2013 Tour de San Luis: Stage 6 Results

Three categorized climbs were on the menu for the peloton on the 156 kilometer long sixth stage of from Quines to Mirador del Sol. Here, an uphill finish over 7 kilometers with an average gradient of more than 8% formed the big finale.

As five escapees were finally caught by a chasing field lead by close to the foot of the final mountain, the spectators were in for a thrilling finale among the GC favorites. kept putting pressure on the field on the first half of the final climb and soon, most of the field exploded.

On the final kilometers, ’s launched a series of deep attacks trying to break free from a handful of companions and on the final meters, no one was able match his punches and he took a beautiful stage win.

“The entire team worked hard to prepare Alberto for the final. The boys made everyone suffer out there with a high pace before and on the final climb where Alberto was simply relentless. He really insisted on breaking clear to take this win and finally, no one was able to match his determination. A great win for Alberto and for the whole team here,” said French , Philippe Mauduit.

’s Spaniard moved up to fourth overall and Daniel Diaz (SLS) is in the leader’s jersey.

Stage 6 Brief Results

  1. , 0.00
  2. Daniel Diaz + 0.02
  3. Alex Diniz + 0.02
  4. Arnold Alcolea + 0.14
  5. + 0.14

General Classification after stage 6

  1. Daniel Diaz 0.00
  2. + 0.33
  3. Alex Diniz + 0.39
  4. , + 1.02
  5. + 1.47

 

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