5 conclusions from Vuelta a Burgos Feminas

The breakaway on stage 4 of Vuelta a Burgos Feminas
The breakaway on stage 4 of Vuelta a Burgos Feminas (Image credit: Getty Images)

With the Spring Classics officially behind us, it was time for the Vuelta a Burgos Feminas to ignite the stage racing season on the Women's WorldTour with a four-day mountainous event held from May 20-23. It also marked the grand finale to 12 days of action-packed racing in Spain.

The international calendar lost the nation's most prestigious stage race –Emakumeen Bira – to financial difficulties two years ago, which presented a gap in the spring racing calendar. It's hard to make up for the loss of a multi-day race with the history of Emakumeen Bira but this year's calendar saw a new block of racing in Spain that attracted the majority of the top-tier teams alongside opportunistic Continental programmes.

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Kirsten Frattini
Deputy Editor

Kirsten Frattini is the Deputy Editor of Cyclingnews, overseeing the global racing content plan.

Kirsten has a background in Kinesiology and Health Science. She has been involved in cycling from the community and grassroots level to professional cycling's biggest races, reporting on the WorldTour, Spring Classics, Tours de France, World Championships and Olympic Games.

She began her sports journalism career with Cyclingnews as a North American Correspondent in 2006. In 2018, Kirsten became Women's Editor – overseeing the content strategy, race coverage and growth of women's professional cycling – before becoming Deputy Editor in 2023.