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Team News | 23.01.2023

Sam Bennett retains overall lead at Vuelta a San Juan

Day two of the Vuelta a San Juan in Argentina was the race’s longest stage, covering a distance of 201km. Neither a 10-rider breakaway nor a cat.1 climb could prevent the fast men from another showdown today. In the final bunch sprint, Sam Bennett crossed the line in 4th and maintained the overall lead of the race. F. Jakobsen was the fastest today and took the stage win.

 

Result

01. F. Jakobsen 4:22:22

02. F. Gaviria +0:00

03. J. Aberasturi +0:00

04. S. Bennett +0:00

 

From the Finish Line

 

“I’m a bit disappointed to be honest, especially because the boys worked really hard for me again. It was a high speed bunch sprint, I was riding 55x11 and was still looking for another gear. I probably mistimed my sprint slightly but I felt right in the moment. It’s easy to analyse afterwards, but hard to do the exact right thing in the heat of the action.“  Sam Bennett

 

“A tough day for the guys, that started with a long transfer in the morning before the longest stage of the race. With temperatures ranging 38 and 42°C  it was extremely hot and challenging again for the riders. The guys, and especially Florian Lipowitz, worked a lot to stay in position and out of any kind of trouble. While a second win would have been nice, we're happy with the stage and another day in the leader’s jersey.“ Bernhard Eisel, Sports Director

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