Sosa wraps up second as young guns shine

23 Jun 2019

Sosa wraps up second as young guns shine

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La Route d’Occitanie – Stage four: Gers-Astarac Arros en Gascogne – Clermont-Pouyguilles, 154.8km

Ivan Sosa made sure of second place overall at La Route d’Occitanie to cap off a strong race for Team INEOS’ youngsters.
 
The Colombian finished in the peloton as a bunch kick, won by Arnaud Demare (Groupama-FDJ), decided the final day of action in Clermont-Pouyguilles.
 
Team INEOS pushed the pace on the final climb with Eddie Dunbar to the fore. The Irishman finished safely to secure fifth place overall after playing a starring role on the opening stage. Pavel Sivakov picked up eighth on GC to make it three riders in the top 10.
 
Christian Knees and Sebastian Henao got through a lot of work to keep the race together on the final day, keeping the six-man break in check. Chris Lawless hit the final climb in a good position but was unable to battle it out in the final sprint.
Photos: A.Lipke

Photos: A.Lipke

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Final Standings:

1. Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) 18:04:42
2. Ivan Sosa (Team INEOS) +8"
3. Rigoberto Uran (EF Education First) +17"
4. Tony Gallopin (Ag2r-La Mondiale) +42"
5. Eddie Dunbar (Team INEOS) +45"
8. Pavel Sivakov (Team INEOS) +2:26"

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