Arlenis Sierra will take part in the Tour after winning the Central American Games in San Salvador. Author: EFE
The Women’s Tour de France is just around the corner. As soon as the men’s version of one of the most famous road cycling events in the world is over, the second series of women’s events will begin, now with an addition to the competition schedule: a time trial.
Another difference from the debut version will be that this time the multi-colored caravan will start not from symbolic Paris, but will go to Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne.
The Women’s Tour, which consists of eight stages, involves cyclists riding over rough terrain in Gallic geography, where both climbers and sprintersthey will have the opportunity to demonstrate their skills along the 957 kilometers of the route.
However, the toughest moment for the girls will be climbing Tourmalet and its 17 kilometers with a 7.3 percent drop, on the penultimate day of 90 kilometers, which also includes the ascent of the Col d’Aspin, a total of 2600 meters. meters of positive roughness.
An acquaintance of the Cubans, Dutchwoman Annemiek van Fluiten, the leader of the Movistar Team, which also includes the champion of Central America Arlenis Sierra, will go to hold the championship. Jersey The winner of the last competition when he won the ascent of La Planche des Belles Filles.
In this race, the final verdict will be decided by a time trial, experts say, which could be in favor of the Antilles cyclist who just won gold in the same race in San Salvador with a time of 27:10.16 min. ), which, in her own words, made her feel satisfied and happy with herself.
“I feel that this experience will help me a lot in the next Tour de France where I will participate in the same modality. Nowadays many elite races are time trials and that is why these games are also a foundational moment in my year,” the Manzanillera cyclist told the Central Caribbean press.
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After the twelfth stage of the men’s Tour de France, which ended this Thursday, which was won by Spaniard Ion Izaguirre (3:51:42), Dane Jonas Wingegaard (50:30:23) continues Jersey Slovenia’s Tadej Pogacar leads by 17 seconds, followed by Australia’s Jay Hindley.
One of the great mountain days of competition for men is expected to end this Friday with the extensive and challenging Grand Colombier (17.4km with 7.1% roughness). This will be one of the key dates of the second week with the most demanding high-end of the current version of the Tour.
Source: Juventud Rebelde