The three stage route will have 133 km and 4.300m+
The first edition of GAES Catalunya Bike Race presented by Shimano will have a route of 133 kilometres and 4.300 meters of climbing in the heart of the Cerdanya and reaching the most memorable places next to Bellver de Cerdanya (Lleida), venue of the competition, located inbetween the Pyrenees and the Cadí sierra.
The distance of the stages have been adjusted to the surroundings and route, characterised by its altitude, elevation and long singletrack sections. An attractive and fun route has been searched in order to manage that GAES Catalunya Bike Race presented by Shimano is a great end to the season.
The first stage, of 42,25 km and 1.284 m+, will open the race at noon. The first kilometres will combine tracks, trails and singletacks. The final third part of the stage, from Olopte, will set differences due to its technical and physical difficulty
The queen stage has been saved for second stage, 62,45 km y 2.644 m+. It begins with a demanding climb on asphalt before entering a long and fun singletrack section, with both descends and climbs. After this, you head Riu de Cerdanya, where the first mayor climb of the day begins, entering the Cadí natural park. The downhill is along singletracks and trails before doing the second important climb of the stage, and finish with a very long and really fun downhill which ends in Pi, where the last stretch of the previous day will be repeated.
Stage 3 will be held at the Bike Park of La Molina, a private enclosure, very close to Bellver de Cerdanya, which guarantees the highest quality of the route. The new stage will be short and explosive. It will have a length of 28 km. and 1,250 meters of climbing.