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 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.
BOUNCING BACK. 2019 was, sadly, a very difficult season for the Asturian rider, hampered by health problems and, above that, many crashes, such as the ones she sustained at The Women’s Tour -stitches to her knee, a big hit to her face- or the Tour of Norway -twice in the same day-. Despite all of that, she was able to claim top-ten results at one-day races like the Clásica de Navarra (7th) or the Durango-Durango (10th).
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.
She’s got a degree in Biotechnology from the Oviedo University, which forced her to just go part-time with cycling until completing her studies.
She’s been the Spanish cyclocross champion at all categories: under-17, under-19, under-23 and – in a surprising, brilliant race – elite at the 2017 Valencia champs. There, she bested two rivals which hail from her same place (Siero, in central Asturias): Aida Nuño (silver medalist) and her own, older sister Lucía, who took bronze.
- Always willing to give a helping hand.
- Supported by sister Lucía in Durango (2019).
- Rose to the podium of the 2018 Spanish TT Champs.
- En route to 3rd overall in Valencia, 2018.