RELIVE CYCLING HISTORY

in Madrid´s Guadarrama 

Sierra Mountains, as we

recreate two of La Vuelta's

most mythical stages

THE BACKGROUND

 

In 2015, during La Vuelta's next to the final stage in Madrid, Dutchman Tom Dumoulin headed confidently into the decisive last high-mountain stage, holding on to a hard-fought 6-second lead to then second-placed Italian Fabio Aru.

 

Cycling fans of La Vuelta were about to live one of the race's most memorable stages in recent memory. When the dust settled after an unforgettable day of riding in Madrid’s Guadarrama Sierra Mountains, Aru's great display of climbing prowess, spurred by a superb tactical performance from his Astana team, managed to knock off Dumoulin from the overall lead and claim the title of Vuelta winner all to himself.

In 1985, former Tour de France winner Pedro (Perico) Delgado trailed then Vuelta leader Scotsman Robert Millar by more than 6 minutes, heading into the Guadarrama Sierra Mountains stage, once again scheduled on the last to the final day of competition. 

Delgado took advantage of Millar's confidence of his ample lead to lead a breakaway that would go into the annals of La Vuelta's cycling history. Two Guadarrama Sierra Mountains climbs later, he arrived at the finish line having made up Millar’s 6.13ms lead on him and, in the end, claiming his first overall Vuelta win with a 36-second margin over a devastated Millar.  

OUR NUMBER ONE PACK FOR CYCLING FANS

This pack is ideal for cyclists who want to spend a full weekend with us, as it will allow them to get full advantage of the most iconic Category 1 and 2 climbs of the Guadarrama Sierra Mountains.

 

With all the fun spread over two days, you’ll get to relive cycling history itself, as we recreate the two stages where Fabio Aru and Perico Delgado’s started their breakaways and, most importantly, what they had to endure during the rest of their attack to make it to the finish line as Vuelta winners.

 

Of course, there will be plenty of time for you to enjoy the scenery, take some pictures or simply have fun while you ride, all of this as you are surrounded by an unbelievable setting for cycling.

 

So find out what it takes to become a legend and book your Craddle of Legends pack right now! You won’t regret it! 

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