Liv AlUla Jayco wins three out of four stages of Vuelta Ciclista a Andalucía and clean sweeps the podium in the General Classification!

pondělí 3. června 2024

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In the most exciting race of the season for team Liv AlUla Jayco who clean-sweeps all three spots in the overall General Classification. Team members were on the podium for every stage including winning three out of the four stages.

The Liv AlUla Jayco team dominates from all angles at the Vuelta Ciclista a Andalucía, with a team member placing on the podium in every stage of the event, winning three stages and taking first, second, and third place in two stages. The team also clean-sweeps the podium in the overall General Classification making them the fastest team of the event, racing on the EnviLiv Advanced SL. To add to the overall success of this race, Alexandra Manly receives the Mountain Jersey. Here's how the race unfolded:

Vuelta Ciclista a Andalucía Stage 1

Liv AlUla Jayco controlled the opening first stage, working together to actively prevent any breakaways through much of the day. The peloton began to thin out after the climb, Silke Smulders attacked with over 30km to go, and little by little gained nearly a three-minute lead. Mavi García also made a move off the front and joined her in the final 10km, they finished together, with Smulders leading and securing her first professional win. Teammate Ella Wyllie, sprinted from the chasing pack, finishing in third, completing the podium sweep. Alexandra Manly was the first to cross the mountain pass, earning the climber's jersey and leading in the Mountain Classification.

Stage 1 Results

1. Silke Smulders (Liv AlUla Jayco) 3:36:19

2. Mavi García (Liv AlUla Jayco) +0:00

3. Ella Wyllie (Liv AlUla Jayco) + 1:29

Vuelta Ciclista a Andalucía Stage 2

The second and longest stage started in Arjona and finished in Otura, with a 146.4 km route that had one single mountain pass. Mavi García gave Liv AlUla Jayco its second straight win, as part of a three-rider group that attacked with just over 10km to go, which included her teammate and yellow jersey holder Silke Smulders. García and Smulders worked together to build a comfortable gap before the Spanish champion went solo inside the final three kilometers. Smulders, who won the opening stage of the race, was next across the line 13 seconds back. With her stage win, García became the overall leader ahead of Smulders in second. Ella Wyllie finished in the main pack but held onto third in the General Classification.

Stage 2 Results

1. Mavi Garcia (Liv AlUla Jayco) 4:04:38

2. Silke Smulders (Liv AlUla Jayco) +0:13

3. Mie Bjørndal Ottestad +0:35

Vuelta Ciclista a Andalucía Stage 3

The unstoppable trio of Mavi Garcia, Silke Smulders, and Ella Wyllie continued their superb run on the third and penultimate stage. For a second time, Liv AlUla Jayco scooped all three podium placings, with Wyllie claiming the win this time, García finishing second and extending her overall lead, while Smulders took third. 15 riders formed a chase group behind but were unable to catch the leaders, who had opened up a healthy advantage of over one minute as they led into the final 25km.

Stage 3 Results

1. Ella Wyllie (Liv AlUla Jayco) 2:18:46

2. Mavi Garcia (Liv AlUla Jayco) +0:03

3. Silke Smulders (Liv AlUla Jayco) +0:03

Vuelta Ciclista a Andalucía Stage 4

Quinty Ton was given her chance to shine and almost made the team’s fourth consecutive stage win but crossed the line in second place by a split second. After riding on the front to ensure any attacks were kept under control, the peloton headed into the final 10km of the race together, which led to an exciting bunch sprint across the finish line. During the race, the team worked together to ensure they maintained their overall General Classification positions and controlled the test so that Alexandra Manly could add the necessary points to confirm herself as the final winner of the Mountain Jersey.

Stage 4 Results

1. Arlenis Sierra 2:45:06

2. Quinty Ton (Liv AlUla Jayco) +0:01

3. Alena Amialiusik ST +0:01

Vuelta Ciclista a Andalucía General Classification Results

1. Mavi García (Liv AlUla Jayco)

2. Silke Smulders (Liv AlUla Jayco) +0:21

3. Ella Wyllie (Liv AlUla Jayco) +3:24

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