Rodriguez wins Vuelta a Burgos

Sun, 07 Aug 17:53:00 2011

Katusha's Joaquim Rodriguez won the Vuelta a Burgos after finishing third on Sunday's final stage.

- Rodriguez wins Burgos

Euskaltel rookie Mikel Landa won the brutal 155km final stage which finished with a climb up to Areniscas de los Pinares, surging clear of Geox-TMC's Juan Jose Cobo to win by five seconds.

Rodriguez was third on his own a further ten seconds back to complete a 38 second overall victory ahead of team-mate and fellow Spaniard Daniel Moreno, while Cobo's second place on the final stage was good enough to lift him into third place overall a further seven seconds back.

"Today's stage was particularly hard," said Rodriguez.

" Euskaltel imposed an incredible pace, reaching a well-deserved win. Mikel Landa, in his first year as a pro, proved today that he is a very talented rider.

"Luckily, once again I could take advantage on my team-mates' incredible work: we're an extraordinary group, in which everybody is happy to sacrifice himself for his team-mate.

"This success has to be equally shared with all the team members. Without them it would have been impossible do this. Now we're looking forward to the Vuelta a Espana with a huge enthusiasm".


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