Bauernfeind impresses with breakthrough performance in Andalucía

Ricarda Bauernfeind (Canyon-SRAM Generation) wears the points jersey at the Vuelta Ciclista Andalucia Ruta Del Sol
Ricarda Bauernfeind (Canyon-Sram Generation) wears the points jersey at the Vuelta Ciclista Andalucia Ruta Del Sol (Image credit: Thomas Maheux)

It’s being a season of discovery for Ricarda Bauernfeind. The German rider, who turned 22 in April, resuscitated her cycling career last winter by joining the Canyon-Sram Generation development program and has quickly showed her talent in several UCI and non-UCI races. 

This week, Bauernfeind delivered a landmark and potentially breakthrough performance on the first edition of the Vuelta Ciclista Andalucia Ruta Del Sol, the inaugural women's version of the long-standing Ruta del Sol-Vuelta a Andalucía men’s event. 

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Fran Reyes is a Spanish sports journalist based in Granada. Back when he was a child, he loved cycling and he loved writing. Therefore, becoming a cycling writer made complete sense as a life project.

Over the years, he has published pieces as a freelance journalist at Ciclismo a Fondo, The Cycling Podcast, Cyclingtips, and Cyclingnews. He has also worked for ASO and Unpublic, organisers of the Tour de France and Vuelta a Españ, and made some of his dreams come true by laying the foundations of Spanish professional cycling team Equipo Kern Pharma, among other press officer roles at pro teams.