Bauke Mollema wins the first stage race of the season in the Vuelta of San Juan, Argentina.
The Dutch Trek-Segafredo rider remained leader without problems during the last two stages.
The last one in particular, very complicated because of the scorching heat, gave the public a lot of emotions. After some attempts to attack, immediately neutralized, Vincenzo Nibali and two other riders went in a break.
The three riders earn over a minute and a half and Nibali jumped provisionally leading the overall standings before Mollema, supported by Alafaci, Daniel, Brändle and Coledan, organizes and leads the chase.
Mollema was very satisfied: "I did not know what Nibali was doing actually; I was a bit surprised he was going in a break. They were only three guys, so we were never really worried" said the Trek-Segafredo rider, who got a substantial amount of satisfaction that surely will try to replicate in the next races.
Team Trek-Segafredo press release.