Sport Belgian youngster Evenepoel wins Tour of Burgos
Injured Jakobsen's team-mate Evenepoel wins Tour of Poland after 'emotional week'
Fabio Jakobsen's fellow Deceuninck-Quick Step rider Remco Evenepoel won the Tour of Poland on Sunday as team-mate Davide Ballerini clinched the fifth and final stage in Krakow. Jakobsen was injured in a horrifying crash on the race's opening day earlier in the week and awoke from a medically-induced coma on Thursday. "For the team the hardest part of this race was the situation with Fabio," Evenepoel said after his ninth victory of the season. "We've been through a lot of emotions this week and if you see how we finish it off – two stage wins in a row and we take the GC home – I think that we can only say that we have been dominating this race," he added.
Belgian 20-year-old Remco Evenepoel won the Tour of Burgos on Saturday after doing enough in the final stage to hold onto his overnight lead.
It was the third Tour win of the season for the former footballer tipped for the very top and who will race his first Grand Tour at the Giro d'Italia in October.
"Mission accomplished," pre-race favourite Evenepoel said on the podium. "I had to suffer, I had to fight, and now I feel great."
Cavendish ready to roll as cycling reboots after lockdown at Vuelta a Burgos
The cycling season resumes following the coronavirus lockdown on Tuesday with a host of the sport's big guns taking part in the opening stage of the Vuelta a Burgos. The 2020 edition of the stage race in Spain features a strong peloton, with riders preparing for a hectic run of prestigious events, with the three Grand Tours to be held in quick succession due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The UCI World Tour resumes on Saturday with the Strade Bianche.Professional cycling ground to a halt four months ago, with the last top-level race the Paris-Nice in March, which saw the final stage cancelled.
Saturday's stage, which ended with a summit finish at Lagunas de Neila, was won by Ineos' Colombian climber Ivan Sosa, who crossed the line alone after an attack in the last kilometre.
Sosa won the last two editions but struggled on the race's previous summit finish.
"Obviously I know this climb well, I wanted the third title and once that wasn't possible I wanted the stage," said the 22-year-old Sosa.
"We were all on the edge and I'm really happy with the final outcome."
Local challenger Mikel Landa almost grabbed overall victory with a relentless attack on Evenepoel, who hung on in the last stretch of the climb to win the race he has led since stage three.
Evenepoel finished the final standings 30 seconds clear of Landa, with Joao Almeida third at 1min 12sec.
Earlier in the season, Evenepoel won the Tour of the Algarve and the Tour of San Juan.
Tour de France: start in Copenhagen postponed to 2022 .
© KURT DESPLENTER Actually the tour 2021 should start in Copenhagen The start of the Tour de France 2021 does not take place in Copenhagen as planned. As the organizers said, the start of the tour of France will only take place in the Danish capital a year later. This is to avoid overlapping dates with the European Football Championship, for which Copenhagen is one of the venues. "I am glad that we managed to secure a Danish start of the tour in 2022.