Today we enjoyed the second stage of Transpyr, with a route that joined Camprodon and La Seu d’Urgell, with 117 km and 2,700 ascending meters. The test has entered 100% in the Pyrenees, with the long ascent to the Collada de Toses, and the pass through the ski resort of La Molina, with the stage finishing in La Seu d’Urgell.
Today occurred the first Transpyr abandons, some of them for mechanical problems, and other prompted by falls and for the stage hardness.´
Steffen Thum and Rémi Laffont were the fastest again, as they did it yesterday in the first stage.
Tomorrow’s stage, the race’s longest, is hailed as Transpyr’s queen stage and includes a 114-kilometre-long route from La Seu d’Urgell to El Pont de Suert and a net elevation change of 3.200 metres, making it the toughest of the race’s seven stages.
The GAES Transpyr Backroads today has experienced one of the most demanding stages with the awesome ascent in the Coll de Pradell, considered one of the toughest of Catalonia ramps up to 20% elevation gain. At the special challenge of the day, Ibon Zugasti ( Imparables team) was again the faster.
Tomorrow’s stage presents a profile of 137 km and 3150 meters of elevation gain, also with a high level of demand on the long ascent to the port of Cantó.