After four stages, the Ceratizit Challenge by La Vuelta ended yesterday in Santiago de Compostela. Unfortunately without striking results for Team SD Worx.
During these four days, the riders of Team SD Worx were unable to figh for the prizes. In the second stage, an individual time trial over 7.3 km, Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio seemed on the way to a good result. She did a strong first part and therefore recorded a fast time at the intermediate point. At the finish it turned out not to be enough for a short classification and she finished eleventh.
In the third stage, Niamh Fisher-Black did not start anymore, and the team had to continue with five riders.
Blanka Kata Vas did manage to finish in the top-10 in the third and fourth stage, which gave her a ninth place in the general classification. She had not expected such a short classification beforehand.
She declares after the race: “I would never expect to finish in the Top 10 of a GC in my first WT stage race after ages, and my small break after the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Being part of the decisive break-away during stage 3 was really special, as I could now catch up with Worlds best riders. I’m grateful to be part of this team, and I felt really welcome the last few days. My next road races are the European- and World Championships, after which I’ll focus on the CX season.” Reageert een enthousiaste Vas na afloop van de wedstrijd."
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