13 Mar 2018
- From September 28 to 30, 2018
- Puigcerdà (Girona) will be its new venue
- UCI XCS 2 MTB stage race
After an overwhelming first edition, with almost 900 riders from 27 nationalities, the 2018 edition of this magnificent MTB stage race belonging to the world calendar of the International Cycling Union (UCI) is already being prepared. It will be held from September 28 to 30, 2018 in Puigcerdà (Girona). The town’s sports facilities will be the headquarter of the event, where the Paddock and the start and finish line will be located.
A race in which one of mountain biking’s legends, José Antonio Hermida (Olympic medalist, World, European and national champion) is involved with, who will draw up a spectacular route in his habitat, the Cerdanya. An area where the MTB Marathon European runner-up and current winner of the race, Clàudia Galicia, also lives.
In addition to having the support of these two magnificent athletes, GAES Catalunya Bike Race presented by Shimano, is organised by Octagon, the company that’s behind two other prestigious MTB stage races such as Andalucía Bike Race presented by Shimano and La Rioja Bike Race presented by Shimano. The Catalan race aims to become also one of the most outstanding and recognised competitions in Europe.
GAES Catalunya Bike Race presented by Shimano will be centralised in Puigcerdà (Girona), the "capital" of the Cerdanya and bordering France, undoubtedly an attraction for many European mountain bikers to close the racing season.
Registrations will open within fifteen days.