El Barraco (Ávila) / Navalafuente (Madrid)
6 and 7 April
A double competitive commitment for the youth squad of the Alberto Contador Foundation this coming weekend, a double appointment for which the director Guillermo Gutiérrez has summoned eight runners, although there will be seven who will participate in the first of the two planned competitions.
The Alicante Pedro Beneit, the Balearic Francesc Bennassar, the Andalusian José Luis Medina, the Cantabrians Pablo Gutiérrez and David Quevedo and the Madrid Alejandro Luna, Javier Serrano and Raúl García, the latter called only for Sunday’s race, are the chosen cyclists. Initially, Manuel Jesús Carrellán’s competition was also foreseen, but some discomfort in one of his shoulders will keep him some days in rest.
On Saturday, commitment in an enclave of great cycling roots as is El Barraco. At midday the Soy Ciclismo Day starts, a race of the junior category (they also have another appointment for cadets) promoted by the club of the same name that will have as a competitive field a demanding circuit of 31.68 kilometres to which the runners will have to give it three laps and where the towns of San Juan de la Nava and Navaluenga will also be crossed.
On Sunday, it is time for the II Navalafuente Cycling Race, the second meeting of the Challenge of the Madrid Cycling Federation and the first youth competition of the Madrid calendar this season. The junior category, as well as others, will face four laps of a circuit of just under twenty kilometres that passes through Cabanillas de la Sierra, Venturada and Guadalix de la Sierra. Four turns totaling 76.9 kilometers and present the passage through the slope of the campsite as a great orographic difficulty.
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