Movistar's Nairo Quintana, applying plenty of Galius Sun Cream SPF50 before starting stage one of the Tour de San Luis in Argentina to protect himself from the sun's harmful rays.

With the persisting rain left behind in the early morning, the Movistar Team riders at the 2015 Tour de San Luis only had to face crashes as race difficulty during stage one in Argentina, a flat, almost descending course over 187km from the province’s capital to Villa Mercedes. Always well grouped under command of their two rouleurs, Jasha Sütterlin and Adriano Malori, Nairo Quintana and his companions covered calmly a day in which Marc Soler, with a puncture without consequences in the finale, completed his first ride as pro cyclist.

The three shocks, most notably a tumble with just over 4k from the finish and which momentarily broke the bunch into several group, did not prevent a sprint in which young Colombian track specialist Fernando Gaviria took a surprise win and the orange leader’s jersey in front of Mark Cavendish (OPQ). Sütterlin, 16th, was the best of the Movistar Team into a stage proceeding the first mountain test on Tuesday: the arrival to the Mirador del Potrero, a 5km ascent to continue a rather smooth 180k starting at La Punta.