Heavy rains and bad weather have accompanied us all this week, that hasn’t stopped the cyclists and has allowed the fifth edition of the Gran Fondo Cambrils Park Costa Daurada to start. The cycling tour organized by the company Cycling Costa Daurada alongside with Cambrils Park Sport Village, and the collaboration of the City Council and the Tourist Board of Cambrils, started at 08:00 in the morning around the facilities of the Resort
Around 6 o'clock in the morning, the whole operation of the Gran Fondo began with about 150 volunteers from the Cycling Costa Daurada. The 2,000 participating cyclists, many of whom are staying at the Sport Village facilities, have been progressively arriving to get ready at the start line, which this year was located on the Cavet Road. This way, cyclists had more space at the start line.
At the start of the event, Amèlia Rico, Director of the Tourism Board of Cambrils; Josep Mª Vallès, Sports Councilor of the City of Cambrils; and Yolanda Quílez, Regulator of Citizen Protection and Mobility have participated. It is expected that, around 12:00h, the participants who chose the short route of Escaladei of 123km, 2000 meter drop and that includes 20 villages, will begin to arrive; and towards 13:30 h, the participants who did the long route through the Montsant, of 183 km, 3100 meters drop and which includes 21 villages, will arrive. Both routes go along the roads of the Costa Daurada, Priorat and Montsant, overcoming 6 mountain passes in their longest journey. They count on the start line and the finish line at Cambrils Park Sport Village.
The fifth edition of this sporting event has many novelties to make the experience of cyclists much better. The locations of the start line and the finish line have been modified to be able to comfortably accommodate all the participants. The quality of the cycling jerseys have also improved, with a more elastic fabric, fitted longer sleeves and an increase in the offer of sizes.
The GF Cambrils Park Kids will have a new route that adapts to the growing number of participants and increases, even more, the security for everybody. In addition, there will be more staff directing the event.
But the most novelties are, when the cyclists arrive. The provisioning has been improved, the bag and the Pasta Party offer. In addition, this fifth edition adds a bicycle parking area guarded by the Staff of Cycling Costa Daurada with check-in and check-out control.
Among all the participants, the number of national cyclists stands out again, both from Catalonia and the rest of Spain. Also, edition after edition, the Gran Fondo Cambrils Park is becoming popular in Europe. This year, the international presence continues to grow with participants from countries such as England, France, Estonia, Germany, Burkina Faso, the Netherlands and Italy. The cycling day will end at the facilities of Cambrils Park Sport Village with the awards ceremony in the center of the Resort, on the stage of the Fòrum Bar.
In what will be the fifth edition follows the individual time trial, a free trial for all participants of the event, which will be held next Sunday, April 15th. This, together with the Gran Fondo Cambrils Park Kids, offers everything you need for a cycling weekend for all the family.