The Women Cycling Pro Costa De Almería is a race that’s still developing. After 2 seasons where wins have gone to Aranza Villalon and Arianna Fidanza the race continues at the 1.1 level for another season. It’s a chance early on in the season to get a number of big names to show off the area, admittedly that is a little bit tougher when the race doesn’t have live coverage yet. I had hoped that something would be cobbled together for this season but instead, it becomes a number one priority for the race in 2025. To the race organisers’ credit, they have re-vamped the route for 2024’s race.
The previous editions have seen some early climbing before a flat finish that inevitably saw a sprint amongst the riders who stayed out of trouble on the hills. This season, some of those hills come a little bit later and we get a nice punchy finish. Don’t be expecting like the Mur de Huy but something similar to the uphill finishes we saw recently in the Challenge Mallorca races. A steady drag for a couple of kilometres will just empty the legs and only allow the freshest rider to take the victory. It’s also a first chance to see a few teams race in 2024, including British team Doltcini-O’Shea.
Which teams are racing at Women Cycling Pro Costa De Almería 2024?
What does the Women Cycling Pro Costa De Almería 2024 route look like?
Where can I watch Women Cycling Pro Costa De Almería 2024?
Unfortunately, there is no live coverage again this year, twitter updates will be the main source of race information. A highlights video should be available after the race.
Twitter updates will be via the #CostadeAlmeria or #ProCostaAlmeria hashtags.
Who are the main riders to watch?
- Olivia Baril
- Arlenis Sierra
- Claire Steels
- Kathrin Schweinberger
- Nadia Quagliotto
- Ane Santesteban
- Francesca Pellegrini
- Federica Piergiovanni
- Monica Greenwood
- Valentina Basilico
more to come!