XXXII Trofeu Fira d´Agost
Xátiva – Xátiva (140 km)
Fernando Tercero from Castilla-La Mancha scored a prestigious victory on Monday at the 32nd edition of the Trofeu Fira d’Agost in the Valencian town of Xátiva. Tercero, who succeeds the now professional Alejandro Ropero, cemented his victory with a great attack in the final part of the climb to Serra Grossa.
Third, in a very opportune start, gave continuity to a previous movement with Vicente Hernaiz in the lead; an attack that began to select the leading group, until then a dozen units among which the U23 team of the Contador Foundation also counted Álex Martín. Third and Martín had worked hard to bring down an attack by the ‘valverde’ Pedro Antonio Rodríguez before the last climb of the day.
El momento del ataque de Fernando Tercero en Serra Grossa, inmediatamente después de que se hubiera neutralizado un movimiento previo de Vicente Hernaiz. Gran trabajo en equipo del @FundContaTeam. #EOLOKOMETACyclingTeam #EquipoSub23 #FormandoCiclistas pic.twitter.com/hwbkWiRiCh
— FundContadorTeam (@FundContaTeam) August 16, 2021
A frenetic edition of the Trofeu Fira d’Agost, with many attacks from the start and with the early configuration of a breakaway, about twenty riders, in which the EOLO-KOMETA Cycling Team managed to include Joan Martí Bennassar (who suffered a crash during the race), Álex Martín and Vicente Hernaiz. Later Fernando Tercero and David Martín would end up arriving to a vanguard that before El Campello, very hard, had more than four minutes of margin on the main group.
Fernando Tercero, on his first victory in the U23 category: “Rafa, our director, had asked us to do the climb to Serra Grossa as quickly as possible to try to eliminate the fastest riders and then Vicente would start on the steep climb. Vicen attacked, opened up a few metres and we ended up catching about five riders. Seeing that I had good legs, I decided to attack. When I saw that no one was following me, I went flat out and that’s how I got to the finish line. Until the last kilometre I wasn’t sure I could make it, because I was about 20 seconds ahead. Once I got to the last kilometre, it was clear to me. For me it is an honour to succeed a cyclist like Alejandro Ropero. And to continue the team’s success here and keep the streak going”.