Vuelta a Burgos riders angered after speed bump sparks mass crash

Vuelta Burgos 2022 - 44th Edition - 2nd stage - Vivar Del Cid - Villadiego 158 km - 03/08/2022 - David Dekker (NED - Team Jumbo - Visma) - photo Luis Angel Gomez/SprintCyclingAgency©2022
David Dekker (Jumbo - Visma) shows results from the crash with 500 metres to go that brought down most of the peloton (Image credit: SprintCyclingAgency)

Jumbo-Visma led the Vuelta a Burgos at full speed toward the sprint finish of stage 2 in Villadiego only to have their sprinter David Dekker crash and bring down a large part of the peloton when he lost control because of an elevated crosswalk, or speed bump, with 500 metres to go.

Not long after, Timo Roosen, Edoardo Affini and Chris Harper crossed the line for a Jumbo-Visma podium sweep but there was little to celebrate as dozens of riders behind were scattered across the road. All but 13 riders were given the same time as the stage winner because the fall was in the last 3km.

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