Mavi García and Ane Santesteban, strengths of Spain in the World

The selector Gema Pascual announced this Wednesday the list of seven cyclists who will participate in the time and depth tests of the Imola World Championships.


The Spanish cycling coach Gema Pascual confirmed this Wednesday the list of seven cyclists who will represent Spain in the road and cross-country events of the Road Cycling World Championships, which will be held in Imola (Italy) from September 24 to 27.With such a mountainous route of 143 kilometers and 2,800 meters of unevenness in the five laps of the World Cup circuit, Pascual has decided to bet on a block in which Mavi García, champion of Spain in time and distance and double winner of stage and second in the general of the Tour de l'Ardeche, and Ane Santesteban will depart as the main assets to fight for the rainbow jersey.

The Spanish team also mixes the veterancy of Gloria Rodríguez, Alicia González and Lourdes Oyarbide with the youth of Sandra Alonso and Sara Martín, who will compete in the absolute distance test despite being at sub-23 age and who will try to stand up to the dominance from the Netherlands with Anna Van der Breggen and Annemiek Van Vleuten.

For the time trial, on a practically flat 32-kilometer track, Pascual chose Sara Martín, runner-up in Spain in the modality, and Lourdes Oyarbide, fourth in this year's nationals.

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