Arturo Grávalos joins the Torredonjimeno team at the last minute
XXXV Classic City of Torredonjimeno
Torredonjimeno-Torredonjimeno (160 km)
A last-minute change in the squad of the Kometa Cycling Team competing this Sunday in the sixth round of the Spanish Cup elite and U23. Arturo Grávalos from La Rioja joins the team to replace Joan Martí Bennassar from the Balearic Islands due to last minute medical problems.
The Mallorcan rider will have to stay several days off as a result of a painful cystitis that causes him a lot of discomfort. An inopportune infection of urine that will prevent him from moving to Jaén. “It is a pity. It is a setback because personally I lose this opportunity to run in the Copa de España. But nothing, there’s nothing left but to recover and go on,” he says.
Precisely Grávalos returns to the first competitive line after having stayed away from the races as a result of a boil. The riojan cyclist made his debut in the Guadiana Circuit, where he finished in 62nd place, 1:13 behind the winner Gerard Armillas.
Grávalos will complete a seven completed by Carlos García from Madrid, Edu Pérez-Landaluce from Asturias, Álex Martín from Catalonia, Jhon Stiven Ramírez from Colombia and Sergio García and Alejandro Ropero from Andalusia.
Last weekend Grávalos took part in the Cirilo Zunzarren Memorial in Estella, the second race of the Euskaldun Cycling Tournament. In Navarre, in his first contact with the competition, Grávalo finished 39th, 2:30 from the winner.
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