Sosa triumphs for the third year in a row on Lagunas de Neila, Evenepoel overall winner
Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 4:27 PM
The final stage in the Tour of Burgos was won by Iván Sosa. The Team Ineos rider crossed the finish line first after a 158-kilometer stage with arrival on top of Lagunas de Neila. Remco Evenepoel finished third and secured the final victory.
The fifth and final stage was colored by a race of six riders. Dani Navarro, Ángel Madrazo, Arjen Livyns, Delio Fernández, Gozton Martín and Joel Nicolau rode a maximum lead of more than five minutes together. However, the six wouldn’t last until the end. On the final climb, a regrouping followed when Madrazo was the last refugee ten kilometers from the end.
Mitchelton-Scott and Bahrain Merida then set the pace at the head of the pack. Mikel Landa attacked four kilometers from the finish. He didn’t get lost at first. Standing on the pedals, he made a second attempt. The Spaniard picked up a hole, but 2.5 kilometers from the end Remco Evenepoel, Iván Sosa and Esteban Chaves (who dropped out moments later).
Landa animates, but Sosa wins
One and a half kilometers from the end Evenepoel accelerated, but Sosa and Landa managed to return. The battle for the victory would go between the three leaders. Sosa placed an ultimate effort in the final kilometer. Landa steadily returned with Evenepoel in his wheel, but came too late for the victory. The Colombian managed to secure the victory over Lagunas de Neila for the third year in a row.
Landa had to settle for second place. Evenepoel finished third and may call himself the overall winner. He has thus won all three stage races where he started in 2020.
Bennett big loser
Teammate João Almeida came in fourth in the background. He moves up to third place in the final classification, behind Evenepoel and Landa. George Bennett is the child of the bill. He dropped from second to fifth place in the final classification.