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STAGE 1 (XCM) - Puigcerdà - 28.09.2018 - 65,3 km & 1.627m+

Long climb from Vilallobent using the Vilallobent Torrent and crossing Les Pereres and Mas D’Amunt Torrent midway up to the vicinity of La Molina, having mostly riden on tracks and trails. Short downhill to reach La Molina train station, from where a long and technical singletrack descent inside a forest begins, and ends at the Tower of Riu, at one kilometre from Alp. After a connection section of descending tracks and trails, you take the twisty and well-known singletrack of Els Canyamassos along the Segre river, before returning to Puigcerdà from Ger, which will still have three short but decisive climbs.

BUFF® STAGE (XCM) - Puigcerdà - 29.09.2018 - 63,9 km & 1.950 m+

Long and demanding climb beginning in Saneja, which enters France and surmounts at the Guils Fontanera cross country skiing resort, alternating different trails and some road sections. From the meadows of Guils Fontanera begins a long singletrack downhill with two very different sections. The first one, until Niula, is open, and the second, narrower, flowy and inside forest, ends at Ger, from where a complicated and slow forest climb begins, very similar to the one descended. Once surmounted at Greixer, you connect several trails to Olopte, from where a tough, narrow and technical singletrack loop will be riden, and then continue to All. The return to Puigcerdà converges with the previous stage at the Segre river.

STAGE 3 (XCM) - La Molina - 30.09.2018 - 29,7 km & 1.454 m+

In half the distance of the first stage, almost the same amount of climbing is done! It has two important climbs, the first one, after a small loop to stretch out the peloton, surmounts Cap de Comella, descending to La Molina, along the All For One bike park track. After a predominantly descending connection section and having crossed the road that joins La Molina with Masella, a long natural singletrack downhill begins, similar to that of the first stage. Once it ends, the most demanding climb begins, 666 metres of climbing in 6,5 kilometres, passing by the base of the Masella ski resort and up to the top of Tosa, where the last, spectacular and fun five kilometre bike park section awaits, the Guineu, which will take us to the finish line with a huge smile and satisfaction.

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