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18 Jul 2019

A new and renewed challenge in YoPro Catalunya Bike Race

New route of 203 kilometers and four days of competition

YoPRO Catalunya Bike Race is a test approved by the International Cycling Union (UCI) of category XCS 2, which will award classification points for the Olympic Games of Tokyo 2020. This time, and for the first time in his history, YoPRO Catalunya Bike Race will be celebrated over four days. The four stages will start and finish in Puigcerdà (Girona) and his stages will combine fun trails and incredible landscapes.

The presentation of YoPRO Catalunya Bike Race was attended by Albert Piñeira, Mayor of Puigcerdà; Mar Quera, Councilor for Sports of the Puigcerdà town hall; José Antonio Hermida, MTB World Champion 2010 and Albert Meri, Brand Manager of YoPRO Danone.

Alberto Piñeira has been proud to host this event in his town. "For us it is an honor to be able to celebrate this event in Puigcerdà. We are very grateful for this sports events and are sure that it will be a success again".

Albert Meri, Brand Manager of YoPRO, said that "we are very excited to support this competition for the first time. YoPRO is a high protein yogurt, without added sugar and without lactose, especially designed for those people who integrate sports as a key element in their lives, which we call #RealPROS. That is why we want to join the Catalunya Bike Race in its third edition. "

The YoPRO Catalunya Bike Race ambassador, José Antonio Hermida, said "this edition will surprise all the participants". The MTB World Champion 2010 and Olympic silver medal in the Olympic Games Athens 2004 is sure that "the participants will enjoy a great experience thanks a new route that will be developed for the first time in four days".

Four MTB days

The route of the third edition of YoPRO Bike Race will have 203 kilometers and 4,000 meters of ascent with spectacular views, captivating trails and a majestic setting in the Catalan Pyrenees.

For the first time, the test will start with a 26 kilometers flash stage. After the first day, the second stage will enter in French territory, one of the novelties of this edition. The stage will have 63 kilometers and will pass through the mythical descent of the La Molina train station.

The third stage will reach 62 kilometers and will take participants through the Masella valley and the Cadí tunnel. All of them, return to Puigcerdà following the Segre river. Finally, YoProCatalunya Bike Race will be decided in a final stage of 52 kilometers that will test the resistance of the bikers.

A great event

Consolidated as one of the great races of MTB in Spain, YoPRO Catalunya Bike Race is an essential appointment for all lovers of this sport. A competition that will be the fourth and final stop of the Bike Race by Octagon Esedos Circuit after the celebration this 2019 of Andalucía Bike Race presented by Caja Rural Jaén, La Rioja Bike Race and MMR Asturias Bike Race.

About YoPRO

YoPRO is the dairy family of Danone specially designed for all those who integrate sports as part of their lives, the #REALPROS, providing a protein bonus to your muscles. With a high protein content (25 g of protein in its drinkable version), it provides 9 essential amino acids, is 0% fat, without added sugars, lactose-free, and made with ingredients of natural origin. YoPRO is available in drinkable format with raspberry flavor, lemon mint and vanilla cookies and in yogurt format, with natural or blueberry flavor.

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