Miguel Ángel López continues to be the overall leader of the Vuelta a San Juan, after a tough day in which Welsford surprised in the sprint and prevailed over Fernando Gaviria, who was third. The Colombian from Team Medellín assured that it was a good day and he remained controlled, now He hopes this Sunday to maintain the advantage he has to win the race. Higuita, Rubio and Rivera also have chances to stay with the competition.
After 3 hours, 3 minutes and 39 seconds, Sam Welsford took the sixth stage of the race. From behind and always with a reference to avoid wasting time, Superman came well covered by his teammates from Team Medellín. For López, what was done on the day was vital to take one more step to the first place on the podium that will be announced this Sunday.
“We went ahead for most of the day, controlling the breakaway well. The boys have done a great job, thank you for the confidence that the team has in me. One more step, today it was important to spend the day without problems to face the last day tomorrow ”, Miguel Ángel said in dialogue with ESPN.
For the Colombian, the idea of the day was to cross the finish line without losing time and trusting that they would not suffer in the last kilometers due to mechanical failures. “Today was a day that had to be passed smoothly and reached the finish line without wasting time.Because in cycling there are always things like a puncture with 10 km to go, but today it went well. Thanks to the team once again.”
Finally, he ruled that the leak could be controlled and that served to ensure that the final sprint was for the entire peloton. “We had the objective that the leak would not exceed 2 minutes, In the end with this circuit it was difficult to catch them, but we knew how to control with a break in which there were neither many nor few, but we were able to control”.
This Sunday the seventh stage will be run, which will be 7 laps in a circuit that will run through Avenida Circunvalación and Mendoza Sur, It will be 112.7 kilometers and the start of the race will be around 3:20 in the afternoon (Colombian time).