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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:
58 Kg
Pro debut:
2017
Career path:

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

Palmares
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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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Vuelta a Burgos 2018
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5thstage
Vuelta a Burgos 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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Tour of Bihor 2018
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Vuelta al Táchira 2018