Preview: Setmana Ciclista Valenciana
The Cervélo Bigla Pro Cycling Team will take to the start line for the first time this year in Setmana Ciclista Valenciana tomorrow. The race takes place from 22 - 25 February.
The course features a mix of climber and sprint-friendly stages. Stage one will be over 118 kilometres from Rotova - Gandia with two categorised climbs. Stage three is the longest over 137 kilometres from Sagunt to Valencia. The final stage in Benidorm is on a circuit which will be raced three times.
Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig will wear number one as the winner of the race last year.
“I’m looking forward to racing after a good winter," Uttrup Ludwig said. "I’ve never worn number one before so it will be an interesting experience. The first race of the season is always an unknown and you never know what you’re going to get. We completed a really good training camp in Mallorca the last few days and the mood in the team is great so we can’t wait to start racing together as a unit.”
Setmana Ciclista Valenciana
Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig
Emma Norsgaard Jørgensen