The Movistar Team reigned in the first edition of the Vuelta Ciclista a Andalucía feminine by winning the general classification with the Cuban Arlenis Sierra and the three stages, two of them won by the Caribbean and the other by the Serbian Jelena Eric, who won this Thursday between Fuengirola (Málaga) and Castellar de la Frontera (Cádiz), with a route of 139 kilometers in which he invested 2 hours, 19 minutes and 58 seconds.
Jelena Eric surpassed her partner Arlenis Sierra in the arrival and the German Ricarda Bauernfeind (Canyon Generation), so the Cuban, winner of the previous stages with finish line in Arenas and Mijas, conquered the final general classification ahead of a powerful Mavi García (UAE Team ADQ), who sold her skin dearly to finish second while Bauernfeind completed the podium.
A platoon of 82 runners faced the third and last stage of the ‘I Ruta del Sol Vuelta Ciclista Andalucía Elite Women’ from the town of Fuengirola in Malaga and after a few initial bars plagued by unsuccessful attempts, the battle began with the first ramps of the first port of the day Antri Christoforou (Team Farto-BTC) went solo in search of the mountain points, but his movement was annulled and he was crowned by Mavi García (UAE Team ADQ), who led a platoon reduced to just 30 runners and secured the general classification of this complementary classification
The flying goal of San Pablo de Buceite (kilometer 113) marked the change of tone of the race and the terrain went from being steep to flat and thus Sara Martín (Movistar Team) He passed the milestone in first position, a solo escape with a few seconds over a group where three of his companions were travelling, Paula Patiño, Jelena Eric and Arlenis Sierra; Mavi Garcia and Erica Magnaldi; the British Becky Storie (CAMS-Basso); and the Germans Ricarda Bauernfeind (Canyon Generation) and Nadine Gill (Sopela Women’s Team).
With the neutralization of Martín and the incorporation from behind of the Cypriot Antri Christoforou, the group of a dozen cyclists who played for victory at the Castellar de la Frontera finish line was formed. García and Magnaldi tried to frustrate the sprint with two late demarrajes, but Movistar The Team was able to dominate this first edition of the Vuelta Ciclista Andalucía Elite Women until the last kilometer to achieve its third stage victory out of three possible, with Jelena Eric, and decide the victory of Arlenis Sierra in the individual general.