Polka dots in Spain

I am back in Italy after a very successful week of racing in Spain. I won the Polka dot (Queen of the Mountains) jersey and came 6th overall at the Iuretta Emakumeen Bira Tour.

Here are some photo’s from my week of racing in Spain.

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I rode aggressively during stage 1 to claim maximum GPM (Grand Primio della Montagna) points and the polka dot jersey. This was the best move I could ever have made. It was a huge confidence boost and with great support from my team, I maintained the jersey till the very end.

This was my first podium at a UCI 2.1 Tour. To win the polka dot jersey and to finish 6th on GC, competing amongst the best in the world of women’s cycling, was very special! My result at the Bira Tour is my best achievement in Europe thus far!

My next race is the Giro d’Italia Feminnile from 1 – 10 July. The Bira Tour served as a great warm up race for Giro and I am feeling confident and excited for the start of the Giro in 10 days time!

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