PRESENTED THE FEMALE CYCLING SHOW IN NAVARRA

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.