21 May 2018

BIRA, SANTESTEBAN NEAR THE STAGE 3 PODIUM

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Another great performance for the Basque cyclist of the #YellowFluoOrange team, as she took the 4th place in the penultimate stage (114.5 kms with start and finish in Aretxabaleta) of Emakumeen Bira, the Women’s World Tour “home race” for Ane, as she is the most supported athlete by the local crowd.

Santesteban has been a big protagonists in the breakaway of the day, composed by nine athletes, who could reach a gap of more than 4 minutes from the main bunch. The Dutch Roojakkers tried a solo attak at about 40 kms to go but Ane and her colleagues didn’t stop the chase, that was realized just before the finish. Amy Pieters won the sprint, Santesteban tried and obtained a very convincing 4th place.

Annemiek Van Vleuten leads the General Classification, where Ane Santesteban gains many positions, entering the Top 20 with a delay of 2’34’’ from the first place. Tomorrow there is the last stage in Iurreta.

“A big performance by Ane and the team, that reacted well after the hard ITT of yesterday. A stage miss to the end, we are ready.” - declared the Team Manager Fortunato Lacquaniti.

RESULTS STAGE 3 EMAKUMEEN BIRA UCI WWT:

1. Amy Pieters
2. Emilia Fahlin
3. Clara Koppenburg
4. Ane SANTESTEBAN GONZALEZ
74. Roxane KNETEMANN
80. Mayuko HAGIWARA
82. Janneke ENSING
95. Anna TREVISI

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION AFTER THE STAGE 3:

1. Annemiek Van Vleuten 6h29’38’‘
2. Georgia Williams +3’‘
3. Anna Van der Breggen +12’‘
20. Ane SANTESTEBAN GONZALEZ +2’34’’
40. Roxane KNETEMANN +4’31’’
45. Janneke ENSING +5’15’’
84. Mayuko HAGIWARA +14’46’’
100. Anna TREVISI +23’05’‘

Photo (c) Anton Vos

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