Movistar Team claims best team award in Vuelta a Burgos, with Sergio Pardilla in KOM red after long break as Moreno and Visconti make the overall top-10 into a strong fight
A big fight brought the deserved reward for Movistar Team in the final, decisive stage of the 34th Vuelta a Burgos, with the tough climb towards the Lagunas de Neila (HC) after six categorized climbs and 170 kilometers starting at the Comunero de Revenga. The telephone squad drove the pace for all phases of the race: already since the start, taking control into the bunch for a fast first hour; and right afterwards, causing the splits in the first ascent of Collado Vilviestre (Cat. 2), with David Arroyo and David López opening fire before Sergio Pardilla could make the break of the day.
The Spaniard took command of the group in all ascents -which took him to victory in the KOM classification- and selected the lead group through the Cat. 1 Pasil de Rozavientos, taking Colombian Jarlinson Pantano (COL) on his wheel until the duo was caught down at the last passage through the Collado, less than 9k from the finish. After that, the strong pace by KAT and SKY became a real attack as Henao (SKY) and Chaves (COL) gained about twenty seconds over a trio with Antón (EUS), race leader Moreno (KAT) and Blue rider Javi Moreno, who struggled in the final slopes but still conserved a nice 6th spot.
Moreno, alongside a solid Giovanni Visconti (8th) and David Arroyo (10th) into the best ten of the day, contributed to Movistar Team’s overall victory as the Spanish roster offered a fine global image, with four of the Blues -Visconti (7th), Arroyo and David López accompanied the Andalusian, eventually 5th- within the best twenty in the GC.