A quick update on Jacob Smith’s progress in the today’s stage before I get the call from Argentina in a few hours.

Jake was the 22nd bike over the start this morning, and spent the whole day in the top 20. At one point late in the stage he had climbed to 15th position. I’m still waiting on confirmed results for the day but it appears that he finished the stage in 17th place, 37th overall.

Tomorrow is going to be another big one with 555km of special without the neutralised road section they rode today. The fact that he has cleared the stage in the top 20 will allow him to start well tomorrow after a decent rest tonight. At the time of writing approximately one tenth of the riders remain out on the stage as the sun sets in Argentina and Jacob turns in for the night.