Quebrantahuesos, Spain’s largest gran fondo, announced today the definitive cancellation of the 2020 race due to coronavirus and the current uncertainty in holding mass participation events.
Also know as The Bone Crusher, Quebrantahuesos was first postponed in March and moved to a new date of 19 September.
Since then the organizers have tried by all means to pull together local, region and national resources on the Spanish-French boarder to carry out the event in September, but finally they decided that the best decision was to cancel this year’s race.
“The organization, formed jointly by the Edelweiss Cycling Club and Octagon Esedos, wants to thank the Aragonese Cycling Federation, the Royal Spanish Cycling Federation, all participants, volunteers, neighbors, law enforcement and security for their understanding. We call you all to meet in 2021 and celebrate the 30th anniversary of Quebrantahuesos,” they posted on social media.
The 8000 riders who won a coveted starting bib via lottery for the 2020 race will automatically be moved to the 30th edition, now planned for 19 June 2021.
It is unclear how other riders might gain entry to the 2021 event since over 15,000 cyclists vie for a limited 8000 starting bibs each year.
The highly competitive Quebrantahuesos race covers 205km in the brutal Pyrenees Mountains, including three legendary Hors Categorie Tour de France climbs – Col de Somport, Marie Blanque and Portalet.