Viktor Folkesson from Sweden and now representing the An Post/ M. Donnelly/Sean Kelly team proved best yesterday of the Irish outfit in the Tour de San Luis in Argentina He finished in 70th place on equal time with Team CSC’s Juan Jose Haedo. Also was in the main along with the winner were Isaac Speirs and Christian Muller.

The remaining trio of the Irish outfit, Stephen Gallagher, Paidi O’Brien and Mark Cassidy were less fortunate finishing over three minutes in arrears.

The prologue winner on Tuesday Victor Martin Garrido (Palmeiras Resort-Tavira) retains his advantage.

Tour de San Luis (2.2), Argentina

Stage 1-

San Luis – Villa Mercedes/168.4kms:


1, Juan Jose Haedo (Team CSC), 3hrs.51mins.57secs;
2, Maximiliano Richeze (Argentina National Team), same time;
3, Gil Cordoves (Tecos Trek-Mexico), st;
4, Alejandro Borrajo (Colavita Sutter Home), st;
5, Martin Garrido (Palmeiras Resort-Tavira), st;
6, Walter Perez (San Luis), st;
Irish Team Placings-
70, Viktor Folkesson (An Post/M. Donnelly Sean Kelly), st;
113, Christian Muller, st;
115, Isaac Speirs, st;
130, Stephen Gallagher, @ 3.47 secs;
161, Paidi O’Brien, @ 4.48;
163, Mark Cassidy, st.

General classification after stage

1, Martin Garrido (Palmeiras Resort-Tavira), 3.56.23;
2, Daniel Oss (Zalf Fior), @2;
3, Fernando Antogna (Chivilcoy), st;
Irish Team Placings:

93, Folkesson, @31;
100, Speirs, @33;
110, Muller, @36;
126, Gallagher, @ 4.11;
143, Cassidy, @5.10;
150, O’Brien, 5.18.


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