Ganna second on San Juan queen stage

27 Jan 2023

Ganna second on San Juan queen stage

Vuelta a San Juan Internacional - Stage 5 » Chimbas › Alto Colorado, 173.7km

Filippo Ganna put in an impressive solo pursuit on the queen stage of the Vuelta a San Juan to finish second on stage five.

The Italian was brought into position by his teammates and finally Egan Bernal on the final climb of the Alto Colorado. Ganna set off after solo leader Miguel Angel Lopez (Medellin-EPM), initially taking time out of the Colombian before coming home 30 seconds back as the gradient increased.

Bernal was able to sit in the group behind and finished a superb fourth place on the day, a further 10 seconds behind Ganna. While Brandon Rivera showed the team's strength in depth with sixth place in Argentina.

The team had got through a lot of work on the day, with Elia Viviani selflessly working on the front to help keep the day's six-man breakaway in check. The team were also forced to react when world champion Remco Evenepoel (Quick-Step-AlphaVinyl) attacked heading into the final 10km.

With two days to go Ganna sits second overall, 30 seconds off new leader Lopez. Bernal holds fourth at 50 seconds, with Rivera sixth on GC at 1:01.