It was another hot stage on day two of Vuelta a Burgos. The 113km stage saw a 7-rider breakaway go clear after 40km. The peloton left the chase too late as the breakaway sprinted for the victory, holding off the peloton by just 7 seconds.
“Today, we had another relatively easy stage,” explained Kasia who was the team’s best-placed rider in 14th.
“Our goal was to make sure Pauliena was with us and that she arrived safely to the finish line without losing too much energy. Also, we aimed for the sprint for Sarah (Roy) but with 6:30 minutes advantage to the breakaway up in the front, we knew it would be hard to bring it back. We refocused more on the main goal for the tour.”
“It was another hot stage with some action at the end! We tried to make a lead out anyway for the 8th place that was on offer, but it was a very hectic final and unfortunately, Sarah lost the wheel,” added Kasia.
Soraya added her comments after the stage, “Overall, it was a good day for us. Our main goal was to arrive at the finish safely which we did. It was not our job to close the gap to the breakaway so we had to wait and see. When there was a sprint, we tried to do our best for (Sarah) Roy. It was actually quite dangerous and we lost each other so the lead out didn’t work. Tomorrow and the day after are stages that suit us more and we’re looking forward to them.”
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The stage was won by Matilde Vitillo (BPK) who is the new GC leader. Pauliena is 46th on GC but just +6 seconds from the leader. The race can be followed with #BurgosFem and is broadcast from 14:30-16:00CEST on Teledeporte, Cyltv, TV3 Catalunya, ClaroTV, FloSports, GCN+ and Eurosport.
Stage 3 | Saturday 21 May | 113km | Medina de Pomar – Ojo Guarena Complejo Karstico | Race start 12:45CEST.
Stage 4 | Sunday 22 May | 125km | Covarrubias – Lagunas De Neila | Race start 12:45CEST.