Sosa comes through first Burgos stage with GC options intact

Ivan Sosa (Team Ineos) won the 2019 Vuelta a Burgos
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Ivan Sosa (Team Ineos) remains in the fray for a third overall victory in the Vuelta a Burgos after a tough opening stage which featured crosswind splits, a tough double ascent of a finishing climb and the loss of a teammate, Sebastian Henao, to a crash-caused injury.

Sosa claimed 15th on the stage after Ineos dominated on the first of the two ascents of the Alto del Castillo, while teammates Eddie Dunbar and Richard Carapaz also finished in the same group, 10 seconds back on stage winner Felix Großschartner (Bora-Hansgrohe).

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.