Valverde retains lead as Sosa claims queen stage win in Occitanie


Ivan Sosa claimed his first victory in Team INEOS colours by winning the queen stage at La Route d’Occitanie.

The young Colombian out-sprinted Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) and Rigoberto Uran (EF Education First) in the Pyrenees to take the victory.

The result moved Sosa up to second overall, eight seconds back on Valverde, in addition to taking the young rider jersey.

“I needed this victory and it came at last. It makes the team happy and it’s a big achievement for me”, said Sosa. “The idea is to keep going this way. After the race, I will go back home and work to prepare for the second part of the season.

Route d’Occitanie 2019 – stage 3 results (Arreau – Luchon – Hospice de France):

1Ivan Sosa (Team INEOS)


2Alejandro Valverde (Movistar)


3Rigoberto Uran (EF Education First)


4Óscar Rodríguez (Euskadi – Murias)


5Joe Dombrowski (EF Education First)


6Tony Gallopin (AG2R La Mondiale)


7Edward Dunbar (Team INEOS)


8Giovanni Carboni (Bardiani-CSF)


9Valentin Madouas (Groupama-FDJ)


10Nans Peters (AG2R La Mondiale)



Route d’Occitanie 2019 – general classification after stage 3:

1Alejandro Valverde (Movistar)


2Ivan Sosa (Team INEOS)


3Rigoberto Uran (EF Education First)


4Tony Gallopin (AG2R La Mondiale)


5Edward Dunbar (Team INEOS)


6Giovanni Carboni (Bardiani-CSF)


7Joe Dombrowski (EF Education First)


8Pavel Sivakov (Team INEOS)


9Nans Peters (AG2R La Mondiale)


10Óscar Rodríguez (Euskadi – Murias)



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here