Mixed fortunes for Mitchelton-Scott as Yates and Haig crash, Chaves in contention for GC

BURGOS SPAIN JULY 28 Start Jack Haig of Australia and Team MitcheltonScott Simon Yates of The United Kingdom and Team MitcheltonScott Esteban Chaves of Colombia and Team MitcheltonScott during the 42nd Vuelta a Burgos 2020 Stage 1 a 157km stage from Burgos to Burgos Alto del Castillo 976m Burgos Cathedral VueltaBurgos on July 28 2020 in Burgos Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images
Mitchelton-Scott at Vuelta a Burgos (Image credit: Getty Images)

Mitchelton-Scott faced a day of mixed fortunes in the Vuelta a Burgos as Esteban Chaves stayed solidly in contention on the double uphill climb that concluded the stage but Simon Yates and Jack Haig both lost significant amounts of time after unlucky crashes.

Visible just behind the leading line of Team Ineos riders as they crossed the Alto del Castillo summit finish for the first time, Chaves was never out of the action with the other contenders as they raced round the finishing circuit and he finally crossed the line in eleventh place.

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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.