Vuelta a Burgos - Race Overview

Simon Yates produced another impressive performance for ORICA-BikeExchange on stage five of the Vuelta a Burgos today, finishing in fourth place on the stage and securing fourth overall on a tightly contested general classification.

The 23-year-old Briton competed strongly over seven categorised climbs before following the final attack by race winner Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) on the hors category summit finish in Lagunas de Neila.

The result caps off a solid week of racing for ORICA-BikeExchange in Spain and bodes well for the upcoming Vuelta a Espana.

Sport director Dave McPartland was pleased with the result and the positive attitude within the team.

“Our goal for the race was to try and achieve a good result on the general classification and I’m pleased that we managed to realise that,” said McPartland. “The whole team have supported Simon (Yates) really well throughout the last five days, especially on today’s tough stage.”

Read the full final report here.

General Classification

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Alberto Contador (SPA) - Tinkoff Team 15:50:50
2 Ben Hermans (BEL) - BMC Racing Team 0:00:01
3 Sergio Pardilla (SPA) - Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:00:01
4 Simon Yates (GBR) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:00:04
5 Peter Kennaugh (GBR) - Team Sky 0:00:11
6 Ruben Fernandez (SPA) - Movistar Team 0:00:16
7 Gianluca Brambilla (ITA) - Etixx - Quick-Step 0:00:36
8 Matvey Mamykin (RUS) - Team Katusha 0:00:57
9 Igor Anton Hernandez (SPA) - Dimension Data 0:01:04
10 Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA) - AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:04
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
4 Simon Yates (GBR) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:00:04
37 Amets Txurruka (SPA) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:08:48
39 Damien Howson (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:09:55
46 Carlos Verona (SPA) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:13:49
74 Mitchell Docker (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:21:05
75 Nicholas Schultz (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:21:30
84 Luka Mezgec (SLO) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:25:05