Jumbo – Visma takes the win in breathless opening time trial

May 1 st 2023 - 14:24 [GMT + 2]

La Vuelta Femenina by Carrefour.es began this Monday with an exciting team time trial in Torrevieja on which Jumbo-Visma topped the standings. The Dutch team set the fastest time at 18’03” over the 14,5-kilometre course with eight teams to go – a performance good enough as to keep all of their rivals at bay. Canyon//SRAM was just one second shy of beating Jumbo-Visma and had to settle with 2nd place, while Trek-Segafredo finished 9” behind in 3rd. Brit rider Anna Henderson was the first Jumbo-Visma rider to cross the finish line and therefore claimed the Red jersey as first GC leader of this event that will resume tomorrow with a flat road stage between Orihuela and Pilar de la Horadada.

Highlights - Stage 1 - #LaVueltaFemenina by Carrefour.es 2023

160 riders spread over 23 teams took the start on the 1st stage of the 2023 La Vuelta Femenina by Carrefour.es, which began with a 14,5-kilometre team time trial in Torrevieja. Sopela Women’s Team was the first team on the start ramp at 12:37, and also the first one through the finish line clocking a 20’16” time that was bested a few minutes later by Massi-Tactic with 19’29”. The Catalan team held firm at the top of standings until the first Women’s WorldTour Team came home, with Israel PremierTech – Roland setting a new fastest time at 19’03” that was quickly beat by St Michel – Mavic – Auber93 with 19’02”.

A close contest for victory

Both Liv Racing – TeqFind and Jayco – AlUla were faster than St Michel – Mavic – Auber93 at the finish line, with 18’45” and 18’34” respectively. Yet they wouldn’t last for long at the top of the standings, as Jumbo-Visma crushed the clock with an 18’03” time that no team was able to beat. Two teams came close, though: Canyon//SRAM was just one second shy of besting the Dutch team, while Trek-Segafredo finished nine seconds behind the winning time. The top5 was completed by Movistar Team and Team SD Worx, which were 12” and 14” slower than Jumbo-Visma.

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