Colombian Santiago Buitrago (Bahrain Victorious) has once again proved that he has explosive legs. The 22-year-old stage winner in the youngest Giro d’Italia was the strongest on the Alto El Castillo, the arrival of the first stage in the Tour of Burgos. Ilan Van Wilder settled neatly into the top 10.
At the first passage of the Alto El Castillo, more than 10 kilometers before the “real finish”, Miguel Angel Lopez, among others, stirred.
The top players in Burgos knew they had to be at the foot of the second and final showdown, but no one could or would react to Santiago Buitrago’s early cross.
The Colombian then decided to bridge the last hectometers on his own and never stopped.
Buitrago already won a stage in the Saudi Tour and the Giro d’Italia this year.
|Result stage 1:|
|1.||Santiago Buitrago (Col)||157 km in 3h43’31”|
|2.||Ruben Guerreiro (Por)||at 3″|
|3.||Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr)||zt|
|4.||Jai Hindley (Aus)|
|5.||Vincenzo Nibali (Ita)||5″|
|6.||Wilco Kelderman (Ned)||6″|
|7.||Ivan Garcia Cortina (Spa)||zt|
|8.||Ilan Van Wilder|
|9.||Pavel Sivakov (Fra)|
|10.||Damien Touze (Fra)|
|Standings after stage 1:|
|1.||Santiago Buitrago (Col)||in|