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Sara Martín

A big project

AN ALLROUNDER FOR THE FUTURE. Burgos’ Sara Martín comes into the Movistar Team at just 21 years of age, with all ingredients to turn into the biggest exponent of Spain’s talent for road cycling in the upcoming years. The Aranda de Duero native is a rider with huge potential in all terrains, and yet to find what goes best for her. She’s really excited to improve in all aspects, from the strategy, and how to react best when competing against the world’s finest, to the time trial, a discipline she’s started to shine at in the past few years and where she looks forward to work specifically. She’ll enjoy all equipment and support she needs to progress into a squad that will also progress with her as they embark on their second WorldTour season.

AN EXHILARATING 2020. Her biggest leap forward yet happened in 2020, with surprising performances in the elite Spanish road Chapionships in Jaén. Other than claiming both U23 road race and individual time trial titles, Sara reached the elite podium in the ITT -2nd place, ahead of all current Movistar team-mates- and 5th place in the RR, a great display at a tough circuit in Cazorla. Such outings earned her a first cap with the Spanish national team for an elite Worlds, in Imola, and made easier for the Movistar Team staff to make a choice to bring her into the team earlier than the initially-expected (by the team management) 2022 timeline ().

FROM SNEAKERS TO CLEATS. She took up cycle racing at 14 years of age as an extra tool to improve in one of the sports she practised as a young woman: triathlon, a discipline she got to after trying track and field and duathlon. Her excellent raw abilities soon led her to becoming a huge factor in the junior peloton -Spanish national champion- and even winning her first race as an under-23 competitor, an event of the Torneo Euskaldun in Eibar, in 2018. The steps she took from there were always firm, with plenty of international experience -five consecutive Euro Champs appearances since 2016 with the Spanish national team; several UCI competitions with both her trade team and national squad- and many good results, including half a dozen victories with the organisation she’s alwaus been part of as a cyclist: the SD Ugeraga / Sopela Women’s Team.

The reason why Sara Martín wasn’t expected to be taken into the WorldTour before next year was her Degree in Chemistry at the University of Valladolid, which she expects to complete only in 2021. She’ll enjoy full support from the Blues into the first half of a maiden season where her biggest goal will be to complete her college studies in the best possible way.

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Palmares

6 Victories as professional

1st GP Muniadona 2021
1st Berriatua (Torneo Euskaldun) 2019
1st Larrabasterra (Torneo Euskaldun) 2019
1st Tafalla (Torneo Euskaldun) 2018
1st Trofeo Ayuntamiento de Estella 2018
1st Eibar (Torneo Euskaldun) 2018

Other results

1st Spanish U23 RR Championships 2020
1st Spanish U23 TT Championships 2020
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Results
2021

27 Days of Racing
2625.1 Km covered

2nd Spanish ITT Championships
3rd Spanish RR Championships
7th Ronde de Mouscron
16th (1st stage) Navarra Classics
17th (3rd stage) Lotto Belgium Tour
22th (4th stage) Lotto Belgium Tour
27th (1st stage) Lotto Belgium Tour
29th Clásica San Sebastián
32th Amstel Gold Race
40th Le Samyn
47th Liège-Bastogne-Liège
52th Scheldeprijs
59th (4th stage) Giro d'Italia Donne
62th Flèche Wallonne
68th (2nd stage) Navarra Classics
68th (10th stage) Giro d'Italia Donne
72th (2nd stage) Giro d'Italia Donne
80th (9th stage) Giro d'Italia Donne
81th (7th stage) Giro d'Italia Donne
82th (3rd stage) Giro d'Italia Donne
86th (6th stage) Giro d'Italia Donne
92th (5th stage) Giro d'Italia Donne
97th (8th stage) Giro d'Italia Donne
110th (2nd stage) Lotto Belgium Tour