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Andalucia Bike Race

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Location:
Spain
Event type:
MTB Stage
Entries open:
Entries open: 16 Oct 2018
Event dates:
8 Apr 2019 - 6 day event
± 2 weeks until event
Race Organiser:
Octagon Esedos
Race Director:
Jose Luis Arce
Email:
info@andaluciabikerace.com

 

Andalucía Bike Race presented by Caja Rural Jaén

Quick facts
Individual format.
Approximately 380 km & 7.730 m+.
Six stages of pure mountain biking in a land with charm.
An amazing and fun route full of contrasts along Jaén and Córdoba.
A unique race in Spain and one of the most outstanding in the world.
UCI first class international competition shared with MTB stars.
Supported by Olympic medallists José Antonio Hermida and Carlos Coloma.
Supreme services and accommodation at an unbeatable price

Andalucía Bike Race is a six day international mountain bike event comprising six stages of approximately 70 kilometers and 1.800 meters of climbing each. Past editions have seen a total distance of 413 kilometers and 9.730 meters of climbing. It takes place in the provinces of Córdoba and Jaén, being loop stages, starting and finishing at the same town. The overall standing is determined based on the aggregation of the daily times of each stage.

In 2017 Andalucía Bike Race presented by Shimano has celebrated its seventh edition reinventing itself, changing its racing format from pairs to individual but maintaining its UCI (International Cycling Union) XCS1 distinction thanks to the success achieved in previous editions. This change meant a faster, tighter and exciting competition, gaining exposure and favouring the participation. The route has been slightly shortened to suit an individual competition.

Andalucía Bike Race is an event with an astonishing routes which has contributed to its international standing and in which the world’s best mountain bikers take part. It’s also an accessible challenge for all the enthusiasts wanting to enjoy six days of pure mountain biking in an exceptional environment.

There are only four other races of similar characteristics in the world.

Andalucía Bike Race is one of the best mountain bike stage races in the world!

Official route of Andalucía Bike Race 2019

Almost 380 kilometres and 7.730 metres of climbing with a time trial and five marathon stages

The UCI (International Cycling Union) first class race, will have almost 380 kilometres and 7.730 metres of climbing and will be similar to the last edition. It will begin with a time trial, followed by five marathon stages.

The six stages of Andalucía Bike Race 2019 will have more rhythm and flow, combining unprecedented stretches with other mythical ones, which have given such a good reputation to the race in its eight previous editions, and will visit the towns of Linares (two days), AndújarVillafranca of Córdoba and Córdoba (two days).

More details about the stages here!

Here you can watch a video promo of 2019 route.

The race will begin with a time trial by the mining district of Linares, similar to the last and fun stage of the last edition. The second, also in Linares, will visit new places. The third stage will be the classic stage of Andújar, which serves as a day of transition between both provinces. The fourth stage will be raced in Villafranca de Córdoba and has been renewed. The fifth stage, in a locality of Córdoba, will be surprising. The sixth stage will return to the city of Córdoba, where Andalucía Bike Race presented by Shimano will end.

Andalucía Bike Race  –  http://www2.andaluciabikerace.com/en

Weather conditions

Mild

Season: Spring

Route Information

Distance:
400km
Ascent:
7.730m

Terrain

Technical Rating: 7

Stage details

Day
Distance
Ascent
Route
1:
37.8km
508m
Out and Back from Linares (Jaén)
2:
75.2km
1.252m
Out and Back from Linares (Jaén)
3:
68km
1534m
Out and Back from Andújar (Jaén)
4:
53.4km
1.346m
Out and back from Villafranca de Córdoba (Córdoba)
5:
87.2km
1.693m
Out and back from Córdoba
6:
57.8km
1.396m
Out and back from Córdoba

Entry Fee details

Entry pp R300 to 420 / EUR420

Registration includes: • On-line and at site customer service. • Right to take part in the competition. • Personalised plate and start numbers. • Stage profile stickers. • Registration gifts. • Official jersey. • Finisher gift. • Farewell lunch (after the last stage). • Electronic timing and live tracking. • Electronic timing control device. • Course marking and marshals. • Sweep vehicles. • Liquid and solid feed zones. • Medical assistance on and off the course. • Bicycle washing area. • Guarded bicycle parking. • Cloakroom. • Toiltes. • Other free services at the paddock.

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