Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck-Quick Step) has not relinquished the overall victory in the Tour of Burgos. The talent of Deceuninck-Quick Step colored the final of the final stage, but could not beat the Colombian Ivan Sosa (Ineos) and Mikel Landa (Bahrain-McLaren) in the final kilometer. The 20-year-old wonder boy is therefore of flesh and blood.
Countered in final kilometer
After his demonstration on Thursday on the uphill finish, Remco Evenepoel was able to complete the final drive. Even today the finish was on a col out of category.
Mikel Landa, 3rd in the ranking, had his team speeding up in the final. At the foot of the final climb, the Spaniard immediately attacked. He had to look back quickly, but moments later the leader of Bahrain-McLaren went back on.
At 2.5 km from the finish Evenepoel had kept up with Sosa and Chaves Landa. Did he put the icing on the cake with a second stage victory?
Evenepoel tried that already. At 1.5 km from the finish, the number 1 of Deceuninck-Quick Step was advancing, but even before the rag the leader saw Sosa and Landa back. Evenepoel is therefore of flesh and blood.
In the final kilometer – a wall of 11% – it was Sosa who climbed the strongest. Last year’s winner won the final stage, for Landa and Evenepoel.
Our compatriot finished 11 seconds from Sosa. With 7 (final) victories to his name, he can call himself the number 1 of the cycling season 2020 for the time being.
VIDEO: Evenepoel finds no answer to attack Sosa
Evenepoel: “Heavier final climb than Thursday”
“Mission completed”, said Remco Evenepoel immediately after his finish. “We didn’t want to waste too much time to secure the overall victory.”
“I thought the final climb was tough, heavier than Thursday’s. The height (the finish was 1,869 m, ed.) Did not play in my favor, but I could throw a lot of competitors overboard. And I have Landa in my sights can keep. ”
After the Tour of San Juan in Argentina and the Tour of the Algarve in Portugal, Evenepoel (20) now also wins a stage race in Spain. “This was another perfect week in a perfect season,” Evenepoel laughed in his mouth mask.
Tour of Burgos (Spa-2.Pro)
|result final stage|
|1.||Ivan Sosa (Col)||158 km in 3’47″56′|
|2.||Mikel Landa (Spa)||at 9 “|
|4.||Joao Almeida (By)||38″|
|5.||Lennard Kämna (Dui)||43″|
|6.||Rafal Majka (Pol)||44″|
|7.||David Gaudu (Fra)||58″|
|8.||Esteban Chaves (Col)||1’02”|
|9.||Simon Yates (GBr)||1’10”|
|10.||David de la Cruz (Spa)||1’12”|
|1.||Remco Evenepoel||in 19u14’42”|
|2.||Mikel Landa (Spa)||at 30 “|
|3.||Joao Almeida (By)||1’12”|
|4.||Esteban Chaves (Col)||1’26”|
|5.||George Bennett (NZe)||1’40”|
|6.||Richard Carapaz (Ecu)||1’58”|
|8.||David de la Cruz (Spa)||2’34”|
|9.||Fabio Aru (Ita)||2’36”|
|10.||Mikel Nieve (Spa)||3’00”|
|15.||Alejandro Valverde (Spa)||5’01”|
|16.||Simon Yates (GBr)||5’23”|