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Sheyla Gutiérrez

Unbreakable 'lioness'

SHINING AGAIN. The blows Sheyla Gutiérrez was hurt with over the last few years would discourage anyone to keep trying – yet if there’s something which the Spaniard doesn’t do, is surrender, because of her enourmous grit and determination. A blood pressure complication, in the autumn of 2020, and a really hard crash in Morbihan -lost consciousness; received lots of stitches, and even suffered some fever and illness due to that-, a year later, prevented the woman from Varea, Logroño in La Rioja to get back to her best form until the summer of 2022. The best Sheyla was finally in display in the late season: silver medalist in the Spanish ITT Nationals in Mallorca; crucial to Van Vleuten’s Tour de France victory -and one of only four Spaniards at the start-; remarkable in Plouay, contesting the victory until the last few kilometers; and finally back to winning ways with two sensational sprints in Ardèche. Those were undoubtedly one of the biggest moments of joy for the Movistar Team last year.

QUEEN OF THE SPANISH PALMARÈS. The Varea native has brought Spanish women’s cycling some of its most exciting results during the ten seasons she’s spent as pro, including three with Lointek (2013-2015) and then another three with Cylance Pro Cycling (2016-2018). Prior to her Movistar Team wins before 2022, at La Périgord (2020) and the 2019 Spanish TT Champs, she also notched up a stage in the Giro Rosa (2017), the Belgian Le Samyn classic (2017), two international stageraces in China -the Tour of Zhoushan Island and the Panorama Guizhou Road Race, both in 2018- and the 2017 Spanish road race Championships in Soria, as well as the GP Morbihan in 2015 while still part of Lointek.

HER MIND ALWAYS ON SUPPORTING OTHERS. Known as ‘La Leona’ or ‘Hippie Lion’ (an English-language reminiscence of her three-year stay in Cylance, Sheyla has a very distinctive facet away from cycling. She’s studying Psychology and Childhood Education, a choice made because of her love for children – she often defines herself as “just another little girl.” She doesn’t even rule out devoting her future career to Special Education and helping kids with different needs, once competitive cycling is over for her. Plus, her commitment to charity causes saw her spending three weeks in November 2022 in Nepal, climbing towards the Everest Base Camp, to support the ‘himELAya’ initiative, which seeks to raise awareness and collect funds to support research against ALS.

From:
Varea (Logroño), La Rioja
Birth:
01/01/1994
Country:
ESP
Height:
169 Cm
Weight:
60 Kg
Pro debut:
2013
Years in team:
4
Career path:

2019-22: Movistar Team
2016-18: Cylance
2013-15: Lointek

Palmares
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2ndstage
Tour de l'Ardèche 2022
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1ststage
Tour de l'Ardèche 2022
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La Périgord 2020
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Campeonato de España CRI 2019
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Panorama Guizhou Race 2018
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1ststage
Panorama Guizhou Race 2018
1st
Tour of Zhoushan Island 2018
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7thstage
Giro Rosa 2017
1st
Spanish Road Race Championships 2017
1st
Le Samyn 2017
1st
GP Plumelec 2015
Results
20th
Costa de Almería Women Cycling Pro

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