The 38th edition of the Vuelta a Burgos begins on Tuesday 2 August and Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka will be at the start in Sasamon.
The Vuelta a Burgos is a 5 stage UCI 2.HC event which takes place in the hilly province of Burgos. This year’s edition of the race comprises 4 road stages and a team time trial stage (stage 2). The final stage will be the GC deciding stage as there is 6 categorised climbs before a final out of category summit finish. The 3 other road stages (stages 1,3 & 4) should suit the sprinters.
The Vuelta a Burgos will once again attract a quality field, with many of the riders using Burgos as the final build up event to the 3rd grand tour of the year, La Vuelta a Espana. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka will start with a powerful team, which aims to compete for victory on each individual stage.
Kristian Sbaragli will be our favoured rider for the sprint stages. Omar Fraile, Igor Anton, Merhawi Kudus and Jacques Janse van Rensburg will be our riders targeting the tough final stage in particular and a possible good overall result. Nic Dougall, Nathan Haas and Jaco Venter’s versatility will make sure our African Team will have ample fire power during each stage.
Omar Fraile – Rider
I look forward to some good competition and hard racing at Burgos. It is a race that I really like and it is also close to home which is always very nice. My sensations are quite good at the moment as I have been training at altitude for some time, so Burgos will be a good test before the Vuelta a Espana.