A quick preview look at Durango Durango 2024


The Durango Durango or Emakumeen Saria as it used to be listed in the race calendar is one of the longest running one-day women’s races. Going back at UCI level to 2001, it has seen big names like Joane Somarriba, Miram Melchers, Susanne Ljungskog, Marianne Vos, Emma Pooley, Emma Johansson, Annemiek van Vleuten, Anna van der Breggen and Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio. It has always been one for the climbers, which as the race has developed has seen more climbs and distance added to the race. I used to take place as an intro to the Basque based tour of the Emakumeen Bira, once that race closed and the Itzulia Women took its place, the race has taken place just afterwards instead.

The first, slightly easier, climb is the Miota, which is tackled 4 times before the race moves onto a different loop. The Areitio Gana (1.1km at 6%) is then raced once before the Goiuria Gana (5.5km at 5%) is raced twice before a dash to the finish line. Last year’s race saw a trio of riders with a small gap – Moolman-Pasio managed to break late to beat Ane Santesteban and Claire Steels to the win.

Marta Cavalli
Marta Cavalli in 2020

Which teams are racing at Durango Durango 2024?

  • Movistar
  • Human Powered Health
  • Roland
  • Uno-X Mobility
  • Ceratizit-WNT
  • FDJ-Suez
  • Lidl-Trek
  • UAE Team ADQ
  • Lotto Dstny Ladies
  • EF Education-Cannondale
  • BePink
  • Canyon SRAM Generation
  • Arkea-B&B Hotels
  • BT City Ljubljana-Zhiraf-Ambedo
  • Eneicat-CM
  • Laboral Kutxa
  • Komugi Grand-Est
  • Zatika
  • Isolmant-Premac-Vittoria
  • Soltec
  • Fart-BTC
  • Matos Mobility
  • Cantabria Deporte Rio Miera
  • Primeau Velo Groupe Abadie
  • Massi Baix Ter
  • Seleccio Catalana

What does the Durango Durango route profile look like?

Where can I watch the Durango Durango 2024 race?

Durango Durango will be live on Youtube here on 14th May 2024 from 3pm BST

Who are the main riders to watch?

  • Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig
  • Evita Muzic
  • Olivia Baril
  • Mareille Meijering
  • Yulia Biriukova
  • Henrietta Christie
  • Krista Doebel-Christie
  • Linda Zanetti
  • Valentina Cavallar
  • Lotte Claes
  • Erica Magnaldi
  • Federica Piergiovanni
  • Ane Santesteban
  • Nadia Quagliotto
  • Lucinda Brand
  • Isabella Holmgren
  • Thalita de Jong
  • Leonie Laubig
  • Tamara Dronova
  • Katrine Aalerud
  • Simone Boilard