Tour of Burgos 2020: Evenepoel holds Landa and stands champion in Burgos

Remco Evenepoel wins the Tour of Burgos Tour of Burgos

The Neila Lagoons they decided everything. The extremely difficult first category port crowned Remco EvenepoeHe as the champion of this Back to Burgos. Mikel Landa tried everything helped by his team Bahrain McLaren , who put a devilish rhythm to launch the alavs to the first attacks from below. Landa’s forced arreones did not achieve their objective, while Ivn Sosa (Ineos) took advantage of the situation between the two great favorites to the general to launch a definitive attack and win the stage for the third consecutive year in Neila Lagoons. Evenepoel, who recovered again after the first ramps, showed once again that he has been the most regular runner in the Burgos round.

The Belgian rider wanted to once again acknowledge his team’s work towards the final victory: “We did a perfect job and I was able to keep Mikel Landa always in sight.”

We did a perfect job. I always kept Landa in sight “

Remco Evenepoel

Finally it was Mikel Landa who came second, being able to snatch just two seconds from the final winner of the round. This was the last meters of this queen stage.

With the end in the Neila Lagoons, a race concludes in which the Belgian team has established itself as the absolute dominator. In addition to the great victory of Remco Evenepoel, Joao Almeida, another young man who is going to give a lot to talk about, completed the podium in third place behind the spanish Mikel Landa. . Deceuninck-Quick Step has emerged victorious in two stages with the display of White Picn and Sam Bennett’s victory in Roa’s rugged sprint.

The race was divided as usual into two parts. The first chapter they starred in Dani Navarro (Israel), ngel Madrazo (Burgos BH), Arjen Livyns (Bingoal), Delio Fernndez (Nippo), Gotzon Martn (Euskaltel) and Joel Nicolau (Caja Rural), who managed to confirm a well-organized escape that came to enjoy more than six minutes of advantage. Its main protagonist was Gotzon martn, which was searching in the previous ports of the Alto del Cerro (5.4 km at 2%), Collado de Vilviestre (3km at 1%) and Alto del Collado, with 4 kilometers at 4.5% your chance to secure the red jersey from the mountain ranking.

The peloton went to work 50 kilometers to goal with Deceuninck-Quick Step and Bahrain McLaren, who did not want to have any surprises for their leaders. Neutralization would not come until 10 kilometers were missing.

Great news for the Basque team when taking home the recognition of best climber in this Burgos round. Although it was complicated, Martin He has been shown to have legs and be brave. The runner got into the escape on the day of White Picn and got the points on the first three climbs. Today he has done the same in the Alto del Cerro and Alto del Collado de Vilviestre.