill to watch,” said Alberto Contador.
Michal Kwiatkowski (Omega-Pharma Quick Step) is the new leader of the race.