19 Sep 2019
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?
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.
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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.
2004 Olympic Silver medal
2000, 2004, 2008, 2012 & 2016 Olympic Games
1996, 2000 & 2010 XCO World Champion
2002, 2004 & 2007 XCO Europan Champion
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
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
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
2018 XCO & XCE Finnish Champion
2017 XCO, XCE, DHI Finnish runner-up
2018 XCO Italian Champion
2nd World Cup Overall U23 2013
3rd XCO Team Relay World Championship 2009
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
2019 Cyclocross (CX) Spanish runner-up
Winner Asturias Bike Race 2019
Winner La Rioja Bike Race presented by Shimano 2017
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
2015 MTB Ultramaratón Spanish Champion (XCMU)
World Champion Sprint Mountain Ski 2017, 2018 and 2019
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
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
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
2017 XCO Panamarican Championship U23
2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 XCO Portugal Champion
2013, 2014 XCO Portugal Champion U23
2011 XCO Portugal Champion Junior