Moreno doubles up in Burgos
Spaniard extends race lead
Last Updated: August 2, 2012 8:22pm
Daniel Moreno: Kept his winning momentum going with another win in Spain
Daniel Moreno powered to a second consecutive victory at the Vuelta a Burgos in another tough uphill sprint.
The Spaniard (Katusha) proved his form to extend his lead in the stage race, leading home Sergio Henao (Team Sky) for the second day running at the finish in Burgos.
Simon Clarke (Orica-GreenEDGE) held on to round out the podium as the sprinters and puncheurs pitted their wits against one another.
After a fast start the stage had been a straightforward one with Katusha helping to keep things in check in a bid to hang on to the purple leader’s jersey.
Rigoberto Urán (Team Sky) hit out as the peloton arrived at the ramp up to the line following the flamme rouge, and despite dropping off the wheel of Moreno, held on to claim fifth.
Moreno now takes a two-second lead into the third stage of the race with Henao sitting just behind in the traditional warm-up race for the Vuelta a Espana.
141 kilometres around Burgos greeted the riders on day two and there were a number of early attacks which enlivened the bunch.
It wasn’t until 24km when David Belda (Burgos) and Romain Sicard (Euskaltel-Euskadi) finally went clear, yet it took three more riders bridging across before the break was finally allowed some breathing space.
Katusha kept a watching brief, turning the screw and with the peloton bearing down the escapees looked to fire off the front in a bid to remain clear.
Team Sky hit the front in the final kilometres to line out the bunch and set up the sprint but it would be Moreno who took the spoils.