VIII Trofeo Ayuntamiento de Peñafiel-Ruta del Vino-Ribera del Duero
5 August: Peñafiel-Peñafiel (123.1 km)

After a forced absence for Carlos Rodríguez and Álex Martín due to the coincidence with the Europeans of the category and the l´Ain Tour, respectively, the leader and the second classified of the provisional general standings return to a Spanish Cup The Spanish Junior Cup closes with two titles close to the Polartec-Kometa bag that this Sunday, August 5th will face its sixth and last race in Castilian lands.

The Ribera del Duero de Peñafiel Wine Route Trophy, organised by the Peñafiel Sports Club, is the last event in a competition in which the Polartec-Kometa team and individual titles will be played.  Carlos Rodríguez from Granada, with 201 points, and Alex Martín from Barcelona, with 166, lead a general classification that is practically on track with 57 and 22 points, respectively, of difference on the third place occupied by Pau Miquel. Railed, but not secured.

The race, one of the longest mileage races in the category so far this season, will have several altimetric difficulties for the mountain grand prix on the route (Roa de Duero, Castrillo Tejeriego, La Yesera, Convento de la Armedilla) and will be held near the imposing castle of Peñafiel after an average climb of 6.5%.

Guillermo Gutiérrez, director: “The final test of the Spanish Cup is coming and with it the nerves of being able to achieve both individual and team victories. The race will be very fast, there will surely be a start break where we will try to have representation and thus avoid having to work from behind. You have to pass four climbs, but you have to be very careful in the last two, almost chained and a place where you could form a large escape where you can play not only the race, but the Cup. We’re 30 kilometers from the finish line. And then the ascent to the castle, always decisive. But the team will have to be vigilant at all times.

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