04 Aug 2021
Catalunya Bike Race will be held from Friday 1 to Sunday 3 October, in an edition with three marathon stages starting and finishing at the Poliesportiu de Puigcerdà. We are returning to the original format with the first stage on Friday afternoon to facilitate travel and logistics for all riders. Last year we were not able to celebrate it and this year we are back with a great desire to ride together the trails of La Cerdanya.
After the successful celebration of Andalucía Bike Race by Garmin in May, La Rioja Bike Race presented by Pirelli and the Marcha 3 Nacions by AQUADRINK in June, and MMR Asturias Bike Race in July, Octagon Esedos bets for the celebration with safety measures of Catalunya Bike Race, thus fulfilling all the calendar planned for this year 2021.
José Antonio Hermida, in charge of the routes, has prepared a special edition with top level routes after a year's break. Some of the legendary trails, such as the 732, will be covered again, and 80% of the route of this edition has been renewed with new and unpublished sections.
The first stage, to be held on Friday 1 October in the afternoon, will be approximately 40 kilometres long and will be as a warm-up for Saturday's stage, which will be the longest and most demanding of all the stages in this year's edition with a distance of 70 kilometres and will run through the northern part of La Cerdanya. The third stage will follow the legendary 732 trail and will be approximately 65 kilometres long, covering the southern part of La Cerdanya and approaching La Molina.
Friday's stage will start at 2 p.m. in order to facilitate the transfer of all the participants. During the morning (from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.), bibs will be collected in the time slots selected by each cyclist during registration.
Saturday and Sunday's stages will be at 10:00 am.
We are looking forward to seeing you again to enjoy the 'Hermida territory' and the fantastic trails of La Cerdanya.
Take advantage and register soon, because on the 12th of September the registration fee will be 209 euros.
We are waiting for you the first weekend of October in Catalunya Bike Race.