Verónica Ewers (EF Education Tibco SVB) se exhibe por las carreteras navarras

La corredora americana se ha impuesto con autoridad en la segunda clásica de la Navarra Womens Elite Classics con salida y llegada en Pamplona y un recorrido de 124,8 km.

Pamplona, 11 de mayo de 2022. Verónica Ewers (EF Education – TIBCO – SVB) ha sido la ganadora de la segunda de las dos pruebas que se han celebrado en Navarra, correspondientes a la Womens Elite Classics 2022, con salida desde Pamplona y llegada, también, a la capital navarra, con un tiempo de 3:27:52. Segunda ha sido Ane Santesteban (Team Bikeeexchange – Jayco), a 35 segundos, y tercera, Kristen Faulkner (Team Bikeeexchange – Jayco), a 58 segundos de la vencedora.

Ewers ya intentó la victoria en el día de ayer en la “Emakumeen Nafarroako Klasikoa 2022”, pero, finalmente, acabó segunda. Hoy se ha tomado su revancha particular exhibiéndose por las carreteras navarras y cruzar la meta en solitario en la “Clásica de Féminas de Navarra 2022”. Ambas pruebas están inmersas dentro de la Navarra Women ́s Elite Classics

Si la jornada de ayer dura, la de hoy, además de su dureza, ha sido difícil. Poco más de 120 kilómetros de recorrido para subir siete muros y un puerto. Algunos muros han sido terroríficos y han llegado a alcanzar una pendiente máxima de hasta un 25%. Terrible para unas corredoras que ya venían con las piernas cargadas después de la jornada de ayer.

El calor ha dificultado más, si cabe, la prueba ciclista que ha contado con la participación de 108 corredoras de 21 equipos diferentes.

La jornada de “los muros”, los pasos estrechos, las carreteras empinadas e interminables han encumbrado a Verónica Ewers que ha sabido aprovechar su calidad y, desde luego, su oportunidad, para dar un zarpazo al resto de compañeras y llegar a Pamplona en solitario.

Piernas pesadas y subidas a los muros de Olaverri, Tiebas, Biurrrun, Tirapu, Artajona, el alto del Perdón, Zariquiegui y, para rematar, Galar, a tan solo diez kilómetros de la línea de meta.

Tras una jornada que ha tenido solo los primeros 25 kilómetros para rodar, el resto de la carretera ha sido un verdadero sufrimiento. Las corredoras iban y venían y el pelotón apenas mandaba. La escapada buena ha llegado después de Tirapu con la salida del grupo de cuatro corredoras: Verónica Ewers (EF Education – TIBCO – SVB), Ane Santesteban (Team Bikeeexchange – Jayco), Kristen Faulkner (Team Bikeeexchange – Jayco) y Mireia Benito (Massi Tactic Womens Team). Con el paso de los kilómetros y las subidas a los últimos dos muros, Zariquiegui y Galar, las corredoras se han ido quedando atrás sin poder aguantar el poderío de Ewers que, a plena pedalada, ha ido abriendo hueco para llegar a Pamplona victoriosa y en solitario.

La corredora australiana ha cruzado en solitario la línea de meta en la primera de las dos pruebas de la Navarra Women´s Elite Classics que se celebran por la carreteras de la Comunidad Foral

Irurtzun, 10 de mayo de 2022. Sarah Gigante (Movistar Team) ha sido la vencedora de la primera de las dos pruebas que se disputan en Navarra, correspondientes a la Womens Elite Classics 2022 de categoría UCI World Tour, con salida desde Irurtzun y llegada a la misma localidad, después de recorrer de 137,6 kilómetros en un tiempo de 4:05:56. Segunda ha sido Verónica Ewers (EF Education – Tibco – SVB) y tercera, Paula Andrea Patiño Bedoya (Movistar Team), ambas a 2:31 de la ganadora

Por cuarto año consecutivo ha llegado a Navarra el espectáculo del ciclismo femenino, con un recorrido espectacular pocas veces visto en pruebas de mujeres. El mejor ciclismo profesional femenino ha estado en Navarra en una clásica denominada “Emakumeen Nafarroako Klasikoa”, en la que han participado 113 corredoras divididas en 21 equipos.

La jornada ha sido dura y exigente con un recorrido cargado de dureza, no solo por el calor, si no por los ocho puertos de montaña que han tenido que afrontar las corredoras en apenas 130 kilómetros.

Maaike Coljé (Massi Tactic Women´s Team) ha sido una de las principales protagonistas de la jornada tras protagonizar una escapada que, junto a diversas compañeras que iban cambiando según el recorrido, le han acompañado prácticamente durante media etapa.

Apenas había descansos. Era subir un puerto, bajarlo y comenzar a ascender otro. Un vaivén de repechos, sin apenas zonas de descanso que ha provocado la retirada de numerosas corredoras conforme iban transcurriendo los kilómetros.

Las piernas pesaban, los puertos en ocasiones, han tenido hasta un 15% de desnivel y la exigencia de la prueba ha sido muy alta. El pelotón era incapaz de poner orden a unas carreteras con corredoras intercaladas constantemente.

Lo ha intentado Sara Martín (Movistar Team), Urska Zigart (Team Bikkexchange – Jayco), Nadine Gill (Sopela Women´s Team), Linda Zanetti (UAE Team ADQ)… un numeroso ramillete de corredoras que únicamente ha sabido aprovechar Sarah Gigante que, pese a sufrir una caída subiendo Saldías, ha sabido sobreponerse, establecer distancia de por medio en los dos últimos puertos para llegar a Irurtzun y cruzar la línea de meta en solitario.

Mañana miércoles, 11 de mayo, se celebrará la segunda clásica Navarra Women´s Elite Classics – Clásica Féminas de Navarra 2022, con salida y llegada en Pamplona. Tendrá 125 kilómetros de recorrido y ocho puertos de montaña.

The Cuban cyclist has prevailed over esprint in the second race held in Navarra corresponding to the Womens Elite Classics 2021.

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.

Lekunberri, May 13, 2021. Annemiek Van Vleuten (Movistar Team) has been the winner of the first of the two races held in Navarra, corresponding to the Womens Elite Classics 2021, starting from the Hotel Ibaisek (Zudaire) and Arrival in Lekunberri, after 128.3 kilometers traveled. Second was Demi Vollering (Team SD Worx) and third, Elisa Longo (Trek – Segafredo)

The best female professional cycling in the world has returned to Navarra for the third consecutive year and Van Vleuten has also done so proving to be the best. It should be remembered that the Dutch cyclist was the winner last year in the two classics also held in Navarra.

28 teams and 158 runners started this afternoon from the Hotel Ibaisek in Zudaire to tackle eight mountain positions, six in the third category and two in the second category, on a demanding day due to the route and the rain that has not stopped falling along throughout the entire stage.

The peloton stretched and shrunk as the kilometers passed until, finally, after so much swinging, there was a cut with sixty runners in the lead. More kilometers, more ports and more cuts with small groups that were taking advantage.

At the last climb of the race, the port of Muguiro, Van Vleuten, Vollering, Longo, Moolman-Pasio, Cavalli and Harvey were alone at the head of the test. It was the last kilometers of the day and, at that moment, Van Vleuten (Movistar Team) forced the rhythm of the break to leave alone and reach the Lekunberri goal first. Of course, the other five riders have crossed the finish line brushing against the wheel.

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Pure Navarra. Climbs & walls. Diversity of routes and landscapes

Navarra, for the third consecutive year, hosts two events of the Women’s Elite Classics 2021, the classic for professional women in the UCI WOLRD TOUR category.

download the route book click here (PDF)

A total of 28 national and international teams will take part in two events that include the best cyclists in the world. Among them will be the winner of the last edition Annemiek Van Vleuten (Movistar Team), as well as the second and third classified, Elisa Longo (Trek Segafredo) and María Giulia Confalonieri (WNT-Ceratizit), respectively.

The two races of the Navarra Women’s Elite Classics 2021 will be held on May 13 and 14, Thursday and Friday, respectively, with two stages, with even tougher, more broken routes, but, without a doubt, spectacular and rarely seen in women’s tests.

Thursday, May 13, 2021
Ibaisek (Zudaire) – Lekunberri (128.3 kilometers)
Call: At 3:25 p.m., Departure Neutralized at 15:30

Climbs: Eraul, Lezáun, Arradia, San Cristobal, Guembe, Goñi, Zuarrarate and Muguiro.

Route (Click here)

Friday, May 14th 2021
  • Pamplona – Pamplona (124.8 kilómetros)

Neutralized departure: at 15:15 hours. (Departure and arrival at Avda. Sancho el Fuerte)

Walls: Olaverri, Tiebas, Biurrun, Tirapu, Artajona, Zariquiegui and Galar

Climb: El Perdón

Route (click here)

Broadcasting

This year, the two women’s cycling classics will jump onto the international television scene and will be broadcast on the Eurosport and Discovery Channel online platforms for the whole world, with commentators in Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Dutch and Japanese.

Likewise, EITB will broadcast it through Streaming, commented in Basque; and Navarra Televisión will broadcast the signal for the Autonomous Community.

The last 60 kilometers of the first stage will be broadcast live -from the port of Guembe-; and the last 70 in the second stage -from the Tiebas wall-. Both are important points for the outcome of the race and where the selection is expected from where the winners will come out.

Finally, on Saturday, May 15, a summary in images will be sent to the main national and international media and the Italian television RAI will broadcast it, live, within its coverage of the Giro d’Italia.

The two stages, in addition, will have current, detailed and instantaneous information through our official social networks and the official website, at the end of the day, will publish the chronicle of each of the two stages as well as the best images of the race.

Navarra Women’s Elite Classics 2021, the UCI WOLRD TOUR category professional women’s classic in Navarra , was presented this morning at the Navarra Arena , with Juan Mari Guajardo as master of ceremonies.

Authorities and sponsors in the Sala Reyno del Navarra Arena

For the third consecutive year, the spectacle of women’s cycling arrives in Navarra, with even tougher, more broken routes, but undoubtedly spectacular and rarely seen in women’s events. The two stages will be held on May 13 and 14 .

  1. Hostal Ibaisek (Zudaire) and Lekunberri (128.3 kilometers)
  2. Pamplona – Pamplona (124.8 kilometers, arriving at Sancho El Fuerte avenue)

28 national and international teams participate that include the best cyclists of the highest category worldwide . It will be attended by the winner of the last edition Annemiek Van Vleuten  ( Movistar Team ) and the second and third classified, Elisa Longo (Trek Segafredo) and María Giulia Confalonieri (WNT-Ceratizit), respectively.

The peloton will be made up of 176 cyclists and, among others, there are five with a brilliant record in recent seasons:

ANNEMIEK VAN VLEUTEN, Movistar Team . Two-time NWEC2021 champion, World19 champion, Europe20, Flanders.

SD ANNA VAN DER BREGGEN , SD Worx. 2020 World Time Trial and Line Champion.

ELISA LONGO BORGHINI , Trek Segafredo. World runner-up 2020, champion Italy.

MAVI GARCÍA , Alé BTC Ljubljana. Champion of Spain 2020

ANE SANTESTEBAN , BikeExchange. Spanish team co-leader

SHEYLA GUTIÉRREZ , Movistar. Spanish Time Trial Champion 2019

The presentation ceremony was attended by the Minister of Culture and Sports of the Government of Navarra, Rebeca Esnaola , who highlighted “the consolidation of the event on the international calendar, due to its quality and its number of participants. Likewise, this test is important for the promotion of women’s sport, undoubtedly a commitment of the Government of Navarra ”.

Rebeca Esnaola, Minister of Culture and Sports of the Government of Navarra

Former cyclist Miguel Indurain , a fundamental support and whose presence is usual in this type of races, has highlighted “the fight to re-celebrate this test within the extra-sports conditions that we are experiencing, with the participation once again of the best and with even tougher routes, if possible, that will make this race quite a spectacle ”.

Miguel Indurain with Juan Mari Guajardo in a moment of the presentation

For his part, the mayor of the Lekunberri City Council, Gorka Azpiroz , whose town hosts one of the arrivals of the event for the third consecutive year, has emphasized the illusion that he feels before this type of competition  “this race must be lived, you have to be there, because they are tests that give value to Navarra and sport ”.

Idoia Eraso , a cyclist from Laboral Kutxa, is the protagonist because it will be her first participation. In his track record he already has the Spanish Junior Championship, with only 19 years old: “I was looking forward to reaching the category to be able to participate in these races. I really want to try ”.

The Councilor for Social Affairs and Sports of the Pamplona City Council, María Caballero , has insisted on the need to promote women’s sport, precisely for this reason “this race brings together three very valuable ingredients for us; Women, sports and cycling. Furthermore, the format is very attractive and joins the illusion of Pamplona for hosting this type of event and, with them, trying to return to the beginning of a normality desired by all ”.

Finally, the director of the Classical, Miguel Sabalza , has emphasized the fact that the test will have all the safety and hygiene measures required by the COVID protocol and has assured that they will make an even greater effort so that another year “all teams feel good organization. I hope to do my best and that a great show comes out with an international impact through the different communication channels ”.

In this sense, it has announced live streaming of the end of the stage and conversations with different televisions for a possible live broadcast of the entire test. The hashtag for Navarra Women´s Elite Classics 2021 is # NWEC21

Sabalza thanked the sponsors for their support, especially the main ones; Government of Navarra and Laboral Kutxa.

Likewise, we have been accompanied by our sponsors Caja Laboral – Laboral Kutxa, Peio Baiona and Maitane Bueno; The English Court, Miguel Bados; and Pinarello.

HOTEL IBAISEK – DEPARTURE OF THE FIRST STAGE

Hostel located in the urban center of Zudaire, in the heart of the Améscoa valley, privilegedly located between the Urbasa y Andía Natural Park and the Sierra de Lóquiz. The hostel is just 2 kilometers from the Urederra Natural Reserve. offers a family atmosphere in a rural setting, to be embraced by nature and enjoy the incredible views of the valley and the region. It is the ideal choice for a weekend getaway, trip for nature lovers and excursions, perfect for staying in groups.

It has 21 rooms -all exterior-, parking, bar, restaurant, private garden and social room ideal for meetings and courses.

Navarra Women’s Elite Classics 2021, # NWEC21, the professional women’s classic in Navarra of the UCI WOLRD TOUR category, will be presented this Thursday, April 22, in the Reyno de Navarra room of the Navarra Arena. The event will be attended by the Minister of Culture and Sports of the Government of Navarra, Rebeca Esnaola ; the Councilor for Social Affairs and Sports of the Pamplona City Council, María Caballero ; the mayor of the Lekunberri City Council, Gorka Azpiroz ; and the Councilor for Sports, Joseba Ordoki; the former cyclist Míguel Indurain ; the director of the Classical, Miguel Sabalza , as well as Sheyla Gutiérrez , a cyclist from the Movistar Team.

Likewise, we will be accompanied by our sponsors Caja Laboral – Laboral Kutxa, Peio Baiona: Unsain Renault and El Corte Inglés, Miguel Bados. The presentation will be directed by Juan Mari Guajardo.

Navarra Women’s Elite Classics 2021 will be held on May 13 and 14 with two stages:

1- Hostal Ibaisek (Zudaire) and Lekunberri (128.3 kilometers)

2- Pamplona – Pamplona (124.8 kilometers)

Involved 28 national and international teams that encompass the best cyclists in the top flight level to Mundia l. It will be attended by the winner of the last edition Annemiek Van Vleuten (Movistar Team) and the second and third classified, Elisa Longo and María Giulia Confalonieri.

HOSTAL IBAISEK – FIRST STAGE DEPARTURE

Hostel located in the urban center of Zudaire, in the heart of the Améscoa Valley, privilegedly located between the Urbasa y Andía Natural Park and the Sierra de Loquiz. The hostel is just 2 kilometers from the Urederra Natural Reserve.

It offers a family atmosphere in a rural setting, to be embraced by nature and enjoy the incredible views of the valley and the region. It is the ideal choice for a weekend getaway, trip for nature lovers and excursions, perfect for staying in groups.

It has 21 rooms -all exterior-, parking, bar, restaurant, private garden and social room ideal for meetings and courses.

The two stages of Navarra Women’s Elite Classics 2021 will be broadcast on the Eurosport and Discovery Channel online platforms for the whole world, with commentators in Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Dutch and Japanese.

Likewise, EITB will broadcast it through Streaming , commented in Basque; and Navarra Televisión will broadcast the signal for the Autonomous Community.

The last 60 kilometers of the first stage will be broadcast live -from the port of Guembe-; and the last 70 in the second stage -from the Tiebas wall-. Both are important points for the outcome of the race and where the selection is expected from where the winners will come out.

Finally, on Saturday, May 15, a summary in images will be sent to the main national and international media and the Italian television RAI will broadcast it, live, within its coverage of the Giro d’Italia.

We have extensive technical means , made up of 3 cameras on a motorcycle and 3 cameras on the finish line, as well as resources with drones.

The passage of the cycling world champion through Navarra has been tremendous. The Dutch rider has prevailed in the two classic UCI World Tour for women that have been held in the Autonomous Community. Annemiek Van Vleuten ( Mitchelton-Scott ) won yesterday with authority in Lekunberri and today she did the same in Pamplona, ​​on a 122.9 kilometer stage with the beginning and end in the Navarran capital. The current world champion has returned to enter the finish line alone, this time ahead of the Italians, Elisa Longo (Trek-Segafredo), second at 1’14 ”, and Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Cera Tizit-WNT) , third, at 2’06 ”.

The day started with 24 teams in the race and a peloton made up of 143 runners. With several walls of great unevenness and the El Perdón peak near the finish line, a restless day was anticipated. And so it has been. Nervous stage, with a lot of heat and wind and some runners who were flying. The average speed of the first hour of the race was 40 kilometers. The steep slopes, the walls and the wind have been breaking the group over the kilometers. The race has been broken from the wall of Tirapu. Ane Santesteban was the first to leave until Elisa Longo caught up with her.

With the Italian runner ahead, Van Vleuten jumped out of the pack and both, after a beautiful passage through the cobbled slopes of Artajona, continued to be paired. It was at kilometer 100 when the world champion took an energetic blow to leave alone on the way to Pamplona. The distances were increasing each time and a new victory for Van Vleuten was a matter of time. With impeccable authority, she has crossed the finish line in Pamplona alone, thus achieving her second consecutive victory and crowning herself in Navarra as what she is, the cycling world champion.

The current world champion, Annemiek Van Vleuten, leaves her stamp as she passes through Navarra

The Dutch cyclist Annemiek Van Vleuten, from the Australian team Mitchelton – Scott, has been the winner of the first of the two classic UCI World Tour women’s cycling that are held today and tomorrow in Navarra. The current world champion crossed the Lekunberri goal first, followed by the Spanish María Victoria García, from the Italian team Ale’btc Ljubljana, and in third place the Dutch  Anna Van der Breggen, from the Dutch team Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam. .

The first women’s cycling classic that has been held in 2020 has left Pamplona to finish in Lekunberri, with a route of 118.3 kilometers. The day has been hard on a route with four mountain passes, continuous steep slopes and a very demanding route. The first two passes of the stage – Ulzurrun and Etxauri – have been lived by the grouped peloton and leaving no options for getaways.

On the third climb of the day, the Guembe peak, it was when the peloton was completely broken, leaving a group of 10 runners ahead. The escape has been gradually losing troops and increasing distances between the ten runners that made it up. With an enormous pedaling rhythm, in the last pass of the race, the Alto de Zuarrarate, Van Vleuten, Mavi García and Van der Breggen have been opening a gap, who have no longer given respite to their road companions. Among the three was the winner.

The Dutch Van Vleuten was the first to open space to reach the Lekunberri goal alone, followed, 18 seconds later, by an excellent Mavi García and, 27 seconds, Van der Breggen entered.

Tomorrow, Friday, July 24, the second and last round of the two Clásicas Féminas de Navarra will be held. It will leave Pamplona, ​​to travel 122.9 kilometers, and will also end in the capital of the Autonomous Community. 

Both events are registered in the UCI (International Cycling Union) world calendar in the elite women’s category.