After 3 months of competition in which more than 1000 cyclists have completed the challenging climb cyclist in Vallter, with the arrival of autumn, the competition / challenge is completed on this popular cycle route with more than 5,000 records of time in the historical one.
The absolute KOM/QOM are still Romain Bardet, a French professional cyclist, who traked the best summer time of 2014 when he was only 23 years old with a meteoric rise of 12km of travel and about 900m of positive difference in 34: 57. In the feminine category is the Barcelonian Athlete of the UCI Massi-Tactic female team, Noemí Ferré, who holds the QOM (queen of mountain) of the segment with a time of 46:42 recorded last summer of 2018.
The Cycling Challenge "Vallter 2000 climb" rewarded many prizes thanks to the collaboration of the Gerundense brand specialized in technical TACTIC cycling clothes, the now famous Vallter Foodtruck and Hostal La Cabanya de Setcases, the best times of these summer months 2019 ( July to September) and after three months in which a significant increase in the influx of cyclists in the port of Vallter 2000 has been observed, the results are as follows:
- July: Magnus Ditlev (DAN)
- August: David Gómez Cazorla
- September: David Ross (UK)
- July: Eva Martin Olivet
- August: Fie Østerby (DAN)
The best absolute times were those of David Gómez Cazorla, 9th absolute ranking of the segment's history with 36:42 (just 1:45 from the Bardet record) with a 330watts average developed power. In females, the 27-year-old Danish Fie Østerby made the second best absolute time of the segment with 47:36 and remained only 54 "from the Catalan Noemí record.
It was also awarded through a giveaway between all the participants that gave testimony of his arrival above Vallter 2000 by publishing photography in the social network Instagam with the hashtag # jotambehearribataVallter2000. More than 200 posts on the social network demonstrate the pride that cyclists feel at the end of the challenge; But through all the participants, the winner has been Jordi Fernandez @jordifdezg, who will take a double vip pass to see in the front row the arrival of the third stage of the 100th Vuelta a Cataluña to be held in the last week of March 2020.
Already outside the competitive arena, the visitors have been able to enjoy the new theme of the final stretch of the climb to Vallter as well as special gifts courtesy of the station such as a vintage newspaper to protect from the cold during the descent back to Setcases and an anti-moisture sleeve on the mobile. Apart from this, restaurant-cafeteria, foodtruck, chairlift and an incomparable watchtower in the middle of nature and in the territory of the Natural Park of Les Capçaleres del Ter - Freser completed a rewarding bicycle experience.
Also worthy of note are the popular climbs organized by Nord Sud and On i va and others from all over Catalonia and even abroad that attracted by the uniqueness of the ascent and very calm traffic have made meetings with force participants to crown the Port of Girona to long all summer
However, after the great reception of the public, the Reto Ciclista a Vallter 2000 will be celebrated next summer 2020 with news that we will soon reveal