Gaviria stuns with huge sprint victory at Vuelta a Burgos

VILLADIEGO SPAIN JULY 29 Podium Fernando Gaviria Rendon of Colombia and UAE Team Emirates Celebration Trophy during the 42nd Vuelta a Burgos 2020 Stage 2 a 168km stage from Castrojeriz to Villadiego VueltaBurgos on July 29 2020 in Villadiego Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images
Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) (Image credit: David Ramos/Getty Images)

In the first big bunch sprint of the 'new normality' it was business as usual for Colombia's Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) , who picked up at the Vuelta a Burgos from where he had left off in the Vuelta a  San Juan, adding his fourth win of the season to his hat-trick in January in Argentina.

CCC, Deceuninck-QuickStep and finally Groupama-FDJ had all tried to keep their riders at the front of the line as the peloton roared down the final, fast descent into Villadiego. 

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.