COVID-recovered Fernando Gaviria sprints to Burgos stage 2 win

Fernando Gaviria pulverised all sprinters in a bunch sprint finish on stage two of the Vuelta a Burgos on Wednesday, hours after three of his teammates pulled out of the race due to Covid-19 concerns.

The UAE Team Emirates riderwas quarantined for a month when falling sick with coronavirus in March, but the 25-year-old Colombian put in a fully convincing finish with his late pounce at Burgos.

Bora-hansgrohe’s Felix Grossschartner maintains the overall lead after winning Tuesday’s stage by a clear eight seconds.

“For sure it’s one of the sweetest tasting victories this year, because of the whole hiatus and what’s happened with the virus. After being stuck at home not knowing if we’d be racing again at all this year, being able to claim a victory here is just great,” Gaviria said.

“We didn’t do any work to control the breakaway because we were three riders down. It was a blow for us, not having Molano, who’s one of my lead-out men. But still, we were able to count on legs and luck, and at the right moment we came together to do a good sprint and get the win.”

Vuelta a Burgos 2020 – stage 2 results (Castrojeriz – Villadiego):

1Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates)

3:55:38

2Arnaud Demare (Groupama-FDJ)

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3Sam Bennett (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)

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4Matteo Trentin (CCC)

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5Jon Aberasturi (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA)

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6Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo)

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7Giacomo Nizzolo (NTT)

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8Edward Theuns (Trek-Segafredo)

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9Pascal Eenkhoorn (Jumbo-Visma)

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10Mikel Aristi (Fundacion-Orbea)

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Vuelta a Burgos 2020 – general classification after stage 2:

1Felix Grossschartner (Bora-hansgrohe)

7:35:59

2Jon Aberasturi (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA)

+08”

3Matteo Trentin (CCC)

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4Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo)

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5Giacomo Nizzolo (NTT)

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6Alejandro Valverde (Movistar)

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7Mikel Landa Meana (Bahrain McLaren)

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8George Bennett (Jumbo-Visma)

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9Esteban Chaves (Mitchelton-Scott)

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10Richard Carapaz (Team Ineos)

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