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First race of the season brings sixth place for Emma Norsgaard Jorgensen

First race of the season brings sixth place for Emma Norsgaard Jorgensen

First race of the season brings sixth place for Emma Norsgaard Jorgensen

Bigla-KATUSHA lined up today at our first race of the season, the Vuelta CV Feminas, which featured a relatively flat 98km-long route from Paterna to Valencia in the south of Spain. The race stayed largely together for most of the day. In the final 10km, a few riders escaped, however, they were reeled back in several kilometres later after the chase from the peloton, including several Bigla-KATUSHA riders at the front end of the main field. The race came down to a bunch sprint in Valencia, with Bastianelli taking the win, and Emma Norsgaard Jorgensen finishing the first race of the season in a strong sixth place.

Team Manager Thomas Campana explains: “We had high expectations for this race, and wanted to take the win. The team did a good job during the day, but unfortunately Kathrin Stirnemann, normally the last rider in the lead-out train for Emma, crashed around 30km ahead of the finish line. This was bad luck for the team. In the finale, Emma’s teammates brought her into position a bit too early, and so the timing of her sprint was not ideal. However, sixth place is a good result, particularly when one considers that Emma was away from racing for almost a year due to injury. It’s a good start to the season, and we’re looking forward to seeing what the team can do next week.”