- Annemiek Van Vleuten becomes the second rider to win the ‘txapela’.
- The second edition did not disappoint with a very hard and fast race.
The race started with a solo attack by Giorgia Vettorello (111, TOP). After reaching the summit of Aia, the peloton broke up and there were some falls, creating 3 groups.
The peloton regrouped before the start of Jaizkibel, and it was here that three riders, including Ane Santesteban (2, TBX) attacked and created a gap of up to 1’58”. Movistar Team controlled the race distance and with 9 kilometres to go Van Vleuten (11, MOV) attacked and reduced the gap by 20”.
After catching the race leader, she pressed on, demonstrating her superiority and great form following the Olympic Games. They continued to push from the rear but couldn’t close the gap. Van Vleuten (11, MOV) began her descent after the Murgil and managed to reach the finish line alone and celebrate victory on the Boulevard de San Sebastián.
Second to cross the line was Ruth Winder (26, TFS) at 36” and Tatiana Guderzo (ALE) in third, completing the podium for the second edition of the Clásica San Sebastián Women.