Giacomo Nizzolo claimed an exciting victory on the opening stage of the Vuelta a Burgos to take not only the stage but also the overall race lead. The Italian claimed his third victory of the season with an impressive finish on the steep, twisting climb to the finish in Burgos; throwing his bike to just edge Alex Aranburu (Caja Rural). Michael Eduard Grosu (Delko Marseille Provence) was third. The win sees him also claim the race leader’s jersey, while also leading the points and mountains classifications, heading into tomorrow’s stage over 155km from Gumiel de Izan to Lerma. Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier finished in 14th on the.