Vuelta Ciclista Andalucia Women: Liv AlUla Jayco go 1-2-3 as Silke Smulders secures opening stage victory

Silke Smulders, Mavi Garcia and Ella Wyllie (Team Liv AlUla Jayco)
Silke Smulders, Mavi Garcia and Ella Wyllie (Team Liv AlUla Jayco) (Image credit: Sprint Cycling / Team Liv AlUla Jayco)

It was a great day of racing for Team Liv AlUla Jayco, who swept the podium in the opening stage at the Vuelta Ciclista Andalucia Women. Silke Smulders was the first across the line to take the stage 1 victory and the first leader's jersey of the four-day event.

Her teammate, Mavi García, finished second alongside Smulders after the pair spent time in a two-rider breakaway. Their teammate, Ella Wyllie, was third in Alcalá del Valle.

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Kirsten Frattini
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Kirsten Frattini is the Deputy Editor of Cyclingnews, overseeing the global racing content plan.

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She began her sports journalism career with Cyclingnews as a North American Correspondent in 2006. In 2018, Kirsten became Women's Editor – overseeing the content strategy, race coverage and growth of women's professional cycling – before becoming Deputy Editor in 2023.

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