Road Race - Women: Úbeda - Baeza
Mavi García (Alé BTC Liubliana) pulled off the double at the Spanish national championships, triumphing in the road race 24 hours after winning the time trial title.
The 36-year-old crossed the line solo for her second national road race title after a previous victory in 2016.
Ane Santesteban (Ceratizit-WNT Pro Cycling de Alemania) settled for silver after being dispatched by García in the finale, while Eider Merino (Movistar) took bronze, nearly four minutes back.
García broke away with Santesteban with 40km to go on the 104km course in Andalucía, putting Movistar, the strongest collective on paper, on the back foot. The pair had a lead of three minutes with 25km to go and the group behind lacked cohesion, with multiple attacks coming and going.
WIth 6km to go, García made use of a short late climb to attack Santesteban, and dispatched her with ease. She went on to raise her arms aloft, alone, some 2:10 ahead, while Merino came home for bronze at 3:50.
"I liked the course a lot, it was very very hard in the end. My power meter failed, so I had no idea of my watts, and didn't have good time references, so I just gave it everything. I reached the line more tired than ever but very happy."
In the U23 event, which was taking place within the same race, there was another double, as Sara Martín similarly backed up a Friday time trial title with road race victory in a sprint.
|Pos.||Rider Name (Country) Team||Result|
|1||Margarita Victoria Garcia Cañellas (Spa) Ale' BTC Ljubljana||2:53:21|
|2||Ane Santesteban Gonzalez (Spa) Ceratizit-WNT Pro||0:02:11|
|3||Eider Merino Cortazar (Spa) Movistar Team Women||0:03:50|
|4||Irene Mendez (Spa) Rio Miera-meruelo-canta||0:04:10|
|5||Lydia Iglesias (Spa) Cronos-casa Dorada w.C.||0:07:21|
|6||Alicia Gonzalez Blanco (Spa) Movistar Team Women||0:08:30|
|7||Almudena Montalvo (Spa) Fitstudio Cde||0:08:49|
|8||Lucia Gonzalez Blanco (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango||0:11:58|
|9||Mireia Benito Pellicer (Spa) Massi Tactic Women Team||0:12:03|
|10||Aida Nuño Palacio (Spa) Rio Miera-Cantabria Deporte||0:12:08|
|11||Elena Perez Muñoz (Spa) Rio Miera-Cantabria Deporte||0:12:29|
|12||Sheyla Gutierrez Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team Women||0:12:49|
|13||Lourdes Oyarbide Jimenez (Spa) Movistar Team Women||0:17:52|
|14||Patricia Ortega Ruiz (Spa) Massi Tactic Women Team||0:18:22|
|15||Enara Lopez (Spa) Cronos-casa Dorada w.C.||0:19:26|
|16||Laura Marti (Spa) Baix ter Club Ciclista|
|17||Annabel Marti (Spa) Baix ter Club Ciclista||0:22:18|
|18||Paula Diaz Lopez (Spa) Rio Miera-Cantabria Deporte||0:26:07|
|19||Cristina Pujol (Spa) Farto-aguas do Paraño||0:26:21|
|Pos.||Rider Name (Country) Team||Result|
|1||Sara Martin Martin (Spa) Sopela Women's Team||2:59:58|
|2||Mireia Trias Jordan (Spa) Massi Tactic Women Team|
|3||Paula Suarez (Spa) Laboral Kutxa-f. Euskadi||0:00:34|
|4||Sandra Alonso (Spa) Cronos-casa Dorada W.C.||0:04:46|
|5||Susana Perez Conejero (Spa) Rio Miera-Cantabria Deporte|
|6||Martina Moreno (Spa) Baix ter, Club Ciclista||0:04:51|
|7||Isabel Martin Martin (Spa) Massi Tactic Women Team||0:05:21|
|8||Emma Ortiz Bonilla (Spa) Sopela Women's Team||0:16:30|
|9||Paula Soler (Spa) Eneicat - rbh Global||0:19:30|
|10||Ariana Gilabert Vilaplana (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango||0:19:44|
|11||Iurani Blanco Calbet (Spa) Bizkaia-Durango|
|12||Eukene Larrarte (Spa) Eneicat - RBH Global|
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