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Stage 2, Mon Jan 27, Pocito to Pocito, 168.7 km

Rudy Barbier sprints to Vuelta San Juan opening stage win

Barbier outsprinted Hodeg, Sagan and Fernando Gaviria to take the opening stage and leaders jersey

The Tour of San Juan started this Sunday with a 141.3 km long stage that looked good for a bunch sprint.

Sprint favourites Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Alvaro Hodeg (Deceuninck - Quick Step) were surprised by Rudy Barbier (Israel Start-Up Nation), who managed take the stage on the line.

The Frenchman beat Manuel Belletti (Androni-Giocattoli) and Tomas Contte (Municipalidad de Pocito), and favorites Hodeg, Peter Sagan and Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) taking 5th, 6th and 9th places respectively.

A big crash with 3 kilometres to go saw several riders hit the ground, some being severely delayed, including Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck - Quick Step), one of the favorites for overall victory.

2020 Vuelta a San Juan Stage 1 Top 10

1  Rudy Barbier, Israel Start-Up Nation 03:45
2  Manuel Belletti, Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec 
3  Tomas Contte, Municipalidad de Pocito 
4  Sebastian Molano,  UAE Team Emirates 
5  Alvaro Hodeg, Deceuninck - Quick Step 
6  Peter Sagan, Bora - Hansgrohe
7  Roman Maikin, Russia
8  Luca Wackermann, Vini Zabù - KTM 
9  Fernando Gaviria, UAE Team Emirates 
10  Cyril Lemoine,  Cofidis 

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