vuelta a burgos: Page 4

2011 Vuelta a Burgos results, stage 2

Stage

  • 1. Joaquin RODRIGUEZ OLIVER, (ESP) Team Katusha, in 3:26:22
  • 2. Daniel MORENO FERNANDEZ, (ESP) Team Katusha, at 3
  • 3. Samuel SANCHEZ GONZALEZ, (ESP) Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 7
  • 4. Julien SIMON, (FRA) Saur-Sojasun, at 9
  • 5. Juan Jose COBO ACEBO, (ESP) Geox-Tmc, at 10

GC

  • 1. Joaquin RODRIGUEZ OLIVER, (Spain) Team Katusha, in 7:17:29
  • 2. Samuel SANCHEZ GONZALEZ, (Spain) Euskaltel-Euskadi, at 7
  • 3. David LOPEZ GARCIA, (Spain) Movistar, at 17
  • 4. Sergio PARDILLA BELLON, (Spain) Movistar, at 17
  • 5. Juan Jose COBO ACEBO, (Spain) Geox-Tmc, at 18

2011 Vuelta a Burgos results, stage 1

  • 1. Samuel SANCHEZ GONZALEZ, (ESP) Euskaltel-Euskadi, in 3:51:07
  • 2. Joaquin RODRIGUEZ OLIVER, (ESP) Team Katusha, at 0
  • 3. Sergio PARDILLA BELLON, (ESP) Movistar, at 4
  • 4. Denis MENCHOV, (RUS) Geox-Tmc, at 4
  • 5. David LOPEZ GARCIA, (ESP) Movistar, at 4

A conversation with Tom Danielson: Back on track

Tom Danielson was back in the winner’s column last weekend with victory in the individual time trial at the five-day Vuelta a Burgos in Spain. It marked Danielson’s first European victory since 2006 and the end of a long comeback from the injuries that nearly derailed his career. The Garmin-Slipstream rider ended up third overall at Burgos, a promising result that indicates the worst is behind Danielson as he turns his attention next to the Vuelta a España, a race in which he’s already twice finished in the top 10.

Valverde leapfrogs Pate, Danielson to win Burgos on final day

Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne) won the Tour of Burgos on Sunday. Ezequiel Mosquera (Xacobeo Galicia) won the fifth and final stage, raced over 155km between Vilviestre del Pinar and Laguna de Neila. Valverde went into the finale in third overall, one second behind Danny Pate (Garmin-Slipstream) and five behind Pate’s teammate Tom Danielson, winner of the stage-4 individual time trial. But the Spaniard leapfrogged both men to take the final overall. Danielson fell to third at 12 seconds back, while Pate plummeted to 45th at 9:27.

Tom Danielson leads Vuelta a Burgos

Tom Danielson (Garmin-Slipstream) has moved into the overall lead in Spain’s Tour de Burgos, after winning the 15km fourth stage time trial on Saturday. Danielson covered the 15km course in 17:09, edging out teammate Danny Pate by 10 seconds. Pate is now in second place in the overall standings, trailing Danielson by four seconds and one second ahead of Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d’Epargne). Stage 4[nid:96487] 1. Tom Danielson (USA), Garmin-Slipstream, 15km in 17:09 2. Danny Pate (USA), Garmin-Slipstream, at 0:10 3. Alexei Markov (RUS), Katusha, at 0:16

‘Purito’ takes over in Burgos

Spanish puncheur Joaquín Rodríguez (Caisse d’Epargne) knew he had a good shot at stage victory when he saw the short but steep third-category finish-line approach in Thursday’s second stage at the Vuelta a Burgos in northern Spain. Known for explosive ability that’s helped him win, among other victories, the hilltop stage at Tirreno-Adriatico to Monte Lupone two years in a row, Rodríguez turned on the gas Thursday to win the 153km second stage and take the leader’s jersey at the five-day Burgos tour.

Fernández takes Burgos opener; King on the attack

What a week it’s been for Euskaltel-Euskadi. First, its captain and Tour de France stage-winner, Mikel Astrarloza, pops positive for EPO in a pre-Tour doping control, some nasty business that raises questions about the team’s future, not to mention its ethical integrity. Then Igor Antón wins Sunday’s Urkiola climbing race in the heart of Basque Country to remind everyone that the “orange tide” isn’t going down without a fight.