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  • Eighth edition.
  • Individual format.
  • Approximately 400 km & 10.000 m+.
  • Six stages of pure mountain biking in a land with charm.
  • An amazing and fun route full of contrasts along Jaén and Córdoba.
  • A unique race in Spain and one of the most outstanding in the world.
  • UCI first class international competition shared with MTB stars.
  • Supported by Olympic medallists José Antonio Hermida and Carlos Coloma.
  • Supreme services and accommodation at an unbeatable price

REINVENTION

It’s a six day international mountain bike competition, in which each day a stage of approximately 70 kilometers and 1.800 meters of climbing takes place, completing this past edition a total amount of 413 kilometers and 9.730 meters of climbing. It is carried out in the provinces of Córdoba and Jaén, being loop stages, starting and finishing at the same town. The overall standing is composed according to the addition of the daily times of each stage.

In 2017 Andalucía Bike Race presented by Shimano has celebrated its seventh edition reinventing itself, changing its racing format from pairs to individual but maintaining its UCI (International Cycling Union) XCS1 distinction thanks to the success achieved in previous editions. This change meant a faster, tighter and exciting competition, gaining exposure and favouring the participation. The route has been slightly shortened to suit an individual competition.

An event with an astonishing route which has made it an international referential and in which the world’s best Mountain Bikers take part. It’s also an accessible challenge for all the enthusiasts willing to enjoy six days of pure mountain biking at an exceptional environment.

There are only other four races of similar characteristics in the world. Andalucía Bike Race is one of the best mountain bike stage races in the world!

SCHEDULE – DO NOT MISS IT

SATURDAY 24th

15:30h Registration begins 18:30h 18:30h Teams meeting

Briefing located at Centro de Interpretación del Paisaje Minero de Linares in

Paseo Virgen de Linarejos, s/n, 23700 Linares, Jaén.

20:30h Registration ends

SUNDAY 25th

10:00h Inflatable castles and climbing wall

“Guadalquivir Activo” offers inflatable castles and climbing walls during the whole morning for enjoying of kids.

12:00h Coloryn Iberian products.

A tasting of Iberian products will be offered in the finishing area.

12:00h Trial Exhibition | 1st pass

With the former World Champion Juanfra López and CD Egabro Aventuras.

14:00h Trial Exhibition | 2nd pass

With the former World Champion Juanfra López and CD Egabro Aventuras.

MONDAY 26th

12:30h Meat on Wheels Street Food

The Food Truck located in the Linares Paddock will offer 1 free sausage sandwich for the participants after the stage. You must show the accredited bracelet.

TUESDAY 27th

12:50h Dulce de Membrillo San Lorenzo

An exquisite “Dulce de Membrillo” with a slice of bread will be offered after the stage in the last feed zone.

WEDNESDAY 28th

10:00h Inflatable castles and climbing wall

“Guadalquivir Activo” offers inflatable castles and climbing walls during the whole morning for enjoying of kids.

10:30h Trial Exhibition | 1st pass

With the former World Champion Juanfra López and CD Egabro Aventuras.

11:00h Coloryn Iberian products.

A tasting of Iberian products will be offered in the finishing area.

13:30h Trial Exhibition | 2nd pass

With the former World Champion Juanfra López and CD Egabro Aventura.

13:50h “La Carloteña”

Chicken breast and pasta salad will be offered for all participants in the last feed zone.

THURSDAY 1st

12:40h Dulce de Membrillo San Lorenzo

An exquisite “Dulce de Membrillo” with a slice of bread will be offered after the stage in the goal refreshment kit.

FRIDAY 2nd

11:45h “La Carloteña”

Chicken breast and pasta salad will be offered for all participants in the last feed zone.

13:30h Final Award Ceremony

Octagon (Organizer of Andalucía Bike Race presented by Shimano) will deliver the prizes to the winners of Stage 6 and those of the Absolute Classification, in front of the Hotel Córdoba Center. Av. de la Libertad, 4, 14006 Córdoba.

14:00h Opening of “La Caobana”

La Caobana will offer paella to celebrate the opening. Participants must show the accredited bracelet. Available until 17:00h. Avenida de América s/n, 14008 Córdoba.

FURTHER PROMOS

  • Centre of Interpretation for “El Paisaje Minero de Linares”

Enjoy a free visit to the permanent exhibition of mining activity in the city of Linares. The exhibition is located just inside the Paddock area of Linares. Paseo Virgen de Linarejos, s/n, 23700 Linares, Jaén.

  • El Pósito de Linares

You can know more about the history of Linares with a free guided tour in El Pósito, with rooms dedicated to bullfighting and Flamenco. C/ Iglesia 5, 23700 Linares.

  • Meat on Wheels Street Food

Food Truck in the Paddock of all stages, available to participants, companions, team members and public.

  • La Caobana

By showing the accredited bracelet, you will enjoy of a reduced price of the glasses on the nights of February 28th and March 1st and 2nd. Avenida de América s/n, 14008 Córdoba.

  • Pizzeria La Mafia

The restaurant will offer a 10% discount on the final total of the letter (lunch and dinner). It is essential to show an accredited bracelet and advance booking. Av. del Gran Capitán, 46, 14008 Córdoba. Tel: 957.401.168.

  • Ecofamily Bufe

The restaurant will offer a 10% discount on the final total of the menu (only lunch). It is essential to show an accredited bracelet and advance booking. Av. de los Piconeros, S/N, 14001 Córdoba

  • Hammam Al Ándalus

Will offer a 20% discount for participants and companions in the Arab Baths of Córdoba. You must show the accredited bracelet and/or the flyer that you will find inside the Welcome Pack. C / Corregidor Luis de la Cerda, 51, 14003 Córdoba.

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