Pamplona, May 14, 2021. Arlenis Sierra Canadilla (AR Monex Womens Team) has been the winner in the second of the two races that have been held in Navarra, corresponding to the Womens Elite Classics 2021, departing from Pamplona and arriving at the Navarrese capital itself, after traveling 124.8 kilometers. Behind the Cuban cyclist, Ruth Winder (Trek – Segafredo), second; and Annemiek Van Vleuten (Movistar Team), who finished third.
28 teams and 157 runners have participated in this second and fearsome day with a single port on the route (El Perdón) but with seven walls to face: Olaverri, Tiebas, Biurrun, Tirapu, Artajona, Zariquiegui and Galar.
The classic of professional women in Navarra has hardened its route this year and has welcomed the most outstanding cyclists on the international scene who, of course, have not disappointed in the two days as they pass through the Navarran roads. Today’s race has moved from the beginning with many escape attempts, but always with the favorite riders controlling the first positions. The stage has been very nervous.
The longest break came in the last part of the stage with the break of six riders: Van Vleuten, Fisher Black, Moolman-Pasio, Elisa Longo, Lucinda Brand and Marta Cavalli. But the joy of this sextet did not last long, which has been absorbed by the peloton so that Mavi García and Elisa Longo, with two kilometers to go, tried again, although without success.
The last attempt was made by Van Vleuten when the race entered the streets of Pamplona. But neither on the asphalt of the Navarran capital has it been successful. The peloton faced the finish line at the sprint and there the fastest proved to be the Cuban Arlenis Sierra Canadilla who, in addition to winning the stage, broke the hegemony of Van Vleuten, winner of three of the last four classics held in Navarra; Idoia Eraso from Pamplona (Laboral Kutxa – Euskadi Foundation) has had the honor of being the first runner from Navarra to cross the finish line.