XXV Gipuzkoa Klasika
San Sebastian-San Sebastian (112 km)
Six climbs to the sales of Astigarraga and at least five other ascents not scoring for the grand prize of the mountain, as well as an arrival in light slope in the Virgen del Carmen Kalea, in the heart of Egia, will harden this Sunday a special edition of the Gipuzkoa Klasika. The Gipuzkoa youth event has reached twenty-five editions after seeing the light in the mid-nineties.
Riders such as Alejandro Valverde from Murcia (winner in 1997) or Jesús Herrada from Cuenca (in 2008) have won in this itinerant event that year after year has consolidated itself as one of the most prestigious in the calendar and has gained international notoriety backed up a year ago by the triumph of the Portuguese cyclist Alfonso Silva.
The Kometa Cycling Team, which achieved an outstanding fourth place in a 2018 edition held in Azpeitia, comes with a powerful team made up of Gerard Bofill, Raúl García, Pablo Gutiérrez, José Luis Medina, David Quevedo, Carlos Rodríguez and Juan José Rosal. A seven that will look for a success to dedicate to his teammate Fernando Tercero.
The manchego, current leader of the Copa de España, was involved in a fall during the dispute of the Memorial Chele Campos de Cacicedo for which he ended up in hospital. Third, who lost five dental pieces by the tremendous impact, was operated in the hospital Marqués de Valdecilla de Santander of a small fracture of jaw from which it already recovers. “In a week I hope to be able to roll and I hope to return to compete in a month or so,” says the guy from Valdepeñas.
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