Tour de San Luis
Stage 5: Juana Koslay - Carolina - Stage Details

It was a quiet day for ORICA-GreenEDGE in Argentina at the Tour de San Luis. Having studied the stage five profile in the race book, the team had thought there was a chance Leigh Howard could make it over the category one climb with the bunch. When the race hit the mountain ahead of the finish, it quickly became obvious that it was more difficult than the profile suggested, so Howard slipped into the grupetto to save his legs for Sunday’s likely sprint. 

"The climb turned out to be twice as hard as we had expected, and the peloton raced up it full gas. I think the stage was bit more decisive than anyone imaged it would be. Personally, I thought the overall contenders would wait until tomorrow to do battle on the summit finish. Today’s stage included the big climb, of course, but we didn’t finish on the top. After cresting the summit, there was a downhill before a rolling run into town." - Leigh Howard

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Emmanuel Guevara (Arg) - San Luis Somos Todos 4:17:48
2 Ricardo Diaz (Arg) - San Luis Somos Todos 0:00:15
3 Miguel Angel Rubiano (Col) - Androni Giocattoli 0:01:17
4 Arnold Alcolea (Cub) - Cuba ST
5 Javier Acevedo (Col) - Jamis-Hagens Berman 0:01:21
6 Alberto Contador (Spa) - Team Saxo-Tinkoff ST
7 Tejay van Garderen (USA) - BMC Racing Team ST
8 Alex Diniz (Bra) - Funvic Brasilinvest ST
9 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) - Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 0:01:41
10 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) - Ag2R La Mondiale 0:01:42
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
45 Pieter Weening (Ned) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:05:52
62 Michael Albasini (Swi) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:10:21
94 Leigh Howard (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:20:59
146 Christian Meier (Can) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
147 Svein Tuft (Can) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
152 Mitch Docker (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST