Sosa crowned king of Lagunas de Neila for third straight year at Vuelta a Burgos

LAGUNAS DE NEILA SPAIN AUGUST 01 Arrival Ivan Ramiro Sosa Cuervo of Colombia and Team INEOS Celebration during the 42nd Vuelta a Burgos 2020 Stage 5 a 158km stage from Covarrubias to Lagunas de Neila 1872m VueltaBurgos on August 01 2020 in Lagunas de Neila Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images
Ivan Sosa (Team Ineos) won the final stage at Vuelta a Burgos (Image credit: Getty Images)

Ivan Sosa (Team Ineos) unbroken domination of the ultra-difficult Lagunas de Neila climb in the Vuelta a Burgos stretched out for another season on Saturday as the young Colombian clinched his third victory on the tough summit finish in three years.

In 2019, in order to claim victory at Burgos best-known summit finish, Sosa staged a late charge past an earlier attacker, former World Champion Rui Costa, and two years ago, he made a similar move, storming past Sergio Pardilla in the final kilometre.

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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.