Among the páramos de Burgos, by small reassed roads for the passage of the return, which makes them evolve from rugged roads to comfortable and gleaming walkways, the peloton advances with the fly behind the ear, because wind is announced and the danger of The fans are present in the conjectures of sports directors, who, of a pessimistic nature, order their runners who are always in the head.
But the wind, which is capricious, does not hit on itself but of face, less risks, harder, although in return the heat gives a small truce, never much above 30 degrees, that in the inner Spain of these days it seems fresh time. Conservation of the scenario of a certain relaxation, the day becomes fancy for the unwritten pact of the premiere of the great turns. Guest teams receive white letter to form the getaway and that their sponsors see profitable their investment.
They are moving the Euskaltel Xabier Mikel Azparren, the Rural Box Román Martín and El Burgos Diego Rubio, who feels an extra pressure, because he runs at home these initial days in the Burgalian province, who will reach his climax on Monday with the first arrival In the white picon, a classic return to Burgos that his older sister premieres in this edition of 2021. That's why Rubio decides to finish the day alone, saying goodbye to his two partners 31 kilometers away to have 11 others in the to show off without company.
In a strange year for the profession of Esprinter, with some of the best faced with their teams or conditioned by external factors, the payroll of those who have come to the return is from a greater pedigree than it seems at first glance. Perhaps miss Ewan, Cavendish and Merlier, but the last two have been conveniently replaced by their second swords, types that threaten their hegemony.
One of them is Fabio Jakobsen, rehabilitated for cycling after its very great fall last year in Poland, in which his life came to be suspended. The other is Jasper Philipsen, the cursed corridor of the last tour, accumulating three seconds and three thirds, so near the glory, so far in turn, because the story only reminds the victors and treats the second with the same decide that to the last ones.
The 'volatas' of this return are called to be a fight between them, with guests like Matthews, Molano and the indolent dome, Amen from Abesesturi and his courage. And so it happens on the first opportunity, in an immense straight of one kilometer and a half through the Gamonal neighborhood, where the goal is located after 166 kilometers of effort. Molano launches the arrival, Philipsen chooses the left side and Jakobsen the right and in that remoteness are measured one and another, obtaining the Belgian glory.
Philipsen is aimed at his second victory on lap, after he achieved last year in the Puebla de Sanabria, and gives him his team, the Alpein, a striking record: they have managed to win the first 'sprint' of the three great Rounds this year. Tim Merlier had achieved him in the turn and the tour and the compatriot of him complete the trilogy. His work on this return is already done when he has barely ripped off. Not bad.Updated Date: 15 August 2021, 12:33