An unstoppable Vollering wins the Vuelta a Burgos

The Team SD Worx rider Demi Vollering has been proclaimed the winner of the Vuelta a Burgos after winning the last stages with the finish line in Lagunas de Neila with a clear superiority, attacking half of the climb to prevail alone ahead of the UAE runners, Erica Magnaldi and Silvia Persico, who were second and third, respectively. There were no surprises and the Dutch woman who was the top favorite after missing the Tour of Spain, took the purple jersey, second place went to Shirin Van Anrooij (Trek) and third place for Ashleigh Moolman (AG Insurance). As soon as the stage begins from Tordomar, lBePink rider Silvia Zanardi broke away from the pack, setting a 40 second time lead, but just three kilometers later, she was caught up by the pack.

Before Covarrubias, a group of 13 runners with representatives several teams took off but once again the peloton controlled times and before the first mountain grand prix, the escape was caught. Paladín (Canyon) sought to keep the mountain jersey passing through the Alto de Majadal accompanied by Justine Chekiere (AG Insurance), Marlen Reusser (SD Worx) and Morgane Coston (Cofidis). There was a new escape attempt, the definitive one with Elisa Balsamo (Trek) and Aalexandra Manly (Jayco), They were joined a little later by the Arandina rider Sara Martín (Movistar), who came to have a maximum time of 1:43, but from behind the leader was pulling the peloton. Balsamo, Martín and Manly passed in that order through the Alto de Collado de Vilviestre and little by little the peloton slowed down, hunting down the three escaped runners just before the start of the port.

A leading squad of 17 runners was formed in which Demi Vollering she set the pace, gradually releasing the runners and only the Trek runner, one of the favorites, Shirin Van Anrooij kept up with her. The leader was losing time, but SD Worx’s trump card for this stage was the favorite Vollering and before reaching the 7-kilometre finish line, she left her pursuer. Her compatriot, Van Anrooij trailed by 20 seconds and a field of five riders consisting of Ashleigh Moolman (AG Insurance), Chloé Dygert (Canyon), Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (FDJ), Silvia Persico (UAE) and Erica Magnaldi (UAE) it was 44 seconds. With two kilometers to go, in the hardest part of the climb, the third group hunted down Van Anrooij and tried, but with more than a minute difference, Magnaldi arrived, followed by her partner Persico who took third place with a difference of 1:38.

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