Tour de San Luis
Stage 4: El Potrero de los Funes – Alto del Amago - Stage Details

The Alto El Amago summit finish served to shake up the general classification at Tour de San Luis. Nairo Quintana (Movistar) launched a devastating attack on one of the many steep switchbacks that characterizes the lower slopes of the final ascent. Neo-pro Adam Yates rode his own pace up the mountain and crossed the finish line in tenth place, just over three minutes behind the Colombian climbing sensation.

With a four second advantage over Quintana after stage four, Phil Gaimon (Garmin Sharp) managed to narrowly hold onto his overall lead. Yates jumped up to 12th overall at 3’37, strengthening his hold on the best young riders jersey and assuming the team’s top ranked position on the general classification. Christian Meier tumbled from third to 16th place where he now sits 4’15 behind the race leader. 

"I didn’t feel great at the bottom of the climb. It felt like it rose quite sharply. After that I was going ok. Nobody could match Quintana. It was a big gap. I can’t complain. It’s January. And we didn’t come in with big ambitions. I'm happy enough with my ride." - Adam Yates

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) - Movistar Team 4:15:33
2 Sergio Godoy (Arg) - San Luis Somos Todos 0:00:50
3 Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) - BMC Racing Team 0:01:32
4 Enzo Moyano (Arg) - San Luis Somos Todos 0:01:39
5 Lucas Euser (USA) - Team Unitedhealthcare 0:01:45
6 Miguel Angel Rubiano (Col) - Team Colombia 0:02:09
7 Peter Stetina (USA) - BMC Racing Team 0:02:31
8 Julian David Arredondo Moreno (Col) - Trek Factory Racing 0:02:46
9 Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) - Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:03:04
10 Adam Yates (GBr) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:03:05
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
10 Adam Yates (GBr) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:03:05
20 Christian Meier (Can) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:04:34
32 Pieter Weening (Ned) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:07:26
58 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:13:12
75 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:16:23
100 Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:19:57