Cuban cyclist Arlenis Sierra conquered today the Premondiale Giro de la Toscana, finishing second in the second and final stage, played between the city of Lucca and this town.
Sierra, 26, and captain of the Astana Women's Team, thus achieved her tenth victory in an elite race of the world season. In the Italian test, Sierra won the prologue of two thousand 220 meters on Friday and then came second to the goal of the first segment, of 133.60 kilometers in Segromigno in Piano, a stretch decided by millimeter difference.
For the 24th edition of the Tuscan classic, the Astana team was also formed by Cuban Heidy Praderas, Ukrainian Olga Shekel, the Colombian Liliana Moreno and the Kazakhs Faina Potapova and Svetlana Pachshenko.
In addition, 25 clubs and national teams from Russia, South Africa, Israel and Ukraine participated.
The competition served as a prelude to the World Road Cycling Championship, from September 22 to 28 in Great Britain, where the elite category women will play the individual route on the final day.