Exhibition of Remco Evenepoel in queen stage of Vuelta a Burgos
Jul 30 2020 10:52 pm CET

Exhibition of Remco Evenepoel in queen stage of Vuelta a Burgos
Exhibition of Remco Evenepoel in queen stage of Vuelta a Burgos
Photo of Remco Evenepoel © Deceuninck-Quick-Step Cycling Team / Getty Images

Remco Evenepoel (Deceunick-Quick-Step) has taken a solo victory at the queen stage of the Vuelta a Burgos.

The Queen stage of the Spanish race was 150 kilometres long between Sargentes de la Lora and Picón Blanco over a route that featured four climbs of the third category and a finish on a hors category ascent. The escape of the day included nine riders and it got an advantage of more than eight minutes with the pack.

In addition to the climbs of the day, the wind also played a big role in the developing of the stage. Crosswinds managed to break the peloton completely at times and although teams like CCC Team, Bora-hansgrohe and Ineos tried to take full advantage of it, they couldn't do it but the fight against the wind took a toll of the energy of some riders.

With 26 kilometres to go, the pack got together and in front, Roger Adria (Kern Pharma) was the last survivor of the escape group. Riders like World Champion Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo), Ivan Sosa (Ineos) and Damiano Carusso (Bahrain McLaren) were dropped on the first slopes of the final climb.

With five kilometres to go, Astana's Rodrigo Contreras launched an attack but was soon caught by the reduced pack that was led by Mitchelton-Scott and included riders from Ineos, Jumbo-Visma and Groupama-FDJ. With 2.4 kilometres to go, Mitchelton-Scott's Esteban Chaves launched an attack from the small pack that caught Adria and was followed by George Bennett (Jumbo-Visma), Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) and Richard Carapaz (Ineos).

A few metres later, the Belgian of Deceuninck-Quick-Step changed the pace and went away by himself. The rider crossed the finish line on his own, behind him Bennett, Mikel Landa and Chaves and Joao Almeida completed the top five.






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