German Clara Koppenburg wins Setmana Ciclista Valenciana
The last stage of Setmana Ciclista Valenciana did not change a bit the general of the race in its first positions and was a mere procedure for the German Clara Koppenburg who, wrapped by her colleagues from the WNT - Rotor, retained without problems the orange jersey of Leader. Koppenburg, who was the best the day before at the top of Xorret de Catí, managed to maintain the income of 43 "over the Italian Soraya Paladín (Ale - Cipollini) and 48" over the South African Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio, second and third in the final podium.
The fourth and last stage started from the Paseo de la Alameda in Valencia. At km 19, she went through the special sprint of Nàquera, with the French Noemia Abgrall (Charente Maritime) being the first to score, which earned her this secondary classification.
After passing Serra, at kilometer 23, the only mountain difficulty of the day began, the mountain top of El Oronet, second category. The 5 and a half kilometers of ascent served to break the platoon, of 145 units, in several groups. The first cyclist to crown the Oronet was Janneke Ensing, from Team Sunweb, ahead of the leader Clara Koppenburg, the queen of the mountain Soraya Paladin and the Canadian Karol-Ann Canuel (Boels - Dolmans).
A group of 50 units went ahead after passing through the top of the Oronet, whose summit was far from the finish line, 70 kilometers. From then on, first the team of the leader and then the teams of the sprinters controlled the race and did not allow any of the escape attempts to prosper. Many of the cyclists who had lost contact with the head group in the Oronet managed to join him.
Already in the streets of Sagunt, the numerous public that waited for the runners in the plaça Cronista Chabret enjoyed a volata in which the fastest one was again the Finnish Lotta Lepisto (Trek - Segafredo), who scored his second triumph partial in the race. This time second was the Italian Elena Cecchini (Canyon - Sram) and third the American Coryn Rivera (Team Sunweb).
Final imposition of jerseys
In Sagunt the definitive jerseys of Setmana Ciclista Valenciana were imposed, which had the German Clara Koppenburg (WNT - Rotor) as the final winner. The jersey of the mountain was for Soraya Paladín (Ale - Cipollini), the special sprint for Noemie Abgrall (Charente Maritime), the best sub23 for Barbara Malcotti (Valcar - Cylance) and the first autonomic for Cristina Martínez (Bizkaia Durango). By teams the triumph was for WNT - Rotor.
The awards ceremony in Sagunt was attended by the General Director of Sports, Josep Miquel Moya, the Mayor of Sagunt, Quico Fernández, the Sports Councilor, Miguel Chover, and the President of Federació de Ciclisme de la Comunitat Valenciana, Amadeo Olmos . In the start from València, Moya was accompanied in the formal ribbon cutting act of the manager of Municipal Sports Foundation, Jesus Casero.