La Purito


05 from August - 05 from August

On 5 August, the 4th edition of La Purito cycling tour will be held. It will be led by cyclist Joaquim Rodriguez, and take place through the main mountain ports of the country.

La purito 2018

Now in its fourth year, La Purito will again bring cycling fans to Andorra from several cities in Spain, France and our country, and also from the rest of Europe. This cycling tour is organized by the cyclist Joaquim Rodríguez Oliver, renowned admirer of the mountain ports of the Principality, in collaboration with the Sprint Club in Andorra. In 2018, this cycling event will be held on 5 August and cyclists of all levels can participate. For this edition, in addition to the race for adults, La Purito Kids has been organised, which will be held on a closed circuit on the afternoon of Saturday, 4 August, in Encamp for children between 5 and 14 years old.

La Purito 2018 Tour
As per usual, La Purito 2018 will cover the same route as the legendary stage of the 11th edition of the 2015 Vuelta a España cycling race, which is considered by many to be the toughest stage in the history of the Spanish race. Joaquim Rodríguez completed the course on that occasion, although Mikel Landa of Alava won the stage.

As in previous editions, La Purito starts at Sant Julià de Lòria and offers three routes so that fans can see as much action as possible. La Purito 5.2 stretches out over 145 km, and participants will crown the mountain ports of Collada de Beixalís, Coll d'Ordino, Alt de la Rabassa, Coll de la Gallina and Alt de la Comella, to finish with the ascent to Cortals d'Encamp, where the finish line is located. La Purito 3.5 extends over 80 km, and is the intermediate race, while La Purito 1.7, 28 km in length, is the initiation so that amateurs of all levels can experience the excitement of the route.

The final stretch of La Purito 2018, located around No. 50 Avenida Verge de Canòlich in Sant Julià de Lòria, is the same for all the routes. At 8:00 a.m. on the morning of 5 August, the long course will begin; at 8:20 a.m., the intermediate course will start; and at 8:30 a.m., cyclists will be registered in the short version of La Purito 2018. The race bibs can be picked up the previous day until 8:00 p.m. or the day of the event itself, after 6:45 a.m. On 4 August, several informative sessions will be held about the races. The registration period for La Purito 2018 in Andorra has already been opened for the three types of races and, in any case, will be closed upon reaching 2,000.

Although it is only the fourth edition of La Purito in Andorra, it is an event that has already been established on the cycling tour calendar as one of the most anticipated milestones of the season.

More information and registrations at La Purito Andorra 2018 - Andbank Grand Prize

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Location and contact

Av. Verge de Canòlich
Sant Julià de Lòria