The renowned Cuban cyclist Arlenis Sierra He will begin his second season in Spain at the end of January with the Spanish team Movistar, one of the most important in professional cycling.
Considered the best trail runner in the Americas in recent years, Arlenis will take part in the Costa de Almería Women Sport 2023 one-day race, on January 29, opening a new campaign among the elite of her sport, according to review the digital site Hit.
The 30-year-old from Manzanilla will once again join the Movistar squad, led by the exceptional Dutch cyclist Annemiek van Vleuten, Olympic and world champion, and first in the world ranking.
Other teammates of hers in the 2023 season will be the Danish Emma Norsgaard, the Australian Sara Gigante, the French Aude Biannic, the Colombian Paula Patiño, and the Spanish Sheyla Gutiérrez and Sara Martín, among other important figures on the professional circuit, the sports publication points out.
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However, even among all those female pedalists, the Cuban managed to shine in 2022, a year in which was located in 20th place in the universal ranking, and achieved important results, such as sixth place in the World Championship in Australia, the title in the Tour of Andalusia and fourth place in the Tour of Flanders, in Belgium.
In addition, she retained the Pan-American road title and secured her ticket to the Central American and Caribbean Games in San Salvador 2023. In them she will be the leader of the Cuban squad, as well as in the continental multi-sport event that the capital of Chile will later host. .
Arlenis closed her forays into the 2022 world circuit by riding in the nascent Tour de Romandie, a three-day race in the Swiss Alps, where she won the opening stage and was third in the closing section. And between December 9 and 20, she took part in a concentration in Alicante, Spain, and was at the official presentation in Madrid of the Movistar teams of both sexes for next year’s season.