24 February 2019

SORAYA PALADIN 2ND AT THE SETMANA VALENCIANA

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The athlete of the Team Alé - Cipollini jumps officially on the overall podium of the Spanish stage race in second place, between the German Clara Koppenburg (race winner) and the South African Ashleigh Moolman - Pasio, third. That is the second Top 3 in a row for Soraya in a stage race considering the last season, when she could win the final stage and the GC of the Giro della Toscana Femminile - Memorial Michela Fanini.

The last stage of the Setmana Ciclista Valenciana (Valencia - Sagunt, 104 km) has been won by the Finnish National Champion Lotta Lepistö, who beated Elena Cecchini and Coryn Rivera. A sprint for the Polka Dot Jersey happened on the top of the Alto del Oronet, where Soraya came third to conquer definitely the special Mountain Classification with 5 points of advantage from Koppenburg. The large distance from the climb to the finish line permitted to the athletes in delay to reach the main peloton and try to win the stage in the big bunch sprint in Sagunt, where Soraya has been again the best for the #YellowFluoOrange Team.

Paladin won the Polka Dot Jersey and finished on the podium of the GC, 41’’ of gap from Clara Koppenburg.

Quotes by the Team Manager Fortunato Lacquaniti: “This result gives us a lot of good mood for the next races, starting from the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, which will open the season of the European Big Classics next week. Congrats to all the team for the awesome performances.” -

RESULTS STAGE 4:

1. Lotta Lepistö
2. Elena Cecchini
3. Coryn Rivera
14. Soraya PALADIN
53. Diana PEÑUELA
75. Jelena ERIC
90. Anna TREVISI
94. Giorgia BARIANI
113. Karlijn SWINKELS

FINAL CLASSIFICATION:

1. Clara Koppenburg
2. Soraya PALADIN
3. Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio
77. Diana PEÑUELA
82. Jelena ERIC
83. Anna TREVISI
106. Giorgia BARIANI
109. Karlijn SWINKELS

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