- Vitoria, May 25 2019 -

ORBEA
GRAN FONDO

EXPERIENCE BIKES WHERE CYCLING IS A PASSION

For yet another year (this makes four now), we’re taking on an new edition of this exciting sports competition that joins unique roads with thousands of bicycle touring fans who travel through some of the most representative regions of Alava, such as the Alavese Mountains and the Alavese Rioja. We at the Orbea Gran Fondo invite you to test your athletic limits in a unique territory where you will discover why Vitoria-Gasteiz is called the Green Capital. But this “green” extends to the beech forests of Izki and even the vineyards themselves.

A NEW CHALLENGE

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The Orbea Gran Fondo Vitoria-Gasteiz Green&Wine offers you a 173 km challenge to the finish line at the top of the Zaldiarán Pass, at which point the descent will be neutralized until the starting line. We remind you that you must obey all traffic laws at all times and that cyclists do not have priority.

The Orbea Gran Fondo Vitoria-Gasteiz Green&Wine offers you a great challenge worthy of real cycling fans. The design of the route, along with the characteristics typically found in a mid-mountain stage, is one of those that ultimately decides the grand tours. You won’t find mythical climbs along this route, but you won’t have an ounce of strength left after climbing the last pass, Zaldiarán, nine kilometers from the finish line.

In the Orbea Gran Fondo Vitoria-Gasteiz you’ll find a winding road with harsh conditions on which you must climb six mountain passes, with an average length of 5 km. Except for Herrera, all passes are "doable" for the vast majority of touring cyclists, but the pace set by each one, along with the total of 180 km and 3100 meters of positive elevation change, will demand the best of each of us in order to cross the finish line in the Green Capital.

Orbea’s roots are anchored in the values and traditions of the Basque Country. That's why we are so excited to hold this Gran Fondo in our home, where cycling is a passion and a constant challenge for each rider.

YOUR PERSONAL CHALLENGE

There are no classifications in this race, just personal rankings and times for those who love the sport and enjoy life on a bicycle. Participants will also have the option to take part in three timed climbs.

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Awards.

Prizes:

• Jersey for the king of the mountain

• Trophy for the most veteran participant

• Trophy for the club with the most participants

 

Certificates.

  • Gran Fondo
    180km

    According to the time you take to complete the course, you will receive the corresponding diploma.

     

     

    • Gold Between 5 and 6 hours
    • Silver Between 6 and 8 hours
    • Bronze More than 8 hours

     

- Recommended gear -

Don't forget.

  • GLASSES.

  • MAILLOT ORCA

    (Mandatory)

  • WARM CLOTHES.

  • Spare parts.

  • FRONT LIGHT OR FRONT LAMP.

    (With spare battery and lamp.)

  • RED REAR LIGHT.

    (With spare battery and lamp.)

  • HELMET.

    (Mandatory)

  • MOBILE PHONE WITH CHARGED BATTERY.

Credits.

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