Sam Bennet celebrates his victory at Roa TVE
The Tour of Burgos It is being spectacular in sports even in the smooth transition stages. Today the great protagonist has been Sam Bennett that he has taken the victory in the arrival to the sprint in Roa. The Irish racer has managed the last ramps better than anyone up to 5% where there has been one drop in the peloton and the finish line has passed in first position. The arrival was, as in Villadiego, very nervous and the Deceuninck-Quick Step he has won solo. The chasing group has reached five seconds, with Arnaud Demare and Giacomo Nizzolo as second and third classified respectively.
The day was smooth with a flight controlled by the peloton at all times, where the leaders of the strong teams of this round have been well protected. Groupama, Bahrain and Deceuninck-Quick Step today they have been in charge of controlling the race until the large group has put one more gear into the final sprint.
The Spanish team has once again been the protagonist of the escape, where Diego Sevilla, Alejandro Ropero and Riccardo Verza have constantly worked in the relays alongside Damiano Cima (Gazprom) and Willem Smit (Burgos BH) they have been much less involved. Were Wardrobe and Seville those who went one step further and attempted a last attack demonstrating that young Spanish cycling has a future, at least as far as bravery is concerned. Finally the work behind Groupama and Bahrain, have made the adventure of the day end 12 kilometer finish.
He Kometa has been present in every escapade of this Back to Burgos.Diego Sevilla, Riccardo Verza, Alejandro Ropero and Martn Dina They have been protagonists in the group of escapees in at least one stage of the Burgos round.
As expected today, it has been a rest stage for the leaders of the general, who have taken refuge in the comfort of the peloton. Everything is ready for the great stage queen of this Back to Burgos with the big final climb at Neila Lagoons, where the final winner of this Burgos round will be decided.
The riders will have to face a day in which the road will always bite upwards along the 158 kilometers of route and in which is marked in red the great high of Neila, a short port of 4.8 kilometers but with a spectacular average drop of 10%. Before that, three appetizers are presented in which you could jump the surprise with some distant attack. Its about Alto del Cerro (5.4 km at 2%), Collado de Vilviestre (3km at 1%) and Alto del Collado, third category port with 4 kilometers at 4.5%.