Rocacorba is famously known within the cycling world as one of Girona’s best, yet toughest climbs. Used as a key form tester by many professional road riders living in the area, its steep, unforgiving nature is not one to tread on lightly. Safe to say, it is expected and advised that challengers train up to the event appropriately. The challenge extends the total Gran Fondo distance to a lengthy 142km and judging by the faces of relief on completion in previous editions – a challenge it was.
A big bonus and a change from your everyday Gran Fondo are the ever impressive feed zones throughout the course supported and run by local Girona businesses. Word on the street is that for the 2020 edition no one will be wanting to leave the feed zone with the Rocacorba Food Truck and live music while you recharge your batteries. Following the footsteps of the fantastic Federal Cafe quinoa salad and Sleep & Stay’s fruit frenzy, they are sure to be bringing their A games – the anticipation has begun!
To complete the week on a high, a post Gran Fondo Botifarrada (Catalan BBQ) will take place in the Race Village following a tough yet memorable day out on the bike. Always a social occasion with great banter, beers, food and an overall prize giving – not just for the category winners but the overall raffle which in the past has included Cannondale bikes and a list of other must-haves.