The ‘Desafío 10 Picos Sierra de Espadán’ has celebrated this Sunday 24th April its II Edition with a resounding success of participation. More than 500 cyclists took the start line next to the Museu del Taulell Manolo Safont in Onda, ready to complete the 138.2 kilometres of the route planned by the Club Demarrage Valencia and the cyclist Ángel Casero, organisers of the event. The weather has accompanied the cyclists throughout the day, who have enjoyed the beautiful scenery offered by the Sierra de Espadán in this UCI category cycling tour.
At 07:30 the first ’10 pikers’ set off, and half an hour later a second group did so. Before them, more than 3,000 metres of positive height gain along a demanding route. A tough journey for which the organisers had set up four solid and liquid refreshment points. The first cyclists to cross the finish line did so at around 12:30, and from that moment the trickle of finishers has been constant. As recognition for finishing the race, each participant received an exclusive medal, and everyone was able to close the morning with a pleasant lunch next to the Museu del Taulell in Onda.
Undoubtedly, a spectacular day of popular cycling through the sensational landscapes of the Sierra de Espadán, in which amateur cyclists have shared the road with some professionals such as Óscar Pelegrí, from Burgos-BH, who did not want to miss this event as a training for his season. In the peloton of this II Edition of the ‘Desafío 10 Picos Sierra de Espadán’ there were also illustrious names such as the Paralympic cyclist Maurice Eckard or the ex-footballers Paco Camarasa, César Arzo and Juanlu Hens.