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Iván Sosa

Unstoppable uphill

RISE TO FAME. The beginning of Iván Sosa in cycling were not so conventional, as the Colombian was focused on finishing high school – and used a bike to go from home to the ‘instituto’, a heavy, MTB one. It wasn’t until he finished 11th grade, the last in Colombia, when the Pasca native, supported by his uncle Joaquín, an avid cyclist, starting taking cycling more seriously and not just as a weekend distraction. His excellent performances in Colombia’s Vuelta de la Juventud in 2015, where he won the Queen stage at just 18 years of age, opened him the doors of European cycling.

A DECISIVE YEAR. Helped by an Italian ‘headhunter’, Sosa raced during the 2016 season with the amateur squad Maltinti Lampadari, where he shone brightly in the always-competitive ‘dilettanti’ scene. From there, he took the pro leap in 2017 towards Gianni Savio’s Androni Giocattoli, leaving a good impression on mountainous terrain that year and making his real breakthrough in 2018. 6th overall, against the biggest names in his country, at the Colombia Oro y Paz; race leader in the Tour of the Alps; winner of four GCs (Bihor, Sibiu, Adriatica Ionica Race and the Vuelta a Burgos (!!), including a stage win atop Neila); victor at one of the most demanding stages of the Tour de l’Avenir, against McNulty and Pogacar – those results made inevitable for him to jump straight into one of the best WorldTour squads, Sky, in 2019.

EVERYTHING STILL AT REACH. Iván would again snatch quite some wins in his three years with the British squad: another Burgos GC (2019), with 2x Neila and another 2x Picón Blanco; the Queen stage of the Route d’Occitanie (2019), against no less than Alejandro Valverde; the overall classification of the Tour de La Provence (2021), with a sensational Mont Ventoux victory in the process… He’s a sensational climber, almost a collector of summits, who excels in one-week tours while giving out his best for his team-mates at the Grand Tours. An ever-improving athlete, at just 24 years of age, which the Movistar Team hopes to see progressing further as of 2022.

From:
Pasca, Cundinamarca
Birth:
31/10/1997
Country:
COL
Height:
168 Cm
Weight:
52 Kg
Pro debut:
2017
Career path:

2019-21: INEOS Grenadiers
2017-18: Androni Giocattoli

Palmares
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2022
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2ndstage
2022
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Tour de La Provence 2021
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3rdstage
Tour de La Provence 2021
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5thstage
Vuelta a Burgos 2020
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Vuelta a Burgos 2019
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5thstage
Vuelta a Burgos 2019
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3rdstage
Vuelta a Burgos 2019
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3rdstage
Route d'Occitanie 2019
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7thstage
Tour de l'Avenir 2018
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2018
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5thstage
2018
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Sibiu Tour 2018
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1ststage
Sibiu Tour 2018
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Adriatica Ionica Race 2018
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3rdstage
Adriatica Ionica Race 2018
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Tour of Bihor 2018
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2ndstage
Tour of Bihor 2018
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4thstage
Vuelta al Táchira 2018
Results
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Vuelta a Asturias
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2ndstage
Vuelta a Asturias
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2ndstage
Vuelta a Andalucía
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3rdstage
O Gran Camiño
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4thstage
Tour de la Provence
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2ndstage
O Gran Camiño
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O Gran Camiño
8th
1ststage
Vuelta a Asturias
8th
4thstage
Vuelta a Andalucía
10th
Vuelta a Andalucía
11th
4thstage
Challenge Mallorca
13th
3rdstage
Vuelta a Asturias
13th
3rdstage
Volta a Catalunya
19th
4thstage
Giro d'Italia
20th
9thstage
Giro d'Italia
22th
3rdstage
Vuelta a Andalucía
24th
Tour de la Provence
26th
5thstage
Vuelta a Andalucía
28th
1ststage
O Gran Camiño
28th
4thstage
Volta a Catalunya
28th
1ststage
Vuelta a Andalucía
30th
17thstage
Giro d'Italia
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7thstage
Volta a Catalunya
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5thstage
Giro d'Italia
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1ststage
Giro d'Italia
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3rdstage
Tour de la Provence
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7thstage
Giro d'Italia
39th
3rdstage
Challenge Mallorca
41th
Volta a Catalunya
45th
8thstage
Giro d'Italia
47th
1ststage
Volta a Catalunya
51th
4thstage
O Gran Camiño
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14thstage
Giro d'Italia
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5thstage
Volta a Catalunya
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10thstage
Giro d'Italia
59th
2ndstage
Challenge Mallorca
61th
13thstage
Giro d'Italia
75th
6thstage
Volta a Catalunya
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15thstage
Giro d'Italia
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2ndstage
Volta a Catalunya
86th
12thstage
Giro d'Italia
94th
6thstage
Giro d'Italia
94th
1ststage
Tour de la Provence
99th
2ndstage
Tour de la Provence
106th
3rdstage
Giro d'Italia
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11thstage
Giro d'Italia
123th
16thstage
Giro d'Italia
127th
18thstage
Giro d'Italia
132th
19thstage
Giro d'Italia
159th
2ndstage
Giro d'Italia