The 7th edition of the Alberto Contador Gran Fondo will take place in the Valencian town of Oliva, after reaching an agreement with the hotel complex Oliva Nova Beach & Golf Resort which will host the departure and arrival of this cycling race on 30 April.
The route of the 7th Alberto Contador Gran Fondo will be 197 kilometers long, for a total of 2.150 meters of positive gradient, although for those who prefer a more affordable route, another 150 km Medium Fondo route has been designed.
From the start at the Oliva Nova Beach & Golf Resort the test will pass through, among others, along the towns of Denia, Pego and Alcalí, with a climb of about 20 kilometers of uninterrupted ascension in the second of those citys.
In addition to the parcours of Gran and Medium Fondo, a Junior parcours is planned for the smallest, as well as other parallel events among which stand out the exhibition ‘Sobre Ruedas’ and a Training Days in collaboration with the University Isabel I.
The project ‘Bikes for Life’ will also occupy an important place in the organization of this year Alberto Contador Gran Fondo, because the complex Oliva Nova Beach & Golf Resort collect from today the bicycles that people want to donate to be delivered to institutions and countries that request them. The last action of ‘Bikes for Life’ has been the delivery of ninety bikes in the Tessaout Valley, a region especially in need of the Moroccan High Atlas.
Although previously announced Burgos as host city of the VII Alberto Contador Gran Fondo, the impossibility of closing an agreement with the Burgos city council with the time necessary for the celebration of the event, guaranteeing the habitual standards to the participants, the organization has decided the change of location to Oliva, where the 2018 March will also take place. The next year’s edition will, however, offer different parcours to continue with the itinerant formula that has characterized this event in recent years.
(Automatic translation. Forgive inaccuracies)