Why Argentina can claim a Tour de France winner

Despite the Tour de San Luis – the biggest stage race in Argentina, and the 2012 season opener for many big-name riders – it’s fair to say that cycling isn’t the biggest of sports in the huge country, despite lurking under the shadows of the Andes mountains. These peaks have borne great riders from Argentina’s neighbour Colombia, who can boast podium finishes and stage victories in the Tour de France. Argentina certainly can’t.

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