David Valero sentences and Hovdenak assaults the leadership

The BUFF-Scott MTB wanted to be the protagonist during the fourth day and put two bikers on the men's podium. In women dominated Hovdenak.

David Valero gets the BUFF SUPER STAGE after leaving for the stage with 20 kilometers to arrive. With a solo entry is consolidated as a leader. In female category change of leader. Hildegunn Hovdenak, after a great stage, manages to get seven minutes to Fischer. The malagueña will go for the stage tomorrow.

Córdoba has hosted the stage BUFF SUPER STAGE of Andalucía Bike Race presented by Caja Rural Jaén with a hard and demanding route for bikers. The demand of the day not only came from the profile of the stage of 87.2 kilometers with 1,693 meters of accumulated altitude, the longest of the entire edition, but also by the hardness of the route.

The stage was grouped in the first kilometers through the emblematic section of the Cordoba mountain range with passage through the channel of Guadalmellato. Once in the ascent of La Canchuela, a selection was made with a group in which Valero (MMR Factory Racing) and Ferreira (DMT Racing Team by Marconi) were always present. Again, as in the previous stages, the BUFF-Scott MTB team very present in the head with Luis Leao Pinto and Miguel Muñoz. Important role that he wanted to develop Fernandez (Wolfbike), who ran in with the leading group defending his third position in the general.

Asking Trasierra, the group broke. On the one hand there was Valero, Ferreira, Becking, a second group led by the team (BUFF-Scott MTB) with Luis Leao Pinto, Miguel Muñoz and Juan Pedro Trujillo (Bargosa Silverback) .

In category , the fight for the leadership in the general forced the Norwegian Hovdenak (Nessetck) to impose a very strong pace to steal second to Fischer (MMR Factory Racing) that would not let her go. In the equator of the stage the Norwegian managed to get Fischer four minutes, but there were still more than 40 kilometers left for the arrival.

Once crowned Cerro Muriano and trace the route through the old train track began a new stage, since it allowed to roll very fast by sinuous and narrow roads and quickly it was happened to the reduction by Santo Domingo. The men of the team (BUFF-Scott MTB) Sánchez, Muñoz, manage to reach the group of Valero, Ferreira Becking. The descent to the Cordovan capital would become key for the final outcome with 20 kilometers to finish line.

Valero, at the height of La Palomera, went to the stage and the attack went well. The Grenadian after seeing the kilometer 20 that was well, decided to attack and leave the group in which Ferreira was. Attack that culminated with a solo finish, and be even more leader after arriving almost three minutes ahead of the Portuguese. The podium was completed by the men of the (BUFF-Scott MTB) Muñoz and José María Sáchez.

In the female category the Norwegian increased the distance on Fischer. The malagueña accused yesterday's effort and lost seven minutes to Hovdenak in the stage. The third position came Lisette Ronsenbeck more than twenty minutes from the leader.

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