2019 Vuelta a Burgos (13 -17 Aug)

Vuelta a Burgos is on. Livestream on the web site:

Since the intorduction of Picón Blanco, the stage to Lagunas de Neila has been softened to the point that this must be the only race whose climbs are either cat3 or HC :D

Stage 1: Burgos (Catedral) – Burgos (Mirador del Castillo). 162km



Stage 2: Gumiel de Izán – Lerma. 155km


Stage 3: Sargentes de La Lora – Picón Blanco (Espinosa de los Monteros). 150km


Stage 4: Atapuerca – Ciudad Romana de Clunia. 174km


Stage 5: Santo Domingo de Silos – Lagunas de Neila. 146km
 
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Valls was given the first bib number by Movistar (11). Now he's out of it, Carapaz is in warmup mode in his first race after the Giro and Betancur has finished 10th today. Betancur's thread is about to resurrect :D
 
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Not really worried about Carapaz at all, as luckyboy noted its his first race back and he is the type of guy who just get better and better throughout a race. He will be better at Neila for sure. Think this was in line with what I expected, even though it looks a big ugly at paper, but that was probably due to him answering all those attacks in the middle of the climb. Had he ridden it differently he obviously would have gotten a better result.
Pedrero was extremely strong today, but thats moost likely because he isnt doing La Vuelta. Looking at this schedule he did Sud and some racing in July as well after the Giro, so he is operating at 100% atm and most likely isnt selected. Valls crashed so he wont be there either, and Betancur is Betancur, so there should be room for Sepulveda who did well today.
 
You really don't think they will select Pedrero? I would be quite surprised if they don't.
Just think its a bit weird if they indeed planned to select him that he would ride those races between the Giro and the Vuelta, but of course, he has just proven himself to be so valuable that it might be hard not to. Especially now that Valls had that horrible crash and Betancur still cant climb properly (I think those two were pencilled in for the Vuelta originally).
 

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