The Ecuadorian cyclist Miryam Núñez achieved her first victory in Europe by winning the prologue of the 2023 Women’s Tour of Portugal, a 5.3-kilometer time trial, held in Lisbon, where she demonstrated her intentions in this competition in uniform. of the Massi-Tactic Women Team.

The South American runner stopped the clocks at eight minutes, four seconds and 10 hundredths. While the British Freya Rawlins, from Soltec Team Costa Cálida, crossed the finish line just 12 hundredths ahead. The podium of the day was completed by the Russian Valeria Valgonen (Massi Tactic Women’s Team) at 51 hundredths.

“The time trial was very hard, the entire route was demanding. She had been trying to win a race for a long time, in Italy and France, but victory came today, in Portugal. Now that I have the yellow jersey I will try to go to the end,” said the Ecuadorian after her victory.

The only Colombian in competition, Huilense Tatiana Ducuara (Massi-Tactic Women Team) reported in box 16, 26 seconds behind the South American winner.

The Portuguese round for women will continue this Thursday with a section of 85 kilometers between the Municipal Swimming Pools of Portela, in the municipality of Loures, and Vila Franca de Xira. This edition of the Vuelta a Portugal will be held until Sunday, September 17.

Cofidis Women’s Return to Portugal 2023

Results Prologue | Lisbon -> Lisbon (5.3 km)

1.- Miryam Nuñez *Ecuador Massi Tactic Women’s Team 08:04

2.- Freya Rawlins Soltec Team m.t.

3.- Valeria Valgonen Massi Tactic Women’s Team m.t

4.- Beatriz Roxo Cantabria Deporte-Rio Miera 0:10

5.- Marina Garau Cantabria Sport-Rio Miera 0:11

6.- Susana Pérez Cantabria Deporte-Rio Miera 0:16