Nairo Quintana (Movistar) wrapped up his first stage race victory of the season Sunday in Argentina’s Tour de San Luis. Sacha Modolo (Italy/Lampre-Merida) won the final stage’s sprint after a fine lead-out from teammate Max Richeze (Argentina), while Cannondale’s Peter Sagan (Slovakia) finally waved his 2014 flag by coming runner-up.
Colombian Quintana beat Garmin-Sharp’s Phillip Gaimon (USA) by 43 seconds on GC. Sergio Godoy’s climbs of distinction saw the San Luis Somos Todos rider round out the podium 2:02 back. Double stage winner Julian Arredondo (Colombia/Trek) finished just off the podium. Canadian Christian Meier of Orica-GreenEdge, third place on GC for two early stages after a cracking first stage, clung tenaciously to the 16th spot that he had occupied for three days.