04/08/2019 - 08:00 - 19:30

Now in its fifth edition, Andorra’s La Purito cycle race has consolidated its status as one of the unmissable summer events in the Grandvalira region. This touring trial, the brainchild of Spanish cyclist and Andorran resident Joaquín Purito Rodríguez, was created in 2015 with the aim of becoming one of Europe’s toughest and most outstanding races, not only for its backdrop of beautiful landscapes but also for the sporting demands it makes of its competitors. This year’s edition is to take place on 6 August and will incorporate three routes, each of a different distance, which will all terminate in Cortals d’Encamp at an altitude of 2,083 metres. The longest and most difficult stage of the Purito follows the same route as the legendary “etapa reina”, or toughest stage, of the 2015 Vuelta a España, which is considered by many to be the most difficult stage in cycling history. The route requires ascents of the mountain passes at Collado de Beixalís, Collado de Ordino, Alto de la Rabassa, Collado de la Gallina and Alto de la Comella, before terminating with an ascent of the mountain pass at Cortals d’Encamp.

Following the participation of Miguel Induráin in the 2015 edition, the Purito Andorra 2016 also boasted the presence of former elite cyclists such as Italy’s Claudio Chiappucci and Spain’s Joseba Beloki. Take part, have fun and enjoy the fantastic atmosphere of this great sport!


Long route

145 km

6 mountain passes

Start: Sant Julià de l’Òria, 8.00 a.m.

Finish: Cortals d’Encamp


Medium route


Start: Sant Julià de l’Òria, 8.20 a.m.

Finish: Cortals d’Encamp


Introductory route


Start: Sant Julià de l’Òria, 8.30 a.m.

Finish: Cortals d’Encamp


Registration: Open until 30 June


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