The Portuguese Nelson Oliveira (Movistar) climbed to the fourth position of the Volta a San Juan on bicycle on Tuesday, getting an identical place in the individual time trial of the third stage, won by the new leader the Belgian Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck-QuickStep).
Evenepoel, vice-champion of the world in the ‘chrono’, was the fastest to complete the 15.2 kilometers alone, between Ullum and Punta Negra, in 19.16 minutes, 32 seconds less than the Italian Filippo Ganna and 1.08 minutes in relation Spanish veteran Óscar Sevilla (Medellin), second and third, respectively.
Nelson Oliveira was placed fourth, 1.25 minutes from Evenepoel, a scenario that is repeated in general.
Colombian Fernando Gaviria (UAE Emirates), who led the race, went no further than 158th place in the ‘chrono’, giving 5.28 minutes to the stage winner, which made him fall to 97th place overall, to 5.18.
Spaniard Alvaro Trueba was the best representative of the Portuguese Atum General-Tavira against the clock, with the 37th record, at 2.29 minutes, which earned him the rise to 34th place.
Today’s stage will take the runners to cover 185.8 kilometers, between San José de Jáchal and Villa San Agustín, in a course with three uphill slopes, two first category and one third.