Vuelta a San Juan Internacional. Gleb Syritsa takes fifth in the opening stage
Astana’s young neo-pro Gleb Syritsa started his season in a good way, taking a solid fifth place in today’s Stage 1 of the Vuelta a San Juan Internacional in Argentina.
“Mostly, the stage turned out to be a calm one, but with some 15 km to go the pace as well as the tension in the group have increased seriously. My teammates helped me a lot to save some energy for the final, protecting me from the wind and providing me water and food all day long. I felt quite good in the final and I think I was able to do a good sprint. I believe it was quite a nice start for me, but I feel like it is possible to fight for something more. So, together with the team we are going to keep on fighting day by day”, – said Gleb Syritsa.
Two Astana Qazaqstan Team riders, Martin Lopez and Yevgeniy Gidich were involved in a big crash with a few kilometers to go, but, fortunately, without any consequences.
Another Astana rider Harold Tejada finished 13th today.
Photo credit: @SprintCycling