As the saying goes: “There is no two without three”, and in the case of the Criterium Valencia, whom better.
The guys of DeQueBikes don’t throw the towel and struggle every year to continue growing and improving as organizers of an unique event in Valencia which is becoming a reference at the national scene.
After the epic Second Edition lived last year thanks to the huge storm that fell making the race in a real test of survival, this year, the weather has been more benevolent and allowed us to enjoy a good weather and a warm weekend.
The responsible of managing the Criterium worked hard to get everything ok, and we noticed a big step forward at the level of professionalization concerning years earlier. More than 80 participants from all parts of the territory were gathered in the Municipal Pavilion of Mislata, where each and every one of them had the chance to demonstrate their physical and technical level, because the path is long, demanding and with a couple of technical areas.
Due to the scarce attendance of women, the Organization decided to join women and amateur’s category in the same race so the women wouldn’t be riding alone in an extensive circuit as this one (1.8 km).
Regarding the Pro race, the level still going upward, as we have seen in other tests during the year, but on this occasion, the “strong people” decided to make a different race. Since the first round, it was clear that no one wanted to be the Guinea pig and lead the head group, so they chose to make constant changes of pace and the Group was breaking little by little. It was all so atypical that up to the last curves of the last lap, the head bunch was composed of 19 riders and the result has been decided at the sprint.
- Sara Cueto (Biveló)
- Mariela Farabello (—)
Men’s amateur category
- Fran Parra (@VELO_BR8S)
- Victor Seguí (—)
- Daniel Rubiales (Cycles Hill)
Men’s Pro category