Lorena Wiebes shoots an arrow from an imaginary bow as she wins the third stage of Vuelta a Burgos.

Burgos report stage 3: Wiebes sprints to victory as nasty crash affects overall standings

Wiebes's teammate Demi Vollering finished safely in the bunch to hold the leader's jersey into stage 4 on Sunday.

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by Abby Mickey 18.05.2024 Photography by
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The third stage of Vuelta a Burgos was a classic sprint stage, thanks to SD Worx-Protime who delivered Lorena Wiebes to the line safely and without challenge. Clara Copponi of Lidl-Trek sprinted to second behind the Dutchwoman and Maike van der Duin (Canyon-SRAM) took second.

How it happened

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Demi Vollering and Lorena Wiebes ride together in the peloton during Vuelta a Burgos.
Wiebes sits on the wheel of teammate Vollering in the race leader’s jersey.

Quick notes

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Quote of the day

There’s always [extra] motivation to ride on your home roads, a lot of people were animated in the towns.

Sara Martin (Movistar) on riding in the breakaway during stage 2

What’s next?

From the Wheel Talk Newsletter:

The final stage includes a Category 1 and Category 3 ascent, and with 1,834 meters of elevation gain over 122 km, it is a great Vollering stage.

The Category 1 climb is not the finale, but instead starts with 35 km remaining in the stage. The road climbs for 13 km, with a tiny descent before the official start of Alto de Rozavientos, which is technically only 3.5 km. With a 9.3% average, it’s a good one. But it’s the proximity of the 3.2 km Cat 3 that precedes it and the unrelenting drag between the two that will make this stage a hard one to win.

After the peloton/small group/solo rider crests the climb they will descend for roughly 10 km before they ride to the finish 5 km later. The finish is also not flat, but a slow drag to the line in Canicosa de la Sierra.

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