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
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.