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Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista Del Sol (Esp): First for Lopez
Miguel Angel Lopez did not take long to start winning with his new Movistar team. Less than a month after returning to racing on April 27th at the Tour de Romandie, the Colombian notched up a victory at the Ruta del Sol this May. “I’m really happy to win here. After the Tour de Romandie, I came to this race with a lot of confidence and the team had a lot of positive momentum. I wanted to show off the jersey, and we did it!” Lopez also won the third stage.
Results: 1. Miguel Angel Lopez (Movistar); 2. Antwan Tolhoek (Jumbo-Visma); 3. Julen Amezqueta (Caja Rural Seguros RGA)
Stages won by: Gonzala Serrano et Miguel Angel Lopez (Movistar); Ethan Heyter (Ineos Grenadiers); ; André Greipel (Israël Start-up Nation) ;
Vuelta a Burgos Feminas (Esp): Four-way Dutch battle
The Spanish event offered the racers a big battle each stage. Four stages, four different stage winners, and a different leader every night. But the Dutch cyclists reminded everyone that they have the numbers when it comes to exceptional cyclists. World Champion Anna van der Breggen (SD WORX) took the stage on the last day, and with it the overall classification ahead of two of her compatriots also on the podium.
Results: 1. Anna Van Der Breggen (SD Worx); 2. Annemiek Van Vleuten (Movistar); 3. Demi Vollering (SD Worx)
Stages won by: Grace Brown (Bike Exchange) ; Anastasiia Chursina (Alé BTC Ljubljana) ; Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope) ; Anna Van Der Breggen (SD Worx)
Giro d’Italia (Ita): Bernal creates a gap
At the time of writing this, the Giro d’Italia peloton was preparing to face a terribly difficult day in the Dolomites, a 212-kilometer marathon stage including 5700 meters of climbing. Having taken the lead in the race after winning the 9th stage, Egan Bernal has never missed an opportunity to increase his advantage over his rivals. And even the Zoncolan, won by Lorenzo Fortunato, did not give the Colombian’s opponents a chance to reverse the trend. As far as the general classification is concerned, ahead of the last six stages in the race, the INEOS Grenadiers leader has an advantage of 1’33” over Simon Yates (Bike Exchange) and 1’51” on Damiano Caruso (Bahrain Victorious).
Stages won by: Filippo Ganna and Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers); Tim Merlier (Alpecin Fenix); Taco Van Der Hoorn (Intermarché Wanty Gobert Matériaux); Joe Dombrowski (UAE Team Emirates); Gino Mäder (Bahrain Victorious); Victor Lafay (Cofidis Solutions Credits) Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal); Mauro Schmid, Giaccomo Nizzolo and Victor Campenaerts (Qhubeka Assos); Peter Sagan (Bora Hansgrohe); Andrea Vendrame (AG2R CITROËN TEAM); Lorenzo Fortunato (Eolo Kometa)
The races to come
Giro d’Italia (Ita), 8-30/05, www.giroditalia.it
Grand Prix Herning (Da), May 29, www.gpherning.dk/en
Critérium du Dauphiné (Fra), May 30 – June 6, www.criterium-du-dauphine.fr/en