The Costa Atlántico MTB Tour competition is a three-stage event that takes place in the Galician city of Pontevedra. Its next edition is scheduled for September 2023 and includes one stage in night chrono format and two in marathon format. This large MTB event is in Challenge format, which means that even if a participant cannot complete any of the stages, the rest can be done.
All participants can compete individually as well as in pairs. In the first stage of Crono Nocturna, which will take place on September 24, the boxes for the next day will be decided. The competition is contested on the basis of the regulations established by the Royal Spanish Cycling Federation (RFEC).
Stage 1: 4 km night Crono
The first stage consists of an urban route through the old center of Pontevedra. It starts at 8 p.m. and the estimated distance is 4 kilometers. It will be an exciting journey, surrounded by an environment steeped in history. Competitors start in shifts of 4 by 4, with a gap of one minute between each start. Before departure, at 7:00 p.m., the circuit will be open to participants so that they can recognize the different sections.
Stage 2: 80/90km
The second stage will be around 80-90 km and will start and end in the heart of Pontevedra. In this stage, the participants will find imposing climbs, they will cross paths near the coast and they will intermingle rapid descents. It ends with a descent that will allow you to enjoy the last kilometers. According to the organizers themselves, this step is "the hallmark" of the event and brings you so close to the coast that "the water can wash the wheels".
Stage 3: 70km
The final stage has not yet been defined, but stunning panoramic views are guaranteed to enjoy the Galician lands.
The registration period ends on September 9 or until the 600 places available are exhausted, and prices vary between 99 and 140 euros.
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