News | Vuelta a Burgos • August 16, 2019
Riabushenko and Rui Costa sweep podium in Burgos
Strong showing by UAE Team Emirates in Spain
The Emirati squad put in a strong performance with Riabushenko claiming second and Rui Costa rounding out the podium in third.
On the 1km rise to the finish line of the 4th stage, from Atapuerca-Ciudad Romana de Clunia, the duo of Riabushenko and Rui Costa fought strongly with only Alex Aranburu (Caja Rural- Seguros RGA) fairing better.
The UAE Team Emirates moved well in the final part of the race, taking the final ascent occupying the leading positions of the group and allowing Rui Costa and Riabushenko to battle it out for the win. Their chances were only foiled by Alex Aranburu who surged ahead with 200m to go.
Riabushenko(photo Riabushenko with stagiaire Beers) commented: “All day long I felt great and approached the final climb with determination, knowing that as a team we could also count on Rui Costa.
When the road started to climb, I moved to the front of the bunch, waiting for the best time to jump, but at 300 meters I found myself a little boxed in and I had to brake to come around again, losing the right moment to try to follow Aranburu “.
On the other hand, Ravasi’s day was not so positive – the Italian climber was forced to retire from the race following a fall in which he suffered a fractured neck of the femur.
With Ivan Sosa (Team Ineos) leading the race, the Vuelta a Burgos will head into the final day with a 146 km stage from Santo Domingo de Silos to the climb of Lagunas de Neila (5.1 km of ascent with average slope of the 6.1%).
Stage 4 results
1 Alex Aranburu (Esp) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 4h07’55 ”
2 Aleksandr Riabushenko (Blr) UAE Team Emirates s.t.
3 Rui Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates s.t.
General classification after the 4th stage
1 Ivan Sosa (Col) Team Ineos 15h19’41 ”
2 Oscar Rodriguez (Esp) Euskadi-Murias 17 ”
3 Antonio Pedrero (Esp) Movistar 24 ”
13 Rui Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates 1’57 “