New victory at the Criterium in Valencia
It happened, the prophecies were true, the real predictions, it felt in the body, so the fifth edition of the Criterium Valencia arrived, and it was not going to be less, our team, the Nesta-FabricBike Team traveled for the appointment. After two big victories at home, one at the hands and legs of Sara (@cuetosara) and one silver for Luis (@luisso94), the good organization of this well-consolidated event within the national calendar was received for a very special day, where We, Fabric Bike, were the main sponsor of the test.
In the early afternoon the classification began, taking advantage of a first round where Sara and Luis rode together, each marked the fastest lap in its category keeping the other wheel respectively, effortlessly marked a normal but competent classification, as Luis justified, the criterium of Valencia does not require a good position on the grid.
In the middle of the afternoon the women's race began, a long circuit, with great straights, pure speed and low technical profile. The Criterium of Valencia is one of the fastest tests of the national circuit, knowing about it and under its great physical condition, it was the French Margaux Frenchy (@gomarrun) of the well-known Santafixie BLB Team who marked a breathless race for the rivals. With a circuit of five laps, these were not enough for Sara to deploy all her arsenal despite coming warming up from the amateur test, however, she had her own difficult battle side by side against Guancha (@guanchiviris), runner Sleep Walkers Team, from which the result was a deserved second place.
In the masculine sector, the last test of the afternoon, the circuit consisted of 15 laps, a total of 30 kilometers of fast route where our rider Luís marked an average of 42km / h, without words. It was a race where the peloton did not finish dissolving and where there were constant attacks, where Luis knew how to respond to the most dangerous runners only in a challenge of knowledge to his rivals. With four laps left for the long-awaited goal, Luís launches an attack that breaks the structure of the race so far, two laps from the finish, the squad already smells him close, but it's when he throws his sprint, taking the first podium of the season.
The result of the day has been no other than a great day in which Sara and Luis invested roles and matched the scoreboard after Lugones criteria, one gold and one silver each one that they will carry to where they already direct their eyes, the Kantoikrit of Oñati, next July 14.
It's nice to be able to bring you good news like this, and we are sure that we will bring you even better from Oñati, but above all it's nice when all this madness of the criteriums is a great set of riders, sponsors, collaborators and the public , although the fixed-gear trend is getting farther and farther away, the criterium and lovers of urban cycling or more pure and essential are still there, and we still dream that one day it will become a federated sport, as has already happened in Italy.