Britain's Alice Barnes 'relieved' to take long-awaited victory at Setmana Ciclista Valenciana

The British champion sprinted to the win on the third stage of the Spanish race

Alice Barnes, Canyon-Sram
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British champion Alice Barnes (Canyon/Sram) says it was a 'relief' to claim a long-awaited victory on stage three of the Setmana Ciclista Valenciana, where she sprinted to win ahead of Sheyla Gutiérrez (Movistar) and Mylene De Zoete (NXTG Racing).

The victory is Barnes' first since her win at the 2019 British National Championships road race, and her first outside of Britain since the 2018 Internationale Lotto Thüringen Ladies Tour in Germany.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

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