Tour de San Luis
Stage 3: La Punta - Mirador del Potrero - Stage Details

The third stage of the Tour de San Luis was expected to bring the overall contenders to fore. With a category one climb in the middle of the race followed by a summit finish, stage three set the scene for the first uphill battle. The team had hoped to keep Christian Meier well-positioned on the overall. Unfortunately, Meier suffered in the heats on the climb. ORICA-GreenEDGE will chase stage wins during the final four stages of the race, beginning with Svein Tuft focusing on the time trial tomorrow. 

"We faced a big mountain in the middle of the stage. The climb put a lot of people into difficulties. It was bloody hot out there today, and the heat was draining. Luckily, most of us were feeling fairly reasonable. Christian Meier was having a tough time today. The original plan had been to keep him up on the overall. After today, that’s not an option, so we’re back to focusing on stage wins." - Leigh Howard

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Alex Diniz (Bra) - Funvic Brasilinvest 4:29:36
2 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) - Vini Fantini-Selle Italia 0:00:24
3 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) - Omega Pharma-Quick Step ST
4 Bart De Clercq (Bel) - Lotto Belisol 0:00:25
5 Tejay van Garderen (USA) - BMC Racing Team ST
6 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) - Lotto Belisol ST
7 Ricardo Diaz (Arg) - San Luis Somos Todos 0:00:29
8 Diego Ulissi (Ita) - Lampre-Merida 0:00:34
9 Miguel Angel Rubiano (Col) - Androni Giocattoli ST
10 Andre Cardoso (Por) - Caja Rural ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
28 Pieter Weening (Ned) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:51
51 Leigh Howard (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:04:49
58 Michael Albasini (Swi) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:05:53
68 Svein Tuft (Can) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:07:17
85 Mitch Docker (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:10:04
111 Christian Meier (Can) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:21:05