Hard final stage in La Vuelta Femenina

The final stage went over only 93,7 kilometres but had two hard climbs in it. Mavi Garcia choose her own tempo on the final climb and maintained her spot in the top-10 of the overall classification.

With the Collado Moandi (12,5 km, 4,6%) and the Lagos de Covadonga (12,5 km, 6,9%) there were waiting some hard climbs for the riders in the final stage of La Vuelta Femenina. On the first climb there were some accelerations and a group of 15 riders stayed in the front. Two riders attacked from that group and built up an one minute lead.

Just before the final climb the two escapees were caught and the battle for the stage and overall win continued. Spanish champion Mavi Garcia was in the first group on the Lagos de Covadonga, but had to let go on one of the steepest parts of the climb. The Liv Racing TeqFind rider choose her own tempo to limit the losses. Demi Vollering won the stage eventually after a serie of attacks in the final kilometres. Garcia came home as 14th, which was enough to keep her spot in the top-10 of the overall classification. Garcia finished this La Vuelta Femenina as 9th.

Sports director Giorgia Bronzini looked back on the race after the final stage. “Mavi choose her own pace on that hard final climb and to consolidate her spot in the top-10 of the overall classification. The team did very well these days. They protected Mavi and brought her into the right position at some crucial moments. I am very satisfied about the commitment of all riders.”