Juanjo Lobato beats uphill specialist Moreno (KAT) with impressive attack, seizes leader's jersey in Vuelta a Burgos after 2nd victory in 2014 -Movistar Team's 28th this season-

(Brief) Showing the same power that saw him taking the triumph in Neufchâteau, on stage two of the Tour de Wallonie sixteen days ago, Juanjo Lobato (Movistar Team) brought his special talent for uphill finishes to the fore as he claimed the first leader's jersey of the Vuelta a Burgos, receiving the baton from his team-mate Nairo Quintana after the Colombian's overall success in 2013.

The Spaniard came first across the line in the Castillo -ending point of 143km stage one, starting at the province's capital- ahead of a world specialist, Dani Moreno (KAT), to take to fruition what was a Blue monologue at the front of the bunch. Imanol Erviti and Rubén Plaza spent several kilometers in the pursuit, behind a four-man breakaway caught before the first of two ascents towards the Burgos hill, where Quintana -11th at the finish, 5" down- showed commitment by leading the big group.

The attacks after the climb clashed with control in the field by Astana and Katusha, which set their top guns at the front to contest the win. However, Lobato, who overcame from behind, launched a spectacular acceleration with 200m remaining, whose irresistible punch allowed him crossing the finish comfortably, arms in the air, to claim the Movistar Team's 28th success of the season and make the best start possible in a race where he will have a brand new opportunity on Thursday, in Villadiego's finish (152km.)

Article taken from Movistar Team News blog