It’s a six day international mountain bike competition, in which each day a stage of approximately 70 kilometers and 1.800 meters of climbing takes place, completing this past edition a total amount of 413 kilometers and 9.730 meters of climbing. It is carried out in the provinces of Córdoba and Jaén, being loop stages, starting and finishing at the same town. The overall standing is composed according to the addition of the daily times of each stage.
In 2017 Andalucía Bike Race presented by Shimano has celebrated its seventh edition reinventing itself, changing its racing format from pairs to individual but maintaining its UCI (International Cycling Union) XCS1 distinction thanks to the success achieved in previous editions. This change meant a faster, tighter and exciting competition, gaining exposure and favouring the participation. The route has been slightly shortened to suit an individual competition.
An event with an astonishing route which has made it an international referential and in which the world’s best Mountain Bikers take part. It’s also an accessible challenge for all the enthusiasts willing to enjoy six days of pure mountain biking at an exceptional environment.
There are only other four races of similar characteristics in the world. Andalucía Bike Race is one of the best mountain bike stage races in the world!