Transpyr passes the midway point
Following completion of the fourth stage, Transpyr has passed the midway point, leaving Catalonia behind and delving into the Aragon Pyrenees. The finishing line in the historic town of Aínsa (Huesca) received the survivors of the event, that will ends on Saturday in Hondarribia.
the participants squared off in a gruelling stage marked by downhill stretches atop crumbling asphalt and gravel country paths. This stage is the furthest removed from conventional cycling in the event and represents the essence of Transpyr Backroads. Yet again, Ibon Zugasti (Imparables) emerged victorious in the 13-kilometre timed stretch.
Tomorrow, the road cyclists will tackle one of the race’s shortest stages (126 kilometres), which rides very close to from Ordesa National Park and one of the Great Pyrenean Challenge’s most enthralling stages. The stage finishes with a climb to Coll de Navasa, where the cyclists will again test their mettle in the Daily Challenge.