September 15-16, Madrid, Madrid, Road - Women's WorldTour

 

Organisers of the 2018 WNT Madrid Challenge by La Vuelta, Unipublic, announced that they have increased the event to a two-day stage race after adding a team time trial the day ahead of the original circuit race. The event, which received a mixed response, has also moved back two weeks and will now take place on September 15 and 16.

This year's the Madrid Challenge will mark the penultimate race on the 2018 Women's WorldTour.

The racing will begin on September 15 with a 14-kilometre team time trial on a completely closed course in the Boadilla del Monte area of Madrid. The new stage will no doubt attract many teams that are looking for a final tune-up ahead of the team time trial at the UCI Road World Championships held in late September in Austria.

On September 16, the peloton will once again take on the circuit race in downtown Madrid that included 17 laps (two more than last year) on a 5.8km circuit around the iconic Plaza Cibeles, Paseo de la Castellana, Plaza de Colon, Gran Via and the Prado Museum.

2017 Madrid Challenge - Brief Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jolien D'hoore (Bel) Wiggle High52:02:31 
2Coryn Rivera (USA) Team Sunweb  
3Roxane Fournier (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope  
4Eugenia Bujak (Pol) BTC City Ljubljana  
5Sheyla Gutierrez Ruiz (Spa) Cylance Pro Cycling  
6Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle High5  
7Chloe Hosking (Aus) Ale Cipollini  
8Susanne Andersen (Nor) Hitec Products  
9Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team Sunweb  
10Alba Teruel Ribes (Spa) Lointek  

 

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