David Valero Serrano, current national champion, he is already a veteran in this circuit that has offered us the world cup for several years, he knows his lines, he knows his rivals and he knows his bike. This was demonstrated this Sunday by the man from Baza, in a demanding race on his BH ULTIMATE, the BH rigid option, which David has opted for on this occasion, as this was, of a circuit with hard ascents and that accumulates a great unevenness.
From the beginning of the race, David Valero was in the chasing group, staying constant within the TOP10 and fighting to get closer to the leading group, where we could see Schurter, Hatherly, Fluckiger and even Pidcock (until the latter, halfway through the race, managed to let go to secure that first position) With the first place practically defined, it was time to compete for the other 4 positions on the podium. In that dispute, until the fifth lap, we have seen Schurter, Fluckiger, Hatherly and Carod, but everything has changed in that fifth lap.
Valero and Dascalu, whowho were at that time in sixth and seventh position respectively, were getting closer and closer to the fight for the top positions and, after notoriously reducing the lead, bad luck accompanied the Swiss Mathias Fluckiger, with a puncture that left him out of any podium option, while we continued to see Valero cut seconds, the South African Hatherly dropped, he could not maintain the very strong pace imposed in the race, cWith all these factors and the rider of the Rioja formation becoming stronger, David has not hesitated to give his 100%, and finally crossed the finish line in 5th position.