Equipe Femmes | Vuelta Extramedura
08 May 2024

Valentina Cavallar: “Different profiles on each stage”.

The ARKEA-B&B HOTELS team will be at the start of Itzulia, a UCI World Tour stage race held in the Basque Country.

Photo: Maryanne Hinault / ARKEA-B&B HOTELS

Valentina Cavallar

“Itzulia will be my very first participation in a stage race. It will be three days of intense racing, with different profiles each day, which is really interesting. I look forward to racing again with the ARKEA-B&B HOTELS team, my goal being to continue to progress. My ambitions are above all to gain confidence and punch, and above all to work to obtain a good result as a team.”

Grégoire Le Calvé, Directeur sportif

“Itzulia is a great UCI World Tour stage race on our schedule, comprising three hilly but not excessively difficult days. We will mainly find small bumps there, however, with high percentages likely to create gaps. Unlike previous years, no arrival at altitude is planned. The level will be high with the participation of several teams coming out of the Vuelta Feminina. Without a designated leader, the main objective for the ARKEA B&B HOTELS team will be to progress collectively, but also for our riders to compete against the major World Tour teams, with the aim of aiming for the best possible result on each of the three stages.