24 Feb 2022
Thursday morning, Villafranca de Córdoba welcomed the bikers of the twelfth edition of the Andalucía Bike Race by GARMIN with a 30km TT and a XCO style type of circuit.
At 10am the first couples took the start, and at 11:15 we saw the women’s category of the UCI MARATHON SERIES and at 12:00 the men’s category.
With a one minute gap between couples, today’s journey seemed to be important for the overall standings. In the men’s category, the power of the current leaders, Seewalk and Stosek, was threatened by the victory and the 18 seconds that the Wilier-Pirelli couple reduced.
“Today’s stage was the most difficult one, because you didn’t have any reference from your rivals. We went full gas during the 30km”, said Alleman after his third stage victory. Also, Rabensteiner complimented the Belgian work: “Wout is super strong. I just follow his wheel as much as possible.”
And in the women’s category, the leaders continue ruling with an iron fist, without making mistakes and without having technical or physical problems. Today, they showed it again with a win with a more than one minute gap against their rivals.
“We gave it our all. We are very happy. Now we have a gap that we’ll have to manage during the next few days to make sure we get the final win” said the South African Wakefield after her fourth victory.
Tomorrow, the first of the two stages that will put an end to this Andalucía Bike Race by GARMIN will take place in Córdoba. Next we have the queen stage, the SKODA Super Stage, with 80 km and 1900m. And ahead we have El Reventón and a railway that will leave no one indifferent.
STAGE STANDINGS - UCI MARATHON SERIES MEN
Wout Alleman - Fabian Rabensteiner WILIER-PIRELLI FACTORY TEAM MX 01:13:35
Andreas Seewald - Martin Stosek CANYON NORTHWAVE MTB TEAM 01:13:53
Hans Becking - José Dias BUFF MEGAMO MTB TEAM 01:15:22
OVERALL STANDINGS - UCI MARATHON SERIES MEN
Andreas Seewald - Martin Stosek CANYON NORTHWAVE MTB TEAM 09:36:31
Wout Alleman - Fabian Rabensteiner WILIER-PIRELLI FACTORY TEAM MX 09:37:49
Hans Becking - José Dias BUFF Megamo MTB TEAM 09:43:27
STAGE STANDINGS - UCI MARATHON SERIES WOMEN
Amy Wakefield - Ariane Lüthi Symbtech / Pump for Peace 01:37:04
Irina Lützelschwab - Janine Schneider Team BULLS / doc.oliday.com 01:38:24
Stefanie Dohrn - Lejla Tanjovic Canyon Northwave - Allebike Team 01:38:53
OVERALL STANDINGS - UCI MARATHON SERIES WOMEN
Amy Wakefield - Ariane Lüthi Symbtech / Pump for Peace 12:28:38
Irina Lützelschwab - Janine Schneider Team BULLS / doc.oliday.com 12:46:55
Constanza Fasolis - Claudia Peretti Olympia - RDR Italy 12:51:47
STAGE STANDINGS - MIXED CATEGORY
Oriol Colomé Roca - Anna Ramirez Bauxell KH7 MIXTO 01:37:07
Alejandro Castrillo - Almudena Rodríguez Lópz de Armentia KANINA BIKES 01:40:02
Raul Hernández Silva - Anna Jördens DOCTORE BIKE 01:41:09
OVERALL STANDINGS - MIXED CATEGORY
Oriol Colomé Roca - Anna Ramirez Bauxell KH7 MIXTO 12:43:08
Raul Hernández Silva - Anna Jördens DOCTORE BIKE 13:16:49
Alejandro Castrillo - Almudena Rodríguez Lópz de Armentia KANINA BIKES 13:23:25
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