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):

1 Ivan Sosa (Team INEOS)


2 Alejandro Valverde (Movistar)


3 Rigoberto Uran (EF Education First)


4 Óscar Rodríguez (Euskadi – Murias)


5 Joe Dombrowski (EF Education First)


6 Tony Gallopin (AG2R La Mondiale)


7 Edward Dunbar (Team INEOS)


8 Giovanni Carboni (Bardiani-CSF)


9 Valentin Madouas (Groupama-FDJ)


10 Nans Peters (AG2R La Mondiale)



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

1 Alejandro Valverde (Movistar)


2 Ivan Sosa (Team INEOS)


3 Rigoberto Uran (EF Education First)


4 Tony Gallopin (AG2R La Mondiale)


5 Edward Dunbar (Team INEOS)


6 Giovanni Carboni (Bardiani-CSF)


7 Joe Dombrowski (EF Education First)


8 Pavel Sivakov (Team INEOS)


9 Nans Peters (AG2R La Mondiale)


10 Óscar Rodríguez (Euskadi – Murias)



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