- Vitoria, 23rd of May 2020 -
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LIVE THE BIKING EXPERIENCE, WHERE CYCLING IS A PASSION
Following the success of the first four editions, Orbea Gran Fondo Vitoria-Gasteiz is undertaking this fifth anniversary with enormous responsibility. Our responsibility to continue to uphold the high organizational level you have conveyed to us over this time and our eagerness to please by offering a new sporting proposal. Orbea Gran Fondo invites you to challenge your sporting limits across a territory that’s one of a kind in which you’ll discover why Vitoria-Gasteiz is called the Green Capital, however this green extends to the forests of Izki and even through to the vineyards.
A NEW CHALLENGE
On the occasion of this fifth anniversary, Orbea Gran Fondo Vitoria-Gasteiz has designed a new course. A new sporting proposal retaining the icons of this cycling tourist event. These are: The Sierra de Cantabria, Mountains and the Rioja Alavesa and of course, the mountain pass all the participants have labelled as the “star”, the Herrera mountain pass. We are certain that, for all of you who have previously climbed it, in this edition, the slopes will seem more difficult. The climb through the mountain pass is at kilometre 130. Practically double the kilometres than in previous editions.
The total distance of the event will be 166 kilometres, adding 2km during the neutralized start and 8km neutralized from the Zaldiaran pass to Mendizabala. (the start and finish line).
In this edition we want to continue providing you with a challenge to meet the expectations of genuine cycling enthusiasts. The event will submerge you into the very heart of Izki Natural Park. Winding roads, new slopes and climbs accompanied by the natural greenery of the oak and beech forests that characterise this region of Álava. A course in which you won’t find those mythical climbs but we are sure that you won’t miss either, given that you will be carried away by the beauty of the landscape. Don’t forget to keep some strength for the last ascent of the day, the last mountain pass, Zaldiaran, where the finish line is set followed by an eight kilometres downhill ride to Mendizabala.
YOUR PERSONAL CHALLENGE.
It is an event without any classifications, but with personal records and best times for those who love sport and enjoy the bike-riding lifestyle. As an option, participants may tackle three uphill time trials.
- Jersey for male and female winners of the general mountain GP classification
- Jersey for male and female winners of the Bujanda time trial
- Jersey for male and female winners of the Berneda time trial
- Jersey for male and female winners of the Herrera time trial
- Trophy for the oldest rider. (No gender distinction)
- Trophy for the club with most participants
Gran Fondo 2020
Participants may obtain their diploma by clicking on their classification.
- Recommended gear -
FRONT LIGHT OR TORCH
(With spare battery and lamp.)
RED REAR LIGHT
(With spare battery and lamp.)
CHARGED MOBILE PHONE