This past weekend, the second edition of Ancares Cycle Marathon brought together over five hundred cyclists, and one Tour de France champion, in Galicia, Spain with Campilaro Pyrenees champion Marco Rodero winning once again – this time by more than fifteen minutes.
Hosted by five-time Le Tour champion Miguel Indurain, the amateur gran fondo race covered 128 kilometers and 3485 meters of vertical ascent on four major climbs. In addition, participants were also offered a 100 kilometer medio fondo route with 2444 meters of climbing.
Rodero stormed to a solo victory in 4:27:32, with Alberto Fernandez Claro finishing second at 4:43:15 and Ivan Rana Fuentes taking the third and final podium position.
For the women, Barca Toba Suarez won with a time of 5:57:28, followed by Mon Constenla (6:16:09) and Sara Aira Ojea (6:39:09).
“Old Man” Indurain (5:10:27) finished 19th overall and won the 55-59 year-old category.
Another “old-man,” Juan Luis Lopez, bested riders half his age in the medio fondo to win in 3:42:20, with Erika Perez winning for the women in 4:50:14.
Complete Ancares Cycle Marathon results HERE.
Photos: Ancares Cycle Marathon