After placing fifth on the 2021 World Cup route on Belgian roads, the Cuban cyclist Arlenis Sierra will try to improve that position in the universal championship in Wollongong, Australiawhich opened on September 18.
The competition, at a distance of 164.3 kilometers, will take place starting at noon this Saturday (Friday night in Cuba)and the manzanillera has confessed to the official site Jit feeling “good” to face it.
“I arrived on Thursday night and I’m adapting to the schedule,” he explained. “I think I’m fine for the race on Saturday, just like when I competed in 2021. (…) The race will be difficult logically, it includes a long hill of eight kilometers and then a circuit that will be given six laps with another elevation”.
The 29-year-old champion of the Vuelta a Andalucía 2022 will attend an event in this category for the fifth time. Namely, in 2018 she finished twenty-seventh, and in the following ones she finished in the places 12, 39 and 5, in that order. On that last occasion, she was only surpassed by the Italian Elisa Balsamo, the also Dutch Marianne Vos, the Polish Katarzyna Niewiadoma and the Hungarian Blanka Vas Kata.
Hired for five years in European clubs, Sierra currently defends the colors of the Movistar Spanish, where she works as a squire for the Olympic and world champion Annemiek van Vleuten, from the Netherlands, who was injured during the trial of this World Cup and is now a doubt for the Saturday competition.
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