Review by Sheree, additional comments by Jack.
The sixth edition of the Tour de San Luis exceeded our expectations, despite the lack of a reliable video feed. The countryside looked magnificent and, with the exception of the first day, the weather was just what was ordered – wall-to-wall sunshine.
GreenEDGE completed a perfect debut, as the latest addition to the UCI ProTeam family claimed overall victory at their ‘home’ race of the Tour Down Under. Simon Gerrans won the event for the second time, having previously won it with AG2R in 2006, while Andre Greipel stormed to his third stage victory to underline his position as arguably the greatest threat to the pre-eminence of Mark Cavendish in the sprints.
The 2012 UCI America Tour continues its march across South America with the sixth edition of the Tour de San Luis. The seven-stage race starts tomorrow (Monday) January with a glittering cast, including 2010 winner Vincenzo Nibali, Grand Tour winner Alberto Contador, the evergreen Levi Leipheimer and Classics men Tom Boonen, Sylvain Chavanel and Pippo Pozzato all seeking some action in the warm Argentinian sunshine. [Although, predictably, stormy weather is forecast for Monday – Ed.]