Alberto Contador (Team Saxo-Tinkoff) won 6 th stage of Tour de San Luis with finish at the Mirador up-hill. He defeated Daniel Diaz (San Luis Somos Todos), who continues to lead the race.
The sixth stage of the Tour de San Luis, although its length was 156 km was undoubtedly the most difficult sections to overcome by th cyclists. It ran with Quines and ended at Mirador del Sol. The Mirador’s up-hill, on the length nearly 7 km, had in certain parts almost 15% slope.From the start, the cyclists imposed very strict tempo and yet there were many attacks and attempts to escape. Although, about the final victory decided the Mirador del Sol up-hill.Jaroslaw Marycz reports how the stage goes that during this stage.”Royal” stage is over. Since the beginning of the stage was very strong pace and generally there were two options for the course: either the peloton let go to the finish line from the start, or there will be a lot of attempts to attack. There were a lot of attacks. I rode quite watchful and waiting to start an attack. Finally managed to get to one of them, but this situation did not fit Astana, which gave such a rate that at the top of the first core was spinning up. 40 competitors. At this stage, once again, Alberto Contador showed that he is a phenomenal cyclists.
Tomorrow is the last stage and we go back to Calpe to the rest of the cyclists from the team, who have already trained 3 weeks.
About staging victory decided last up hill at Mirador. At 4 km to the finish line Tejay van Garderen attacked (BMC). Alberto Contador and Daniel Diaz tried to catch him. They imposed a very strong pace, and followed to the finish line. Alberto Contador at the finish did not give chances to Daniel Diaz and first crossed the finish line ahead of him 2 seconds. As the third was Alex Diniz (Funvic).
Michal Kwiatkowski (Omega Pharma – Quick Step) has arrived at the finish on 20 place, and the best CCC Polsat Polkowice cyclist, Bartlomiej Matysiak was 71, with a loss to the winner 8 minutes and 48 seconds.