Marta Bastianelli wins the first European women’s race of the year in Valencia

Former world champion takes first win for UAE Team Emirates in a crash marred final

Marta Bastianelli
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Former world champion Marta Bastianelli took a sprint victory in the first women’s race of the 2022 season, Vuelta CV Feminas on Sunday.

The Italian benefitted from excellent, if unconventional team work, the 34-year-old navigating the final largely alone after her team punctuated the final with a series of jabs and parries off the front. 

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