Tour de San Luis Stage 5: Boonen Top 10 Against the Clock
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team rider Tom Boonen powered his way to a 7th place finish in the 19.2km Tour de San Luis Stage 5 time trial, averaging 49.798km/h on Friday.
Boonen finished 57" down on race winner Adriano Malori (Movistar Team). Taylor Phinney (BMC Racing Team) was 2nd, Jorge Giacinti (San Luis Somos Todos) was 3rd.
OPQS rider Mark Cavendish also had a solid performance, placing 20th (+1'27").
OPQS looks next to 166km Stage 6, which finishes on Category 1 Mirador Del Sol (7km, 8.75% average gradient). However, there is a Category 3 climb directly before, making it a brutal finale.