Vuelta a Burgos - Carlos Barbero ecstatic with victory at home
Aug 04 2017 08:27 pm CET

Vuelta a Burgos - Carlos Barbero ecstatic with victory at home
Vuelta a Burgos - Carlos Barbero ecstatic with victory at home
Photo of Carlos Barbero by Movistar Team

With his victory at the Vuelta a Burgos, Carlos Barbero has taken his fifth win of the season and the 31st for Movistar.

The rider had been preparing for this moment. "Last Saturday I was at the finish four or five times," he said. "As an anecdote, they didn't let me pass the entrance to the Clunia and I had to say that I was preparing the Vuelta a Burgos. At the end I could do it and I went there several times to calculate the distances and today everything turned out perfect."

"If they had told me I could choose one stage to win in this year's race, I'd have selected this finish. The Castillo climb is really beautiful, but I wanted to repeat my success on this climb in 2015. It was quite a bit more surprising that time, while today's was more about the process - I thought about this finish for weeks."

Barbero is from Burgos, and he is happy with the way he has been received there. "The support I get from the fans here at home is incredible," he commented. Every town we pass by, I can hear my name and many people shouting for the team. It seemed as though I had won the Tour de France (smiles). Claiming a success in front of them is even more beautiful."




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