Andalucía Bike Race

23 Feb 2014 - 28 Feb 2014
Jaén, Andújar, Córdoba & Adamuz, Spain Booking.com
Race class: S1
Editions: 2012 2013 2015
First stage results
Second stage results
Third stage results
Fourth stage results
Fifth stage results
Sixth stage results

Men Elite results - General Classification

1Kass Jochen00:00:00Germany
1Kaufmann Marcus00:00:00Germany
2Romero Ocampo Pedro00:00:00Spain
2Diaz De La Pena Lopez Alejandro00:00:00Spain
3Mennen Robert00:00:00Germany
3Hynek Kristian00:00:00Czech Republic

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Women Elite results - General Classification

1Santanyes Murillo Sandra00:00:00Spain
1Galicia Cotrina Claudia00:00:00Spain
2Villar Argente Anna00:00:00Spain
2Pacios Pujado Mercedes00:00:00Spain
3Bouhet Muriel00:00:00France
3Alonso Carballo Susana00:00:00Spain

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Men Elite results - Stage 1

1Kass Jochen00:00:00Germany
1Kaufmann Marcus00:00:00Germany
2Brzozka Adrian00:00:00Poland
2Wawak Bartlomiej00:00:00Poland
3Hynek Kristian00:00:00Czech Republic
3Mennen Robert00:00:00Germany

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Women Elite results - Stage 1

1Villar Argente Anna00:00:00Spain
1Pacios Pujado Mercedes00:00:00Spain
2Santanyes Murillo Sandra00:00:00Spain
2Galicia Cotrina Claudia00:00:00Spain
3Alonso Carballo Susana00:00:00Spain
3Bouhet Muriel00:00:00France

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Men Elite results - Stage 2

1Kass Jochen00:00:00Germany
1Kaufmann Marcus00:00:00Germany
2Hynek Kristian00:00:00Czech Republic
2Mennen Robert00:00:00Germany
3Sanchez Ruiz Jose Maria00:00:00Spain
3Guerra Francesc00:00:00Spain

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Women Elite results - Stage 2

1Villar Argente Anna00:00:00Spain
1Pacios Pujado Mercedes00:00:00Spain
2Santanyes Murillo Sandra00:00:00Spain
2Galicia Cotrina Claudia00:00:00Spain
3Bouhet Muriel00:00:00France
3Alonso Carballo Susana00:00:00Spain

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Men Elite results - Stage 3

1Kass Jochen00:00:00Germany
1Kaufmann Marcus00:00:00Germany
2Romero Ocampo Pedro00:00:00Spain
2Diaz De La Pena Lopez Alejandro00:00:00Spain
3Hynek Kristian00:00:00Czech Republic
3Mennen Robert00:00:00Germany

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Women Elite results - Stage 3

1Galicia Cotrina Claudia00:00:00Spain
1Santanyes Murillo Sandra00:00:00Spain
2Villar Argente Anna00:00:00Spain
2Pacios Pujado Mercedes00:00:00Spain
3Alonso Carballo Susana00:00:00Spain
3Bouhet Muriel00:00:00France

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Men Elite results - Stage 4

1Hynek Kristian00:00:00Czech Republic
1Mennen Robert00:00:00Germany
2Brzozka Adrian00:00:00Poland
2Wawak Bartlomiej00:00:00Poland
3Kass Jochen00:00:00Germany
3Kaufmann Marcus00:00:00Germany

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Women Elite results - Stage 4

1Santanyes Murillo Sandra00:00:00Spain
1Galicia Cotrina Claudia00:00:00Spain
2Bouhet Muriel00:00:00France
2Alonso Carballo Susana00:00:00Spain
3Carpinteiro Celina00:00:00Portugal
3Kraft Ivonne00:00:00Germany

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Men Elite results - Stage 5

1Kaufmann Marcus00:00:00Germany
1Kass Jochen00:00:00Germany
2Wawak Bartlomiej00:00:00Poland
2Brzozka Adrian00:00:00Poland
3Diaz De La Pena Lopez Alejandro00:00:00Spain
3Romero Ocampo Pedro00:00:00Spain

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Women Elite results - Stage 5

1Carpinteiro Celina00:00:00Portugal
1Kraft Ivonne00:00:00Germany
2Santanyes Murillo Sandra00:00:00Spain
2Galicia Cotrina Claudia00:00:00Spain
3Bouhet Muriel00:00:00France
3Alonso Carballo Susana00:00:00Spain

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Men Elite results - Stage 6

1Mennen Robert00:00:00Germany
1Hynek Kristian00:00:00Czech Republic
2Wawak Bartlomiej00:00:00Poland
2Brzozka Adrian00:00:00Poland
3Kaufmann Marcus00:00:00Germany
3Kass Jochen00:00:00Germany

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Women Elite results - Stage 6

1Santanyes Murillo Sandra00:00:00Spain
1Galicia Cotrina Claudia00:00:00Spain
2Bouhet Muriel00:00:00France
2Alonso Carballo Susana00:00:00Spain
3Villar Argente Anna00:00:00Spain
3Pacios Pujado Mercedes00:00:00Spain

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Markus Kaufmann and Jochen Kass, Andalucia Bike Race 2014´s winners

Spanish Díaz de la Peña and Romero were second. Spanish victory in females

Andalucía Bike Race 2014´s fourth edition ended today in Cordoba with the celebration of the last of the six stages the event has.

German Centurion Vaude, Markus Kaufmann and Jochen Kass, started with a slight advantage to get final title, so the real fight was for the other two positions of the podium. The teams Topeak Ergon Team, Extremadura, JBG and Caloi Team were the ones in the battle.

After a “very hard” day, according to most of their words; because of the route´s characteristics and their exhaustion, stage victory was for Topeak´s Robert Mennen and Kristian Hynek, so they secured their third position overall.

“Very happy” with the result, two former event winners (Hynek in 2011 and Mennen in 2013) claimed they enjoyed “a lot” and they finished with “very good feelings”; because it was “the first time” they were racing together and it was “an excellent training” for them.

Finally, after Topeak´s stage victory, second at finish line were Polish JBG, Centurion Vaude third and fourth were Caloi, while the fifth position was for Spanish Alejandro Díaz de la Peña and Pedro Romero. However, the advantage they arrived to accumulate during the previous days, allowed this last ones to consolidate their second position overall. Despite Alejandro´s incident two days ago, the Spanish got an “excelent result” and are the first Spanish overall.

Swiss Stöckli, who was also favorite for top positions, finally ended a bit behind due to Flückiger´s injury. Anyway, they declared they “love the area for Cycling” and they are “determined to come back next year”.

In females, a beautiful fight took place during the whole competition and ended with Polar Racing Team (Sandra Santanyes and Claudia Galicia) as winners, both in today´s stage and in overall. They are the first Spanish woman raising the title. Anna Villar and Mercé Pacios, who started as leaders, were second after all, and third in today´s stage. Third position overall was for Muriel Bouhet and Susana Alonso.

The other categories remained unchanged from the beginning to the end. Six victories out of six stages were for Milena Landtwing and Philipp Berger in Mixed; Pons and González in Master 40; and Keuppens and Wouters in Master 50.

Andalusian Macías brothers, who got the trophy in Master 30, left today´s stage victory in the hands of Jacob Reyes and Manuel de León, who got second position overall.

644 mountain bikers out of 716 participants finally arrived to the end of Andalucia Bike Race 2014. 72 retired due to different reasons.

However, despite all the effort and difficulties, all faces at the finish line were faces of happiness. Tears, screams and big hugs…pure emotion for the achievement and for getting to finish the event considered in Europe as one of the must do for any Mountain Bike fan.

Centurion Vaude´s fourth victory

Germans consolidate their leadership with only one stage left to finish

German team Centurion Vaude, formed by Markus Kaufmann and Jochen Kass, clinched victory once again in Andalucía Bike Race 2014. With this new triumph, in the fifth stage, they consolidate as leaders, with only tomorrow´s stage left.

According to their own words at they arrival to the finish line, winning was their objective from the beginning, and the are “so happy” they finally are about to reach the title.

Even though this has been the tighest edition celebrated, with four teams fighting in the front row, (good proof are the three sprint finishes lived until the momento) the truth is that Markus Kaufmann and Jochen Kass arrived to be faster most of the times, and that gave them advantage ahead their closer rivals.

Also, the ones who were second until the moment, Topeak Ergon´s Robert Mennen and Kristian Hynek, had a punch today and subsequently, probably because of the hurry, they got confused in a crossroads and got a penalty; so they lost all their options to the final victory.

After all, Spanish Alejandro Díaz de la Pena and Pedro Romero, were second today, so they also consolidate this position overall. Diaz de la Pena, who had a big fall in yesterday´s stage, declared he “writhed in pain” every time he rode his pedals, but they both finally arrived to the end with great results.

In females, couple Villar-Pacios don´t get to recover; and also Spanish Santanyes and Galicia signed a new stage victory and remain leaders, ahead Muriel Bouhet and Susana Alonso, second.

Andalusian Macias brothers consolidated as well their supremacy in Master 30, clinching victory again in today´s stage and confirming their authority in the category. In their opinion, their rhythm “has been amazing”, so they showed themselves “convinced” they could finally become Andalucia Bike Race´s winners.

Milena Landtwing and Philipp Gerber keep leadership as well in Mixed, while Master 40 and Master 50 categories remain unchanged.

The event is about to finish. Fifth stage was held today in Cordoba, facing around 80 kilometers and 1.600 meters climbing. This has been undoubtedly the longest and hardest stage of all the edition, but it finished with no remarkable incidents and left a very good impression in all the 660 participants that are still racing, among the 716 that took the start in Jaen last Sunday.

This year´s edition finishes tomorrow, with the celebration of the last stage of six; also in Cordoba. In about 60 kilometers, the winners in all categories will be decided, and the arrival is previewed in the University of Cordoba around 12:20.

Andalucia Bike Race surpasses its midway

Fourth stage, first in Córdoba, leaves new winners in elite men and change of leadership in females

Topeak Ergon Team´s members, Robert Mennen and Kristian Hynek, finally borke today German Centurion Vaude´s hegemony in Andalucia Bike Race 2014. Sprinting again, and confirming this is definitely the tightest edition we ever had, Topeak Ergon clinched victory ahead Polish JBG and Centurion Vaude, who were third. Despite the result, Kaufmann and Kass keep leadership.

First Spanish were once again Alejandro Díaz de la Peña and Pedro Romero, who finished sixth due to, among other reasons, a big fall Diaz suffered, with no further consequences. However, first ones in the finish line were MMR team members, Carlos Coloma and Pablo Rodríguez, who got wrong in one of the crossroads and shortened unintentionnally part of the route. Judges are currently deciding the penalty for this case.

In females, there has been a change in leadership. Anna Villar started today affected by a cold, something that Sandra Santanyes and Claudia Galicia used as advantage to increase their gap and, besides winning today, they took the first overall position. After them, Muriel Bouhet and Susana Alonso were second today, keeping the third position in the overall.

The other four categories remain unchanged. Andalusian Macias brothers in Master 30, Pons and González in Master 40 and Wouter and Keppens in Master 50, won all the stages celebrated.

Also, two times winner in females, Milena Landtwing, seccured her position in the Mixed category with a new victory.

Tomorrow´s stage, fifth of the six of the event, will probably be the hardest because of its length, total climbing and characteristics of the soil. Start will be at 10:00 from the sports facilities of the Cordoba University, while the arrival is previewed around 13:45 in the same place.

Andujar, succesful new venue for the third stage

A finish line full of fans welcomed the second sprint finish of this edition, with new victory of Centurion Vaude and first Spanish in second position

Jaen´s town of Andújar acted today for the first time as venue for a stage of Andalucia Bike Race, the third of the six the event has.

Hundreds of fans gathered in the start area to encourage the 680 participants that are still on the competition, out of the 716 that took the start last Sunday.

3:08:15 is the total time the Centurion Vaude got today, in a 70 kilometers stage that went along the Natural Park and the Marmolejo area. Just behind them, only one second ahead, Spanish Alejandro Díaz de la Pena and Pedro Romero crossed the finish line, finally getting a place in the podium. They repeated a similar sprinting finish as the one we had on the first stage.

Díaz de la Peña recognized that they “had lots of options today”, but they finally couldn´t clinch victory because “Germans are stronger”. Topeak Ergon, Robert Mennen and Kristian Hynek where third; while Polish JBG finished in the third place.

In females, Polar Racing Team Sandra Santanyes and Claudia Galicia also got their effort rewarded with a victory, that they couldn´t get in previous stages. However, Anna Villar and Mercé Pacios keep leadership, and were second today.

The other categories remain exactly the same as they were in the other stages: Macias brothers in Master 30; González and Pons in Master 40; Patrik Wouters and Geert Keuppens in Master 50, and Landtwing and Gerber in Mixed.

Tomorrow´s stage, the fourth one, gets into Cordoba´s territory, that will be the event´s venue until the en don Friday 28th. The stages will now get longer but will have less climbing which is not a reason to think they should become easier! Both the start and the arrival will be in the Rabanales University in Cordoba.

Hard and rainy second stage

Cold and wind have tested participant´s strength. 688 took the start today from Jaen

The morning of Andalucia Bike Race 2014´s second stage rose with rain and unstable weather, that made bikers suffer in the highest peaks of the day.

Warned by the organization, everyone fitted out their warm clothes and face the 60 kilometers and almost 1.900 meters of climbing, that went along Jaen´s South mountains and Jabalcuz area.

Concerning the results, all the categories repeated yesterday´s results. However, podium places will surely be very fought, due to the pressure all the teams currently behind.

In elite men, first crossing the line were German Centurion Vaude who, covered on mud, expressed they “experienced some hard moments today. After them, less than 10 seconds behind, were again Robert Mennen and Kristian Hynek, from Topeak Ergon. Third were Spanish Scott team, José María Sánchez and Francesc Guerra, and also Spanish Alejandro Díaz de la Peña and Pedro Romero were fourth. They were third at some points during the stage, and confirmed they will “keep fighting to get a place in the podium”.

Anna Villar and Mercé Pacios crossed the finish line again a few seconds ahead Sandra Santanyes and Claudia Galicia; while Muriel Bouhet and Susana Alonso finished third.

In Master 30, Macías brothers also repeated victory, as well as González and Pons in Master 40; Patrik Wouters and Geert Keuppens in Master 50, and Landtwing and Gerber in Mixed.

Jaen´s town of Andújar will act tomorrow for the first time as venue for the third stage of Andalucía Bike Race, where 70 kilometers and 1.664 meters of climbing will be faced. Weather will be less adverse, and it will be the last stage in Jaen, because the event moves to Cordoba from Wednesday to Friday.

First Stage Sprint Finish

Three teams fought for the victory at the finish line of the first stage, the one that gives the start to Andalucia Bike Race 2014

Fourth edition of Andalucia Bike Race took its start today from Jaen with more than 700 participants from 24 different countries.

This first stage, of 60,4 kilometres and 1.872 metres of climbing, was not an aperitif and many of the athletes struggled to overcome places such as La Francia. El Bercho and Pegalajar.

Good proof of it is the beautiful arrival showed by Topeak-Ergon, Centurion-Vaude and JBG teams, who crossed the finish line sprinting, leaving the decision on judge´s hands. Finally, it was for German Jochen Kass and Markus Kaufmann, from Centurion.

After them, second position was for Polish JBG, Wawak and Brzozka; followed by Topeak-Ergon Robert Mennen and Kristian Hynek. First Spanish were ex national champion Alejandro Díaz de la Peña and his teammate Pedro Romero, fourth, who couldn´t fight in the sprint due to a problem in Alejandro´s front break.

At his arrival, Kaufmann showed himself “delighted” with “the great amount of fans” they found along the stage, and he confirmed “there are four strong couples on top, so everything will be very tight”.

In females, Spanish Anna Villar and Mercé Pacios clinched victory, ahead the couple of Polar Racing Team Sandra Santanyes and Claudia Galicia.

Two times Andalucía Bike Race winner in females, Milena Landtwing, was the first in Mixed, together with partner Philipp Gerber; while Master 30 winners were brothers Francisco Javier and José Carlos Macías. In Master 40, Joan Pons and Félix González were the fastest, while in Master 50 best time was scored by Patrik Wouters and Geert Keuppens.

Tomorrow’s stage will take the participants in the opposite direction, South, towards the mountain range that wraps the city of Jaén. A slightly shorter stage than today’s, with similar amount of climbing but much more singletrack that will take its start at 10:00 hours from IFEJA facilities.

All set for Andalucia Bike Race 2014 to start

The event will start tomorrow from Jaen and today the participants had time for the numbers pick-up and several paddock activities

Andalucía Bike Race 2014 is about to begin. It will take its start tomorrow, Sunday 23rd, at 10:00 from the event´s Paddoc, located in IFEJA´s facilities.

Today the participants have spent the day chilling out, collecting their start numbers and getting their equipment race ready. The new Polar Warm-Up Party has served to welcome everybody to Andalucía Bike Race and get relevant information from the organisation, who has put together a sensational race. Proof of it is the crowded paddock headed by the European SRAM truck that offers World Cup mechanical assistance to any rider of Andalucía Bike Race.

The main male contenders to the victory are former winners from the Topeak-Ergon team; Robert Mennen and Kristian Hynek. Other important foreigners are the young Swiss Mathias Flückiger and Matthias Stirnemann (Stöckli); the two Centurion-Vaude teams, Jochen Käss and Markus Kaufmann, and Hannes Genze and Daniel Geismayer or the JBG-2 Polish teams, Bartlomiej Wawak and Adrian Brzozka, and Tomasz Drozdz and Patryk Piasek.

There are several strong Spanish teams willing to taste the victory, like the only Spanish UCI Cross Country team for the 2014 season, MMR Bikes, lead by two time Olympian Carlos Coloma, will team up with national Under 23 champion, Pablo Rodriguez. Also, the national marathon champion, local rider and twice fourth in Andalucía Bike Race, Juan Pedro Trujillo will compete with his usual partner, Fran Pérez. Others to watch will be the endurance specialists from Extremadura, Pedro Romero and Alejandro Díaz de la Peña.

The women’s elite field looks to be very open and could be one of the most exciting categories. Tomás Bellés-Cannondale women (Anna Villar and Merce Pacios) have the advantage of racing past editions. Sandra Santanyes (several times national champion) and ‘rookie’ Claudia Galicia will perform in the Polar Racing Team.

Not only true mountain bikers join Andalucía Bike Race, other well known athletes are also willing to start racing! Moto3 World Champion, Maverick Viñales, will take part for the first time; and mountaineer Edurne Pasabán, the first woman ever to climb the world’s fourteen highest mountains, will also participate.

Endurance athlete and media star, Josef Ajram, will start Andalucía Bike Race for the second time, representing one the competition’s main sponsors, Interprofesional del Aceite de Oliva Español; as well as Swedish Eva Nyström, long distance duathlon champion; and also Swedish Patrik Sandell, former Junior World Rally Championship.

Of course, apart from all of them, Andalucía Bike Race 2014 has a total of 716 participants, and most of them are amateurs and Cycling fans who make really hard efforts to get here and without whom the race would never be possible.

The weather forecast for the week is optimistic with sunshine and temperatures in between 15ºC and 5ºC. It has been raining strongly during the previous weeks which have left the soil in perfect conditions, with a great grip. However, it is highly recommended to check the forecast before starting each stage and to wear warm clothes in the highest points and downhills.

The first of the six stages of Andalucía Bike Race, that will start and finish in Jaen´s IFEJA facilities, will have a total of 60,3 kilometers and 1.872 meters of total climbing.

Daily Television Programs

Teledeporte will broadcast a daily show about Andalucía Bike Race and Canal Sur a summary in the nightly news

Andalucía Bike Race 2014 will have an exceptional media coverage. Like every year since the race started, the Spanish sports channel of TVE, Teledeporte, will broadcast a daily 15 minutes summary with the most outstanding coverage of each stage.

These programs will also be broadcasted each night at prime time between 20:00 and 22:00, time at which the audience is highest in Spanish TV.

The opening stage, on Sunday 23rd, will be broadcasted at 21:45 during the break of the second division football match. On Monday 24th, the show will be on at 22:00; while on Tuesday 25th, the stage of Andújar, will be at 20:30.

Once the competition reaches Córdoba, the stage on Wednesday can be seen at 21:30; while the stages of Thursday and Friday 28th will be broadcasted at 20:15.

Canal Sur, the television channel of Andalusia, will broadcast a daily summary in the nightly news starting at 20:30; the most viewed of the channel.

Apart from the television coverage, Andalucía Bike Race will have a daily follow up in the most important national sports newspapers: Marca and AS, thst will have journalists at the event; as well as the general newspapers and local media. Several international and specialised media have signed-up to cover the event and will give great international coverage of this fourth edition.

It is worth to mention that Andalucía Bike Race grows day after day in social media. With almost 15.000 followers on Facebook and more than 4.000 on Twitter, the race has more than 500.000 followers on Twitter if we include those who follow the most famous participants of the event; some of the most outstanding are Josef Ajram (181.000), Maverick Viñales (107.000), and Edurne Pasabán (24.000).

The 2014 route launched

Jaén and Córdoba will be the main venues and Andújar will host the third stage

The new Andalucía Bike Race route, contrary to the past years, will start in Jaén and move on to Córdoba, where it will end. During this transition, the competition will visit an unprecedented venue, Andújar, which will set another benchmark in the event’s history.

The route will be slightly shorter than previous editions (400 kilometres) but by any means will it be easier (10.800 metres of climbing), since the new location of the paddocks allows to optimise the kilometres. The carefully designed route will continue to offer lots of excitement, mixing amazing landscapes with enjoyable trails and a large amount of singletracks. A demanding route that will continue to fascinate mountain bikers from the entire world - it’s not about making it longer, it’s about making it pure mountain biking! You can check it in the official website www.andaluciabikerace.com .

All stages will be circular, starting and finishing at the same point, this place being the paddock, the competition’s neuralgic centre (except for the stage in Andújar, which will not have paddock since it will be directly transferred from Jaén to Córdoba). At the paddock, riders will find all the race’s services; bike wash, parking and technical service, showers, physiotherapy, Race Office, etc.

Entries are still available but limited to 400 teams (800 participants) and available at 390 € per person until the 1st of December 2013. Since then its price will increase to 530 € per person.

  • STAGE 1 - Jaén.
  • Distance: 60,1 Km.
  • Climbing: 1.980 m.
  • Start & finish: IFEJA. Provincial Fairs and Exhibitions Ground of Jaén.

The opening stage starts with a long stretch of road and track along olive groves in order to stretch the massive peloton as it moves towards Sierra Mágina. Once Mancha Real has been left behind, the riders hit a set of unbelievable singletracks. They then reach Pegalajar and ride a loop along its fascinating surroundings before heading to the decisive and endless climb of the day to the top of San Cristóbal, from where they descend into town.

  • STAGE 2 - Jaén.
  • Distance: 59,0 km.
  • Climbing: 2.110 m.
  • Start & finish: IFEJA. Provincial Fairs and Exhibitions Ground of Jaén.

Although being short, it is both technically and physically demanding. The first climb ends with an amazing singletrack with several switchbacks and amazing views, to the top of the Aire mountain pass. The downhill combines fast tracks and flowy singletracks. The second major climb starts along a firewall which turns into a network of singletracks inside a forest, until it reaches the top of La Mella and having crossed El Neveral. The riders will then descend back to town and rapidly back to the finish line.

  • STAGE 3 - Andújar.
  • Distance: 70,6 km.
  • Climbing: 1.940 m.
  • Start & finish: Fairgrounds (Lisboa Avenue).

The new venue will captivate all the riders! The start follows the same trails that the riders will take back. The initial rolling hills help to spread out the competitors before they enter the Natural Park and start climbing to highest point of the stage. The views are once again astonishing! The route then narrows into singletracks and ends offering two endless downhills separated by a painful uphill.

  • STAGE 4 - Córdoba.
  • Distance: 72,6 Km.
  • Climbing: 1.560 m.
  • Start & finish: UCO. University of Córdoba. Rabanales campus.

The first day in Córdoba draws a big loop around Sierra Morena. A fast stage despite its distance, splashed with technical sections all the way. The riders face a first, rough and technical climb to Cerro Muriano. Then they pass along Las Jaras, Trasierra, Siete Fincas, Los Morales and Santo Domingo, before reaching the most fun singletracks of the day.

  • STAGE 5 - Córdoba.
  • Distance: 82,1 Km.
  • Climbing: 1.930 m.
  • Start & finish: UCO. University of Córdoba. Rabanales campus.

The route starts climbing progressively out of town and into Sierra Morena, mixing trails, pavement and singletracks which even force to hike the bike. The reward comes at the top, when the riders take a long and winding downhill back down to town. They then ride a flat stretch alongside a water channel before starting another gradual climb into the woods, where riders will face all sorts of trails before taking the long downhill to Los Morales. The last part of the stage joins several singletracks that everyone will enjoy, no matter if they go up or down.

  • STAGE 6 - Córdoba.
  • Distance: 55,5 Km.
  • Climbing: 1.280 m.
  • Start & finish: UCO. University of Córdoba. Rabanales campus.

Not because it is the last and shortest stage, it will be easy! The first kilometres have two rideable “walls” to calm down the last day’s euphoria. Some rolling trails lead into the second major climb, to Cerro Muriano, which ends with a stretch of abandoned railway. The downhill is long, rocky and tricky; it was climbed on the fourth stage. A stretch of pavement serves to prepare for the last piece of excitement. After riding along a valley’s singletrack, a rough uphill force the riders to hike their bikes - then it’s all about flow! A set of fun trails and singletracks, some of which will have been ridden in opposite direction the previous days, will drive the riders to the last finish line with a smile on their face.

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