Five-time Tour de France champion Miguel Indurain led riders at his namesake gran fondo, La Indurain, in his hometown of Villava, Spain on Saturday 18 July. The event celebrated the 25th anniversary of Indurain’s 5th Tour de France victory.
With 1000 riders participating on sold-out 100 and 180 kilometre rides, it was the world’s first large scale post-lockdown cycling event.
Indurain rode the 180 kilometre route with a time of 6:46:38, joined by ex-pros and good friends Pedro Delgado, Joseba Beloki, Melcior Mauri and Roberto Laiseka.
La Indurain started riders in groups of 100 with 10 minute intervals. Participation was limited to 1000 riders and the event followed strict health safety measures developed by the Spanish Government, World Health Organization and Royal Spanish Cycling Federation.
The use of masks was mandatory at the start and upon return. Cyclists were also required to keep a safe distance while riding and not draft behind riders.
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