A quick preview look at Women Cycling Pro Costa De Almería 2024

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?

Team name spelling errors are not mine

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!