Vuelta a San Juan
In 1982 the 'caimán' Bernard Hinault prepared the assault to its fourth triumph in the Tour de France when in Argentina it disputed for the first time the Vuelta a San Juan.
Since then, 34 test editions have been uninterrupted. Three long decades of cycling have made this province the mecca of this sport in Argentina and its passionate fans in great scholars of the same.
Until last year Laureano Rosas won the race for the third time, and in a consecutive way, Alberto Clemente Bravo could boast of being the only one with three wins: 1989, 1991 and 1992. At the age of 26, however, Rosas is now The king of the Vuelta a San Juan, since in addition to his three absolute victories -2014, 2015, 2016-, has a total of 11 stage victories to his credit. In the last edition, in fact, not only won the overall final, but also five-out of a total of seven-stages.
Although in 2017 will try a new success in the Vuelta a San Juan, Rosas may be a bit more complicated, since for the first time in history the race will have international category - and also 2.1 of the UCI - and will participate four teams World Tour, which is the highest category: the new Bahrain-Merida and TJ Sport, the everlasting Quick Step and the mighty Trek-Segafredo. Along with them, six Continental-Professional teams, four national teams and 11 Continental.
The 35th Vuelta a San Juan, in this way, will not only have a dreamy participation, but also a spectacular route, with a total of 891.6 km in seven stages: from Monday 23 to Sunday 29 January. Thus, there will be opportunities for all: sprinters, counter-watchers and climbers, as the fifth stage, which will have four ports, will end in the Alto Colorado, a 14.4 km long ascent that, although not very hard -4, 4% average slope, leads up to 2,565 m altitude.SourceStage 1
» San Juan › San Juan (142.5km)Stage 2
» San Juan › San Juan (128.8km)Stage 3
» San Juan › San Juan TT (11.9k)Stage 4
» San Martin › San Martin (122.1km)Stage 5
» Chimbas › Alto Colorado (162.4km)Stage 6
» Pocito › Pocito (185.7km)Stage 7
» San Juan Circuito Circunvalación (138.2km)
|2007 || Luciano Montivero|
|2008 || Pedro González|
|2009 || Gerardo Fernández|
|2010 || Juan Pablo Dotti|
|2011 || Daniel Zamora|
|2012 || Juan Pablo Dotti|
|2013 || Daniel Zamora|
|2014 || Laureano Rosas|
|2015 || Laureano Rosas|
|2016 || Laureano Rosas|
Only one non-Argentine has won it previously. The Chilean Victor Caro in 1983. Chances are that he may no longer be the only one by the time we get to the end of January.
Rosas will be back to defend his title with the Argentine selection and Dotti will surely be selected by SEP San Juan. An absence of Diaz and Sepulveda would mean they have the best chance of a unlikely home win.Official WebsiteStartlist#VueltaSJ