Vuelta a Burgos
Stage 1: Sasamón to Melgar de Fernamental - Stage Details

Slovenian fast man Luka Mezgec finished ninth for ORICA-BikeExchange in the fragmented bunch sprint on stage one of the Vuelta a Burgos today whilst Nick Schultz complimented the breakaway in his first full professional race.

In his first race for the team 21-year-old Australian stagiaire Schultz infiltrated and then animated the breakaway for over 100kilometres before the race came back together for the expected bunch sprint.

Danny Van Poppel (Team-Sky) won the sprint after jumping clear of Jean-Pierre Drucker (BMC) with Mezgec finishing in ninth place from the bunch.

Sport director Dave McPartland was satisfied with the result and happy with performance of the team.

“It was a nice straight forward day out there today,” said McPartland. “There was no wind, it wasn’t particularly selective and that gave Nick (Schulz) the opportunity to get into the breakaway and mix it up.”

Read the full report here.


Place Rider/Team Time
1 Danny Van Poppel (NED) - Team Sky 3:32:04
2 Jean-Pierre Drucker (LUX) - BMC Racing Team ST
3 Gianni Meersman (BEL) - Etixx - Quick-Step ST
4 Wouter Wippert (NED) - Cannondale-Drapac ST
5 Steele Von Hoff (AUS) - ONE Pro Cycling ST
6 Jose Joaquin Rojas (SPA) - Movistar Team ST
7 Nathan Haas (AUS) - Dimension Data ST
8 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (BEL) - Topsport Vlaanderen - Baloise ST
9 Luka Mezgec (SLO) - ORICA-BikeExchange ST
10 Zico Waeytens (BEL) - Team Giant-Alpecin ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
9 Luka Mezgec (SLO) - ORICA-BikeExchange ST
27 Christian Meier (CAN) - ORICA-BikeExchange ST
29 Mitchell Docker (Aus) - ORICA-BikeExchange ST
64 Amets Txurruka (SPA) - ORICA-BikeExchange ST
76 Carlos Verona (SPA) - ORICA-BikeExchange ST
112 Damien Howson (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange ST
116 Nicholas Schultz (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange ST
136 Simon Yates (GBR) - ORICA-BikeExchange ST