01.05.2023 World-Tour, News, Race news
ONE SECOND FROM VICTORY AT LA VUELTA TTT
CANYON//SRAM Racing came close to claiming victory and the first leader jersey at today’s opening TTT stage of La Vuelta Femenina by Carrefour. The seven-rider squad powered through the 14.5km course in a time of 18 minutes and 4 seconds, only to be beaten by a mere 1 second by Jumbo Visma.
Kasia Niewiadoma says, “We are just waiting until luck is going to break our way. It was so close to winning, and we feel satisfied and motivated to keep pushing to get that victory finally! We are happy with our speed and commitment throughout the race.”
Despite being relatively flat, the short course around Torrevieja in the Alicante province had a few technical features to challenge teams.
“It was hard from the start, and we could feel that everyone was committed to giving strong pulls. There was no time practically to recover which was a good sign. Having Chloé (Dygert) back racing with us is so great as she is a former TT world champion and elevates everyone to push higher than their limits.”
Kasia adds, “The first part was quite technical, so we tried to be smart and smooth through the corners, thinking about each other at all times. The last part was more about the shallow climb and descent towards the finish line. We definitely have a few points where we could have made up more than one second. We learn from it and wish there were more days in our calendar for TTT races.”
Kasia and four teammates are all at +1 second on the general classification ahead of tomorrow’s flat stage two.
HOW TO WATCH
La Vuelta Femenina by Carrefour can be followed on Twitter with #LaVueltaFemenina. A live broadcast will be shown on RTVE, NOS, FloBikes, RTVC Senal, Eurosport, Sky Sport, RTBF, TV2, Peacock, Supersport, SBS, GCN, ESPN, SSC, and JSPORTS.
Stage 2 | ORIHUELA – PILAR DE LA HORADADA | 105.8km | Stage start 14:10CEST | Broadcast 15:30CEST
Stage 3 | ELCHE DE LA SIERRA – LA RODA | 157.8km | Stage start 12:30CEST | Broadcast 15:30CEST
Stage 4 | CUENCA – GUADALAJARA | 133.1km | Stage start 13:15CEST | Broadcast 15:30CEST
Stage 5 | LA CABRERA – MIRADOR DE PEÑAS LLANAS. RIAZA | Stage start 11:45CEST | Broadcast 14:00CEST
Stage 6 | CASTRO-URDIALES – LAREDO | 106.1km | Stage start 12:20CEST | Broadcast 14:00CEST
Stage 7 | POLA DE SIERO – LAGOS DE COVADONGA | 93.1km | Stage start 12:40CEST | Broadcast 14:00CEST