Sosa claims summit victory in Burgos

15 Aug 2019

Sosa claims summit victory in Burgos

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Vuelta a Burgos - Stage three: Sargentes de la Lora › Picon, 150km

Ivan Sosa claimed a superb solo victory atop the Picon Blanco summit finish to move into the overall lead at the Vuelta a Burgos.

The young Colombian finished second on the same climb last season but went one better in 2019, leading home Oscar Rodriguez (Euskadi) by 17 seconds after seeing off the mid-climb challenge of Giro d’Italia winner Richard Carapaz (Movistar).
 
The result saw Sosa move into the overall lead, in addition to pulling on the mountain and young rider jerseys.
 
David de la Cruz launched a pair of accelerations on the climb to help break apart an elite lead group. The Team INEOS rider held on well to finish fourth on the day and sits 30 seconds behind Sosa on GC.
 
The team had continued to work hard throughout the day, getting through a lot of work on the front of the peloton. After big turns from Vasil Kiryienka and Ian Stannard, it was Sebastian Henao who took it up on the early slopes of the climb.
 
Kenny Elissonde then blew the group apart, before De La Cruz launched a move to kick things off. Movistar duo Carapaz and Antonio Pedrero were initially able to follow the acceleration of Sosa but the defending champion eventually pushed clear to seal an impressive win.
Overall standings:

1. Ivan Sosa (Team INEOS) 3:58:21
2. Oscar Rodriguez (Euskadi) +17"
3. Antonio Pedrero (Movistar) +24"
4. David de la Cruz (Team INEOS) +30"
5. Kevin Rivera (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec) s.t.

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