Mavi García Photo
Place: Mallorca
Birth: 02/01/1984
Country: ESP
Height: 172 Cm
Weight: 56 Kg
Pro debut: 2015
Years in team: 1
Career path:

2018: Movistar Team
2015-2017: Bizkaia-Durango

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Mavi García

MADE HISTORY FOR THE MOVISTAR TEAM. Hers is our women’s team’s first ever victory. At the Trofeo de Ciclismo Villa de Noja, first round of the Spanish National Series, Mavi got onto the top step of the podium after magnificent control work from her team-mates led to a long-range attack from the Mallorca native. A special victory, not only because of being the first one, but also due to the crucial importance of a group’s labour together from the very beginning of every race.

SPANISH TT CHAMPION. While Eider Merino will always remain in history as the first Movistar rider to wear the red and yellow bands as Spanish road race champion, Mavi García will have the privilege of using them -at least until June- at time trials, thanks to her splendid performance in Vall d’Alba – just a month and a half after breaking her collarbone at Liège-Bastogne-Liège. Silver and bronze were in turn conquered by team-mates Eider Merino and Alicia González, in yet another Blue show.

PUTS UP WITH PRESSURE AT TOP RACES. 16th at the 2016 Giro, then 11th in 2018; 5th at the 2017 Tour de l’Ardèche, then runner-up in 2018. Mavi copes very well with pressure at the most mountainous races in the calendar, those where she can really shine. And if it weren’t for her crash on stage six of last year’s French race, which took her out of the leading group including top rival Kasia Niewiadoma (CSR), the Balearic allrounder would have stood a really big chance of claiming the final pink jersey in Provence. In 2018, her first season fully focused on cycling, she’s taken a decisive step forward at top races, and found a group which supports, admires and needs her, all at the same time.

 She astounded the leaders of what would be her first cycling team, Bizkaia-Durango, during a performance trial in Mallorca, which landed her into her first ever UCI cycling contract with the pink squad in 2015. Since then, her progression has been as much demanding (due to the adaptation process it takes to ride into a bunch) as quick and impressive: she’s won races in the Basque Torneo Euskaldun, the overall classification of the Spanish Cup in 2017, the GC of the Vuelta a Burgos or even the Spanish National road race Championship in 2016 -she became vice champion in both RR and TT races in 2017-, all of that before joining the Movistar Team.

 She took up rhythmic and artistic gymnastics as a very young child; later on practiced figure skating from age 7 to 16; and then headed to track and field and ultimately duathlon, where she became a winner of practically everything: Spanish champion on long distance and mixed relays, vice European champion and silver medallist in the World Championships.

 Until just over two years ago, she was working full-time on all kinds of duties for a hospitality machinery company in Mallorca. “I was taking my bike to work, profited from the lunch break to go on a two-hour ride, got back home, took shower, returned to work on the bike, and after getting off for the day I went for my running session. It was really stressful.” She started taking leaves at that work in 2016, and the evident consequences made her focus professionally on her sporting success.

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Palmares

10 Victories as professional

1st Spanish TT Championship 2018
1st Trofeo Villa de Noja (Spanish Cup) 2018
1st Trofeo Gobierno de La Rioja (Spanish Cup) 2017
1st Trofeo Ría de Marín (Spanish Cup) 2016
1st Zizurkil-Villabona (Spanish Cup) 2016
1st Spanish Road Race Championship 2016
1st Vuelta a Burgos 2016
1st GP Cantabria Noja (Spanish Cup) 2016
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Results
2019

31 Days of Racing
3593.2 Km covered

2nd GP Plumelec
2nd Trofeo Bajo Andarax
2nd Tour de Yorkshire
2nd (2nd stage) Tour de Yorkshire
2nd (2nd stage) Vuelta a Burgos
3rd (2nd stage) Emakumeen Bira
3rd Vuelta a Burgos
4th (1st stage) Setmana Valenciana
4th (3rd stage) Vuelta a Burgos
5th Emakumeen Bira
7th (3rd stage) Emakumeen Bira
8th (3rd stage) Ladies Tour of Norway
9th Emakumeen Nafarroako Klasikoa
9th (4th stage) Emakumeen Bira
10th Vårgårda Team Time Trial
10th Flèche Wallonne
10th (4th stage) Vuelta a Burgos
12th GP Plouay
17th Liège-Bastogne-Liège
19th Setmana Valenciana
21th Clásica San Sebastián
21th (3rd stage) Setmana Valenciana
22th Amstel Gold Race
24th Trofeo Alfredo Binda
28th Classique Morbihan
30th (1st stage) Tour de Yorkshire
34th (4th stage) Setmana Valenciana
35th GP Vårgårda
38th Ladies Tour of Norway
44th (1st stage) Vuelta a Burgos
48th (1st stage) Emakumeen Bira
49th (2nd stage) Ladies Tour of Norway
53th (2nd stage) Setmana Valenciana
61th (4th stage) Ladies Tour of Norway
67th Clásica Femenina Navarra
80th (1st stage) Ladies Tour of Norway
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