Home / News

19 Sep 2019

The best roster in history!

On your way to Tokyo you have to stop by Puigcerdà! The UCI points available make cyclists like Mantecón, Valero, Cullell, Galicia or Fischer, will try their hardest in this YoPro Catalunya Bike Race.

Between the 26th and 29th of September, Puigcerdà and all of you will be able to enjoy a real luxury poster. The present and the future of national and international MTB will come together in La Cerdanya.

Four stages, with 194 kilometers and 5.736 m. in which we'll be able to enjoy the best cyclist in the national and internacional scenario. Are you ready?

FAVOURITES

He wants to defend his title, that’s for sure. Sergio Mantecón (Kross Racing Team) comes back to Puigcerdà with the objective to revalidate his victory in 2018. Will he be able to repeat the three victories from the last edition?

Without a doubt, the four times Spanish Chiampion of XCO, David Valero (MMR FACTORY RACING TEAM) is another one contender for the final victory. He had a strong presence in the last Andalucía Bike Race presented by Caja Rural Jaén, the cyclist from Baza wants to acquire this double win and take now this Catalan event. 

The one that will try to make it hard for Valero and Mantecón is the catalan Jofre Cullell (Megamo), without a doubt the present and the future of this sport. After getting the third position in the overall standings in the SUB23 World Cup, Cullell is looking for the victory in this event.

None of these three cyclist can get distracted, because names like Ever Alejandro Gómez o Nicholas Pettinà (OLYMPIA FACTORY CYCLING TEAM), Francesc Guerra (BUFF®-SCOTT MTB TEAM), XCO 2018 Finland’s Champion Jukka Vastaranta or Hugo Drechou (Massi UCI Team) will make it difficult for them.

As for the women’s category, Clàudia Galicia (Megamo) will try to keep her reign in this competition in which she has only let go one of the six stages. The Catalan wants to take advantage of her great season ending, in which she has won the XCM and XCO Spanish Championships, to win YoPRO Catalunya Bike Rice again. On her behalf, Natalia Fischer (MMR FACTORY RACING TEAM) will want to get the victory, like she did in the Asturias Bike Race. But not only in the national scenario, because the Norwegian Hildegunn Hovdenak, Joana Monteiro, four times XCO Portugal champion, or Eva Lechner (Törpado Sudtirol International), 27 times Italian Champion (including XCO, CX and road) will be there to give it their best.

 

YoPRO for REALPROS

YoPRO is Danone’s dairy family, specially designed for those who make sport a part of their life, the #REALPROS, providing a plus of protein to your muscles. A plus of protein important for the recovery after-stage according to Anna Grifols, sport expert nutritionist. YoPRO has high protein content (25g of protein in the drinkable version), provides 9 essential amino acids, has 0% fat, no added sugar, its dairy free and made with organic ingredients. The drinkable version of YoPRO is available in raspberry, lemon mint and vanilla cookie flavor, and the yogurt version in blueberry and natural yogurt flavor.    

 

DISTINGUISHED CONTESTANTS

This YoPRO Catalunya Bike Race will also be an opportunity for us to enjoy the company of distinguished names that also enjoy bicycles just like us.

For example Dori Duano, alberto Losada, Purito Rodrigues or Aleix Espargaró (Orbea Factory Team).

Dori Duano¸1998 World Champion in track, Olympic Diploma (7th) in Sydney 2000 and seven times Spanish Champion in Road Cycling in the Time Trial category, among other titles, will be a part of the Compex Team. We are sure her experience will definitely help the rest of teammates.

Aleix Espargaró (Orbea Factory Team) is another important name, a regular in this competition. The MotoGP rider is an authentic bike lover, no matter the category. With a desire to fight against the best cyclists, the rider born in Granollers is back for the third time to this event.

Also, these two names go hand in hand inside the cycling world. Purito Rodriguez and Alberto Losada. After sharing almost their entire sports career, MTB gives them another chance to share it. They both pile up 41 big ones, but now its time for them to fight against each other.

 

 

ELITE MEN

José Antonio Hermida (Merida)

2004 Olympic Silver medal

2000, 2004, 2008, 2012 & 2016 Olympic Games

1996, 2000 & 2010 XCO World Champion

2002, 2004 & 2007 XCO Europan Champion

 

Sergio Mantecón (Kross Racing Team)

2008, 2010, 2011 XCM Spanish Champion

2010, 2012 XCO Spanish Champion

2012 XCO European runner-up

22th London Olympic Games 2012

Winner Catalunya Bike Race by GAES 2018

 

David Valero (MMR Factory Racing)

2015, 2017, 2018 & 2019 Cross Country (XCO) Spanish Champion

2016 Cross Country (XCO) Spanish runner-up

3rd Cross Country (XCO) European Championship 2018

4th Cross Country (XCO) World Cup 2017

9th Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games 2016

Winner Andalucía Bike Race presented by Caja Rural Jaén 2019

3rd Andalucía Bike Race presented by Shimano 2016

3rd La Rioja Bike Race presented by Shimano 2015

4th Andalucía Bike Race presented by Shimano 2017

 

Jofre Cullell – Megamo

3rd XCO World Cup Overall U23

2018 & 2019 Cross Country (XCO) Spanish Champion U23

2018 Cyclocross (CX) Spanish Champion U23

2016 & 2017 Spanish Champion Junior

2017 Europe Champion Junior

 

Jukka Vastaranta – FIN

2018 XCO & XCE Finnish Champion

2017 XCO, XCE, DHI Finnish runner-up

 

Juri Zanotti (ITA) 

2018 XCO Italian Champion 

 

Nicholas Pettinà (ITA) | CS Carabinieri – Cicli Olympia (Olympia Factory Cycling Team)

10th Snowshoe World Cup XCO 2019

 

Hugo Drechou (Massi UCI Team)

2014 Cross Country (XCO) French runner-up

2nd World Cup Overall U23 2013

3rd XCO Team Relay World Championship 2009

 

Ever Alejandro Gómez – Olympia Factory Cycling Team

2018 Cross Country (XCO) Bolivian Champion

3rd Asturias Bike Race 2019

2nd La Rioja Bike Race presented by Shimano 2017

3rd La Rioja Bike Race presented by Shimano 2018

3rd GAES Catalunya Bike Race shifted by XTR 2018

3rd La Rioja Bike Race 2019

 

Ismael Esteban – Aldro-Arrueda

2017 & 2018 Cyclocross (CX) Spanish Champion

2019 Cyclocross (CX) Spanish runner-up

Winner Asturias Bike Race 2019

 

Francesc Guerra - BUFF®-SCOTT MTB TEAM

Winner GAES Catalunya Bike Race presented by Shimano 2017

Winner La Rioja Bike Race presented by Shimano 2017

 

ELITE WOMEN

Clàudia Galicia – Megamo

2018 & 2019 Cross Country (XCO) Spanish Champion

2019 XCM Spanish Champion

2018 European runner up MTB Marathon (XCM)

Winner of La Rioja Bike Race presented by Shimano 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018

Winner Andalucia Bike Race presented by Shimano 2014

Winner GAES Catalunya Bike Race presented by Shimano 2017 and 2018

2nd Andalucía Bike Race presented by Shimano 2015

2015 MTB Ultramaratón Spanish Champion (XCMU)

World Champion Sprint Mountain Ski 2017, 2018 and 2019

 

Eva Lechner - (Törpado Sudtirol International)

2005 XCO Team Relay European Champion

2007 XCO U23 European Champion

2009 XCO Team Relay World Champion

2012 & 2013 XCO Team Relay World & Europe Champion

2014 CX World Champion runner-up

2007 Road Italian Champion

2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2016 CX Italian Champion

 

Natalia Fischer – MMR Factory Racing

2019 XCM Spanish runner-up

3rd XCO Spanish Championship

MTB Marathon (XCM) Spanish Champion 2017 & 2018

19th MTB Marathon World Championship (XCM) 2018

2nd GAES Catalunya Bike Race shifted by XTR 2018

3rd GAES Catalunya Bike Race presented by Shimano 2017

2nd Andalucía Bike Race by Caja Rural Jaén 2019

 

Hildegunn Hovdenak

 

2018  & 2019 Andalucía Bike Race presented by Shimano winner

2018 La Rioja Bike Race presented by Shimano runner-up

2017 GAES Catalunya Bike Race presented by Shimano runner-up

2015 MTB Marathon (XCM) Norwegian Champion

2017 MTB Marathon (XCM) Norwegian runner-up

5th Andalucía Bike Race presented by Shimano 2017

5th MTB Marathon (XCM) European Championship 2015

 

Luciana Roland - ARG

2017 XCO Argentinian Champion

2017 XCO Panamarican Championship U23

 

Joana Monteiro – POR

3rd XCO Portugal Cup 2019

2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 XCO Portugal Champion

2013, 2014 XCO Portugal Champion U23

2011 XCO Portugal Champion Junior

Octagon

Organisers

Sponsors

Official Media