The 3rd Scott Marathon CUP BTT, Sea Otter Europa-Costa Brava Girona Bike Show will be held in Girona on 1 June and run through the iconic landscape of Valle de Llémena. The Scott Marathon CUP BTT, which will have a Cup format and you can take part in two different modes, XCM of more than 60 kilometers and/or XCC of approximately 35 kilometers, ideal for beginners in the world of MTB tests. The participation of junior category bikers will be allowed on the XCC mode. In both modalities, you can also participate in the OPEN category (popular, non-competitive).
They are suitable tests both for those who fight for the podium and fight every meter of the route, as for those who want to spend a day of authentic BTT, supported by an experienced organization and surrounded by hundreds of riders who share their same passion. It is the perfect time to start the season and enjoy the BTT in an ideal terrain.
Date: 1st June
Place: Pavilion Fontajau (Girona)
Category: UCI Ultra Marathon Series Class 3
The race will start in Fontajau and head towards Bescanó, passing through the countryside of Salt and along the banks of the river Ter. The riders will cross the river in Bescanó to start a climb to one of the legendary peaks in the region, Sant Grau. A fun and fast descent will then take riders down to Las Serres. This is where riders in the XCC event will break away to begin a technical section with steep inclines to reach a rapid and fun descent in Sant Martí de Llémena, where they will re-join the route shared with the other two races.
The long route will go towards Sant Climent d’Amer, where riders will face an incredible climb in one of the most iconic parts of La Barroca—El Tres Rocs—with the famous Roca Bandera, which the local inhabitants use to fly a Catalan flag. Competitors will ride onto the La Barroca mountain to follow some fun, tough and technical tracks, making this one of the most impressive places for the enjoyment of mountain biking. Riders will pass close to Santa Lena, Santa Brígida, El Bruguer and Las Basses.
Once over the pass near Las Bassas, they will reach the town of Sant Esteve de Llémena to then take the royal road to the town of Sant Martí and re-join the riders competing in the short race. From here on out, everything is flat. The route crosses countryside, passes through Sant Gegori and continues to follow the river Ter to return along the opposite bank to Fontajau, where they will revel in the pleasure and joy of having finished this spectacular event.
07:30h-08:30 Bib's collection
09: 00h Start Marathon / Rally
14:00h Ceremony awards
Final refreshment at the finish line for all the bikers
* All registrants accept the regulations of the test, the regulations and give permission to the organization to use the images generated by the race. All riders of the Scott Marathon, know the type of race in which they participate and their requirement and are recognized fit, both physically and technically to face it. Declining any responsibility on the organization and being themselves the sole responsibility for their participation.