Trek-Segafredo's La Vuelta Femenina sqaud was pleased with their result on the finish line in Torrevieja, stopping the clock third-fastest in the opening team time trial.
The Team is racing La Vuelta Femenina with big ambitions and headed onto the start ramp with a strong seven-rider line-up in Elynor Bäckstedt, Lizzie Deignan, Lisa Klein, Gaia Realini, Ilaria Sanguineti, Amanda Spratt, and Tayler Wiles.
4th fastest at the first intermediate checkpoint of the 14.5-kilometer course, Trek-Segafredo continued to ride together strongly and smoothly with the first five riders eventually stopping the clock at 18 minutes 12 seconds, which was eventually enough to secure third place on the day.
Ahead of the Team Jumbo-Visma took the stage win in a time of 18 minutes 3 seconds with Canyon // SRAM Racing just a second behind them.
Photos from the recon
Reaction from Lizzie Deignan
"It was a brilliant team effort today. I think we performed better than we expected. Our objective was to limit time losses and I think we did more than that. We worked really well together and I think for our GC ambitions, this was a perfect start to our race."
Photos from warm-up
Reaction from Amanda Spratt:
“I think we can be really proud of our ride today. I think we had a smooth ride and we used everyone in a good way. There is always things we can improve on but I think considering our preparation and what we wanted to achieve, it’s been a really successful day and a really good start to this week for us.”