Ivan Sosa wins again in Lagunas de Neila, Remco Evenepoel takes GC victory at Vuelta a Burgos
Aug 01 2020 10:38 pm CET

Ivan Sosa wins again in Lagunas de Neila, Remco Evenepoel takes GC victory at Vuelta a Burgos
Ivan Sosa wins again in Lagunas de Neila, Remco Evenepoel takes GC victory at Vuelta a Burgos
Vuelta a Burgos

Team Ineos' Ivan Sosa has taken the win of the last stage of the Vuelta a Burgos. Remco Evenepoel finished the stage in the third position, which was enough for him to retain the overall victory of the race.

A new challenging course awaited for the riders in the last stage of the Spanish race. It was 158 kilometres long between Covarrubias and the already iconic climb of Lagunas de Neila.

Six riders formed the escape group of the day, including Dani Navarro (Israel Start-Up Nation), Angel Madrazo (Burgos-BH) and Joel Nicolau (Caja Rural). The last of the escapees was caught with ten kilometres to go.

The pack remained compact until the last climb of the day. The first rider to make a move was Mikel Landa (Bahrain McLaren) and he was soon joined by Jumbo-Visma's Sepp Kuss. Behind them, riders like Ivan Sosa (Ineos), the race leader Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck-Quick-Step), Esteban Chaves, Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) and Rafal Majka (Bora-hansgrohe) rode not too far behind the Spaniard.

With four kilometres to go, Chaves, Evenepoel and Sosa joined Landa in front. A few kilometres later the Spaniard tried his luck again and this move managed to leave the Colombian of Mitchelton-Scott struggling behind.

Evenepoel tried his luck close to the Flamme Rouge but was caught again by Sosa and Landa and the three continued for a few metres more. With 600 metres to go, Sosa made his move and left the others behind, crossing the finish line on his own.

The Spaniard and the Belgian crossed the finish line some seconds behind, which was enough for the rider of Deceuninck-Quick-Step to take the overall victory of the race. Landa moved up to the second place of the final standings, while Joao Almeida (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) completed the final podium of the race.






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