Tour of Burgos – Stage 2

The Dutch Timo Roosen (Jumbo) won the second stage of the Vuelta a Burgos 2022 in Villadiego after a big fall in the last kilometer which frustrated the mass sprint. In the general classification, there have been no significant changes and the Colombian Santiago Buitrago (Bahrain) continues to lead.

In any case, the day is marked by this accident that more than a dozen suffered cyclists when they were driving at high speed near the finish, some of whom were crashed into fences.

[Vuelve a ver la 2ª etapa de la Vuelta a Burgos 2022 en RTVE Play]

Without great difficulty on the 158 kilometer route, this Wednesday’s was the only one of the five stages of this Tour of Burgos conducive to sprinters pure.

As soon as the starting signal was given, the same three riders of the first stage attacked: Jesús Ezquerra (Burgos), Diego Pablo Sevilla (Eolo) and Xabier Mikel Azpar (Basque language)

They immediately took a five-minute lead and like the day before Azparren once again proved to be the strongest and embarked alone on the first of the three outstanding climbs (third) of the day, Alto de la Lora.

mountain price

While from behind the UAE of Gaviria took on the weight of a chase at a calm pace, the next two levels gave rise to a great fight for the points of the mountain between the Euskaltel and old acquaintances of Azparren, Ezquerra and especially Sevillewho finally had to give up the mountain jersey to the protagonist of the day.

Objective fulfilled, and after more than 50 km alone, Xabier Mikel Azparren gave up, a moment that coincided with the struggle in the peloton for position due to the danger of the wind, even though he hardly blew by the following.

And when it seemed that all that remained was to prepare for the sprint, the last slope 8 km from the finish made the race still very tense. The Quick-Steps sped up, but it was Tao Geoghegan Hart (Ineos) who surprised with an attack to which he had to react in the first person Santiago Buitrago purple jersey.

In the descent it was the turn of Vinzenzo Nibali (Astana), another more active day at the key moment, before a last attempt by Geoghegan Hart and the peloton reorganized to neutralize the race on the final approach to Villadiego.

strange triple

The Jumbos, with their sprinter David Decker In third position, they imposed their gear to lead the peloton in the last kilometer, but a bump in the road just before the last corner caused the Dutchman to lose control of the bike and he fell. This caused another sprinter following him, Davide Ballerini (Quick-Step), to fall and a dozen other cyclists crashed behind them.

Dekker said in your social networks that he did not see the speed reducer, that although it is reported and marked in the road book, he is in a very dangerous place after a downhill section. The cyclist commented that he is “good” in what is possible and what could have happened.

A priori the most affected was the French Damien Touze (AG2R) which suffered a head trauma and had to be evacuated by ambulance with a concussion. The team did not give further details on his condition, although according to Efe he did not lose consciousness.

His teammate Clément Berthet broke a finger on one hand and will not continue the race either.

Burgos-BH also loses two riders: the man from Avila David Gonzalezwho suffered a dislocated elbow, and the Venezuelan Orluis Aulara scaphoid fracture, according to a communicated of the local whole.

Moreover, the German Jannik Steimleof the Quick-Step, broke the clavicle right and will have to go through the operating room, while his partner Ballerini, with multiple superficial injuries at first, will be evaluated again on Thursday morning to see if he can continue.

In this way, drop leaves at least five dropouts.

the mountain caused many cuts from the group and the first only three Jumbo runners saved it, so they made a triplet. Dutchman Roosen, who edged out Edoardo Affini and Chris Harper, won his fourth professional victory in this bizarre fashion at the age of 29.

Fourth in the stage, Trek sprinter Jon Aberasturi, followed by his fellow Spaniard Carlos Rodríguez (Ineos). The favorite, the Colombian Fernando Gaviria (UAE), finished seventh. And although everyone arrived at a distance, the fall having occurred in the protection zone, it had no impact on the general classification.

Mikel Landa (Bahrain) came back to stay at the end and with already 4 and a half minutes behind, he was dropped from practice to revalidate his victory in the event. [Ver clasificaciones oficiales de la Vuelta a Burgos]

On Thursday, the third stage will take place between Quintana Martín Galíndez and Villarcayo on a 156 km course in the northeast of the province of Burgos dotted with four ports, three of which are third category and the Picon whitespecial category (nearly 8 km at 9% average gradient), the summit of which will be 36 km from the finish.

Always before the end, there will be a last significant ascent, the Alto de Bocos, just 8 km from the arrival of the capital of the region of merindades.

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