Bigla to take to the start of the Setmana Ciclista Valenciana
This week, Bigla will be taking part in the third edition of the Setmana Ciclista Valenciana. The parcours of the four-day race, which commences on 21st February, offers something not only for the climbers, but also for the sprinters.
The first and longest stage consists of 26km from Cullera to Gandia, and contains two categorised climbs, the last of which comes 13km from the finish line. On the following day, the race goes 100km from Borriol to Vila-Real. On Saturday, the riders have to take on 110km from La Nucia to Castalla, and also contend with a second-category climb. In total, the riders have to complete 440km of racing in this year’s edition of the race.
Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig, the winner of the inaugural edition of the race, said: “I’m looking forward to taking part in this year’s event, particularly with my new teammates. This stage race has a special place in my heart, because I won it two years ago. I will of course give my best to produce a good performance again. Many strong teams are taking to the start and it will admittedly not be easy, but I am in good form and the atmosphere in the team this week is great.”
Our line-up for the Setmana Ciclista Valenciana consists of:
- Elizabeth Banks
- Elise Chabbey
- Nicole Hanselmann
- Mikayla Harvey
- Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig
- Maria Vittoria Sperotto
- Leah Thomas