Sivakov takes Burgos lead

04 Aug 2022

Sivakov takes Burgos lead

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Vuelta a Burgos - Stage 3 » Quintana Martín Galíndez › Villarcayo, 156km

Pavel Sivakov took the overall lead at Vuelta a Burgos following an impressive and attacking ride.

The Grenadiers took the race on up the climb of Picon Blanco, with Sivakov and Tao Geoghegan Hart accelerating to help split up the peloton.

Sivakov was able to go clear over the top in a small group, which saw it's advantage extend out on the descent. In the end the stage came down to a two-up sprint, with Bastien Tronchon (Ag2r-Citroen) edging out Sivakov.

Despite that Pavel was able to move into a 23-second overall lead with two days to go. Geoghegan Hart sprinted in for fifth on the stage, and the Brit sits fourth overall, 26 seconds back on his team-mate.

Carlos Rodriguez and Laurens De Plus ensured the team had good numbers in the chasing group, with cards still to play in the coming days.