The Chilean and Cypriot road champions fought for the victory at the finish line
The Chilean sprinter and national champion Aranza Villalón, won last weekend at the I Trofeo Costa de Almería after beating the Cypriot champion, Antri Chirstoforou from Team Farto BTC, in the finish line. It was the first race for Villalón in Europe, what means a morale booster for the south american rider in her first year so far from home.
Both riders were the fasters of the group of 6 who broke off the bunch in the last climb of the race.
|1.-||Aranza Villalón (Eneicat RBH Global)||4:15:05″|
|2.-||Antri Christoforou (Farto BTC)||+0″|
|3.-||Nadine Gill (Sopela)||+2″|
|4.-||Claire Steel (Sopela)||“|
|5.-||Ariadna Gutiérrez (Farto BTC)||+5″|
|6.-||Alice Coutinho (Sopela)||+22″|
|7.-||Eukene Larrarte (Bizkaia Durango)||+2:02″|
|8.-||Marta Romeu (Farto BTC)||“|
|9.-||Aileen Schweikart (Bizkaia Durango)||+2:04″|
|10.-||Beatriz Rosox (Río Miera Cantabria Deporte)||“|
First race of the season for all the teams and debut of the new Soltec Costa Cálida team
This new race was the first one of the season for all the teams and the debut for the new women’s cycling team Soltec Costa Cálida. Most of the riders competed the day after at the Vuelta Comunitat Valenciana too.
Bizkaia Durango and its brand new colors
It was one of the controversial UCI preseason decisions, forcing to the basque team to change its outfit after 6 years due to the supposed coincidence with the Women World Tour’s leader design. So finally the team had to change the suites that were already prepared -helped by sponsors as the squad thanked- for its ‘new skin’ that was presented at it first competition in Almería: