Ivan Sosa wins 2019 Vuelta a Burgos

Ivan Sosa (Team Ineos) at Vuelta a Burgos

Ivan Sosa ( Team Ineos ) secured overall victory for a second consecutive year at the Vuelta a Burgos in northern Spain, winning the final stage on the mountain finish of Lagunas de Neila to extend his winning margin. The 21-year-old Colombian won stage 3 to Picon Blanco and started the final stage in the purple race leader's jersey. The final climb to Lagunas de Neila was steep and sparked several late attacks but Sosa waited until the final 500 metres to attack himself, catch Rui Costa (UAE Team Emirates) and win alone. He finished eight seconds ahead of Costa, with Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier (Dimension Data) third at 14 seconds, just ahead of Giro d'Italia winner Richard Carapaz (Movistar) on his return to racing. In the final overall classification, Sosa beat Oscar Rodriguez (Euskadi Murias) by 31 seconds, with Carapaz third at 42 seconds. "In the final kilometres, the team helped ...

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