Serpa claims stage win and overall lead

Wed, 19 Jan 07:50:00 2011

Androni-Giocattoli rider Jose Serpa won stage two of the Tour de San Luis and assumed overall lead of the race in Argentina.

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The Colombian was first over the line at the summit finish on the Category One Mirador de Potrero just ahead of Italian Eros Capecchi (Liquigas-Cannondale).

Chilean national team rider Marco Arriagada and Movistar's Xavier Tondo came in third and fourth with Josue Moyano completing the top five.

Two-times Giro d'Italia winner Ivan Basso (Liquigas) finished over four minutes behind the leaders.

The summit finish was one of three gruelling climbs on the 156.6-km stage from Koslay to Mir del Potrero and the peloton was left in tatters after the final climb.

Stage three sees the peloton travel from Buena Esperanza to Villa Mercedes, a journey of  163.9km.


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