Siempre es tarea complicada resumir en unos párrafos lo vivido “entre bambalinas” cuando seguimos una carrera. Esta Emakumeen Bira 2017 nos ha subido el listón muy alto: ha sido una edición sublime, tanto por la resolución emocionante del último día como por las experiencias vividas. Aquí os dejamos algunas de ellas. Día 1- Iurreta Tras …

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Gene Bates, Orica-Scott’s D.S., told us the first day of racing that they were ambitious, and their aim was to win several stages plus the general classification. So far, I think the whole team cannot be happier with the results. Maybe some riders are not feeling in top shape, but the power of the whole …

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The fierce climb of the day just 10 kilometres before the final could predict the arrival of just a small group of contenders for the victory. But both the rain in the final part and the short stage (50 kilometres) made the riders take the stage with caution and think about the days to come. …

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Llegar a mi alojamiento de Durango y encontrarme allí con las chicas del Río-Miera Meruelo sólo podía deparar cosas buenas. Saludo a Cris San Emeterio desde el coche y cuál es mi sorpresa cuando subo a las habitaciones y me encuentro a Paula Díaz, Laura Tenorio, Ane Iriarte, Sandra Trevilla … y mi habitación “asignada” …

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As we previewed yesterday, Orica-Scott was coming to the Basque roads to win. And so they did. Annemiek van Vleuten did not seem to be the main card of the Australian squad today as the race went on, as we saw her working in front of the bunch when the race really started. Femke Vertichelen, …

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The difficulties which Emakumeen Bira went through last winter also affected its sister race, so UCI’s weird decisions were about to cause the disappearance of this event as well. The delayed answer from UCI regarding Bira’s World Tour category made most of the teams plan their calendar long before Basque races knew if they were even …

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En la reciente inauguración de la Copa de España Féminas Cofidis que tuvo lugar en Noja, se le rindió homenaje a la que ha sido una de las impulsoras de esta Copa en sus cuatro últimas temporadas: Cristina San Emeterio, natural de la villa y Presidenta de la Comisión de Féminas de la Real Federación …

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Please remember this name. Please remember it correctly. In Denmark, like in Spain, family names come from the father (the 1st) and the mother (2nd). Once a proper introduction is done, let’s stick to the racing. Gandia, 35ºC. Day 2, queen stage of Setmana Ciclista Valenciana. The new leader is enjoying a drink and some …

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When the top teams are not present in a stage race, we all know there is a chance for smaller teams to shine. Irish Lydia Boylan (WNT) proved that to be true today in the deserted streets of Valencia, when she launched the perfect attack in the last kilometre leaving the bunch sprint preparation unable to catch …

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Alicante witnessed today the 3rd and penultimate stage of this Setmana Valenciana. Not as hot as yesterday (“only” 28-29ºC), the peloton started to roll with two features to be noticed by riders and teams: Bussot, the 3rd category climb (quite steep just at the end, but 9 km long) and the probable wind when hitting …

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