The 400 participants Transpyr Coast to Coast are already in Camprodon, after a tough first stage with mud, 116 km and a vertical drop of 2,100 meters. The last rains, a few days ago, had soaked the ground in the last 30 kilometers, from Tortellà until the finish line in Camprodon, and pedaling has become much more demanding. The participants have been arriving from 2 pm and throughout the afternoon, in a stage with a lot of public. The first to reach Camprodon have been the tandem formed by the german Steffen Thum and the french Rémi Laffont, from the Rose Vaujany team.
Tomorrow’s stage will join Camprodon with La Seu d’Urgell, 117 km with 2,700 meters of positive ascent.
As for the GAES Transpyr Backroads, the group has completed an initial stage of 155 km, with about 90km soft enough that entered them in the Pyrenees, whit hard ramps as the Coll de la Boixeda, where it was taken the time in the 12 km section of the challenge of the day. Ibon Zugasti (Imparables Team) has been the faster. Tomorrow await a 150 km stage with 3,200 meters of altitude up to La Seu d’Urgell.