The 7th edition of the Alberto Contador Gran Fondo will take place next Sunday, April 30, in the Valencian town of Oliva, with departure and finish at Oliva Nova Resort. Due to problems with the Provincial Traffic Headquarters of Alicante, which could not meet the safety of the competition beyond 2 pm, there will finally be a single parcours of 157 kilometers long for all participants.
The departure from ‘Oliva Nova Resort’ is scheduled at 8:30 am and from there the participants, who for the fourth consecutive year have broken the record with more than a thousand registered at the moment, will pass through the towns of Denia, Pego and Alcalí, emphasizing in the second of them a climb of about 20 kilometers of uninterrupted ascent. One more year, the Gran Fondo will count on the presence of Alberto Contador, who retakes the bike after his participation in the Vuelta al País Vasco and before his next appointment, the Criterum of the Dauphiné.
In addition to the course for the elderly, a Junior Circuit is planned for the little ones around ‘Oliva Nova Resort’ and will start at 11am. On the eve of the Gran Fondo there will be a Training Conference in collaboration with the University Isabel I of Burgos and the exhibition ‘Sobre Ruedas’, which will be closed next day and offers an interesting sample of material related to cycling.
The project ‘Bikes for Life’ will also occupy an important place in the organization of the Alberto Contador Gran Fondo, because the complex ‘Oliva Nova Resort’ collaborates with the collection of used bikes that will later be recycled in Pinto and delivered to the institutions and countries that request them.
Next Friday, April 28, will be the official presentation of the 7th Alberto Contador Gran Fondo at the Oliva Nova Beach & Golf Resort Hotel, at 13:00 hours and with the assistance of Luis Borho, director of Oliva Nova Beach & Golf Resort; David Gonzalez, mayor of Oliva; Francisco Javier Contador, manager of the Alberto Contador Foundation, and Oliver Ramos, responsible for organizing the Gran Fondo.
(Automatic translation. Forgive inaccuracies).