ALLROUNDER. A consistent, regular rider, one who can do well into a short field’s sprint and work incredibly hard for her team-mates, other than an intelligent lady -also outside racing, with a degree in Biotechnology from the Oviedo University-, who reads race strategies with enormous clarity, Alicia González is a huge plus for the Movistar Team. Wherever she goes, she’s ready to bring some huge assets to the table.
MADE FOR HARD DAYS. Even if she didn’t find results as consistent in 2021 as in the previous season -where she took two 3rd places at stages of the Tour de l’Ardèche-, Alicia again shone at difficult courses, with bad weather, like those in the Healthy Ageing Tour and, more importantly, the Simac Ladies Tour, always placed within the best and even getting 7th on the final day. It’s not strange to see her doing well under the rain and cold, having spent so many years doing well in cyclo-cross -she was the Spanish elite CX champion in 2017-, a discipline she got back to last winter after four years away from the ‘mud’.
IN THE HISTORY BOOKS. González left a big mark in the Movistar Team palmarès, as the first rider from our women’s team to score a UCI podium finish: it happened at the debut of the Blue outfit, in the Setmana Valenciana, in February 2018. Her fantastic third spot overall, behind Ashleigh Moolman and Hannah Barnes, was a prelude to their team-mates’ excellent maiden season.