Season opener success as Hannah Barnes wins first stage of Setmana Ciclista Valenciana

Canyon-SRAM arrived at the Spanish race with two cards to play

Hannah Barnes win the British National Championships road race (Andy Jones)

Hannah Barnes (Canyon-SRAM) won the opening stage of the four-day Setmana Ciclista Valenciana in Spain, proving herself the fastest in the bunch sprint after her team mate Kasia Niewiadoma was caught in the final stretch to the finish line.

Taking an impressive second place following a failed breakaway was Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (Cervelo Bigla), with Alé–Cipollini's Marta Bastianelli in third.

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