The first stage of the 2019 Vuelta a Burgos Feminas was one with mixed emotions. A group of 12 riders – with Daniela Reis being one of them – managed to escape from the peloton. They kept their advantage untill the finish line which Daniela crossed in 8th position. Mieke Docx had an offday and didn’t finish the race. Marion Sicot had to deal with a flat tire at the moment when the 12 riders took but she finished inside the peloton as 54th, just like Tetiana Riabchenko (55th) and Anisha Vekemans (71st).
The second stage was a hard one due to the presence of hills, rain and wind. It became a closed race without many escapes. This led to the race ending in a bunch sprint at the end of a 2km climb with a 15% gradient. Tania crossed the finish line in 12th position, Daniela as 20th, Marion as 43rd and Anisha as 78th.
In the third stage, Anisha unfortunately had to abandon the race. The field was torn apart on a hilly course with small time gaps between almost every rider. Tania was the first one of our riders to cross the finish line in 7th position, 12 seconds down from the stage winner. Daniela Reis finished as 16th and Marion Sicot 43rd.
The fourth stage brought another hilly course for our three remaining riders. Both Tania and Daniela finished inside the peloton, with Tania in 14th position and Daniela as 19th. Marion Sicot lost some time and finished 60th.
In GC, we can be proud with two riders inside the top 10. Tania Riabchenko concluded the Vuelta a Burgos in 6th place, while Daniela Reis became 10th. Marion Sicot is found on place 54 in the GC.
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