Madrid Challenge (st. 2)
Polish champion from Movistar Team -8in at Cibeles, 20th overall- shines at final break into decisive, urban circuit in Madrid, last day of competition for the Movistar Team this season.
The Movistar Team bid farewell to its maiden season in the UCI Women’s WorldTour with a more-than-notable performance from one of its most charismatic, valiant riders: Malgorzata Jasinska. The Polish veteran went on the attack one last time, a proof of her relentless character, over the 17 laps (100km) of Madrid’s circuit around the Plaza de Cibeles. The day’s win was claimed by Giorgia Bronzini (CPC), in the Italian’s final day in the peloton.
‘Jasi’ was part of a 19-woman breakaway started out halfway through the course, featuring all main teams up on the standings at Saturday’s Boadilla TTT. The group, which reached a 1’30” advantage over the bunch, was never brought back despite furious attempts from Alé and Lotto-Soudal -with Gloria Rodríguez and Lourdes Oyarbide as ‘stoppers’ to avoid the gaps shrinking significantly-.
Two laps from the end, Jasinska attacked from the break together with Coralie Demay (FDJ), a move soon neutralized and taking things down to a group sprint. Jasi took 8th in the day and secured a top-20 overall result – a good way to end the first ever season for the #MujeresMovistarMolan, only missing Ardèche and the Innsbruck Worlds with their national teams.