Tour de San Luis
Stage 2: Tilisarao - Terrazas del Portezuelo - Stage Details

Leigh Howard finished third in an uphill drage into Terrazas del Portezuelo. Sacha Modolo (Bardiani CSF Inox) took the stage win ahead of Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma QuickStep). Although Howard is eager to eke out his first win of the season, he said he's hugely satisifed with his podium finish on stage two as it's the first time in his career that he's been competitive in an uphill sprint.

"Today, I went maybe 30 or 40 metres too early. It’s a minor detail, but it’s this type of detail that makes the difference between winning and losing. Regardless, I’m happy with third today. To be up there on a stage that normally doesn’t suit me is definitely a good sign of things to come this season." - Leigh Howard 

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Sacha Modolo (Ita) - Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox 3:50:08
2 Mark Cavendish (GBr) - Omega Pharma-Quick Step ST
3 Leigh Howard (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
4 Jens Debusschere (Bel) - Lotto Belisol ST
5 Peter Sagan (Svk) - Cannondale Pro Cycling ST
6 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) - Lampre-Merida ST
7 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) - Vini Fantini-Selle Italia ST
8 Manuel Belletti (Ita) - Ag2R La Mondiale ST
9 Francesco Lasca (Ita) - Caja Rural ST
10 Scott Thwaites (GBr) - Team NetApp-Endura ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
3 Leigh Howard (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
55 Christian Meier (Can) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
67 Michael Albasini (Swi) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
117 Mitch Docker (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
123 Svein Tuft (Can) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:35
152 Pieter Weening (Ned) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:02:43