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28 May 2018

This is what awaits you at MMR Asturias Bike Race!

- Majestic landscapes; sea and mountain - 180 kilometres of distance and 6.000 metres of climbing - Three out-and-back stages starting and finishing at Pola de Siero

The new mountain biking stage race, MMR Asturias Bike Race, will take place from July 6th to 8th and will have three circular stages starting and finishing at the town of Pola de Siero.

 

MMR Asturias Bike Race is an event organised by Octagon Esedos, a company renown for the prestige of international stage races such as Andalucía Bike Race presented by Shimano, La Rioja Bike Race presented by Shimano and GAES Catalunya Bike Race presented by Shimano.

 

The route, of 179,3 kilometres and 5.929 metres of climbing is characterised by its steep climbs and by offering spectacular views, such as the high mountains of Picos de Europa or the Cantabric coast.

 

STAGE 1 - 54,4 km / 1.925 m+

The first stage will cover 54,4 kilometres with 1.925 metres of elevation gain

The new mountain biking stage race, MMR Asturias Bike Race, will take place from July 6th to 8th and will have three circular stages starting and finishing at the town of Pola de Siero.

 

MMR Asturias Bike Race is an event organised by Octagon Esedos, a company renown for the prestige of international stage races such as Andalucía Bike Race presented by Shimano, La Rioja Bike Race presented by Shimano and GAES Catalunya Bike Race presented by Shimano.

 

The route, of 179,3 kilometres and 5.929 metres of climbing is characterised by its steep climbs and by offering spectacular views, such as the high mountains of Picos de Europa or the Cantabric coast.

 

STAGE 1 - 54,4 km / 1.925 m+

The first stage will cover 54,4 kilometres with 1.925 metres of elevation gain and will have two feed stations (Km 12,7 & 33,4). A stage with intense climbs that will be rewarded with the beauty of the surroundings. It runs towards the southeast of Pola de Siero reaching the Cruz hill, from where you see Picos de Europa. Afterwards you climb the slopes of Peña Mayor to return to Pola de Siero taking the final descent of Castiello. A twisty singletrack that runs through and will have two feed stations (Km 12,7 & 33,4). A stage with intense climbs that will be rewarded with the beauty of the surroundings. It runs towards the southeast of Pola de Siero reaching the Cruz hill, from where you see Picos de Europa. Afterwards you climb the slopes of Peña Mayor to return to Pola de Siero taking the final descent of Castiello. A twisty singletrack that runs through a dark forest.

STAGE 2 - 73,8 km / 2.520 m+

The queen stage due to its length, elevation and variety. It will cover nearly 74 kilometres with 2.520 metres of elevation gain and runs through the northeast of Pola de Siero. It will begin along the Moncó pass to connect, alternating trails and asphalt, with the Fumarea pass, from where you begin a loop along the Peón range. Fast tracks above the sea, alternating forests and meadows. You return to the Fumarea pass and begin to climb to the Cima peak, from where you descend to the Rioseca valley passing by the Cuatro Jueces peak, also overlooking the Cantabrian coast. The route goes into the Deva park, and then climbs to Baldornón, through the Rioseca valley, until you reach the Gavio hill and descend its forest. You return to Pola de Siero in the opposite direction to which you came from. It will have three feed stations (Km 24,5, 36,7 & 61,9).

STAGE 3 - 51,1 km / 1.484 m+

The third and last stage will be the shortest and with less elevation. A rural and historic route, since it goes along the GR105, where according to the legend, Pelayo moved his troops in the Reconquest battles, and a pilgrimage route to Covadonga. A stage of 51 kilometres and 1.484 metres of climbing with two feed stations (Km 11,4 & 33,5), that will go through woods with fun singletracks and will finish with the Castiello descent.

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