Mitchelton-Scott management 'not surprised' by Chaves' strong form in Burgos

ESPINOSA DE LOS MONTEROS SPAIN JULY 30 Esteban Chaves of Colombia and Team MitcheltonScott Picn Blanco 1486m Breakaway during the 42nd Vuelta a Burgos 2020 Stage 3 a 150km stage from Sargentes de la Lora to Espinosa de los Monteros Picn Blanco 1486m VueltaBurgos on July 30 2020 in Espinosa de Los Monteros Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images
Esteban Chaves (Mitchelton-Scott) during stage 3 at Vuelta a Burgos (Image credit: Getty Images)

Mitchelton-Scott say they were not surprised by Esteban Chaves' gutsy performance on the upper slopes of the Picón Blanco summit finish of stage 3 in the Vuelta a Burgos - nor by the Australian squad's domination of the final climb.

The Australian team made much of the running both in the last hour, making serious inroads into the breakaway's lead, and again on the vital middle segment of the nine-kilometre ascent, with Simon Yates, Mikel Nieve and Jack Haig all prominent on the front.

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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.