Anastasiia Chursina takes surprise solo win on Vuelta a Burgos 2021 stage two

Russian survives from the breakaway while Elise Chabbey inherits the GC lead

Anastasiia Chursina wins stage two of the 2021 Vuelta a Burgos
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Russian Anastasiia Chursina pulled off a surprise victory at the Vuelta a Burgos on Friday. The Alé-BTC Ljubljana rider had been part of the day’s three-woman breakaway which went clear on a descent after around 30km.

Around 15km from the line she attacked the only remaining fellow escapee on a small ascent and soloed to the line, finishing 1-11 ahead of the peloton. British champion Alice Barnes (Canyon-SRAM) finished in second, with Amalie Dideriksen (Trek-Segafredo) third.

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