Samuel Sánchez makes the leap to the mountain bike: “I’m ready”

Samuel Sánchez will debut in a mountain bike race on June 24. He will be in the BTT ADN Liébana- Jubilee Year, framed within the acts of commemoration of the Lebaniego Jubilee Year, inaugurated on April 16. The route, 112 km long, starting in Potes and arriving at the Monastery of Santo Toribio, It will go through more than forty towns saving a demanding 5,000 m drop. positives.

Olympic gold and winner of stages in Tour and Vuelta, Samuel Sánchez is a tireless adventurer who does not stop considering new challenges: the next one will be to debut in this mountain bike ride. youAfter more than 15 years of professional career, the Asturian had never faced the challenge of getting on a mountain bike with the competitive character with which he always does everything. He will do it for the first time in this BTT march whose inscriptions are already open. “For me it will be quite an experience to enjoy this tour, and more with the environment that we are going to live in Lebanese lands. I am preparing the bike and training to be able to fully enjoy a very beautiful day”, says Samuel, who has already visited part of the route in the form of reconnaissance.

A demanding layout, a unique landscape

After taking the exit in Potes, the cyclists will undertake ascents such as Monte Arabedes or the Taba, Perejita and Porcieda hills, enjoying a unique landscape in the heart of the Picos de Europa. With the aim of turning the event into a popular sports festival, the march plans to cross more than forty towns such as Pendes Cahecho, Pesaguero, Tudes, Cosgaya and Mogrovejo, linking paths and valleys before paying tribute to Santo Toribio de Liébana.

Lebaniego Jubilee Year

Liébana has been living since last April 16 the acts of commemoration of the Lebaniego Jubilee Year, in which Sport will have a leading role thanks to the 14 events that ADN Liébana makes available to popular athletes: Trail and mountain races, road cycling, paragliding, climbing, via ferrata…an extensive program in the Picos de Europa that will begin on June 24 with the BTT test and will continue with a paragliding concentration a week later. The Trail ADN has been set for July 15, aimed at runners on foot, in which participants can choose the distance (23km, 45km or 60km).

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