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Burgos-BH almost squandered their Grand Tour stage win by driving into Angel Madrazo

Joseph Delves
29 Aug 2019

Yesterday’s fairytale victory almost didn’t happen thanks to some sloppy driving courtesy of the team’s support car. Image: Eurosport

Angel Madrazo’s surprise win for Burgos-BH was a huge result for the ProContinental squad. Invited to the 2019 Vuelta a Espana on a wildcard entry, it's the biggest result the team have secured since starting out in 2006. However, the stage win nearly didn’t happen thanks to the team’s support car almost running over their own rider on the final climb.

The leader of the KOM competition, Madrazo had escaped up the road with teammate Jetse Bol and Jose Herrada of Cofidis.

However as the Burgos-BH team car came alongside Bol to hand over a bottle and some words of advice, its driver failed to notice Madrazo had drifted in front of the car’s bumper.

As the passenger flashes a thumbs-up to Herrada, the car then accelerates into Madrazo.

Knocking him across the road and into Herrada, both riders end up off the road. Just managing to stay upright, amazingly neither seem that angry at almost having their race cut short.

Suffering no damage, as it turned out, Madrazo was able to overhaul the Cofidis rider despite having been repeatedly dropped on the climb.

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