The opening day will run entirely through the Monte Naranco. Undoubtedly, the green lung of the city of Oviedo for the participants to enjoy a unique environment and privileged views. It will be a short but intense stage. Monte Naranco will be climbed on the north side, passing through towns such as Ladines or Pevidal.
There will also be, in each stage, the GARMIN Segment. On this occasion, it will take place in the ascent to the monument of the "Sagrado Corazón" and will end before reaching a monument where cyclists will be able to refresh themselves. Right at that point, the 360-degree views of the surroundings are spectacular.
To return to the paddock from the monument, first a beautiful path will be faced, with the views of Oviedo in the background to, after a short climb along the same road where the Vuelta a España took place, go back down several varied paths, but where the flow will be the protagonist. After this quick descent, a path along the Nora River will welcome the participants back to Oviedo. Before reaching the paddock there will be one last surprise, the Folgueras steep climb.
SUPER STAGE: 71,7 km and 1.889 m+ | Oviedo | Saturday, July 2
Starting at the Equestrian Center "El Asturcón" again, the cyclists will experience the longest stage of this MMR Asturias Bike Race. More than 70 kilometers in the purest XCM style, with a first part looking for the mountains of Bufarán and Pedroso. The ascent to the Bufarán mountain range will be a real window to the Bay of Biscay, Avilés and its estuary, while the descent through a spectacular trail will not leave anyone indifferent.
The next stop will be the ascent to the Pedroso mountain range with a crest in which we will enjoy the highest quality trails in the area, glimpsing its wind farm until we reach the recreational area of "La degollada". Once there, we will reach the final part of the ascent to Pico Pedroso, where the GARMIN segment will also be located, to finish the day with a long descent through trails with a lot of flow and long pine forests.
Before arriving in Oviedo, the participants will ride through sections of the primitive Camino de Santiago to finish on the paths of the Nora River and arrive in Oviedo.
FINISHER STAGE: 45.52 km and 1,193 m+ | Pola de Siero | Sunday, July 3
From Oviedo, the race will move to Pola de Siero to experience the last and final stage. On this day, the cyclists will enjoy an area that in 2018 they already began to glimpse, but that in this edition they will fully savor.
The protagonist of the day will be the GR105, a route that will be reached through the town of Molledo to enter the forests of the Sierense council, dispute the GARMIN segment and return to Molledo. After this area, the cyclists will head towards the forest of Castiello to finish in a spectacular descent and finish in Pola de Siero the fourth edition of the MMR Asturias Bike Race.