Mollema holds in final stage and wins the Tour of San Juan
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Bauke Mollema heeftde Tour of San Juan on his name. The 30-year-old Groninger defended Sunday with success his leading position in the standings during the final stage.
In that seventh stage, consisting of seven local laps of 16 kilometers to the Argentinean city of San Juan, was Mollema attacked by, among others, Vincenzo Nibali, but his flight ran aground a few kilometers before the finish.
With his victory in the 35th edition of the Argentinean race proved Mollema that he is early in the season, the shape to address.
The leader of Pull-Segafredo was Wednesday second in the individual time trial and took Friday into the lead by the fifth to be in the heavy climb. During the last two flat rides, ridden at high temperatures of over forty degrees, maintained Mollema his blue sweater.
The Dutchman has in the finish ten seconds ahead of the 40-year-old Oscar Sevilla, who, in 2001, second in the Vuelta a España. The Colombian Rodolfo Torres, was also at ten seconds from Mollema third.
Final stage Tour of San Juan in the picture
Maximiliano Richeze won the last stage.
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The last two stages were won by Maximiliano Richeze. The 33-year-old Argentinian of Quick-Step Floors beat on Saturday his two companions, and Sunday, he jumped more than a kilometre from the finish line away from the peloton and rode solo to the finish.
Shortly behind Richeze was the winner Mollema in the peloton at the finish.
Summary: The cycling calendar of 2017