Burgos Tour 2022 | Govekar wins in Clunia and Sivakov stays ahead

08/05/2022 at 5:14 PM


That of Ljubljana clinched its second victory this season in a very tight sprint

Behind, the French Valentin Retailleau and the Israeli Omer Godlstein

Slovenian Matevz Govekar (Bahrain) obtained this Friday the victory over the Roman sites of Cluniagoal of the fourth stage of the Burgos Bike Tourin a tight sprint, just ahead of Frenchman Valentin Retailleau (AG2R) and the Israeli Omer Godstein (Israel Premier Tech), while the French Pavel Sivakov remains the overall leader.

The one in Ljubljana got his second victory this season after winning the Istrian Spring Trophy, while Goldstein, the best placed in the classification of the seven breakaways, cut more than four minutes.

107 cyclists left Torresandino and for the second consecutive day they did so at a very high pace from the moment with several escape attempts they were neutralized by the platoon.

Even so, it didn’t take until kilometer 10, after passing through the town of Quintanamanvirgo, for it to form the breakout who remarked that she might be the maid of the daymade up of up to 14 riders, including UAE Team Emirates sprinter Fernando Gaviria, Italian DarĂ­o Cataldo (Trek Segafredo) and Spaniards David de la Cruz (Astana) and Luis Mas (Movistar Team).

Indeed, after the first hour of racing the advantage of the breakaways would not exceed 2h15 minutesdespite the fact that among its fourteen members they understood each other well.

In fact, we had to wait for the stage to reach the town of burnedat kilometer 70, so the rent for the getaway would increase significantly, exceeding 4 minutes.

Six runners, breakaways

At 38 kilometers from the finish, six riders from the group of breakaways started in front, Lluis Mas (Movistar), Pierry Serry (QuickStep), Valentin Retailleau (AG2R), Govekar (Bahrain) and the young Xavier Azparren (Euskaltel) it was the third day that he was on the run.

Three kilometers later, passing through Caleruega, Patrick Gamper (Bora-Hansgrohe) walked past and came chasingforming a leading group of 7 riders who came to take 30 seconds.

The peloton was chasing two of the riders who had stayed behind, Brandon Rivera (Ineos) and David de la Cruz (Astana) and with the neutralized Catalan rider, the purple jersey was not in danger and began to launch the Ineos peloton, without too much haste, which led to the lead of the race at increase perk to more than 4 minutes and race against each other.

With what happened today, without a fight between the first classified in the general, Frenchman Pavel Sivakov will face tomorrow the last day of this roundending at the top of Las Lagunas de Neila, which will solve the classification.

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