Tomorrow the 3 Nacions Cycling Tour will be held


10 June 2022 Friday 11:32
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Tomorrow the 3 Nacions Cycling Tour will be held

Morning. For many of us, tomorrow is the day. That date marked on the calendar arrives: the second Saturday in June. Pre-summer season, already short, but still with the cool of the first hours of the day. And with it, an objective: to crown the Puerto de Envalira (2409 m), one of the highest paved mountain passes in Europe.

The 3 Nacions, with an almost single-port profile, is a huge challenge. About 1700 meters of unevenness of the pull, with a last stretch without respite. Curve after curve, with wonderful landscapes of the Grau Roig area. Until we realize that there is no more to climb. At our feet, the endless Valira valley.

Precisely, the organization times this last segment of the climb. One more incentive not to lose pace.

Even so, we will do it well accompanied. On this occasion, and as a historical record in this test, 2,150 cyclists will take the start. As always, there will be those who will enjoy it giving 110% of their chances, and others who will not go so far. For the quietest, 3 aid stations will be set up along the route to be able to gather strength and continue with the challenge. And the last, the best. Apart from food and different products from the sponsors, we will find Sonny Colbrelli's Merida with which he won the Paris-Roubaix two years ago. A true museum piece.

As usual, the march will feature some familiar faces in the world of two wheels. Joaquim (Purito) Rodríguez, Aleix Espargaró, Oliver Alivés, Sandra Jordà or Victor Koretzky. All invited by the great host, José Antonio Hermida, world champion and Olympic medalist, born in Puigcerdà, epicenter of the 3N.

First thing in the morning, the Octagon team, together with the volunteers, marked out the route for tomorrow. Hundreds of indications and signs, for cyclists and drivers, in order to offer a 100% safe route.

Meanwhile, Hermida and Purito were stretching their legs with about 20 cyclists. Without a doubt, a well-led group.

There are a few hours left. At 7:30 we will be counting the seconds for departure. Cross Andorra from south to north, go down through France and finish again in La Cerdanya.

Soon we will tell you about our experience!



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