Blues show character in adverse conditions at Amstel Gold Race

15 April 2018
Blues show character in adverse conditions at Amstel Gold Race

UCI Women's WorldTour

Movistar Team work their hearts out to bring decisive break back in Limburgo; two from Sanz’s group -Jasińska (17th) and Mavi García (23rd)- finish inside first main selected bunch.

The Movistar Team was again a relevant actress in a race of the UCI Women’s WorldTour, attempting to bring things back to their favour after difficulty at the Amstel Gold Race (115km, 17 small and tough climbs) in the Dutch proince of Limburg.

The Telefónica-backed squad directed by Jorge Sanz fought with its full roster to reduce the gap of a trascendental, eight-woman breakaway including eventual race winner, World champion Chantal Blaak (DLT). Neylan, González, Llamas, Biannic and Małgorzata Jasińska, who even went on some accelerations after the penultimate ascent to the Cauberg, all worked hard to change the situation.

The lack of cooperation from other squads prevented the Blues from reaching the break down. Eventually, Jasińska (17th) and a strong Mavi García (23rd) into the final climbs completed the race inside the selected first pursuit bunch, 1’30” down.

Male Team 15 Apr

Amstel Gold Race

Maastricht - Berg en Terblijt (114.9 Km)
  1. 01 Chantal Blaak Boels-Dolmans 3h24'17"
  2. 02 Lucinda Brand Team Sunweb m.t.
  3. 03 Amanda Spratt Mitchelton-Scott +3"
  4. 17 Małgorzata Jasińska Movistar Team +1'30"
  5. 23 Mavi García Movistar Team m.t.
  6. 50 Lorena Llamas Movistar Team +2'08"
  7. 63 Aude Biannic Movistar Team +8'16"
  8. 64 Alicia González Movistar Team m.t.
  9. 82 Rachel Neylan Movistar Team +9'52"