TRANSPYR COAST TO COAST MTB
TRANSPYR COAST TO COAST MTB
The TRANSPYR COAST TO COAST MTB is an extraordinary mountain bike stage race, an iconic overland crossing from the Mediterranean Sea to the Atlantic Ocean. It is considered by National Geographic as one of the 10 best MTB events in the world.
2019 sees the event celebrate its 10th anniversary where participants can enjoy a combination of timed and non-timed sections that creates the thrill of a race and allows for the enjoyment of the wonders of this awesome journey.
Leaving the Mediterranean Sea it dives into unknown valleys and ascends numerous wild ridges, covering a staggering 800 kilometers and 20,000 meters of climbing. Your GPS will lead you through exhilarating landscapes as you make your way to the comfortable overnight stops. A new adventure begins every morning bringing new discoveries in this picturesque environment accompanied by internationally acclaimed cyclists.
The route is the perfect balance between playful paths, technical stretches and fast tracks that lead to the finish line located on the Atlantic Ocean. A cycling crusade for extraordinary heroes who like demanding challenges.
TRANSPYR 2019 is run under a raid format, which combines linking sectors -which may be as well called liaisons – with timed sectors. This format allows allocating competition motivations in safe environments with the pleasure of discovering the awesome Pyrenees.
To be honest, and as you can easily realize watching the profiles, there is no easy stage in TRANSPYR GRAN RAID MTB. We would beg you that, if you are focussing on being Finisher –to be able to run the entire official track in the maximal allowed time- you better consider competition as a secondary thing. Completing safely the seven stages is already an outstanding performance and something that everybody must be very proud of.
This is not an ordinary race where pure speed is the key. This is a high endurance challenge seasoned with competition. Therefore speeding down the trails and forest tracks may save you some seconds, but you can easily lose your options to be a Finisher or even much worse.
Riding with care, getting to the finish line every day, eating and drinking accurately and having the appropriate rest will sure pay, whereas the opposite will very likely lead to defeat.
It is important to know that the appreciation of the difficulty of the stages in an event of this nature can be influenced by the accumulated stress and fatigue that your body is enduring, having the tendency to find the later stages tougher than they may actually be.
TRANSPYR GRAN RAID MTB es un gran reto personal y una de las aventuras de mountain bike más excitantes y memorables en la que uno puede tomar parte. Te obliga a cumplir una misión en la que te sumergirás en los distintos valles, pueblos y culturas de la vertiente sur de los Pirineos, cruzando y uniendo Catalunya, Aragón, Navarra y Euskadi. Un auténtico Graduado en Mountain Bike a afrontar al menos una vez en la vida.
Entry pp R14000 to 20000 / EUR895