Madrid Challenge by la Vuelta 2018

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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

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jolien D'hoore (Bel) Wiggle High52:02:31
2Coryn Rivera (USA) Team SunwebRow 1 - Cell 2
3Roxane Fournier (Fra) FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine FuturoscopeRow 2 - Cell 2
4Eugenia Bujak (Pol) BTC City LjubljanaRow 3 - Cell 2
5Sheyla Gutierrez Ruiz (Spa) Cylance Pro CyclingRow 4 - Cell 2
6Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Wiggle High5Row 5 - Cell 2
7Chloe Hosking (Aus) Ale CipolliniRow 6 - Cell 2
8Susanne Andersen (Nor) Hitec ProductsRow 7 - Cell 2
9Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team SunwebRow 8 - Cell 2
10Alba Teruel Ribes (Spa) LointekRow 9 - Cell 2


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