STAGE BY STAGE

STAGE BY STAGE

TRANSPYR GRAN RAID MTB by TRESSIS A LA PAR

THE STAGES 2019

 

The COAST TO COAST mission

TRANSPYR GRAN RAID MTB by TRESSIS A LA PAR is an unforgettable, unmatched mission in the World. Leaving the Mediterranean mild climate at Roses in the Costa Brava, we will be thrown into the Pyrenees of Catalunya, Aragón and Navarra, having to overcome all type of weather conditions, crazy climbs and tricky descends, in order to reach the Basque Coast at the Atlantic Ocean after seven memorable stages.

Plus than 18000 metres of elevation and almost 750 kilometres covered on playful paths, technical trails and fast rolling tracks are awaiting avid international riders from all around the World. Truly a cycling crusade for extraordinary heroes.

It is not by chance that TRANSPYR GRAN RAID MTB by TRESSIS A LA PAR has been considered by NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC as one of the 10 best mountain biking events in the World.

Stage Start Town Arrival Town Date Distance in Km Elevation gain in meters Elevation drop in meters
1 Roses Camprodon 9 June 2019

105

+ 1700

- 700

2 Camprodon La Seu d'Urgell 10 June 2019

117

+ 2600

- 2900

3 La Seu d'Urgell El Pont de Suert 11 June 2019

107

+ 3200

- 3050

4 El Pont de Suert Ainsa 12 June 2019

96

+ 2900

- 3200

5 Ainsa Jaca 13 June 2019

92

+ 2200

- 1950

6 Jaca Burguete - Auritz 14 June 2019

132

+ 2700

- 2600

7 Burguete - Auritz Hondarribia 15 June 2019

91

+2100

- 3000

Total

740

+17400

- 17400

General advise

TRANSPYR GRAN RAID MTB 20198 by TRESSIS A LA PAR 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 by TRESSIS A LA PAR. We would beg you that, if you are focussing on being Finisher, 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 description of every stage below is done considering each stage independently from the following. 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.

Before you go forward into the stage description, mind that the organization may have to do changes on them in case of bad weather conditions or other key factors.

MIND THAT THE ORGANISATION IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE USE OF THE TRACKS OUT OF THE SCOOP OF THE EVENT ITSELF.