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Vuelta a Burgos Féminas: Demi Vollering smashes stage 2 uphill finish to take race lead

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Demi Vollering (SD Worx-Protime) won stage 2 of the Vuelta a Burgos Féminas, attacking from a reduced peloton on the final kilometre of the 3.8-kilometre climb to the Alto de Rosales.

Karlijn Swinkels (UAE Team ADQ) and Évita Muzic (FDJ-SUEZ) tried to follow the Dutch champion but could not hold her wheel, and Vollering opened a gap of four seconds to runner-up Muzic and nine seconds to third-placed Swinkels.

With the bonus seconds, Vollering now leads the GC by eight seconds to Muzic and 11 seconds to Swinkels.

Dominika Włodarczyk (UAE Team ADQ) attacked on the Alto de Barcina to take maximum points but was reeled in again after the climb, and a new breakaway formed consisting of

Ecuadorian champion Miryam Núñez (Primeau Vélo-Groupe Abadie), Marta Romeu (Laboral Kutxa-Fundación Euskadi), Cypriot champion Antri Christoforou (Roland), and Valentina Basilico (Eneicat-CMTeam).

Their advantage hovered around the two-minute mark for a long time, but with 40km to go, the peloton started the…

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