The Ceratizit Challenge by La Vuelta starts Sept. 2

August 31, 2021

The Ceratizit Challenge by La Vuelta is next on the cards for Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank. The Spanish race has expanded since its beginnings in 2015 as a one-day event, and, this year, leaves Madrid for hilly Ourense and La Coruña. The four stages are varied with two testing road races, a power time trial, and a downtown criterium. Racing starts September 2.

Eri Yonamine will join the squad in Europe for the Ceratizit Challenge.

"We have almost the same lineup we did for GP Plouay, with Eri Yonamine replacing Leah Dixon, who is resting for Tour d'Ardeche next week. I'm looking forward to continuing the progress and seeing what we can do. It's fantastic that Vuelta is now a four-day stage race - it's been a one day race for several years, and adding some more challenges, just makes it all the more exciting."

Originally designed for sprinters, the inclusion of a time trial and hilly road race parcours at the Ceratizit Challenge has created a much more dynamic racing scenario, which fits our starting line up to a tee.

Joining Eri Yonamine at the start of the Ceratizit Challenge is Tanja Erath (GER), Kristen Faulkner (USA), Nina Kessler (NED), Diana Penuela (COL) and Abi Smith (GBR), who joins us for the rest of the season.

How to watch Ceratizit Challenge

GCN Plus is streaming the race's final hour each day for European audiences only, starting at 1pm CET. Fans in Canada can watch via, and will broadcast in the US. Like always, TV coverage is subject to change, so check your local listings for updated times and information.



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