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Race Preview: Ceratizit Challenge by La Vuelta

The WorldTour races follow each other in quick succession during this period. After the Simac Ladies Tour and the GrandPrix de Plouay, the next WorldTour race is already on the calendar, the CERATIZIT Challenge by La Vuelta.

Where this race is normally organized around the capital of Spain, the peloton will move to the western part of Spain for this edition. As the finish of this four-day race is in the pilgrimage town of Santiago de Compostela, where the Vuelta a España for men also ends on Sunday.

The stages:
Stage 1 – Estación de Montana de Manzaneda – A Rua, 118.7 km
Stage 2 – Cronoescalada Estación de Montana de Manzaneda, 7.3 km (ITT)
Stage 3 – Estación de Montana de Manzaneda – Pereiro de Aguiar, 107 km
Stage 4 – As Pontes – Santiago de Compostela, 107 km

Our line-up includes: Anna van der Breggen, Karol-Ann Canuel, Niamh Fisher-Black, Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio, Anna Shackley and Blanka Kata Vas. The team never managed to win this match, which has been on the calendar since 2015.

It is the first road race in which Blanka Kata Vas defends the colours of Team SD Worx. In recent weeks she has competed in many mountain bike races. In this discipline she managed to achieve a fourth place at the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
“This is my first race with the team, and I’m really looking forward. I’ve met them last week and that was very nice. It’s special to be directly part of a team with so many great riders, from which i can learn so much”, says Blanka Kata Vas.

What does she expect from this match? “I have no goals now as I just want to enjoy the race and learn a lot. This will be my first road race since the World championships last year in Italy at Imola.”


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