Adriano Malori (Movistar Team) repeated, with similar success to what happened twelve months ago, his victorious season debut against the clock at the 2015 Tour de San Luis ITT, 17.4km in and around the province's capital and up to the Terrazas del Portezuelo. While the Italian beat American Taylor Phinney (BMC) by only three seconds in 2014, just 4" were the gap between the Blues' national TT champion and runner-up Michal Kwiatkowski (EQS). Malori was 17" better after the opening 9km, into small downhill and favourable winds, later suffering under the headwind and the slopes leading up to the finish.

As Malori secured his 15th professional victory -his sixth in Movistar Team colours after the Argentinian TT in 2014, time trials in all Tirreno-Adriatico, Vuelta a EspaƱa and National Champs plus the final road race of the Route du Sud-, attention in the finale focused on Nairo Quintana's chances to enter the GC podium. With Alex Diniz (FUN), 3rd before today's TT, not starting due to a stomach disease, the Colombian made a decent effort to finish 44" behind Malori and 12th for the day, coming into the provisional top-3 ahead of tomorrow's climbing showdown in the Filo Sierras Comechingones.