Omar Fraile leading the breakaway

2016 “La Vuelta” cycling race in Valle de Tena

Yesterday, the 164 participants of La Vuelta cycled through Valle de Tena for a relatively short but very intense and maybe decisive 15th stage.

Contador and Quintana together in the breakaway

Contador and Quintana together in the breakaway

Gianluca Brambilla was the fastest in climbing to Formigal together with the current leader of the race Nairo Quintana. They both took part of a 14-rider breakaway that formed in the opening kilometres. At the end, Quintana put 2:37 into Froome that is still in second place, but got now less chances of winning the Vuelta a España.

Sabiñanigo-Formigal Stage profil

Sabiñanigo-Formigal Stage profil

The riders crossed Biescas and passed by our Hike Pyrenees office around 5pm, in the 90th of a 119 km itinerary  that took them from Sabiñanigo to Formigal ski resort.

Some of our guests had the opportunity to enjoy the spectacle of this great event that came to the Valley. This morning the Vuelta left the Pyrenees and went more south. Maybe it will come back next year!

One thought on “2016 “La Vuelta” cycling race in Valle de Tena”

  1. Hey Phil,
    Didn’t see your pic in the front pack of cyclists. You must have already passed that point (ha!)
    Cathy and I are beginning to think about our travel plans to Spain and elsewhere in 2017 and were wondering if you have landed on a date which you plan to hold your 10th anniversary. We have a couple of weddings to attend as two of my nieces are getting married next summer but not before early July. Drop us a line whenever you decide. Cheers.
    Bob

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