21 Jan 2022
Oviedo will once again be the heart of a race that, in its fourth edition, aims to accommodate and make all types of cyclists enjoy themselves. To this end, the organisers have prepared a route that is demanding, but at the same time fun and accessible.
In total, the registered cyclists will have to cover a total of 161 kilometres and 5,500 metres of climbing, divided into three stages.
The first one, which will take place on Friday 1 July, will start and finish at the El Asturcón Equestrian Centre. With this first major novelty, the cyclists will face a pure marathon stage with 48 kilometres and 1,600 metres of elevation gain. During the first part, the climb to Pico Gorfolí will start to make the difference between the favourites, while those who prefer to take the day to enjoy the marvellous views will be able to do so. The second part of the stage will be much faster to return to the Equestrian Centre, thus completing the 48 km and 1600 metres of climbing that the stage will have.
After this first contact, the participants will have the Queen stage on the second day. With 68 kilometres and 2,200 metres of climbing, Monte Naranco will be the protagonist of the day. As in the first stage, the start and finish of the queen stage will be at the El Asturcón Equestrian Centre. After a leg-breaking start, along paths and tracks, the ascent to the Cristo del Monte Naranco will be the day's main attraction. A fast descent will take the participants back to the Asturcón.
And with the fatigue of the Queen stage in the legs, the third and final stage will be 45 kilometres and 1,700 metres of climbing. The Finisher Stage will run entirely through the municipality of Siero, starting and finishing in Pola de Siero. The stage will run from Molleo to Peña Villa to close three days of pure MTB in the Natural Paradise that is Asturias.