Cuban cyclist says she feels optimistic for the Road World Championship

The star Cuban cyclist Arlene Sierraconsidered the best road racer in America today, said he felt optimistic about facing the Road Cycling World Championship, which is currently taking place in Wollongong, Australia.

the chamomile, the only cyclist on the island in the world eventwill participate in the longest women’s event in the World Cup, which will have a distance of 164.3 kilometers and will begin at 12:25 noon on Saturday at the venue, Friday night in Cuba, as you refer the website Hit.

In this test, Arlenis —who is currently ranked 23rd in the world ranking of the discipline, which places her as the best positioned among cyclists in America— will seek to emulate the performance of the previous Road World Championship, where she anchored in the fifth position, a historic result for the athlete.

In this regard, the cyclist thinks that the route will be stronger than last year’s, but assured that she is prepared to face the challenge. “I think I’m fine for the race on Saturday, just like when I competed in the world championship in 2021,” she told Hit.

“I arrived on Thursday night and I am adapting to the schedule. I have been training, I am even quite close to the hardest part where the route passes,” the Cuban rider, who has experience since 2017 in professional clubs in Europe and currently plays for the prestigious Movistar team, which leads Olympic and world champion Annemiek van Vleuten, from the Netherlands.

This experience, in the opinion of the specialized media, “has required him not only physically, but also mentally, to comply with the strategies against strong rivals.” Thanks to this, she will take on the complex challenge of rivaling her Movistar teammates, as well as the rest of the elite cyclists who will take part in the race representing not their clubs but their respective countries.

About this fact, Hit points out that “Arlenis will ride alone once again”, and that “from the start she will focus her attention on the jerseys from Italy and the Netherlands, the favorite teams to fight for the podium, without forgetting other luminaries from Denmark, Germany, Poland, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland and the host nation”.

“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”, assured Arlenis, winner this year of the Vuelta a Andalucía and who will already participate in his fifth Road World Cup.

aim Hit that in 2018, the Cuban finished in 27th place, in 2019 she improved to 12th, in 2020 she fell to 39th and last year she reached a remarkable fifth place, in a race won by the Italian Elisa Balsamo. In 2020, she also ran the individual time trial and finished in 23rd place, the publication adds.

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