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Mediterranean Epic 2024 - Stage 1

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Mediterranean Epic

The Mediterranean Epic 2024 (ESP) started with a day's time trial to get a taste of the terrain that the bikers will encounter in the coming stages.

The 19km route with more than 550 meters of elevation gain took the participants from Torre del Rey in Oropesa del Mar, at sea level, to Antenas de Oropesa at more than 400 meters above sea level.

Reigning European champion Wout Alleman (BEL) wins the men's race with an extremely strong time of 44:20 minutes. The German 2021 World Champion Andreas Seewald finishes just 11 seconds after the Belgian. Sergio Mantecón Gutierrez (ESP) set an exceptional time of 44:52 minutes, making him the first rider to stay under 45 minutes. In the end, however, it was only enough for 3rd place.

In the women's race, Sweden's Terese Andersson takes the day's victory with a time of 56:06 minutes and a sensational final sprint. Janina Wüst (SUI) comes in second, just 19 seconds behind, and her Buff Megamo team colleague Rosa Van Doorn from the Netherlands completes the podium, 32 seconds behind.

STAGE 1 - MEN

  1. WOUT ALLEMAN (BEL) 00:44:20
  2. ANDREAS SEEWALD (GER) 00:44:31
  3. SERGIO MANTECÓN GUTIÉRREZ (ESP) 00:44:52

STAGE 1 - WOMEN

  1. TERESE ANDERSSON (SWE) 00:56:06
  2. JANINA WÜST (SUI) 00:56:25
  3. ROSA VAN DOORN (NED) 00:56:38