Second international outing for the U19 structure in the long-awaited return of the Tour de Gironde

News · 12 May, 2022

Tour de Gironde International
14 y 15 de Mayo

The pandemic put the brakes on many things in its surprising and virulent irruption into the normal day-to-day life of cycling at all levels. Many races stopped and, after this halt, some have taken a little longer to return. This is the case of the stage race, concentrated in two days and with a very high level, promoted by the US Villenavaise Cyclisme, in which the bib 1 will go to the EOLO-KOMETA Cycling Team given the victory of Carlos Rodríguez from Granada in its last edition. That happened in 2019 and Rodríguez nowadays is professional, he competes in the WorldTour, day by day he continues showing his great level and a few weeks ago he has achieved a stage victory in the Itzulia.

Joan Cadena, Pedro García, César Pérez, Balasz Pollner, Iván Polo and Manuel Sanroma, four first year U19 riders and two second year riders, make up the ‘sextet’ with which the youth structure of the Contador Foundation will take part. The secod race outside Spain after Volta ao Loulé. Facing a route that starts with an individual time trial and will continue with two ‘repecheras’ stages in which the pace and the alternatives, depending on how the weather evolves or if the wind appears, will make the development much harder.

The stages.
Stage 1 (a): Saint-Pierre-de-Bat – Porte-de-Benauge (9.5 km ITT).

Stage 1 (b): Porte-de-Benauge – Cenon (81.2 km).

Stage 2: La Brede – Villenave d’Ornon (119.4 km).

Related riders

Joan Cadena Pedro García César Pérez Balázs Pollner Iván Polo Manuel Sanroma

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