News | Strade Bianche | Vuelta a Burgos August 1, 2020

Podium for Formolo at Strade Bianche

Second place for Italian after brave ride

After a strong week in Burgos which included a win for Fernando Gaviria, UAE Team Emirates have built on that result with a podium place at the first World Tour event of the year Strade Bianche.


It was the Italian, Davide Formolo, who claimed one of the biggest results of his career with a gutsy ride to claim second place on the dusty roads of Italy.


Belgian Wout Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) took the victory after a solo attack with 12km to go. Formolo chased hard along with 3rd place Max Schachmann (Bora – Hansgrohe) though the gap was never closed.


Davide Formolo: “It has been a beautiful race. I really suffered with the heat, and also because we have trained for a month in altitude. It’s always great to race at Strade Bianche, there a little bit of regret for having missed a beautiful victory, but the second place is a good result anyway and tops-off a good week for the team. Now I’ll look towards Milan-San Remo which is a different style of parcours but we’ll give give it our best.”


1. Wout Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) 4:58:56
2.Davide Formolo (UAE Team Emirates) @30″
3. Max Schachmann (Bora -Hansgrohe) @32″


Meanwhile at Vuelta Burgos, David De La Cruz and Fabio Aru cemented their place in the top-10 in the general classification with a strong show of form on the final day.


The final stage 5 from Covarrubias to Lagunas de Neila was won by Ivan Sosa (Ineos) while Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck-QuickStep) claimed the overall title.


Tomorrow the team will continue racing in Spain with the Circuito de Getxo (1.Pro).


Stage 5 Results
1.Ivan Sosa (Ineos) 3:47:56
2.Mikel Landa (Bahrain-McLaren) @ 9″
3.Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck-Quick Step) @11″
10.David De La Cruz (UAE Team Emirates) @1’12”


Final General Classification

1.Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck-QuickStep) 19:14:42
2.Mikel Landa (Bahrain McLaren) @30″
3.Joao Almeida (Deceuninck-QuickStep) @1’12”
8.David De La Cruz (UAE Team Emirates) @2’34”
9.Fabio Aru (UAE Team Emirates) @2’36”