Evenepoel wins Vuelta a Burgos as Sosa claims final stage

Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) won the Vuelta a Burgos in Spain after finishing third in Saturday’s fifth and final stage between Covarrubias and Lagunas de Neila.

The 20-year-old had led the general classification after winning Thursday’s 150-km third stage between Sargentes de la Lora and Picon Blanco.

“This is a perfect day,” Evenepoel told reporters. “The team worked perfectly, kept me in position and it was my job to finish it. I’m glad it worked out. This was my third stage race this season and I’m winning for the third time.

“It was harder than two days ago when I won the stage, but luckily I had a good team around me and got the job done.”

Evenepoel won the Vuelta a San Juan and the Volta ao Algarve before the COVID-19 shutdown.

Mikel Landa (Bahrain McLaren) was 30 seconds behind Evenepoel overall after completing the 158-km fifth stage in second place behind winner Ivan Sosa (Team Ineos).

Vuelta a Burgos 2020 – stage 5 results (Covarrubias – Lagunas de Neila):

1 Ivan Ramiro Sosa  (Team Ineos)


2 Mikel Landa (Bahrain McLaren)


3 Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)


4 João Almeida (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)


5 Lennard Kämna (Bora-hansgrohe)


6 Rafal Majka (Bora-hansgrohe)


7 David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ)


8 Esteban Chaves (Mitchelton-Scott)


9 Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott)


10 David De la Cruz (UAE Team Emirates)



Vuelta a Burgos 2020 – final general classification:

1 Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)


2 Mikel Landa (Bahrain McLaren)


3 João Almeida (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)


4 Esteban Chaves (Mitchelton-Scott)


5 George Bennett (Jumbo-Visma)


6 Richard Carapaz (Team Ineos)


7 Ben Hermans (Israel Start-Up Nation)


8 David De la Cruz (UAE Team Emirates)


9 Fabio Aru (UAE Team Emirates)


10 Mikel Nieve (Mitchelton-Scott)



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