Lorena Wiebes sprints to stage win in Vuelta Burgos

Lorena Wiebes sprints to stage win in Vuelta Burgos

“Happy to hit the mark again”


With a convincing sprint, Lorena Wiebes won the third stage of the Vuelta Burgos in Melgar de Fernamental. The 25-year-old Dutch finished off the good preparatory work of Team SD Worx-Protime, which controlled all day in service of Wiebes. “I was brought perfectly. It's very nice to get another win in the first stage race of the second part of this season,” said Lorena Wiebes, who has already managed seven victories this year anyway.

Linked race Vuelta a Burgos 2024 - Linked cyclists Lorena Wiebes - Gekoppelde ploegleiders: Anna van der Breggen

Lorena Wiebes: “This win makes me happy. The team did a good job. They kept the escapees under control continuously. Then I got a good lead-out. So it was important to finish it off. I'm happy with this win. My victory gesture was again a reference to Jan Smit. This time I pictured the song Cupid. I do enjoy coming up with unique victory gestures. Our next goal is to win the general classification in this Vuelta Burgos with Demi Vollering.”

Demi Vollering will start tomorrow's final stage of the Vuelta Burgos as the leader. She is 8 seconds ahead of her first pursuer Evita Muzic. “It will be a tough day,” Vollering predicts. “It's always tricky to control the peloton. Even today it was all hands on deck at the beginning of the stage, because it was raining attacks. We continuously kept the pace high at the front, so Lorena Wiebes was able to sprint for the win. Tomorrow we will try to control again. My focus is on the climb.  I think Evita Muzic and also Karlijn Swinkels are going to be the main competitors. I hope to be able to secure the overall victory.”

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