Today’s opening stage of the 2024 Vuelta a Burgos Feminas feels like it should be a sprint finish but there are some potential stumbling blocks for the sprinters. A trio of Cat 3 climbs will need to be conquered, including one within the final 20km of the stage. The threat of crosswinds is there as well in the first half of the stage. It may not split but the threat will be there still.

Lorena Wiebes is the locked-on pre-stage favourite for today’s stage with Elisa Balsamo set to be her biggest contender. Behind them, there’s quite a drop-off in terms of sprinters with Emma Norsgaard (who isn’t a sprinter now) on paper probably the third fastest. That means it’s a great opportunity for someone to step up and get themselves a Women’s WorldTour podium result.

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The race starts at 11:20am with the live coverage starting at 1:30pm

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