Do you like road cycling? Are you a follower of touring cyclist events? Do not hesitate to take part this summer in the fourth edition of La Purito Andorra on August 5th. A date that for many cycling lovers is an event not to be missed in summer.
In August 2015 this cycle tour was born, reproducing the queen stage of La Vuelta a España of same year, considered by many people to be the hardest in the history of this sporting event.
Joaquín Rodríguez “Purito” was, and still is, the organizer of the stage, in collaboration with the Sprint Club of Andorra. For this reason, the event bears his name;)
A touring cyclist event with versions for everyone
Despite being a copy of a queen stage in a professional cycling tour, La Purito wants to be an event open to cyclists of all levels. For this reason, it offers 3 routes, each with different lengths and elevations, all of which start in Sant Julià de Lòria.
The 145km long route will allow competitors to follow the legendary queen stage of La Vuelta 2015, whose winner was Mikel Landa from Alava. The cyclists will ascend the ports of Beixalís, Coll d’Ordino, La Rabassa, La Gallina, La Comella, and finish with the climb to the Cortals d’Encamp, where they will reach the finish line.
The intermediate test, 80km long and a 3,500m climb starts in Sant Julià de Lòria and goes on to the Puerto de la Rabassa, returns to Sant Julià, climbs the Coll de la Gallina, returns once again to Sant Julià and then heads towards the port of Comella, Encamp and to finish the test crowns the Cortals d’Encamp.
Finally, the initiation test, consists of a 28km route with a 1,700m climb, which covers part of the Pricipality passing over the port of La Comella to the Cortals d’Encamp.
And if your children are also fond of two wheels, you can also participate in the version of the Purito designed for children from 5 to 14 years old, which will take place on August 4 in the town of Encamp in an urban circuit closed to traffic .