Gavazzi beats Haedo brothers to win Stage 1 in San Luis

Posted on 19. Jan, 2009 by in race

Mattias Gavazzi (Diquigiovanni) won the bunch sprint ahead of brothers JJ Haedo (Saxo Bank) and Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Colavita-Sutter Home) to win the first stage of the Tour de San Luis in Argentina.

Early attacks in the 105-mile (168.4 km) stage were nullified until Bissell’s Ben Jacques-Maynes  went on a 87-mile (140 km) escape with Joshua Moyano (Argentina U23) and Jesús Rosendo (Andalucía Cajasur). Jacques-Maynes won the first KOM at the top of the Cat 3 climb La Cumbre  and grabbed the KOM jersey for his efforts. Moyano claimed the sprinters jersey.

Fighting crosswinds, the trio which became a quintet dangled in front never gettng more than 4 minutes of the peloton and were reeled with less than 25 kilometers to go.

Like last year, a crash took down riders in the final 2 kilometer  dash to the line including last year’s winner Martin Garrido (Palmeiras Resort). Liquigas Ivan Basso finished safely in the bunch.

Tomorrow is the first mountain-top finish, to the top to the top of Mirador del Potrero (1210 m).

update: Both Héctor González (Fuji-Servetto) and Angel Vicioso (Andalucía Cajasur) crashed and fractured their collarbones during stage 1.

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3 Responses to “Gavazzi beats Haedo brothers to win Stage 1 in San Luis”

  1. gavia

    20. Jan, 2009

    Glad you’re covering this one.

    Both Angel Vicioso of Andalucia and Hector Gonzalez of Fuji-Servetto are out with broken collarbones after stage 1. Not the most auspicious start to the season for those two.

  2. Anonymous

    20. Jan, 2009

    I am also very happy that you are covering this race.

    best regards
    Little Old Lady

  3. Lyne

    20. Jan, 2009

    thank you G and LOL.