Mavi García and Ane Santesteban will run the tests en route to the Games

The national coach Gema Pascual announced this Thursday who will be the two cyclists who will race on the road. Mavi García will double in time and depth.


The Mallorcan Mavi García (37 years old) and the Gipuzkoan Ane Santesteban (30) will be the representatives of Spain in the women's road cycling events at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, which will peak on July 26 with the dispute of the female race.

The national coach Gema Pascual has made this decision "after certifying the high performance of both throughout 2021, as well as the good moment in which they are currently". From the Royal Spanish Cycling Federation they point out that Pascual "has determined that given the type of route proposed are the two national runners that have the most options to obtain a good result.

At 37 years old, Mavi García, recent champion of Spain in route online and chrono, will debut in the Olympic Games and will do so twice, since in addition to the long-distance test she will also compete in the time trial that will be held on the day July 29. For his part, for Ane Santesteban it will be his second Olympic Games after finishing 47th in the long-distance test at the Rio 2016 Games.

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