Dutch Vollering defended the lead, also winning at Mallabia


the dutch Demi Vollering (SD Worx), winner of the first day at Labastida, defended the lead achieved on the opening day of Itzulia is a woman also prevails in second stagewhich also ended in a steep climb after 117.9 kilometers starting and ending in the Biscayan town of Mallabia.

A day dotted with six punctuation stops, of which the latter, Karabieta, is the sole First Category of the whole round and the highest is at 12 kms. purpose, is decisive. The breakaway of the day was neutralized on its ramps and great candidates for final victory emerged, all on attack.

Of these, again the strongest Volleringthat if yesterday he won the group of three that reached the finish line ahead, today he won the group of five, ahead of the Canadian. Olivia Baril (Valcar) and the Italian Martha Cavalli (FDJ), which he led by 2 seconds, in addition to the bonus.

In that group was also the second in Labastida, the Dutch also Pauliena Rooijakkers (Canyon), which yielded 4 seconds, and was closed by the French Juliette Labous (DSM), at 5.

The chasing group, who would have chased the first one kilometer from the finish line and along with the third yesterday, was the American. Kristen Faulkner (BikeExchange), took 17 seconds to lead the Australian Niamh Fisher-Blackteammate of the winner.

All in all, Vollering still in yellow jersey, now with a 22-second advantage Rooijakkers and 42 at Faulkner. The rest, more than a minute after beating the fourth classified, Cavalli.

The race began with famous casualties as in Sarah Giant (Movistar), winner on Tuesday in Emakumeen Nafarroako, and Ane Santesteban (BikeExchange), fifth and second in the main pack yesterday in the first stage at Labastida.

Before the decisive moments at Karabieta, the stage was enlivened by a breakaway of seven riders formed at km.60, lasted a minute and a half and neutralized at km.100. It is large and consists of Sheyla Gutierrez (Movistar), Shirin Van Anrooij (Track), Marta Jaskulska (Liv), Anastasia Carbonari (Valcar), Nadia Quagliotto (Bepink), Tatiana Guderzo (Top Girls Fassa Bortolo) at Yuliia Biriukova (Arkea).

This Sunday will be held the third and final stage of the first edition of Itzulia women’s, 139.8 kms. with a start and end in San Sebastián and with four scoring ports.

A route through which the International Classic of the capital Gipuzkoa passes each year with climbs to Jaizkibel (2nd; km.90; 7.9 kms. To 5.6 slope) and the Murgil-Tontorra wall (2nd, km. 131.8; 2,100 meters by 10.1 per cent), at 8 kms. goals, as key points in the final battle for victory.

Source: La Verdad


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