Vuelta a San Juan: Sam Bennett secures another podium in Argentina
For stage 3 at the Vuelta a San Juan the road book promised a 170km flat stage, the weather forecast another hot day. The sprinter teams brought back the breakaway of the day with 35km from home. After a hectic finale at the Autódromo de Villicum Q. Simmons launched a late attack and took the stage win. Sam Bennett sprinted to 3rd and was able to retain the race’s overall lead.
01. Q. Simmons 3:49:30
02. M. Richeze +0:00
03. S. Bennett +0:00
From the Finish Line
“The stage in summary: Hot, windy and nervous. The goal was to fight for the stage win with Sam Bennett and to get Sergio Higuita through the day without losing any time. The guys worked a lot again today, especially neo-pro Florian Lipowitz put in an impressive performance for the third day in a row. In the end it was very hectic and Simmons’ attack was difficult to parry. But Sam’s sprint was really strong and we are happy with another podium.” Bernhard Eisel, Sports Director