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Press Releases | 01.08.2020

Lennard Kämna and Rafal Majka in the top ten on the final stage of the Vuelta a Burgos

The last day of the Vuelta a Burgos offered up ideal terrain for the climbers, with an uphill ascent to Lagunas de Neila, a climb of 4 km in length, with an average gradient of 11 percent. A breakaway of six riders managed to form after 35 km in the saddle and proceeded to lead the race for a significant amount of time. With only 10 km remaining until the finish, the last of the escapees was caught by the main field. Subsequently, on the steepest part of the final climb, several riders were forced to drop back, but Rafal Majka, Lennard Kämna and Matteo Fabbro fought to keep contact with the group and bridge to a leading quartet of the favourites, but were unable to reach them in the end. On the last kilometre, I. Sosa successfully broke away from the leaders and took the stage win. After 156 km in the saddle, Lennard finished in fifth position, while teammate Rafal placed sixth.

 

Result

01 I. Sosa                     3:47:56

02 M. Landa                     +0.09

03 R. Evenepoel              +0.11

04 J. Almeida                   +0.38

05 L. Kämna                    +0:43

06 R. Majka                     +0.44

 

From the Finish Line

"The team did a fantastic job to bring us to the final climb in a good position. At that point, the race was on full gas, with a lot of the GC favourites making sure they had a good position for this vital part of the race. I took on the final climb together with Rafa, and we ended up finishing the stage in fifth and sixth. Overall, I’m happy with this result for my first race of the season recommencement.“ - Lennard Kämna

"After my crash on the first stage of the race, I have been recovering gradually and I’m feeling better day by day. I think I performed better today than on previous stages, and with strong teamwork to position us well ahead of the final climb, I think we can be pleased with taking fifth and sixth on the stage. It was a shame that we lost a good position in the GC in the earlier stages, but it’s my first race for several months, and I think as I recover more from my crash, I will be back to my best form.“ - Rafal Majka

"We wanted to win the stage and had planned to join the breakaway with Felix and Lennard. This didn’t quite go according to plan, with there being no large breakaway today. So instead, we concentrated on the final climb with Rafa and Lennard, and the guys ended up putting in a good performance there. We took fifth and sixth place on the stage, which is a solid performance in such a top-class field of competitors. All in all, we can be satisfied with the result, which provided a nice finish to the race here in Spain.“ - Steffen Radochla, Sports Director

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