3 BORA-Hansgrohe routes in his Majorca Training Camp
The pre-season training camp of the German Bora Hansgrohe team in 2022 in Majorca is over
The post-Sagan era at Bora Hansgrohe starts with the German team’s participation in the Challenge Ciclista Mallorca. There we will see some of the new signings for 2022, such as the climber Jay Hindley or the one baptised as the next Evenepoel, the 18-year-old Belgian Cian Uijtdebroeks. Some of the team’s big names, such as Schachman and Konrad, will also be present.
3 great routes that the Bora – Hansgrohe has marked in its Training Camp in MajorcaRoute 1: Randa and Sant Salvador on the same route…200 km
The first route is a tough one. More than 200 kilometers through the entire southern part of the island, starting from Arenal towards Cala Pí, then towards Santanyi and Felanitx, but not without detour towards one of the most emblematic and hardest climbs on the island, Sant Salvador. 4.2 kilometers with a gradient of almost 8%, a step too far for more than one, but for the pros of Bora – Hansgrohe it is clearly only a formality.
Next, the route continues through Petra, Porreres and Llucmajor, to then access the Santuari de Cura (Randa), another of the climbs frequently challenged by cyclists on the island. 4.5 km at an average of more than 5%. The last section of the route heads towards Santa Maria del Camí, from where you continue towards s’Arenal.
In general, with the exception of the two climbs mentioned, it is a route with few slopes, perfect to cycle at a good pace.
Route 2: Flat route from s’Arenal to Campos
If you’re one of those who loves adding miles, this route from s’Arenal to Campos is ideal to score some good mileage. This is a round trip route that covers the first section of the previous route, going along the road to Cala Pí, from where we enjoy views of the cliffs, good road conditions and long straights. But if on the previous route those from Bora – Hansgrohe headed towards Santanyi (and what was left…), in this case the route heads towards Campos and then starting the return trip through the same area.
Itinerary 3: Sóller, Valldemossa, Deià… the triad of cities, a must-do in Majorca
Another of the routes around Majorca made by the pros of Bora-Hansgrohe these days is undoubtedly demanding, even if it is the route with the fewest kilometers. A total of 137 km with a drop of 2,262 m starting from s’Arenal towards Santa Maria del Camí. From here we head towards Sóller, where we cross the first high pass, the famous Coll de Sóller (Palma side). A 5km climb at 4.8% average and some of the most popular curves on the island.
Once in Sóller, we enter the Coll den Bleda, a climb that a priori does not present a great demand but whose asphalt gives an extra point of hardness.
From here the route crosses part of the Serra, passing through Deià (with the other demanding climb of the day, Can Costa) and Valldemossa until reaching the crossroads of Banyalbufar and Esporles, taking the slope towards Esporles. Passing through Esporles, we head towards Palma, crossing the Paseo Marítimo, to end our visit in s’Arenal.
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