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2016 Vuelta a Burgos (HC), Spain

38th edition: August 2 - August 6, 2016

Vuelta a Burgos podium history | 2015 edition | 2017 edition
Stage 1 | Stage 2 | Stage 3 | Stage 4 | Stage 5


Saturday, August 6: 5th and Final stage, Caleruega - Lagunas de Neila, 163 km

Stage 5 map and profile

Alberto Contador

2016 Vuelta a Burgos final GC podium. From left: Ben Hermans (2nd), Alberto Contador (1st) & Sergio Pardilla (3rd)

The Race: Alberto Contador pulled a rabbit out of hat, winning the race by a single second on the final day. Here's his team's stage report.

After four hard days of racing, it was all going to come down to the final stage of the Vuelta a Burgos. With forty seconds separating the top fifty GC riders, anyone could take the win on the toughest day of the race. Going into the day in 25th spot, Alberto Contador was looking confident and strong on the final ascent of the day, before a late attack from the Spanish Tinkoff leader earned him second position in the stage and taking the GC win by a second.

The race’s final stage – the Queen Stage – saw riders tackle a 163km route with no fewer than seven categorised climbs. The toughest ascents, not to mention some challenging downhills, coming in the final 60km, this was where the real racing would happen – riding a finishing circuit twice – before the mountaintop finish in Lagunas de Neila.

Breaking away early on, a group of six worked to build up an advantage of a little over two minutes early in the day. With the bigger climbs of the day still to come, the peloton was happy to let the group go on up the road. The difficulty of the parcours and the pace of the break eventually splintered the group, leaving only three riders up the road, with the gap between them growing as the race neared its conclusion.

The team’s Technical Coordinator, Ivan Basso, saw how hard the guys worked throughout the stage, making sure the outcome went in their favour. “We had a really hard start today - our strategy was to put the race in our way. Every big group that went, we pulled. This meant we had to work hard. At the end the guys looked after Alberto, and Trofimov was there at the end. He did a great job at the end pulling to catch the break and finally Alberto did a great ride.”

With a little over 30km remaining, the three-man break was maintaining a gap of thirty seconds on the chasers, but this was falling swiftly, and by the 25km point, as the race began to climb the first category Pasil de Rozavientos, the gap was shrinking. The long descent on the back of the climb enabled the break to hold their lead a little longer, increasing the gap to almost a minute with 15km to go, although having caught sight of the escapees, the chasers redoubled their efforts and the gap fell swiftly to forty seconds.

The breakaway riders were unable to maintain their efforts and gradually dropped back to the peloton, where Alberto Contador was to be found keeping safe before the final push on the second ascent of the climb to the finish. With it all back together, it was all going to come down to these final few kilometres, and with a little more than 5km to go, the attacks came. Countering these attacks with confidence and strength in his trademark pedalling style, Alberto showed how his recovery has continued over the five days of the race.

In the final 2km, with one rider up the road, Alberto attacked, taking a companion with him. Coming into the final kilometre of the race, Alberto went again, the Spanish rider showing strength, style and confidence as the finish line approached. Crossing the line in second, it was an anxious wait for the confirmation of the GC race, with it all coming down to Alberto, his breakaway companion and the stage’s winner. The results in, Alberto was confirmed as the race’s winner by one second – an amazing comeback from the injuries he’d sustained at the Tour de France.

Going into the final day with such a close GC group, Alberto knew he would have to make a calculated, well thought-out move. "It was an extremely close race and I knew the last kilometre would be very tough and complicated. I had to approach it in a cold-blooded way. I was very surprised when I saw the BMC rider initiate a very strong attack. Initially, I thought it was Samuel Sanchez but then I realised it wasn't him. I started calculating his time in the GC. I knew he was at 30 seconds and I was aware the final result would be very close. When I crossed the finish line, I looked back and saw 18 seconds on the board. I realised I must have crossed at 17. I won by a mere second and I'm very satisfied."

The Vuelta a Burgos being the Tinkoff leader’s first stage race after the Tour de France, Basso was pleased to see the Spanish rider perform so well in the race. “Our pre-race plan was respected – we wanted to go day-by-day and we finished on top, so it's the best way to finish the week. I think we saw today how well Alberto has come back from injury. He was out of training for many days and yet he arrived here in good shape. Yesterday we saw in the crosswinds he was there and today he did a perfect job. He couldn't win the stage but the GC is a great result.”

Having only raced in a one-day race before the Vuelta a Burgos, Alberto was unsure of how his form would be in a stage race situation. “I wasn’t able to train much before coming here because I had to recover after the Tour. In the first four stages we were able to take it calm and I knew in the final stage we could have options. In the end, we did it, and I’m very happy”

The race having previously been absent from his list of victories, Alberto had unfinished business here, having crashed in the race earlier in his career. "It was a victory missing from my palmares and I was looking forward to it. I also see it as a victory that compensates in a certain way the crash that I suffered here in 2006. When I told my family that I would race here to prepare the Vuelta they didn't like it."

The outcome of the race was once again an example of the Tinkoff team’s strong teamwork – both for the riders and for the management – as they prepare for their next big race, Basso explained. “We are happy as we go towards the Vuelta with confidence. What Alberto’s done here is big. Once again thanks to all the boys and the staff - my second race as first Sport Director, and another great result. Thanks to Jan Valach and also to the support of Steven De Jongh and Sean Yates.”

Alberto, as well, was full of praise at the level of support he had received. "I'd like to thank the spectators and fans from the bottom of my heart. My teammates and myself were greatly surprised by the warm welcome we received here. It was a wonderful feeling"

With the next race in Alberto’s calendar being the Vuelta a España, he was now looking to work on his form and final recovery before the race. “This race was undoubtedly a positive test heading to the Vuelta. With regard to my form, I’m gradually improving. I am still racing with my heart beating fast but this is a sign I am fresh. We now have to fine-tune my preparation before the Vuelta.”

Complete Results:

163 kilometers raced at an average speed of 38.570 km/hr

1 Pardilla, Sergio Caja Rural 4hr 13min 34sec
2 Contador, Alberto Tinkoff @ 17sec
3 Hermans, Ben BMC + 00' 22''
4 Yates, Simon Orica-BikeExchange + 00' 24''
5 Antón, Igor Dimension Data + 00' 31''
6 Kennaugh, Peter Sky + 00' 34''
7 Fernández, Rubén Movistar + 00' 43''
8 Pozzovivo, Domenico Ag2r La Mondiale + 01' 00''
9 Brambilla, Gianluca Etixx-Quick Step + 01' 03''
10 Mamykin, Matvei Katusha + 01' 16''
11 Visconti, Giovanni Movistar + 01' 36''
12 Izagirre, Gorka Movistar s.t.
13 De La Cruz, David Etixx-Quick Step + 01' 39''
14 Cataldo, Dario Astana + 01' 44''
15 Kudus, Merhawi Dimension Data + 01' 49''
16 Iturria, Mikel Euskadi Basque Country + 01' 57''
17 Róson, Jaime Caja Rural + 02' 04''
18 Sánchez, Samuel BMC + 02' 25''
19 Carthy, Hugh Caja Rural + 02' 35''
20 Lietaer, Eliot Topsport Vlaanderen + 02' 51''
21 Trofimov, Yuri Tinkoff + 03' 02''
22 Villella, Davide Cannondale-Drapac + 03' 07''
23 Sprengers, Thomas Topsport Vlaanderen + 03' 39''
24 Aranburu, Alex Euskadi Basque Country + 03' 42''
25 Moreno, Javier Movistar s.t.
26 Herrada, José Movistar s.t.
27 Bevin, Patrick Cannondale-Drapac s.t.
28 Tusveld, Martijn Giant-Alpecin + 04' 00''
29 Mas, Lluís Caja Rural + 04' 03''
30 Bilbao, Pello Caja Rural + 04' 11''
31 Bidard, François Ag2r La Mondiale + 04' 22''
32 Rojas, José Joaquin Movistar s.t.
33 Madrazo, Ángel Caja Rural s.t.
34 Boswell, Ian Sky + 05' 18''
35 Elissonde, Kenny FDJ + 05' 42''
36 Serry, Pieter Etixx-Quick Step + 06' 25''
37 Scarponi, Michele Astana + 06' 25''
38 Salas, Ibai Burgos-BH + 07' 27''
39 Howson, Damien Orica-BikeExchange + 07' 33''
40 Txurruka, Amets Orica-BikeExchange + 07' 50''
41 Weening, Pieter Roompot Oranje Peloton + 08' 14''
42 Arroyo, David Caja Rural + 08' 27''
43 Merino, Igor Burgos-BH + 09' 56''
44 Pineau, Cédric FDJ + 10' 09''
45 López, David Sky + 10' 50''
46 Sutherland, Rory Movistar + 11' 12''
47 Schultz, Nick Orica-BikeExchange + 13' 19''
48 Del Pino, Jesús Burgos-BH + 14' 09''
49 Velits, Peter BMC s.t.
50 Barbero, Carlos Caja Rural s.t.
51 Cubero, Jorge Burgos-BH s.t.
52 Haas, Nathan Dimension Data s.t.
53 Tsatevich, Alexey Katusha s.t.
54 Hernández, Jesús Tinkoff s.t.
55 Lunke, Sindre Giant-Alpecin s.t.
56 Henao, Sebastián Sky s.t.
57 Gretsch, Patrick Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
58 Meersman, Gianni Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
59 Fröhlinger, Johannes Giant-Alpecin s.t.
60 Vliegen, Loïc BMC s.t.
61 Domagalski, Karol ONE Pro Cycling s.t.
62 Verona, Carlos Orica-BikeExchange s.t.
63 De Tier, Floris Topsport Vlaanderen s.t.
64 Colli, Daniele Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
65 Kobayashi, Marino Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
66 Machado, Tiago Katusha s.t.
67 Sbaragli, Kristian Dimension Data s.t.
68 Haga, Chad Giant-Alpecin s.t.
69 Wyss, Danilo BMC s.t.
70 Gruzdev, Dmitriy Astana s.t.
71 Sola, Manuel Burgos-BH s.t.
72 Hoekstra, Jochem Giant-Alpecin s.t.
73 Moser, Moreno Cannondale-Drapac s.t.
74 Zepuntke, Ruben Cannondale-Drapac s.t.
75 Restrepo, Jhonatan Katusha s.t.
76 Bizkarra, Mikel Euskadi Basque Country s.t.
77 Venter, Jaco Dimension Data + 14' 35''
78 Fraile, Omar Dimension Data s.t.
79 Ershov, Artur Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
80 Honig, Reinier Roompot Oranje Peloton + 14' 39''
81 Berlato, Giacomo Nippo-Vini Fantini + 14' 53''
82 Jauregui, Quentin Ag2r La Mondiale + 15' 28''
83 Empel, Etienne van Roompot Oranje Peloton + 15' 46''
84 Von Hoff, Steele ONE Pro Cycling s.t.
85 Vorobyev, Anton Katusha + 16' 06''
86 Van Hecke, Preben Topsport Vlaanderen + 16' 30''
87 Puccio, Salvatore Sky + 17' 13''
88 Knees, Christian Sky s.t.
89 Lagutin, Sergey Katusha + 17' 40''
90 Shalunov, Evgeny Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
91 Docker, Mitchell Orica-BikeExchange s.t.
92 Asselman, Jesper Roompot Oranje Peloton s.t.
93 Minard, Sébastien Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
94 Ladagnous, Matthieu FDJ s.t.
95 Van Gestel, Dries Topsport Vlaanderen + 20' 12''
96 Estévez, Imanol Euskadi Basque Country + 20' 37''
97 González, Adrian Euskadi Basque Country s.t.
98 Paulinho, Sérgio Tinkoff + 21' 21''
99 Rovny, Ivan Tinkoff s.t.
100 Wippert, Wouter Cannondale-Drapac + 22' 16''
101 Waeytens, Zico Giant-Alpecin + 25' 25''
102 Lampaert, Yves Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
103 Skjerping, Kristoffer Cannondale-Drapac s.t.
104 Vanspeybrouck, Pieter Topsport Vlaanderen s.t.
105 Marangoni, Alan Cannondale-Drapac s.t.
106 Van Lerberghe, Bert Topsport Vlaanderen s.t.
107 Isaychev, Vladimir Katusha s.t.
108 Grosu, Eduard Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
109 Boev, Igor Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
110 Torres, Pablo Burgos-BH s.t.
111 Lander, Sebastian ONE Pro Cycling s.t.
112 Bole, Grega Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
113 Mezgec, Luka Orica-BikeExchange s.t.
114 Lopez, Daniel Burgos-BH s.t.
115 Nikolaev, Sergey Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
116 Velits, Martin Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
117 Barker, Yanto ONE Pro Cycling s.t.
118 Le Bon, Johan FDJ s.t.
119 Poppel, Danny van Sky s.t.
120 Dougall, Nick Dimension Data s.t.
121 Van Keirsbulck, Guillaume Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
122 Fominykh, Daniil Astana s.t.
123 Bagdonas, Gediminas Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
124 Belkov, Maxim Katusha s.t.
125 Hoogerland, Johnny Roompot Oranje Peloton s.t.
126 Lizarralde, Eneko Euskadi Basque Country s.t.
127 van Rensburg, Jacques Dimension Data s.t.
128 Irizar, Julen Euskadi Basque Country s.t.
129 Firsanov, Sergey Gazprom-RusVelo + 25' 49''
130 Looij, André Roompot Oranje Peloton + 26' 06''
131 Drücker, Jempy BMC s.t.
132 Oss, Daniel BMC s.t.

Final GC after Stage 5:

668.7 kilometers raced at an average speed of 42.197 km/hr

1 Contador, Alberto Tinkoff 15hr 50min 50sec
2 Hermans, Ben BMC @ 1sec
3 Pardilla, Sergio Caja Rural s.t.
4 Yates, Simon Orica-BikeExchange + 00' 04''
5 Kennaugh, Peter Sky + 00' 11''
6 Fernández, Rubén Movistar + 00' 16''
7 Brambilla, Gianluca Etixx-Quick Step + 00' 36''
8 Mamykin, Matvei Katusha + 00' 57''
9 Antón, Igor Dimension Data + 01' 04''
10 Pozzovivo, Domenico Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
11 Izagirre, Gorka Movistar + 01' 09''
12 De La Cruz, David Etixx-Quick Step + 01' 12''
13 Cataldo, Dario Astana + 01' 14''
14 Róson, Jaime Caja Rural + 01' 48''
15 Kudus, Merhawi Dimension Data + 01' 54''
16 Sánchez, Samuel BMC + 02' 04''
17 Iturria, Mikel Euskadi Basque Country + 02' 07''
18 Visconti, Giovanni Movistar + 02' 09''
19 Lietaer, Eliot Topsport Vlaanderen + 02' 41''
20 Villella, Davide Cannondale-Drapac + 03' 10''
21 Bevin, Patrick Cannondale-Drapac + 03' 25''
22 Moreno, Javier Movistar + 03' 32''
23 Herrada, José Movistar + 03' 41''
24 Sprengers, Thomas Topsport Vlaanderen + 03' 46''
25 Bilbao, Pello Caja Rural + 03' 55''
26 Rojas, José Joaquin Movistar + 04' 28''
27 Madrazo, Ángel Caja Rural + 04' 39''
28 Bidard, François Ag2r La Mondiale + 04' 43''
29 Trofimov, Yuri Tinkoff + 04' 49''
30 Boswell, Ian Sky + 04' 55''
31 Mas, Lluís Caja Rural + 05' 07''
32 Elissonde, Kenny FDJ + 05' 26''
33 Aranburu, Alex Euskadi Basque Country + 05' 31''
34 Tusveld, Martijn Giant-Alpecin + 05' 42''
35 Scarponi, Michele Astana + 05' 55''
36 Serry, Pieter Etixx-Quick Step + 05' 58''
37 Txurruka, Amets Orica-BikeExchange + 08' 48''
38 Arroyo, David Caja Rural + 09' 25''
39 Howson, Damien Orica-BikeExchange + 09' 55''
40 López, David Sky + 10' 27''
41 Salas, Ibai Burgos-BH + 11' 00''
42 Pineau, Cédric FDJ + 12' 25''
43 Meersman, Gianni Etixx-Quick Step + 13' 39''
44 Gruzdev, Dmitriy Astana s.t.
45 Velits, Peter BMC + 13' 48''
46 Verona, Carlos Orica-BikeExchange + 13' 49''
47 Machado, Tiago Katusha + 13' 50''
48 Barbero, Carlos Caja Rural + 13' 53''
49 De Tier, Floris Topsport Vlaanderen + 13' 59''
50 Domagalski, Karol ONE Pro Cycling + 14' 14''
51 Henao, Sebastián Sky + 14' 19''
52 Vliegen, Loïc BMC + 14' 32''
53 Fraile, Omar Dimension Data + 14' 59''
54 Tsatevich, Alexey Katusha + 15' 09''
55 Wyss, Danilo BMC + 15' 11''
56 Sbaragli, Kristian Dimension Data + 15' 22''
57 Jauregui, Quentin Ag2r La Mondiale + 15' 32''
58 Haas, Nathan Dimension Data + 15' 33''
59 Zepuntke, Ruben Cannondale-Drapac + 15' 34''
60 Moser, Moreno Cannondale-Drapac + 15' 57''
61 Gretsch, Patrick Ag2r La Mondiale + 16' 03''
62 Fröhlinger, Johannes Giant-Alpecin + 16' 08''
63 Sola, Manuel Burgos-BH + 17' 03''
64 Puccio, Salvatore Sky + 17' 07''
65 Haga, Chad Giant-Alpecin + 17' 11''
66 Van Hecke, Preben Topsport Vlaanderen + 17' 17''
67 Merino, Igor Burgos-BH + 17' 24''
68 Knees, Christian Sky + 17' 27''
69 Shalunov, Evgeny Gazprom-RusVelo + 17' 48''
70 Lunke, Sindre Giant-Alpecin + 17' 55''
71 Restrepo, Jhonatan Katusha + 17' 56''
72 Colli, Daniele Nippo-Vini Fantini + 18' 49''
73 Von Hoff, Steele ONE Pro Cycling + 20' 54''
74 Docker, Mitchell Orica-BikeExchange + 21' 05''
75 Schultz, Nick Orica-BikeExchange + 21' 30''
76 Hernández, Jesús Tinkoff + 21' 30''
77 Lagutin, Sergey Katusha + 21' 38''
78 Kobayashi, Marino Nippo-Vini Fantini + 22' 05''
79 Weening, Pieter Roompot Oranje Peloton + 22' 14''
80 Ladagnous, Matthieu FDJ + 22' 16''
81 Minard, Sébastien Ag2r La Mondiale + 22' 21''
82 Carthy, Hugh Caja Rural + 22' 57''
83 Poppel, Danny van Sky + 24' 59''
84 Mezgec, Luka Orica-BikeExchange + 25' 05''
85 Vanspeybrouck, Pieter Topsport Vlaanderen + 25' 15''
86 Ershov, Artur Gazprom-RusVelo + 25' 20''
87 Lampaert, Yves Etixx-Quick Step + 25' 33''
88 Asselman, Jesper Roompot Oranje Peloton + 25' 37''
89 Sutherland, Rory Movistar + 25' 39''
90 Drücker, Jempy BMC + 25' 42''
91 Waeytens, Zico Giant-Alpecin + 25' 45''
92 Wippert, Wouter Cannondale-Drapac + 26' 20''
93 Boev, Igor Gazprom-RusVelo + 26' 38''
94 Del Pino, Jesús Burgos-BH + 26' 43''
95 Cubero, Jorge Burgos-BH + 26' 47''
96 Oss, Daniel BMC + 26' 51''
97 Velits, Martin Etixx-Quick Step + 26' 58''
98 Hoekstra, Jochem Giant-Alpecin + 27' 07''
99 Skjerping, Kristoffer Cannondale-Drapac + 27' 47''
100 Venter, Jaco Dimension Data + 28' 23''
101 Marangoni, Alan Cannondale-Drapac + 28' 25''
102 Estévez, Imanol Euskadi Basque Country + 28' 27''
103 Empel, Etienne van Roompot Oranje Peloton + 28' 55''
104 Berlato, Giacomo Nippo-Vini Fantini + 29' 02''
105 Vorobyev, Anton Katusha + 29' 09''
106 van Rensburg, Jacques Dimension Data + 29' 13''
107 Le Bon, Johan FDJ + 29' 17''
108 Van Lerberghe, Bert Topsport Vlaanderen + 29' 32''
109 Bagdonas, Gediminas Ag2r La Mondiale + 29' 36''
110 Honig, Reinier Roompot Oranje Peloton + 29' 48''
111 Torres, Pablo Burgos-BH + 30' 42''
112 Bizkarra, Mikel Euskadi Basque Country + 30' 57''
113 Van Gestel, Dries Topsport Vlaanderen + 31' 03''
114 Hoogerland, Johnny Roompot Oranje Peloton + 31' 24''
115 Rovny, Ivan Tinkoff + 32' 01''
116 González, Adrian Euskadi Basque Country + 32' 19''
117 Bole, Grega Nippo-Vini Fantini + 33' 01''
118 Firsanov, Sergey Gazprom-RusVelo + 35' 08''
119 Grosu, Eduard Nippo-Vini Fantini + 35' 51''
120 Lander, Sebastian ONE Pro Cycling + 35' 52''
121 Van Keirsbulck, Guillaume Etixx-Quick Step + 35' 58''
122 Lopez, Daniel Burgos-BH + 36' 01''
123 Irizar, Julen Euskadi Basque Country + 37' 24''
124 Nikolaev, Sergey Gazprom-RusVelo + 37' 36''
125 Looij, André Roompot Oranje Peloton + 37' 41''
126 Belkov, Maxim Katusha + 38' 06''
127 Barker, Yanto ONE Pro Cycling + 39' 05''
128 Paulinho, Sérgio Tinkoff + 39' 26''
129 Dougall, Nick Dimension Data + 39' 35''
130 Isaychev, Vladimir Katusha + 40' 19''
131 Lizarralde, Eneko Euskadi Basque Country + 40' 43''
132 Fominykh, Daniil Astana + 42' 49''

Stage 5 map and profile:

Stage 5 map

Stage 5 map

Stage 5 profile

Stage 5 profile


Friday, August 5: Stage 4, Aranda - Lerma, 145 km

Nathan Haas

Nathan Haas wins Burgos stage 4

The Race: Here's the day's racing as told by stage winner Nathan Haas' Dimension Data team.

Nathan Haas put the icing on the cake for Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka during stage 4 of the Vuelta a Burgos, powering to the victory in Lerme ahead of Jean-Pierre Drucker (BMC Racing) and Patrick Bevin (Cannondale-Drapac). Jacques Janse van Rensburg pulled on the King of the Mountains jersey after another day in the break.

Starting in Aranda de Duero, Jacques Janse van Rensburg showed once again he is coming into some great form by making the early break of the day on stage 4 of the Vuelta a Burgos. Our South African was joined by 4 other riders and the quintet proceeded to ride their way to a 3-minute lead over the peloton.

The 145km stage was up and down all day with 2 cat 3 climbs in the middle portion of the stage. Janse van Rensburg was first over the earlier cat 3 and then on the final cat 3 climb that peaked with 31km to go, Janse van Rensburg attacked the break along with Lluis Mas (Caja Rural). By going over the top of the final climb first, our South African climber took the overall lead in the King of the Mountains competition.

With the jersey secured, Janse van Rensburg pushed on with Mas but the peloton made sure the duo was caught with 15km to go. The finish in Lerma was technical and the final 700m went up a narrow 7% gradient cobbled climb. It was a stage we had targeted with Haas during our pre-race planning and so once the break was caught, our 6 remaining riders moved Haas to the head of the peloton. It was a fantastic display of teamwork by our African Team.

Being at the head of the race coming into Lerma was vital as some crosswinds saw a front split of 20 riders go clear. Haas was well placed in the front split with 2 teammates and even though they were brought back with 1,5km to go, our African Team riders put in a big acceleration to ensure Haas took the all-important left hand corner with 800m to go in the first 3 positions. From this point Haas showed his strength and class, powering up the cobbled road with nobody able to hold his wheel and taking a fine win for our African Team.

Nathan Haas: "Vuelta a Burgos has been a fantastic opportunity for us, the group that is going to the Vuelta a Espana, to come together and really create a good energy. I’ve always been a firm believer that teamwork makes wins happen, it doesn’t happen purely because someone is good or strong. It happens because the whole team is together and doing exactly what they need to. The last 3 days we have had some absolutely fantastic moments and we’ve also had some misfortune, which is probably why hadn’t had a victory yet this week. Today the team committed for me, which is a responsibility I take very seriously. I don’t ask to lead a race unless I think I can win it. So a huge thanks to the guys for believing in me and I think the way we are working here is really exciting coming into the Vuelta a Espana. I think we will see something pretty exciting in the next month."

Alex Sans Vega – Sports Director: "It is great day for the team here at the Vuelta a Burgos. From the first day we arrived at Burgos Nathan already had it in his head to go for the stage today, it was his big goal. He achieved it after some really great teamwork from all the guys. Every day the team has been riding well but today was really superb. Jacques was in the breakaway and he won enough points to take the lead in the King of the Mountains competition. In the final crosswind, Katusha really set the race on fire but the guys were in the front and able to deliver Nathan to the last corner in the best position. It was a great effort by the guys and then Nathan did his job in the final. We are super happy, and it is great motivation for the team going to the Vuelta a Espana."

Complete Results:

145 kilometers raced at an average speed of 44.456 km/hr

1 Haas, Nathan Dimension Data 3hr 15min 42sec
2 Drücker, Jempy BMC s.t.
3 Bevin, Patrick Cannondale-Drapac s.t.
4 Poppel, Danny van Sky s.t.
5 Tsatevich, Alexey Katusha s.t.
6 Meersman, Gianni Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
7 Vliegen, Loïc BMC s.t.
8 Grosu, Eduard Nippo-Vini Fantini @ 3sec
9 Waeytens, Zico Giant-Alpecin s.t.
10 Domagalski, Karol ONE Pro Cycling s.t.
11 Vanspeybrouck, Pieter Topsport Vlaanderen s.t.
12 Sánchez, Samuel BMC s.t.
13 Contador, Alberto Tinkoff s.t.
14 Van Hecke, Preben Topsport Vlaanderen s.t.
15 Yates, Simon Orica-BikeExchange s.t.
16 Fernández, Rubén Movistar Team s.t.
17 Barbero, Carlos Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
18 Izagirre, Gorka Movistar Team s.t.
19 Serry, Pieter Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
20 Wippert, Wouter Cannondale-Drapac s.t.
21 Machado, Tiago Katusha s.t.
22 Boev, Igor Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
23 Gruzdev, Dmitriy Astana s.t.
24 Brambilla, Gianluca Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
25 Lietaer, Eliot Topsport Vlaanderen s.t.
26 Róson, Jaime Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
27 Kennaugh, Peter Sky s.t.
28 Pozzovivo, Domenico Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
29 Mezgec, Luka Orica-BikeExchange s.t.
30 González, Adrian Euskadi Basque Country s.t.
31 Kudus, Merhawi Dimension Data s.t.
32 Velits, Peter BMC s.t.
33 Lopez, Daniel Burgos-BH s.t.
34 López, David Sky s.t.
35 Cataldo, Dario Astana s.t.
36 Jauregui, Quentin Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
37 Pichon, Laurent FDJ s.t.
38 Boswell, Ian Sky s.t.
39 De Tier, Floris Topsport Vlaanderen s.t.
40 Madrazo, Ángel Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
41 Iturria, Mikel Euskadi Basque Country s.t.
42 Scarponi, Michele Astana s.t.
43 Verona, Carlos Orica-BikeExchange s.t.
44 Hermans, Ben BMC s.t.
45 Elissonde, Kenny FDJ s.t.
46 Lander, Sebastian ONE Pro Cycling s.t.
47 Rojas, José Joaquin Movistar Team s.t.
48 De La Cruz, David Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
49 Bilbao, Pello Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
50 Meier, Christian Orica-BikeExchange s.t.
51 Tusveld, Martijn Giant-Alpecin s.t.
52 Mamykin, Matvei Katusha s.t.
53 Looij, André Roompot Oranje Peloton + 00' 20''
54 Bouet, Maxime Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
55 Villella, Davide Cannondale-Drapac s.t.
56 Fröhlinger, Johannes Giant-Alpecin s.t.
57 Zepuntke, Ruben Cannondale-Drapac s.t.
58 Irizar, Julen Euskadi Basque Country s.t.
59 Sprengers, Thomas Topsport Vlaanderen s.t.
60 Fraile, Omar Dimension Data s.t.
61 Aranburu, Alex Euskadi Basque Country s.t.
62 Van Keirsbulck, Guillaume Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
63 Knees, Christian Sky s.t.
64 Colli, Daniele Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
65 Moreno, Javier Movistar Team s.t.
66 Pardilla, Sergio Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
67 Puccio, Salvatore Sky s.t.
68 Bidard, François Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
69 Shalunov, Evgeny Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
70 Herrada, José Movistar Team s.t.
71 Ershov, Artur Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
72 Velits, Martin Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
73 Bagdonas, Gediminas Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
74 Henao, Sebastián Sky s.t.
75 Restrepo, Jhonatan Katusha s.t.
76 Gretsch, Patrick Ag2r La Mondiale + 00' 31''
77 Antón, Igor Dimension Data s.t.
78 Lagutin, Sergey Katusha s.t.
79 Wyss, Danilo BMC s.t.
80 Van Gestel, Dries Topsport Vlaanderen s.t.
81 McCarthy, Jay Tinkoff s.t.
82 Van Lerberghe, Bert Topsport Vlaanderen s.t.
83 Lampaert, Yves Etixx-Quick Step + 00' 38''
84 Rovny, Ivan Tinkoff s.t.
85 Ladagnous, Matthieu FDJ s.t.
86 Vanotti, Alessandro Astana s.t.
87 Hoekstra, Jochem Giant-Alpecin + 00' 41''
88 Minard, Sébastien Ag2r La Mondiale + 00' 51''
89 Marangoni, Alan Cannondale-Drapac + 00' 54''
90 Dowsett, Alex Movistar Team + 01' 00''
91 Visconti, Giovanni Movistar Team + 01' 03''
92 Oss, Daniel BMC + 01' 09''
93 Sbaragli, Kristian Dimension Data + 01' 11''
94 Chavanel, Sébastien FDJ + 01' 13''
95 Arroyo, David Caja Rural-Seguros RGA + 01' 17''
96 Salas, Ibai Burgos-BH s.t.
97 Hoogerland, Johnny Roompot Oranje Peloton s.t.
98 Sola, Manuel Burgos-BH s.t.
99 Skjerping, Kristoffer Cannondale-Drapac s.t.
100 Torres, Pablo Burgos-BH s.t.
101 Txurruka, Amets Orica-BikeExchange s.t.
102 Von Hoff, Steele ONE Pro Cycling s.t.
103 Docker, Mitchell Orica-BikeExchange + 01' 23''
104 Mas, Lluís Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
105 Fournier, Marc FDJ + 01' 31''
106 Pineau, Cédric FDJ s.t.
107 Barker, Yanto ONE Pro Cycling + 01' 38''
108 Vorobyev, Anton Katusha + 01' 54''
109 Empel, Etienne van Roompot Oranje Peloton s.t.
110 Lizarralde, Eneko Euskadi Basque Country + 02' 01''
111 Del Pino, Jesús Burgos-BH s.t.
112 Cubero, Jorge Burgos-BH s.t.
113 Nikolaev, Sergey Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
114 Moser, Moreno Cannondale-Drapac + 02' 05''
115 Lunke, Sindre Giant-Alpecin + 02' 07''
116 Trofimov, Yuri Tinkoff s.t.
117 Gogl, Michaël Tinkoff + 02' 20''
118 Malacarne, Davide Astana + 02' 21''
119 Belkov, Maxim Katusha s.t.
120 Howson, Damien Orica-BikeExchange + 02' 45''
121 Schultz, Nick Orica-BikeExchange s.t.
122 Haga, Chad Giant-Alpecin s.t.
123 Fominykh, Daniil Astana s.t.
124 Weening, Pieter Roompot Oranje Peloton s.t.
125 Capecchi, Eros Astana s.t.
126 Yamamoto, Genki Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
127 Le Bon, Johan FDJ + 02' 49''
128 Venter, Jaco Dimension Data + 03' 18''
129 Merino, Igor Burgos-BH s.t.
130 Zandio, Xabier Sky + 03' 46''
131 Isaychev, Vladimir Katusha s.t.
132 Berlato, Giacomo Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
133 Bole, Grega Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
134 Ovechkin, Artem Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
135 Sutherland, Rory Movistar Team s.t.
136 Riblon, Christophe Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
137 Dougall, Nick Dimension Data s.t.
138 van Rensburg, Jacques Dimension Data s.t.
139 Vaugrenard, Benoît FDJ s.t.
140 Blythe, Adam Tinkoff s.t.
141 Kobayashi, Marino Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
142 Honig, Reinier Roompot Oranje Peloton + 03' 54''
143 Asselman, Jesper Roompot Oranje Peloton + 05' 42''
144 Firsanov, Sergey Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
145 Paulinho, Sérgio Tinkoff + 06' 19''
146 Hernández, Jesús Tinkoff s.t.
147 Carthy, Hugh Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
148 Bizkarra, Mikel Euskadi Basque Country s.t.
149 Ebsen, John ONE Pro Cycling + 07' 43''
150 Estévez, Imanol Euskadi Basque Country s.t.

GC after Stage 4:

505.7 kilometers raced so far at an average speed of 43.547 km/hr

1 Meersman, Gianni Etixx-Quick Step 11hr 36min 46sec
2 Gruzdev, Dmitriy Astana s.t.
3 Cataldo, Dario Astana s.t.
4 Scarponi, Michele Astana s.t.
5 Rojas, José Joaquin Movistar Team 3sec
6 Fernández, Rubén Movistar Team s.t.
7 Izagirre, Gorka Movistar Team s.t.
8 Brambilla, Gianluca Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
9 De La Cruz, David Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
10 Serry, Pieter Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
11 Poppel, Danny van Sky + 00' 04''
12 Drücker, Jempy BMC + 00' 06''
13 López, David Sky + 00' 07''
14 Kennaugh, Peter Sky s.t.
15 Boswell, Ian Sky s.t.
16 Velits, Peter BMC + 00' 09''
17 Hermans, Ben BMC s.t.
18 Sánchez, Samuel BMC s.t.
19 Mezgec, Luka Orica-BikeExchange + 00' 10''
20 Verona, Carlos Orica-BikeExchange s.t.
21 Yates, Simon Orica-BikeExchange s.t.
22 Machado, Tiago Katusha + 00' 11''
23 Mamykin, Matvei Katusha s.t.
24 Bevin, Patrick Cannondale-Drapac + 00' 13''
25 Contador, Alberto Tinkoff s.t.
26 Madrazo, Ángel Caja Rural-Seguros RGA + 00' 14''
27 Róson, Jaime Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
28 Bilbao, Pello Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
29 Pichon, Laurent FDJ s.t.
30 Barbero, Carlos Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
31 Elissonde, Kenny FDJ s.t.
32 Meier, Christian Orica-BikeExchange + 00' 16''
33 Vanspeybrouck, Pieter Topsport Vlaanderen + 00' 20''
34 Lietaer, Eliot Topsport Vlaanderen s.t.
35 De Tier, Floris Topsport Vlaanderen s.t.
36 Bouet, Maxime Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
37 Moreno, Javier Movistar Team s.t.
38 Puccio, Salvatore Sky + 00' 24''
39 Herrada, José Movistar Team + 00' 29''
40 Pardilla, Sergio Caja Rural-Seguros RGA + 00' 31''
41 Villella, Davide Cannondale-Drapac + 00' 33''
42 Jauregui, Quentin Ag2r La Mondiale + 00' 34''
43 Pozzovivo, Domenico Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
44 Kudus, Merhawi Dimension Data + 00' 35''
45 Domagalski, Karol ONE Pro Cycling s.t.
46 Sprengers, Thomas Topsport Vlaanderen + 00' 37''
47 Lampaert, Yves Etixx-Quick Step + 00' 38''
48 Shalunov, Evgeny Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
49 Iturria, Mikel Euskadi Basque Country + 00' 40''
50 Henao, Sebastián Sky s.t.
51 Knees, Christian Sky + 00' 44''
52 Waeytens, Zico Giant-Alpecin + 00' 50''
53 Bidard, François Ag2r La Mondiale + 00' 51''
54 Vliegen, Loïc BMC + 00' 53''
55 Fraile, Omar Dimension Data + 00' 54''
56 Antón, Igor Dimension Data + 01' 03''
57 Visconti, Giovanni Movistar Team s.t.
58 Oss, Daniel BMC + 01' 15''
59 Van Hecke, Preben Topsport Vlaanderen + 01' 17''
60 Txurruka, Amets Orica-BikeExchange + 01' 28''
61 Arroyo, David Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
62 Tsatevich, Alexey Katusha + 01' 30''
63 Wyss, Danilo BMC + 01' 32''
64 Mas, Lluís Caja Rural-Seguros RGA + 01' 34''
65 Boev, Igor Gazprom-RusVelo + 01' 43''
66 Sbaragli, Kristian Dimension Data s.t.
67 Haas, Nathan Dimension Data + 01' 54''
68 Zepuntke, Ruben Cannondale-Drapac + 01' 55''
69 Velits, Martin Etixx-Quick Step + 02' 03''
70 Tusveld, Martijn Giant-Alpecin + 02' 12''
71 Trofimov, Yuri Tinkoff + 02' 17''
72 Moser, Moreno Cannondale-Drapac + 02' 18''
73 Aranburu, Alex Euskadi Basque Country + 02' 19''
74 Gretsch, Patrick Ag2r La Mondiale + 02' 24''
75 Fröhlinger, Johannes Giant-Alpecin + 02' 29''
76 Pineau, Cédric FDJ + 02' 46''
77 Skjerping, Kristoffer Cannondale-Drapac + 02' 52''
78 Howson, Damien Orica-BikeExchange s.t.
79 Sola, Manuel Burgos-BH + 03' 24''
80 Marangoni, Alan Cannondale-Drapac + 03' 30''
81 Haga, Chad Giant-Alpecin + 03' 32''
82 Docker, Mitchell Orica-BikeExchange + 03' 55''
83 Salas, Ibai Burgos-BH + 04' 03''
84 Lunke, Sindre Giant-Alpecin + 04' 16''
85 Restrepo, Jhonatan Katusha + 04' 17''
86 van Rensburg, Jacques Dimension Data + 04' 18''
87 Le Bon, Johan FDJ + 04' 22''
88 Lagutin, Sergey Katusha + 04' 28''
89 Wippert, Wouter Cannondale-Drapac + 04' 34''
90 Vanotti, Alessandro Astana + 04' 35''
91 Van Lerberghe, Bert Topsport Vlaanderen + 04' 37''
92 Bagdonas, Gediminas Ag2r La Mondiale + 04' 41''
93 Ladagnous, Matthieu FDJ + 05' 06''
94 Colli, Daniele Nippo-Vini Fantini + 05' 10''
95 Minard, Sébastien Ag2r La Mondiale + 05' 11''
96 Von Hoff, Steele ONE Pro Cycling + 05' 38''
97 Torres, Pablo Burgos-BH + 05' 47''
98 Chavanel, Sébastien FDJ + 06' 17''
99 Hoogerland, Johnny Roompot Oranje Peloton + 06' 29''
100 Hernández, Jesús Tinkoff + 07' 51''
101 Merino, Igor Burgos-BH + 07' 58''
102 Bole, Grega Nippo-Vini Fantini + 08' 06''
103 Estévez, Imanol Euskadi Basque Country + 08' 20''
104 Kobayashi, Marino Nippo-Vini Fantini + 08' 26''
105 Asselman, Jesper Roompot Oranje Peloton + 08' 27''
106 Schultz, Nick Orica-BikeExchange + 08' 41''
107 Firsanov, Sergey Gazprom-RusVelo + 09' 49''
108 Grosu, Eduard Nippo-Vini Fantini + 10' 56''
109 Lander, Sebastian ONE Pro Cycling + 10' 57''
110 Van Keirsbulck, Guillaume Etixx-Quick Step + 11' 03''
111 McCarthy, Jay Tinkoff s.t.
112 Lopez, Daniel Burgos-BH + 11' 06''
113 Rovny, Ivan Tinkoff + 11' 10''
114 Ershov, Artur Gazprom-RusVelo + 11' 15''
115 Van Gestel, Dries Topsport Vlaanderen + 11' 21''
116 Looij, André Roompot Oranje Peloton + 12' 05''
117 Dowsett, Alex Movistar Team + 12' 09''
118 González, Adrian Euskadi Basque Country + 12' 12''
119 Ebsen, John ONE Pro Cycling + 12' 22''
120 Irizar, Julen Euskadi Basque Country + 12' 29''
121 Fournier, Marc FDJ s.t.
122 Nikolaev, Sergey Gazprom-RusVelo + 12' 41''
123 Gogl, Michaël Tinkoff + 12' 52''
124 Del Pino, Jesús Burgos-BH + 13' 04''
125 Capecchi, Eros Astana s.t.
126 Cubero, Jorge Burgos-BH + 13' 08''
127 Belkov, Maxim Katusha + 13' 11''
128 Malacarne, Davide Astana + 13' 12''
129 Hoekstra, Jochem Giant-Alpecin + 13' 28''
130 Vorobyev, Anton Katusha + 13' 33''
131 Empel, Etienne van Roompot Oranje Peloton + 13' 39''
132 Barker, Yanto ONE Pro Cycling + 14' 10''
133 Venter, Jaco Dimension Data + 14' 18''
134 Weening, Pieter Roompot Oranje Peloton + 14' 30''
135 Berlato, Giacomo Nippo-Vini Fantini + 14' 39''
136 Dougall, Nick Dimension Data + 14' 40''
137 Sutherland, Rory Movistar Team + 14' 57''
138 Yamamoto, Genki Nippo-Vini Fantini + 15' 16''
139 Vaugrenard, Benoît FDJ + 15' 23''
140 Isaychev, Vladimir Katusha + 15' 24''
141 Honig, Reinier Roompot Oranje Peloton + 15' 39''
142 Zandio, Xabier Sky s.t.
143 Lizarralde, Eneko Euskadi Basque Country + 15' 48''
144 Blythe, Adam Tinkoff s.t.
145 Ovechkin, Artem Gazprom-RusVelo + 16' 47''
146 Riblon, Christophe Ag2r La Mondiale + 16' 57''
147 Bizkarra, Mikel Euskadi Basque Country + 17' 18''
148 Fominykh, Daniil Astana + 17' 54''
149 Paulinho, Sérgio Tinkoff + 18' 35''
150 Carthy, Hugh Caja Rural-Seguros RGA + 20' 52''

Thursday, August 4: Stage 3, Sedano - Villarcayo, 198 km

Danny van Poppel

Danny van Poppel wins Burgos stage 3

The Race: Stage winner Danny van Poppel's Team Sky explained the day thus:

Danny van Poppel claimed back to back sprint victories with an emphatic win on stage three at the Vuelta a Burgos. The Dutchman was able to finish off the hard work of his Team Sky team-mates into Villarcayo with a masterful piece of positioning in the final kilometre.

Second wheel through the final tight right-hander, Van Poppel accelerated hard to take the victory, extending his lead in the green jersey standings. The top three mirrored that of day one, with Jempy Drucker (BMC Racing) and Gianni Meersman (Etixx - Quick-Step) rounding out the podium places.

The 198km test held a sting in the tail, with a hard passage over the Alto Retuerta which stretched the peloton to breaking point. Team Sky rallied around their sprinter, dragging back a dangerous move which included Alberto Contador (Tinkoff), before ramping up the pace following the descent.

Having survived the tough third category climb, Van Poppel was dropped off expertly under the flamme rouge and took his second victory of the year in style.
A bunch sprint and no time bonuses allowed Dmitriy Gruzdev to retain a slender race lead over his Astana team-mates following Wednesday's team time trial.
"I'm really happy. I didn't expect to win today because it was a pretty hard final," Van Poppel explained after the stage. "I suffered a lot, especially on the last climb and I was one of the last guys at the back. The team did a great job. They helped me and waited for me, then when we got back to the front they pulled full gas to take back a strong break. The lead-out was perfect!

"Cycling is a really hard sport. I know I'm not bad on the uphills, but it's always difficult in Spain to ride uphill. I'm really happy to take another victory and I really want to thank the team. They did a great job!

"Tomorrow is possible again for a sprint, but first we enjoy this victory!"

Complete Results:

1 Poppel, Danny van Sky 4hr 35min 47sec
2 Drücker, Jempy BMC s.t.
3 Meersman, Gianni Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
4 Vanspeybrouck, Pieter Topsport Vlaanderen s.t.
5 Sbaragli, Kristian Dimension Data s.t.
6 Lampaert, Yves Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
7 Rojas, José Joaquin Movistar s.t.
8 Mezgec, Luka Orica-BikeExchange s.t.
9 Waeytens, Zico Giant-Alpecin s.t.
10 Madrazo, Ángel Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
11 Jauregui, Quentin Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
12 Domagalski, Karol ONE Pro Cycling s.t.
13 Mas, Lluís Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
14 Bevin, Patrick Cannondale-Drapac s.t.
15 Pichon, Laurent FDJ s.t.
16 Cataldo, Dario Astana s.t.
17 Fernández, Rubén Movistar s.t.
18 Róson, Jaime Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
19 López, David Sky s.t.
20 Barbero, Carlos Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
21 De La Cruz, David Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
22 Kennaugh, Peter Sky s.t.
23 Machado, Tiago Katusha s.t.
24 Contador, Alberto Tinkoff s.t.
25 Izagirre, Gorka Movistar s.t.
26 Kudus, Merhawi Dimension Data s.t.
27 Gruzdev, Dmitriy Astana s.t.
28 Brambilla, Gianluca Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
29 Hermans, Ben BMC s.t.
30 Lietaer, Eliot Topsport Vlaanderen s.t.
31 Yates, Simon Orica-BikeExchange s.t.
32 Knees, Christian Sky s.t.
33 Shalunov, Evgeny Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
34 Serry, Pieter Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
35 Van Hecke, Preben Topsport Vlaanderen s.t.
36 Elissonde, Kenny FDJ s.t.
37 Haga, Chad Giant-Alpecin s.t.
38 Bidard, François Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
39 Estévez, Imanol Euskadi Basque Country s.t.
40 Antón, Igor Dimension Data s.t.
41 Boswell, Ian Sky s.t.
42 Iturria, Mikel Euskadi Basque Country s.t.
43 Bouet, Maxime Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
44 Scarponi, Michele Astana s.t.
45 Sánchez, Samuel BMC s.t.
46 Howson, Damien Orica-BikeExchange s.t.
47 Velits, Peter BMC s.t.
48 Verona, Carlos Orica-BikeExchange s.t.
49 Trofimov, Yuri Tinkoff s.t.
50 Pineau, Cédric FDJ s.t.
51 Puccio, Salvatore Sky s.t.
52 Visconti, Giovanni Movistar s.t.
53 Pozzovivo, Domenico Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
54 De Tier, Floris Topsport Vlaanderen s.t.
55 Bilbao, Pello Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
56 Pardilla, Sergio Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
57 Mamykin, Matvei Katusha s.t.
58 Moser, Moreno Cannondale-Drapac s.t.
59 Moreno, Javier Movistar s.t.
60 Villella, Davide Cannondale-Drapac s.t.
61 Arroyo, David Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
62 Txurruka, Amets Orica-BikeExchange s.t.
63 Herrada, José Movistar s.t.
64 van Rensburg, Jacques Dimension Data s.t.
65 Vliegen, Loïc BMC s.t.
66 Fraile, Omar Dimension Data s.t.
67 Sprengers, Thomas Topsport Vlaanderen s.t.
68 Henao, Sebastián Sky s.t.
69 Oss, Daniel BMC s.t.
70 Meier, Christian Orica-BikeExchange s.t.
71 Docker, Mitchell Orica-BikeExchange @ 25sec
72 Wyss, Danilo BMC + 00' 55''
73 Boev, Igor Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
74 Skjerping, Kristoffer Cannondale-Drapac s.t.
75 Salas, Ibai Burgos-BH s.t.
76 Gretsch, Patrick Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
77 Aranburu, Alex Euskadi Basque Country s.t.
78 Tsatevich, Alexey Katusha s.t.
79 Haas, Nathan Dimension Data s.t.
80 Asselman, Jesper Roompot Oranje Peloton s.t.
81 Lunke, Sindre Giant-Alpecin s.t.
82 Fröhlinger, Johannes Giant-Alpecin s.t.
83 Zepuntke, Ruben Cannondale-Drapac s.t.
84 Hernández, Jesús Tinkoff s.t.
85 Velits, Martin Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
86 Marangoni, Alan Cannondale-Drapac s.t.
87 Le Bon, Johan FDJ s.t.
88 Sola, Manuel Burgos-BH s.t.
89 Tusveld, Martijn Giant-Alpecin s.t.
90 Wippert, Wouter Cannondale-Drapac + 03' 49''
91 Van Lerberghe, Bert Topsport Vlaanderen s.t.
92 Restrepo, Jhonatan Katusha s.t.
93 Colli, Daniele Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
94 Hoogerland, Johnny Roompot Oranje Peloton s.t.
95 Firsanov, Sergey Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
96 Haar, Lars van der Giant-Alpecin s.t.
97 Torres, Pablo Burgos-BH s.t.
98 Von Hoff, Steele ONE Pro Cycling s.t.
99 Ebsen, John ONE Pro Cycling s.t.
100 Kobayashi, Marino Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
101 Chavanel, Sébastien FDJ s.t.
102 Bole, Grega Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
103 Minard, Sébastien Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
104 Merino, Igor Burgos-BH s.t.
105 Bagdonas, Gediminas Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
106 Vanotti, Alessandro Astana s.t.
107 Lagutin, Sergey Katusha s.t.
108 Schultz, Nick Orica-BikeExchange s.t.
109 Ladagnous, Matthieu FDJ + 04' 17''
110 Blythe, Adam Tinkoff + 10' 22''
111 Dowsett, Alex Movistar s.t.
112 Van Keirsbulck, Guillaume Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
113 Sutherland, Rory Movistar s.t.
114 Riblon, Christophe Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
115 Ershov, Artur Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
116 Belkov, Maxim Katusha s.t.
117 Foliforov, Alexander Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
118 Nikolaev, Sergey Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
119 Vorobyev, Anton Katusha s.t.
120 Fournier, Marc FDJ s.t.
121 Vaugrenard, Benoît FDJ s.t.
122 Honig, Reinier Roompot Oranje Peloton s.t.
123 Weening, Pieter Roompot Oranje Peloton s.t.
124 Looij, André Roompot Oranje Peloton s.t.
125 Empel, Etienne van Roompot Oranje Peloton s.t.
126 Van Gestel, Dries Topsport Vlaanderen s.t.
127 Cubero, Jorge Burgos-BH s.t.
128 Lander, Sebastian ONE Pro Cycling s.t.
129 McCarthy, Jay Tinkoff s.t.
130 González, Adrian Euskadi Basque Country s.t.
131 Berlato, Giacomo Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
132 Malacarne, Davide Astana s.t.
133 Dougall, Nick Dimension Data s.t.
134 Venter, Jaco Dimension Data s.t.
135 Grosu, Eduard Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
136 Mortensen, Martin ONE Pro Cycling s.t.
137 Gogl, Michaël Tinkoff s.t.
138 Lopez, Daniel Burgos-BH s.t.
139 Sole, Arnau Burgos-BH s.t.
140 Del Pino, Jesús Burgos-BH s.t.
141 Zandio, Xabier Sky s.t.
142 Isaychev, Vladimir Katusha s.t.
143 Bizkarra, Mikel Euskadi Basque Country s.t.
144 Irizar, Julen Euskadi Basque Country s.t.
145 Carthy, Hugh Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
146 Paulinho, Sérgio Tinkoff s.t.
147 Rovny, Ivan Tinkoff s.t.
148 Capecchi, Eros Astana s.t.
149 Fominykh, Daniil Astana + 12' 00''
150 Ovechkin, Artem Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
151 Barker, Yanto ONE Pro Cycling s.t.
152 Lizarralde, Eneko Euskadi Basque Country s.t.
153 Hoekstra, Jochem Giant-Alpecin s.t.
154 Yamamoto, Genki Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
155 Nibali, Antonio Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.

GC after Stage 4:

1 Gruzdev, Dmitriy Astana 8hr 21min 1sec
2 Cataldo, Dario Astana s.t.
3 Scarponi, Michele Astana s.t.
4 Meersman, Gianni Etixx-Quick Step @ 3sec
5 Rojas, José Joaquin Movistar s.t.
6 De La Cruz, David Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
7 Brambilla, Gianluca Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
8 Fernández, Rubén Movistar s.t.
9 Izagirre, Gorka Movistar s.t.
10 Lampaert, Yves Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
11 Serry, Pieter Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
12 Visconti, Giovanni Movistar s.t.
13 Moreno, Javier Movistar s.t.
14 Bouet, Maxime Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
15 Poppel, Danny van Sky + 00' 07''
16 Puccio, Salvatore Sky s.t.
17 López, David Sky s.t.
18 Kennaugh, Peter Sky s.t.
19 Boswell, Ian Sky s.t.
20 Drücker, Jempy BMC + 00' 09''
21 Hermans, Ben BMC s.t.
22 Velits, Peter BMC s.t.
23 Sánchez, Samuel BMC s.t.
24 Oss, Daniel BMC s.t.
25 Mezgec, Luka Orica-BikeExchange + 00' 10''
26 Verona, Carlos Orica-BikeExchange s.t.
27 Howson, Damien Orica-BikeExchange s.t.
28 Yates, Simon Orica-BikeExchange s.t.
29 Machado, Tiago Katusha + 00' 11''
30 Mamykin, Matvei Katusha s.t.
31 Herrada, José Movistar + 00' 12''
32 Contador, Alberto Tinkoff + 00' 13''
33 Trofimov, Yuri Tinkoff s.t.
34 Madrazo, Ángel Caja Rural-Seguros RGA + 00' 14''
35 Mas, Lluís Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
36 Róson, Jaime Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
37 Bilbao, Pello Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
38 Txurruka, Amets Orica-BikeExchange s.t.
39 Pichon, Laurent FDJ s.t.
40 Pardilla, Sergio Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
41 Arroyo, David Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
42 Barbero, Carlos Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
43 Elissonde, Kenny FDJ s.t.
44 Bevin, Patrick Cannondale-Drapac + 00' 16''
45 Meier, Christian Orica-BikeExchange s.t.
46 Villella, Davide Cannondale-Drapac s.t.
47 Moser, Moreno Cannondale-Drapac s.t.
48 Vanspeybrouck, Pieter Topsport Vlaanderen + 00' 20''
49 Lietaer, Eliot Topsport Vlaanderen s.t.
50 De Tier, Floris Topsport Vlaanderen s.t.
51 Sprengers, Thomas Topsport Vlaanderen s.t.
52 Shalunov, Evgeny Gazprom-RusVelo + 00' 21''
53 Henao, Sebastián Sky + 00' 23''
54 Knees, Christian Sky + 00' 27''
55 Jauregui, Quentin Ag2r La Mondiale + 00' 34''
56 Bidard, François Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
57 Pozzovivo, Domenico Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
58 Kudus, Merhawi Dimension Data + 00' 35''
59 Sbaragli, Kristian Dimension Data s.t.
60 Antón, Igor Dimension Data s.t.
61 Domagalski, Karol ONE Pro Cycling s.t.
62 van Rensburg, Jacques Dimension Data s.t.
63 Fraile, Omar Dimension Data + 00' 37''
64 Iturria, Mikel Euskadi Basque Country + 00' 40''
65 Estévez, Imanol Euskadi Basque Country s.t.
66 Waeytens, Zico Giant-Alpecin + 00' 50''
67 Haga, Chad Giant-Alpecin s.t.
68 Vliegen, Loïc BMC + 00' 56''
69 Wyss, Danilo BMC + 01' 04''
70 Van Hecke, Preben Topsport Vlaanderen + 01' 17''
71 Pineau, Cédric FDJ + 01' 18''
72 Tsatevich, Alexey Katusha + 01' 33''
73 Hernández, Jesús Tinkoff + 01' 35''
74 Le Bon, Johan FDJ + 01' 36''
75 Zepuntke, Ruben Cannondale-Drapac + 01' 38''
76 Skjerping, Kristoffer Cannondale-Drapac s.t.
77 Boev, Igor Gazprom-RusVelo + 01' 43''
78 Velits, Martin Etixx-Quick Step + 01' 46''
79 Gretsch, Patrick Ag2r La Mondiale + 01' 56''
80 Haas, Nathan Dimension Data + 01' 57''
81 Aranburu, Alex Euskadi Basque Country + 02' 02''
82 Sola, Manuel Burgos-BH + 02' 10''
83 Fröhlinger, Johannes Giant-Alpecin + 02' 12''
84 Tusveld, Martijn Giant-Alpecin s.t.
85 Lunke, Sindre Giant-Alpecin s.t.
86 Docker, Mitchell Orica-BikeExchange + 02' 35''
87 Marangoni, Alan Cannondale-Drapac + 02' 39''
88 Asselman, Jesper Roompot Oranje Peloton + 02' 48''
89 Salas, Ibai Burgos-BH + 02' 49''
90 Restrepo, Jhonatan Katusha + 04' 00''
91 Lagutin, Sergey Katusha s.t.
92 Vanotti, Alessandro Astana s.t.
93 Van Lerberghe, Bert Topsport Vlaanderen + 04' 09''
94 Firsanov, Sergey Gazprom-RusVelo + 04' 10''
95 Bole, Grega Nippo-Vini Fantini + 04' 23''
96 Minard, Sébastien Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
97 Von Hoff, Steele ONE Pro Cycling + 04' 24''
98 Bagdonas, Gediminas Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
99 Ladagnous, Matthieu FDJ + 04' 31''
100 Ebsen, John ONE Pro Cycling + 04' 32''
101 Torres, Pablo Burgos-BH + 04' 33''
102 Merino, Igor Burgos-BH s.t.
103 Wippert, Wouter Cannondale-Drapac + 04' 34''
104 Haar, Lars van der Giant-Alpecin + 04' 39''
105 Colli, Daniele Nippo-Vini Fantini + 04' 43''
106 Kobayashi, Marino Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
107 Chavanel, Sébastien FDJ + 05' 07''
108 Hoogerland, Johnny Roompot Oranje Peloton + 05' 15''
109 Schultz, Nick Orica-BikeExchange + 05' 59''
110 Capecchi, Eros Astana + 10' 22''
111 Gogl, Michaël Tinkoff + 10' 35''
112 McCarthy, Jay Tinkoff s.t.
113 Rovny, Ivan Tinkoff s.t.
114 Nikolaev, Sergey Gazprom-RusVelo + 10' 43''
115 Foliforov, Alexander Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
116 Van Keirsbulck, Guillaume Etixx-Quick Step + 10' 46''
117 Van Gestel, Dries Topsport Vlaanderen + 10' 53''
118 Belkov, Maxim Katusha s.t.
119 Malacarne, Davide Astana + 10' 54''
120 Grosu, Eduard Nippo-Vini Fantini + 10' 56''
121 Berlato, Giacomo Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
122 Lander, Sebastian ONE Pro Cycling + 10' 57''
123 Dougall, Nick Dimension Data s.t.
124 Ershov, Artur Gazprom-RusVelo + 10' 58''
125 Fournier, Marc FDJ + 11' 01''
126 Bizkarra, Mikel Euskadi Basque Country + 11' 02''
127 Venter, Jaco Dimension Data + 11' 03''
128 Mortensen, Martin ONE Pro Cycling + 11' 05''
129 Lopez, Daniel Burgos-BH + 11' 06''
130 Del Pino, Jesús Burgos-BH s.t.
131 Sole, Arnau Burgos-BH + 11' 07''
132 Cubero, Jorge Burgos-BH + 11' 10''
133 Dowsett, Alex Movistar + 11' 12''
134 Sutherland, Rory Movistar + 11' 14''
135 Vaugrenard, Benoît FDJ + 11' 40''
136 Isaychev, Vladimir Katusha + 11' 41''
137 Vorobyev, Anton Katusha + 11' 42''
138 Honig, Reinier Roompot Oranje Peloton + 11' 48''
139 Weening, Pieter Roompot Oranje Peloton s.t.
140 Looij, André Roompot Oranje Peloton s.t.
141 Empel, Etienne van Roompot Oranje Peloton s.t.
142 Zandio, Xabier Sky + 11' 56''
143 Blythe, Adam Tinkoff + 12' 05''
144 González, Adrian Euskadi Basque Country + 12' 12''
145 Irizar, Julen Euskadi Basque Country s.t.
146 Paulinho, Sérgio Tinkoff + 12' 19''
147 Yamamoto, Genki Nippo-Vini Fantini + 12' 34''
148 Barker, Yanto ONE Pro Cycling + 12' 35''
149 Hoekstra, Jochem Giant-Alpecin + 12' 50''
150 Ovechkin, Artem Gazprom-RusVelo + 12' 54''
151 Nibali, Antonio Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
152 Riblon, Christophe Ag2r La Mondiale + 13' 14''
153 Lizarralde, Eneko Euskadi Basque Country + 13' 50''
154 Carthy, Hugh Caja Rural-Seguros RGA + 14' 36''
155 Fominykh, Daniil Astana + 15' 12''

Wednesday, August 3: Stage 2, Burgos 10.72 km team time trial

Team Astana

Astana racing to victory in stage 2

The Race: Here's stage winner Astana's post.

"The team was perfect - said Dmitri Gruzdev, new leader of the Vuelta a Burgos -  we run the race without making any mistakes."

"I'm happy to wear the shirt of the primacy - he continued - this pay me back the three weeks of hard training in the mountains."

Astana Pro Team won the team time trial of Burgos with an average speed of 48,851 km/hr.  Thanks to its success in the standings the first four places are occupied by Gruzdev, Dario Cataldo, Eros Capecchi and Michele Scarponi, also awarded the prize for daily combativity.

"Everything went well - commented sport director Alexander Shefer - it was a time trial that you could lose for few seconds. The boys, however, have managed their effort in the best way and proves the fact they also got the best intermediate time ".

Tomorrow's third stage from Celery Villarcayo of 198 kilometers; on the road book a race for sprinters.

Complete Results:

1 Astana 13min 10sec
2 Movistar @ 2sec
3 Etixx-Quick Step + 00' 03''
4 Sky + 00' 06''
5 BMC + 00' 09''
6 Orica-BikeExchange s.t.
7 Katusha + 00' 11''
8 Tinkoff + 00' 13''
9 Caja Rural-Seguros RGA + 00' 14''
10 FDJ s.t.
11 Cannondale-Drapac + 00' 16''
12 Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise + 00' 20''
13 Gazprom-RusVelo + 00' 21''
14 Nippo-Vini Fantini + 00' 34''
15 Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
16 ONE Pro Cycling + 00' 35''
17 Dimension Data s.t.
18 Euskadi Basque Country-Murias Taldea + 00' 40''
19 Burgos-BH + 00' 44''
20 Giant-Alpecin + 00' 50''
21 Roompot Oranje Peloton + 01' 26''

GC after Stage 2:

1 Gruzdev, Dmitriy Astana 3hr 45min 14sec
2 Cataldo, Dario Astana s.t.
3 Capecchi, Eros Astana s.t.
4 Scarponi, Michele Astana s.t.
5 Meersman, Gianni Etixx-Quick Step @ 3sec
6 Rojas, José Joaquin Movistar s.t.
7 Brambilla, Gianluca Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
8 De La Cruz, David Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
9 Izagirre, Gorka Movistar s.t.
10 Lampaert, Yves Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
11 Moreno, Javier Movistar s.t.
12 Visconti, Giovanni Movistar s.t.
13 Serry, Pieter Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
14 Bouet, Maxime Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
15 Sutherland, Rory Movistar s.t.
16 Poppel, Danny van Sky + 00' 07''
17 Puccio, Salvatore Sky s.t.
18 López, David Sky s.t.
19 Boswell, Ian Sky s.t.
20 Kennaugh, Peter Sky s.t.
21 Drücker, Jempy BMC + 00' 09''
22 Wyss, Danilo BMC s.t.
23 Velits, Peter BMC s.t.
24 Hermans, Ben BMC s.t.
25 Oss, Daniel BMC s.t.
26 Sánchez, Samuel BMC s.t.
27 Mezgec, Luka Orica-BikeExchange + 00' 10''
28 Verona, Carlos Orica-BikeExchange s.t.
29 Howson, Damien Orica-BikeExchange s.t.
30 Yates, Simon Orica-BikeExchange s.t.
31 Tsatevich, Alexey Katusha + 00' 11''
32 Restrepo, Jhonatan Katusha s.t.
33 Machado, Tiago Katusha s.t.
34 Lagutin, Sergey Katusha s.t.
35 Mamykin, Matvei Katusha s.t.
36 Vanotti, Alessandro Astana s.t.
37 Herrada, José Movistar + 00' 12''
38 Contador, Alberto Tinkoff + 00' 13''
39 Trofimov, Yuri Tinkoff s.t.
40 Gogl, Michaël Tinkoff s.t.
41 McCarthy, Jay Tinkoff s.t.
42 Rovny, Ivan Tinkoff s.t.
43 Hernández, Jesús Tinkoff s.t.
44 Madrazo, Ángel Caja Rural-Seguros RGA + 00' 14''
45 Mas, Lluís Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
46 Róson, Jaime Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
47 Bilbao, Pello Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
48 Txurruka, Amets Orica-BikeExchange s.t.
49 Pardilla, Sergio Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
50 Arroyo, David Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
51 Ladagnous, Matthieu FDJ s.t.
52 Pichon, Laurent FDJ s.t.
53 Le Bon, Johan FDJ s.t.
54 Elissonde, Kenny FDJ s.t.
55 Barbero, Carlos Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
56 Meier, Christian Orica-BikeExchange + 00' 16''
57 Bevin, Patrick Cannondale-Drapac s.t.
58 Villella, Davide Cannondale-Drapac s.t.
59 Zepuntke, Ruben Cannondale-Drapac s.t.
60 Skjerping, Kristoffer Cannondale-Drapac s.t.
61 Moser, Moreno Cannondale-Drapac s.t.
62 Vanspeybrouck, Pieter Topsport Vlaanderen + 00' 20''
63 Van Lerberghe, Bert Topsport Vlaanderen s.t.
64 Lietaer, Eliot Topsport Vlaanderen s.t.
65 De Tier, Floris Topsport Vlaanderen s.t.
66 Sprengers, Thomas Topsport Vlaanderen s.t.
67 Boev, Igor Gazprom-RusVelo + 00' 21''
68 Nikolaev, Sergey Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
69 Foliforov, Alexander Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
70 Firsanov, Sergey Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
71 Shalunov, Evgeny Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
72 Henao, Sebastián Sky + 00' 23''
73 Van Keirsbulck, Guillaume Etixx-Quick Step + 00' 24''
74 Velits, Martin Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
75 Knees, Christian Sky + 00' 27''
76 Van Gestel, Dries Topsport Vlaanderen + 00' 31''
77 Belkov, Maxim Katusha s.t.
78 Malacarne, Davide Astana + 00' 32''
79 Grosu, Eduard Nippo-Vini Fantini + 00' 34''
80 Berlato, Giacomo Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
81 Bole, Grega Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
82 Gretsch, Patrick Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
83 Pozzovivo, Domenico Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
84 Jauregui, Quentin Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
85 Minard, Sébastien Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
86 Bidard, François Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
87 Yamamoto, Genki Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
88 Von Hoff, Steele ONE Pro Cycling + 00' 35''
89 Haas, Nathan Dimension Data s.t.
90 Bagdonas, Gediminas Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
91 Kudus, Merhawi Dimension Data s.t.
92 Antón, Igor Dimension Data s.t.
93 Barker, Yanto ONE Pro Cycling s.t.
94 Sbaragli, Kristian Dimension Data s.t.
95 van Rensburg, Jacques Dimension Data s.t.
96 Lander, Sebastian ONE Pro Cycling s.t.
97 Domagalski, Karol ONE Pro Cycling s.t.
98 Dougall, Nick Dimension Data s.t.
99 Ershov, Artur Gazprom-RusVelo + 00' 36''
100 Rybalkin, Aleksey Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
101 Fraile, Omar Dimension Data + 00' 37''
102 Fournier, Marc FDJ + 00' 39''
103 Iturria, Mikel Euskadi Basque Country + 00' 40''
104 Estévez, Imanol Euskadi Basque Country s.t.
105 Bizkarra, Mikel Euskadi Basque Country s.t.
106 Aranburu, Alex Euskadi Basque Country s.t.
107 Venter, Jaco Dimension Data + 00' 41''
108 Ebsen, John ONE Pro Cycling + 00' 43''
109 Mortensen, Martin ONE Pro Cycling s.t.
110 Lopez, Daniel Burgos-BH + 00' 44''
111 Del Pino, Jesús Burgos-BH s.t.
112 Torres, Pablo Burgos-BH s.t.
113 Merino, Igor Burgos-BH s.t.
114 Wippert, Wouter Cannondale-Drapac + 00' 45''
115 Sole, Arnau Burgos-BH s.t.
116 Cubero, Jorge Burgos-BH + 00' 48''
117 Sola, Manuel Burgos-BH s.t.
118 Waeytens, Zico Giant-Alpecin + 00' 50''
119 Fröhlinger, Johannes Giant-Alpecin s.t.
120 Dowsett, Alex Movistar s.t.
121 Haar, Lars van der Giant-Alpecin s.t.
122 Tusveld, Martijn Giant-Alpecin s.t.
123 Hoekstra, Jochem Giant-Alpecin s.t.
124 Lunke, Sindre Giant-Alpecin s.t.
125 Haga, Chad Giant-Alpecin s.t.
126 Fernández, Rubén Movistar + 00' 52''
127 Colli, Daniele Nippo-Vini Fantini + 00' 54''
128 Kobayashi, Marino Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
129 Ovechkin, Artem Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
130 Nibali, Antonio Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
131 Vliegen, Loïc BMC + 00' 56''
132 Marangoni, Alan Cannondale-Drapac + 01' 17''
133 Van Hecke, Preben Topsport Vlaanderen s.t.
134 Chavanel, Sébastien FDJ + 01' 18''
135 Pineau, Cédric FDJ s.t.
136 Vaugrenard, Benoît FDJ s.t.
137 Isaychev, Vladimir Katusha + 01' 19''
138 Vorobyev, Anton Katusha + 01' 20''
139 Asselman, Jesper Roompot Oranje Peloton + 01' 26''
140 Honig, Reinier Roompot Oranje Peloton s.t.
141 Hoogerland, Johnny Roompot Oranje Peloton s.t.
142 Weening, Pieter Roompot Oranje Peloton s.t.
143 Looij, André Roompot Oranje Peloton s.t.
144 Empel, Etienne van Roompot Oranje Peloton s.t.
145 Salas, Ibai Burgos-BH + 01' 27''
146 Zandio, Xabier Sky + 01' 34''
147 Blythe, Adam Tinkoff + 01' 43''
148 González, Adrian Euskadi Basque Country + 01' 50''
149 Lizarralde, Eneko Euskadi Basque Country s.t.
150 Irizar, Julen Euskadi Basque Country s.t.
151 Paulinho, Sérgio Tinkoff + 01' 57''
152 Docker, Mitchell Orica-BikeExchange + 02' 10''
153 Schultz, Nick Orica-BikeExchange s.t.
154 Kadri, Blel Ag2r La Mondiale + 02' 43''
155 Riblon, Christophe Ag2r La Mondiale + 02' 52''
156 Fominykh, Daniil Astana + 03' 12''
157 Carthy, Hugh Caja Rural-Seguros RGA + 04' 14''

Tuesday, August 2: Stage 1, Sasamon - Melgar de Fernamental, 158 km

Danny van Poppel

Danny van Poppel wins Burgos stage 1

The Race: Here's stage winner Danny van Poppel's Sky team's explanation of the stage.

Danny van Poppel bounced back from a crash on stage one of the Vuelta a Burgos to win the bunch sprint in style. The Dutchman positioned himself brilliantly for the tight final turn and then rounded Jean-Pierre Drucker (BMC Racing) a hundred metres from the line to win comfortably in Melgar de Fernamental, ahead of Drucker and Gianni Meersman (Etixx - Quick-Step).

Van Poppel's skinsuit was torn in several places after his earlier crash but he didn't seem fazed as the pace increased in the final kilometres, and he timed his effort to perfection.

The sprinters seemed likely to do battle at the end opening stage in northern Spain, with just one climb to contend with across the 158km parcours, and so it proved, with the day's seven-man break being comfortably reeled in as the peloton upped the pace late on.

It was a scorching day, with temperatures well above 30°C, but, despite Van Poppel's crash, it was a comfortable day out on the bike and several fresh sprint trains were vying for position on the run-in to the line.

Team Sky did a fine job of shepherding Van Poppel through the final kilometres and then he did the rest, pulling off Drucker's wheel at the opportune moment and leaving Meersman behind.

The win gives Van Poppel the race lead and sprinter's green jersey, which the team will try to defend on the stage two 10km team time trial.

Complete Results and GC:

158 kilometers raced at an average speed of 44.703 km/hr

1 Poppel, Danny van Sky 3hr 32min 4sec
2 Drücker, Jempy BMC s.t.
3 Meersman, Gianni Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
4 Wippert, Wouter Cannondale-Drapac s.t.
5 Von Hoff, Steele ONE Pro Cycling s.t.
6 Rojas, José Joaquin Movistar s.t.
7 Haas, Nathan Dimension Data s.t.
8 Vanspeybrouck, Pieter Topsport Vlaanderen s.t.
9 Mezgec, Luka Orica-BikeExchange s.t.
10 Waeytens, Zico Giant-Alpecin s.t.
11 Grosu, Eduard Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
12 Colli, Daniele Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
13 Van Lerberghe, Bert Topsport Vlaanderen s.t.
14 Tsatevich, Alexey Katusha s.t.
15 Wyss, Danilo BMC s.t.
16 Restrepo, Jhonatan Katusha s.t.
17 Gerts, Floris BMC s.t.
18 Gruzdev, Dmitriy Astana Pro Team s.t.
19 González, Adrian Euskadi Basque Country s.t.
20 Malacarne, Davide Astana Pro Team s.t.
21 Knees, Christian Sky s.t.
22 Asselman, Jesper Roompot Oranje Peloton s.t.
23 Madrazo, Ángel Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
24 Boev, Igor Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
25 Machado, Tiago Katusha s.t.
26 Lopez, Daniel Burgos-BH s.t.
27 Meier, Christian Orica-BikeExchange s.t.
28 Bevin, Patrick Cannondale-Drapac s.t.
29 Docker, Mitchell Orica-BikeExchange s.t.
30 Bagdonas, Gediminas Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
31 Brambilla, Gianluca Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
32 De La Cruz, David Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
33 Puccio, Salvatore Sky s.t.
34 Lagutin, Sergey Katusha s.t.
35 Velits, Peter BMC s.t.
36 Cubero, Jorge Burgos-BH s.t.
37 Kudus, Merhawi Dimension Data s.t.
38 Mas, Lluís Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
39 Lietaer, Eliot Topsport Vlaanderen s.t.
40 Izagirre, Gorka Movistar s.t.
41 Contador, Alberto Tinkoff s.t.
42 Róson, Jaime Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
43 Fernández, Rubén Movistar s.t.
44 Trofimov, Yuri Tinkoff s.t.
45 Vliegen, Loïc BMC s.t.
46 Fröhlinger, Johannes Giant-Alpecin s.t.
47 Cataldo, Dario Astana Pro Team s.t.
48 Chavanel, Sébastien FDJ s.t.
49 Nikolaev, Sergey Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
50 Bilbao, Pello Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
51 Antón, Igor Dimension Data s.t.
52 Hermans, Ben BMC s.t.
53 Van Keirsbulck, Guillaume Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
54 Gogl, Michaël Tinkoff s.t.
55 Henao, Sebastián Sky s.t.
56 De Tier, Floris Topsport Vlaanderen s.t.
57 Dowsett, Alex Movistar s.t.
58 Fraile, Omar Dimension Data s.t.
59 Ershov, Artur Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
60 Barker, Yanto ONE Pro Cycling s.t.
61 Berlato, Giacomo Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
62 Lizarralde, Eneko Euskadi Basque Country s.t.
63 Van Gestel, Dries Topsport Vlaanderen s.t.
64 Txurruka, Amets Orica-BikeExchange s.t.
65 Sbaragli, Kristian Dimension Data s.t.
66 Mamykin, Matvei Katusha s.t.
67 Lampaert, Yves Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
68 Villella, Davide Cannondale-Drapac s.t.
69 Del Pino, Jesús Burgos-BH s.t.
70 Bole, Grega Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
71 Salas, Ibai Burgos-BH s.t.
72 Gretsch, Patrick Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
73 Iturria, Mikel Euskadi Basque Country s.t.
74 Capecchi, Eros Astana Pro Team s.t.
75 Moreno, Javier Movistar s.t.
76 Verona, Carlos Orica-BikeExchange s.t.
77 Visconti, Giovanni Movistar s.t.
78 Foliforov, Alexander Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
79 Sole, Arnau Burgos-BH s.t.
80 Honig, Reinier Roompot Oranje Peloton s.t.
81 Zepuntke, Ruben Cannondale-Drapac s.t.
82 Sola, Manuel Burgos-BH s.t.
83 Ebsen, John ONE Pro Cycling s.t.
84 Scarponi, Michele Astana Pro Team s.t.
85 Pineau, Cédric FDJ s.t.
86 López, David Sky s.t.
87 Haar, Lars van der Giant-Alpecin s.t.
88 Pozzovivo, Domenico Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
89 Oss, Daniel BMC s.t.
90 Serry, Pieter Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
91 Tusveld, Martijn Giant-Alpecin s.t.
92 Hoekstra, Jochem Giant-Alpecin s.t.
93 van Rensburg, Jacques Dimension Data s.t.
94 Jauregui, Quentin Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
95 Minard, Sébastien Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
96 Skjerping, Kristoffer Cannondale-Drapac s.t.
97 Bouet, Maxime Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
98 Pardilla, Sergio Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
99 Lander, Sebastian ONE Pro Cycling s.t.
100 Bidard, François Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
101 Sprengers, Thomas Topsport Vlaanderen s.t.
102 Firsanov, Sergey Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
103 Boswell, Ian Sky s.t.
104 Domagalski, Karol ONE Pro Cycling s.t.
105 Estévez, Imanol Euskadi Basque Country s.t.
106 Lunke, Sindre Giant-Alpecin s.t.
107 Bizkarra, Mikel Euskadi Basque Country s.t.
108 Sánchez, Samuel BMC s.t.
109 Kennaugh, Peter Sky s.t.
110 Marangoni, Alan Cannondale-Drapac s.t.
111 Venter, Jaco Dimension Data s.t.
112 Howson, Damien Orica-BikeExchange s.t.
113 Arroyo, David Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
114 Rybalkin, Aleksey Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
115 Ladagnous, Matthieu FDJ s.t.
116 Schultz, Nick Orica-BikeExchange s.t.
117 Fominykh, Daniil Astana Pro Team s.t.
118 Kobayashi, Marino Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
119 Hoogerland, Johnny Roompot Oranje Peloton s.t.
120 Blythe, Adam Tinkoff s.t.
121 Vanotti, Alessandro Astana Pro Team s.t.
122 Aranburu, Alex Euskadi Basque Country s.t.
123 Shalunov, Evgeny Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
124 Haga, Chad Giant-Alpecin s.t.
125 Velits, Martin Etixx-Quick Step s.t.
126 Ovechkin, Artem Gazprom-RusVelo s.t.
127 Belkov, Maxim Katusha s.t.
128 Pichon, Laurent FDJ s.t.
129 Yamamoto, Genki Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
130 Vaugrenard, Benoît FDJ s.t.
131 Dougall, Nick Dimension Data s.t.
132 Fournier, Marc FDJ s.t.
133 Le Bon, Johan FDJ s.t.
134 Nibali, Antonio Nippo-Vini Fantini s.t.
135 Moser, Moreno Cannondale-Drapac s.t.
136 Yates, Simon Orica-BikeExchange s.t.
137 Mortensen, Martin ONE Pro Cycling s.t.
138 Riblon, Christophe Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
139 Herrada, José Movistar s.t.
140 Sutherland, Rory Movistar s.t.
141 Torres, Pablo Burgos-BH s.t.
142 Weening, Pieter Roompot Oranje Peloton s.t.
143 Looij, André Roompot Oranje Peloton s.t.
144 Kadri, Blel Ag2r La Mondiale s.t.
145 Merino, Igor Burgos-BH s.t.
146 Irizar, Julen Euskadi Basque Country s.t.
147 McCarthy, Jay Tinkoff s.t.
148 Rovny, Ivan Tinkoff s.t.
149 Isaychev, Vladimir Katusha s.t.
150 Vorobyev, Anton Katusha s.t.
151 Carthy, Hugh Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
152 Hernández, Jesús Tinkoff s.t.
153 Zandio, Xabier Sky s.t.
154 Elissonde, Kenny FDJ s.t.
155 Van Hecke, Preben Topsport Vlaanderen s.t.
156 Empel, Etienne van Roompot Oranje Peloton s.t.
157 Paulinho, Sérgio Tinkoff s.t.
158 Barbero, Carlos Caja Rural-Seguros RGA s.t.
159 Tolhoek, Antwan Roompot Oranje Peloton + 04' 08''