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The TotalEnergies GF Pico de las Nieves, present in 'La Indurain'.

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The first of the four TotalEnergies Challenge cycle rides took place on 21 July.

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 21 July 2023-. An information stand of the TotalEnergies FG Pico de las Nieves travelled to Navarre this weekend to be present at the Pinarello Fair of La Indurain.

The legendary cycle touring race opens the calendar Total Energies Challenge this Saturday 22nd July in Villava-Atarrabia, where the delegation of the Canary Islands event has travelled to promote what is currently considered to be the most important event of the year. one of the toughest ports in Europe.

As part of its campaign to promote and attract foreign cyclists, anyone who comes to the stand and registers for the fourth and final ride of the year will be able to take part. Challenge, la GF Pico de las Nieves on 3 December, you will be entered into a draw to win a weekend stay for two at the official race hotel, Suites & Villas by Dunas, and free bicycles courtesy of Free Motion.

The TotalEnergies GF Pico de las Nieves joins this year the III Edición del circuito cicloturista TotalEnergies Challenge, The Indurain (22.07), La Perico (20.08) and La GF A. Contador (23.09) are also part of the most prestigious cycle touring circuit in Spain.

Registrations are open at with a renewed route; longer and more complete than previous editions, with a total of 138 kilometres, 1,915 metres of altitude, 3,522 metres of accumulated positive difference in altitude and ramps of 23%.

TotalEnergies Gran Fondo Pico de las Nieves is organised by DG Eventos and the City Council of Telde. It is sponsored by the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, through Turismo de Gran Canaria and the Department of Sports with its brand Gran Canaria Isla Europea del Deporte, and TotalEnergies.

Third edition of the TotalEnergies Challenge circuit presented

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The Bike of the Year Awards Gala, the bicycle industry's big party organised by Sport Life Ibérica, which every year brings together brands, professionals and journalists from the sector, served as an unbeatable setting to unveil the new features of the third edition of the prestigious TotalEnergies Challenge cycle touring circuit.

The event, hosted by former cyclist Luis Pasamontes and Sport Life Ibérica journalist Henar Calleja, was attended by TotalEnergies' Director of Marketing and B2C Sales, Javier Vázquez, and representatives of each of the cycling events, led by the illustrious Pedro Delgado, who in addition to talking about his ride also took the opportunity to briefly present his latest book "La soledad de Perico" to the attendees. Delgado was accompanied by Vanesa Sevilla on behalf of La Induráin, Fran Contador and Ángel García, Sports Director of the Gran Fondo Pico de las Nieves.

As in previous years, this edition of the circuit includes three of the most prestigious races of all those held in our country: La Induráin, La Perico and the Gran Fondo Alberto Contador, which implies the presence and participation of three true cycling monsters such as Miguel Induráin, Pedro Delgado and Alberto Contador in their respective rides, thus forming a trident of real luxury for a circuit that also adds a new event, the Gran Fondo Pico de las Nieves, a ride that will take place on December 3 in Gran Canaria and that has in its route with the port that gives its name, listed as one of the hardest in Europe with its 1. 585 m of positive difference in altitude and with ramps of more than 20%.

The trials

The circuit will start on 22 July in Villava (Navarre) with the celebration of La Induráin on three proposed routes: 60 km (600 m D+), 100 km (1,452 m D+) and 180 km (3,133 m D+).

Then the circuit will move to Segovia, where on 20 August, a few days later than its usual date, a new edition of La Perico by TotalEnergies will be held on the traditional 167 km circuit (3,200 m D+), with the Navacerrada, Morcuera, Canencia and Navafría passes as the main protagonists. For those who do not dare with the Gran Fondo route, the organisation offers a Medio Fondo option of 120 km (2,100 m D+), which includes the Navacerrada and Navafría passes.

On 23 September it is the turn of the TotalEnergies Gran Fondo Alberto Contador in Oliva (Valencia), this time on a single 146 km route (2,538 m D+), which no longer includes the terrible climb to the Miserat but retains other traditional steps of this march as the Coll de Rates, Sa Creueta and Coll Port d'Ebo. The presence of the brave runner "Purito" Rodríguez among the participants has also been confirmed.

The circuit will end on 3 December in Gran Canaria with the celebration of the TotalEnergies Gran Fondo Pico de las Nieves, with three different routes, the Gran Fondo of 138 km (3,522 m D+) which includes the tough ascent to Pico de las Nieves, the Advanced option of 88 km (1,600 m D+) and the Starter of 25 km (600 m D+).

Registrations open for La TotalEnergies Gran Fondo Pico de las Nieves

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TotalEnergies adds the Gran Fondo Pico de las Picasso to its cycle touring circuit.
Nevis, the toughest port in Europe, to be held on 3 December.

The Gran Fondo Pico de las Nieves has the toughness that any cyclist would expect from a
great challenge, plus perfect road conditions and the best landscapes.
possible, passing through authentic natural viewpoints such as Temisas or the Pico
de las Nieves.
This year's edition will be the longest and most comprehensive ever held, with
a total distance of 138 kilometres, an altitude of 1,915 metres, a positive difference in altitude
accumulated 3522 metres and ramps of 23%.
Starting at the Plaza de San Juan in Telde, there will be three routes. The
main one already mentioned, La Gran Fondo, and two of lower categories for the less experienced.
experienced: Advanced and Started. The former will cover 88 km, will accumulate a
total positive difference in altitude of 1,600 m with a maximum altitude of 817 m and will end at La
Pasadilla. For the less experienced the race is 25.4 km long,
600 m of total positive vertical drop and maximum altitude 606 m (Alto Los Lomitos), returning
to the Plaza de San Juan to finish.
In its 22nd edition it changes its name and leaves behind the Escalada to call itself Gran
Fondo Pico de las Nieves and as part of the Challenge cyclotourism circuit.
The most prestigious cycle touring circuit in Spain features the La Indurain, La
Perico, La Gran Fondo Alberto Contador, La Gran Fondo Costa del Sol and, now, La
Gran Fondo Pico de las Nieves. In addition, Ciclismo a Fondo participates as magazine
of this challenge. In this way, Gran Canaria has the right to take part in this challenge.
honours among the country's top cycling destinations.
The energy multinational has long been committed to two-wheeled sport,
creating the professional cycling team, Team TotalEnergies, and sponsoring the
best test

TotalEnergies Gran Fondo Pico de las Nieves is organized by DG Eventos and the M.I.
Telde Town Council. Sponsored by the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, through the Tourism Department.
of Gran Canaria and the Department of Sports with its brand Gran Canaria European Island of Sports,
and TotalEnergies. Collaborators Coca Cola, Free Motion Bikecenter,
Bio Racer Speedwear, InterSport, Bicitel and the Federación Canaria de Ciclismo.

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