Tour de San Luis
Stage 7: San Luis - Juana Koslay - Stage Details

After strong results in the first two sprint stages of the Tour de San Luis, ORICA-GreenEDGE started the final day of racing aiming for the top step of the podium in the projected uphill bunch sprint. Although the team raced well, a few unlucky moments cost them a chance to contest the sprint. Leigh Howard, the team's best chance for a result on stage seven, finished outside the top ten. 

"It was a standard but hectic run to the line. Mitch Docker and I have been working very well together, and we were looking forward to our final shot at a stage. Two kilometres from the front, we were right on the front when Mitch got pushed off the road. Without him, I had to look after myself in the finish. Despite losing my last lead out man, things were looking pretty good. I was on Mark Cavendish’s wheel until 300 metres to go. There was a touch of shoulders and bikes in front of me, and one of Cav’s lead out men pulled out of his pedals. Sacha Modolo (Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox), Cav and I were all caught behind it and lacked a good run to the finish line." - Leigh Howard


Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Mattia Gavazzi (Ita) - Androni Giocattoli 3:25:48
2 Peter Sagan (Svk) - Cannondale Pro Cycling ST
3 Francisco Jose Ventoso (Spa) - Movistar Team ST
4 Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) - Lampre-Merida ST
5 Bartiomiej Matysiak (Pol) - CCC Polsat Polkowice ST
6 Juan Jose Haedo (Arg) - Jamis-Hagens Berman ST
7 Sacha Modolo (Ita) - Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox ST
8 Manuel Belletti (Ita) - Ag2R La Mondiale ST
9 Sebastian Tolosa (Arg) - Buenos Aires Provincia ST
10 Jens Debusschere (Bel) - Lotto Belisol ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
18 Leigh Howard (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
32 Christian Meier (Can) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
113 Pieter Weening (Ned) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:27
130 Mitch Docker (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:06
142 Michael Albasini (Swi) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:04:23