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Team News | 06.08.2022

Jai Hindley and Wilco Kelderman conclude the Vuelta a Burgos inside the Top-10 of the GC

The fifth and last stage of the Vuelta a Burgos took the peloton from Lermas to Lagunas de Neila and covered a distance of 170km. Three riders went clear from the peloton, formed the break with a gap of up to almost 4 minutes but were eventually brought back with 7km to go.
As expected, the final climb to the mountain finish at Lagunas de Neila was the decisive obstacle in the race’s GC battle. After a hard-fought race on the steep ramps of the last climb, it was J. Almeida who sealed the stage win while Jai Hindley and Wilco Kelderman crossed the line in 7th and 10th. After five days of racing, P. Sivakov took the overall win of the Vuelta a Burgos, while Jai Hindley (7th) and Wilco Kelderman (9th) both finished the race inside the top-10 of the GC. BORA - hansgrohe was able to take the win in the team classification. 

 

Results

01. J. Almeida 4:06:19

02. M. Lopez +0:00

03. P. Sivakov +0:07

07. J. Hindley +0:33

10. W. Kelderman +0:48

 

General Classification 

01. P. Sivakov 19:00:23

02. J. Almeida +0:35

03. M. Lopez +0:35

07. J. Hindley +0:52

09. W. Kelderman +1:09

 

From the Finish Line

“It was a hard final stage today! Then all the boys did a great job helping our three GC guys ahead of the final climb. In the end you either had the legs or you didn't. I was personally going alright but just completely exploded in the final 1.5km. In the end the main goal is to be good for La Vuelta and we still have a bit of time before that, so it's all good. After such a long time off from racing and then coming off the back of a hard altitude camp, it's nice to be back at the pointy end of a race. I think Wilco and Emu are similar and hopefully we will hit peak form at the right time.“ Jai Hindley

 

“It was a really hard mountain finish at Lagunas de Neila, and it all came down to the final 3km of the race. We didn’t have the legs for the targeted podium but with two riders inside the top 10 and the top step in the team classification we put in a solid race here. Leading up to the Vuelta it was an important part of our preparation and a good test. The boys also raced actively and offensively today. Matteo Fabbro and Patrick Gamper were part of an early breakaway but unfortunately were already brought back after 30km.“ Jens Zemke, Sports Director

 

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