Name: Ane Santesteban
Place of Birth: Errenteria
Date of Birth: 12th December 1990
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Another relatively new race in Spain, the Vuelta a Burgos Feminas will have only its 3rd edition at UCI level in 2022. The race’s history goes back a little further though, raced as a national level Spanish race with some big names on the previous winners list. Anna van der Breggen won the head to head against Annemiek van Vleuten last year. The climb up to Lagunas de Neila on the last stage was the major battleground.
With this year’s Itzulia Women, women’s racing in the Basque County has come full circle after quite a lot of change in recent years. We used to have the long-term staple of the Emakumeen Bira stage race which ran from 1988 to 2019. One of the major stage races, surprisingly given the climbing it was a race that neither Anna van der Breggen nor Annemiek van Vleuten ever actually won.
The Setmana Ciclista Valenciana has been a UCI race since 2017 and for most of its history has been a 2.2 race. It was elevated to 2.1 status in 2021. Usually held in February, 2021 was an exception because of Covid as the race was held in May.