Etixx-QuickStep win Tour de San Luis opening team time trial

Belgian team place ahead of Movistar to clinch stage one of the Tour de San Luis as Maximiliano Richeze takes GC lead

Etixx on stage one of the 2016 Tour de San Luis

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Etixx-QuickStep won the opening team time trial of the Tour de San Luis in Argentina on Monday, putting Argentine Maximiliano Richeze into the overall lead.

The Belgian WorldTour team put in a trademark well-drilled performance to clinch the opening stage, cruising ahead of second-placed Movistar and Nairo Quintana by eight seconds. Astana and Vincenzo Nibali placed third at 17 seconds.

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