Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig wins Vuelta a Burgos Feminas stage 3

Kasia Niewiadoma took second on the stage followed by Anna van der Breggen in third.

by Abby Mickey

photography by Cor Vos


Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope) won her first Women’s WorldTour race on stage 3 of the Vuelta a Burgos Feminas. Uttrup Ludwig led a reduced peloton across the line after an aggressive day of racing. Kasia Niewiadoma (Canyon-SRAM) and Anna van der Breggen (SD Worx) took second and third on the stage.

Niamh Fisher-Black (SD Worx) took the leaders jersey from Chabbey and sits tied on time with Grace Brown (Team BikeExchange) going into the final stage of the race on Sunday.

A flurry of attacks was thwarted as the race approached the final climb to the finish. Canyon-SRAM’s Omer Shapira worked hard to make sure the race stuck together until 5.7 km to go when the race leader Elise Chabbey (Canyon-SRAM) launched an attack. Chabbey was followed by Karol-Ann Canuel of SD Worx.

The two gained a slight advantage, with 2 km to go they had gained an eight-second advantage on the peloton. With 1.2 km to go the peloton led by Team BikeExchange closed in on Chabbey and Canuel.

Niewiadoma opened up the sprint to the line but Uttrup Ludwig overtook the Polish rider in the final meters to take stage honours.

Vuelta a Burgos Feminas (2.WWT) Medina de Pomar → Ojo Guareña

LUDWIG Cecilie Uttrup
1
LUDWIG Cecilie Uttrup FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope
2
NIEWIADOMA Katarzyna Canyon SRAM Racing
4
LONGO BORGHINI Elisa Trek-Segafredo Women
5
6
GARCÍA Mavi Alé BTC Ljubljana
7
VOLLERING Demi SD Worx
8
VAN VLEUTEN Annemiek Movistar Team
9
10
PALADIN Soraya Liv Racing

FISHER-BLACK Niamh

BROWN Grace

FISHER-BLACK Niamh

FISHER-BLACK Niamh

Alé BTC Ljubljana

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