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The best pictures from the Movistar Team’s first ever win: Mavi García, in Noja

9 April 2018
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Elena Alcalde (Spanish Cycling Federation) brings us a beautiful photo selection from the Spaniard’s win and the big show offered by all Blues at the Spanish Racing Series’ opener in Cantabria.

The Movistar Team got off to the best possible start to the calendar of big Spanish one-day races this spring. Mavi García took an amazing solo victory, also claiming the QOM classification in the process; Alicia González finished in 4th place; birthday girl Lourdes Oyarbide won the Sprints competition; and the Jorge Sanz-led squad was also the best squad of the day.

Thanks to pictures from Elena Alcalde (Spanish Cycling Federation), we sum up the Blues’ efforts to claim a victory that will always be remembered by Unzué’s team as an important one in its history.

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Photo: Elena Alcalde / Spanish Cycling Federation

Good news came already before the start: Eider Merino was happily recovered from her knee injury and took the start in Noja.

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Mavi García – always smiling, willing to do well – before the Trofeo Villa de Noja.

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The Movistar Team’s Canyon bikes and its Lizard Skins handlebar tapes were ready for a beautiful day in Cantabria.

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Oyarbide, Llamas and González soon took the lead in the bunch.

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Alba Teruel made a big effort to tear the bunch apart into the opening stages. Gloria Rodríguez also took on big responsibility to control the peloton at the first half of the race.

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Merino at the front of the pack through the climbs of La Maza and Villanueva.

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García wearing bib number #1, as last year’s winner of the Spanish Racing Series.

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After lap two, the pace increased quickly. Llamas and González go on full steam in this image.

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Llamas’ attack pictured here was preceeded by one from Merino.

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García, Llamas and González during the Trofeo Villa de Noja.

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García’s decisive move at La Maza.

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Mavi celebrates in Noja.

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García gets a hug from team carer Gary Baños at the finish.

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Alba Teruel signs a bottle to another great photographer and fan of women’s cycling: Yon Suinaga.

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Alicia González after her 4th place in Noja.

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The podium of the Trofeo Villa de Noja, with Sandra Alonso (BDM, 2nd); Mavi García (1st); and Ana Usabiaga (ETK, 3rd).

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Oyarbide, winner of the Sprints competition.

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Movistar Team was the best squad overall.

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A ‘quesada pasiega’, a typical Cantabrian dessert, was offered to Lourdes Oyarbide as a very special birthday cake.

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Down from the podium, the girls light the candles of now-24-year-old Oyarbide…

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… and she blows them out.

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Jorge Sanz with Teruel and Llamas after the race.