Vuelta a Burgos Féminas (st. 3)
Spanish climber again shows quality, courage alongside Movistar team-mates, joins fight for overall success as Borgli (NOR) leads following Paladin’s (ALE) second stage win.
Italian Soraya Paladin (ALE) extended her own streak as well as her team’s as she stormed to victory atop the Alto de Rosales, key point of the Queen stage in the 2019 Vuelta a Burgos Féminas -81km starting in Medina de Pomar-. The 5km ascent, with sections up to 7%, saw the Movistar Team again leading the way from its foot, looking to favour the chances by Mavi García.
The Mallorca native took 4th place after being one of the most active during the day, supporting by a Blue outfit fully focused on her success. Having joined one of the multiple short-lived breakaways halfway through the race, Mavi sought to create a final selection in the peloton on the final climb and was able to stay into the decisive, four-woman move, behind winner Paladin, new race leader Stine Borgli (NOR, 2nd) and Urska Pintar (BTC, 3rd).
#BurgosFem | 3ª etapa
1.- Gana Soraya Paladín del @CipolliniTeam
2.- Stine Borgli del @cykleforbundet
3.- Urska Pintar, del @teambtccity
4.- Mavi García, del @Movistar_Team
— Vuelta a Burgos (@VueltaABurgos) May 18, 2019
The Vuelta a Burgos will presumably decided at Sunday’s last finish line in Villarcayo -85km from Pedrosa de Valdeporres, climbing La Retuerta (Cat-2) just 21 kilometers from the end- by position countback, with all Borgli (24pt), Paladin, García -tied at 50pt, the Italian ahead with her two wins- and Pintar (76pt) currently on the same time. The sprint finish is not secured, so it should be a really exciting day in northern Spain.