CUBAN ARLENIS SIERRA FOR NEW GOALS IN THE WORLD CYCLING TOUR
Bayamo, Cuba. Arlenis Sierra Cañadilla, Pan-American champion of Guadalajara (2011) and the best Cuban rider in the world, will participate in her fourth competition with the Astana Women's Team, as part of the 2017 Women's Cycling World Tour.
Sierra Cañadilla, occupant of the 28th place in the route of the Olympic Games of Rio de Janeiro (2016), best historical performance of a Cuban in that modality, is the main figure of his team and already accumulates a triumph and a second individual place in The Tour was the first to reach the finish line in the race for the Italian Gold Trophy in the town of Montignoso in the province of Massa-Carrara, Tuscany.
According to digital media, on that occasion the outstanding athlete, native of the Granma city of Manzanillo, crossed the 106.8 kilometers of competition in two hours and 43 minutes, and relegated in closed porfía the experienced Marta Bastianelli, of the set Ale Cipollini, and Giorgia Bronzini (Wiggle High5), former world monarchs.
In total, 104 cyclists of the 127 enrolled peddled, and could not participate due to health problems Sofía Bertizzolo, owner of the previous version of the event.
Second place was Valencian Cycling Week in Spain, when she reached the goal 11 seconds after the Danish Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig, from the Cervelo-Bigla Pro Cycling team.
The charismatic sportsman has improved a lot after the 35th place at the first stop of the World Tour among the 236 competitors of 24 clubs, after which he told the press that he had a good feeling, but bad weather and a bit of bad Luck prevented him from achieving a better result.
His 28th place in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro was not more outstanding, because the bike had technical problems.
Marlies Mejías is the other Cuban hired in a professional cycling club, who is with the continental team Weber Shimano Ladies Power, and this year was the absolute winner of the first international women's cycling tour of Uruguay. (ACN)