Super Sosa seals late victory

01 Aug 2020

Super Sosa seals late victory

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Vuelta a Burgos - Stage five: Covarrubias - Lagunas de Neila (158km)

Ivan Sosa timed a late attack to perfection after a tense battle on the final climb to win the stage five of Vuelta a Burgos. 

Sosa responded to a number of attacks on the summit finish before plotting his own attack with 500 metres remaining, which his competitors could not respond to. 

Following a tense battle with all the General Classification contenders involved, Sosa fought to make a lead trio with race leader Remco Evenepoel (Deceunick-Quick-Step) and Mikel Landa (Bahrain-McLaren) which had a lead of 20 seconds on the final Lagunas de Neila climb. 

In searing temperatures, Landa and Evenepoel traded attacks in their bids to win the race overall, but Sosa was able to stay in contention and time his own acceleration in the final kilometre to secure his first win of the season and his third win in as many years atop Lagunas de Neila. 

Richard Carapaz finished in a chase group behind and sealed sixth on GC in his second race of the season.  
Ivan Sosa

Ivan Sosa

I wanted to win a third title in a row, but I couldn’t, so I am really happy with this stage win and I will keep working to improve.”
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Ivan Sosa

“The team’s goal was to arrive at the finish with Richard Carapaz and I in contention to win the stage. I am very happy, we managed to put on a little show.

“We went quite fast today, I knew that it was really hard in the end that I could attack in the final 500m. I wanted to win a third title in a row, but I couldn’t, so I am really happy with this stage win and I will keep working to improve.”
©️ Vuelta a Buros / Ricardo Ordóñez

©️ Vuelta a Buros / Ricardo Ordóñez

Stage result
1. Ivan Sosa (Team INEOS) 3:47:56
2. Mikel Landa (Bahrain-McLaren) +9"
3. Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) +11"
4. Joao Almeida (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) +38"
5. Lennard Kamna (Bora-Hansgrohe) +43"


Overall standings
1. Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) 19:14:42
2. Mikel Landa (Bahrain-McLaren) +30"
3. Joao Almeida (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) +1'12"
4. Esteban Chaves (Mitchelton-Scott) +1'26"
5. George Bennett (Team Jumbo Visma) +1'40"
7. Richard Carapaz (Team INEOS) +1'58"