Sunrise in the Gorafe Desert.

🎥 Oliver Lefebvre just after a checkpoint in the Gorafe Desert.

In September we will be heading South again.

Irun-Tarifa.

The inaugural Iberica Traversa road route will start on Sep 26.

Iberica Traversa gravel & trails Sep 25.

1720km and 30`000 meters of climbing – pure fun!

Oliver Lefebvre Iberica-Traversa 2021 by Andy Buchs

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The official results are now online!

The Iberica-Traversa northbound official results are now online:

https://iberica-traversa.com/results-2022-may/

The next edition starts on September 25th and we will be heading south!

The inaugural Iberica-Traversa road route starts on September 26th at Irun.

The route is 1800km long with about 25000 elevation gain. With the highest climb to the top of Pico del Veleta (3,398m) the highest road in Europe.

In Tarifa, you can join the Morocco-BikeAdventure and continue to Sidi Ifni. It’s an option for anyone who wants to be a part of 2 Continents Adventure.

Gehan and Felix heading checkpoint in the Gorafe Desert – IT northbound 2022. Photo: Andy Buchs

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Congratulations to Felix Wyns!

Congratulations to Felix Wyns!

He arrived at the finish line at 22:22 which was just after the sunset, conquering the last 300km with almost 4,500 meters of climbing in 15h.

What a finish!

He started the IBERICA-TRAVERSA as a pair rider together with Gehan. Unfortunately, Gehan was forced to quit the race due to knee pain. They rode together for 1300km.

The course was smashed in 9D 15H 22M.

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Felix is flying towards the finish!

Felix reached the last checkpoint in Pamplona. He is expecting to be in Irun by the sunset.

He is on the final stretch of Iberica-Traversa route. 70 km to go!

Steven is 30 km behind Felix.

Luca had no chance to continue the race due to a broken frame around the bottom bracket so he finished his performance of the course at the checkpoint in Cuenca.


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Congratulations to the second finisher!

Gèrard Rumen has arrived!

He rolled in at 15:49 finishing the Iberica-Traversa ultra-endurance course in an excellent time of 8 days 8 hours 49 minutes.

Chapeau!

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Massive congratulations to Nico Valsesia!

The 1st finisher of Iberica-Traversa northbound 2022 has arrived!

Nico Valsesia rolled in at 23:42!

He covered the course of 1720km and 30,000 meters of climbing in just 7 days 16 hours and 42 minutes.

We salute your effort!

The time is even more impressive after the rain in the south turned the red soil into a sticky not ridable route. Nico did not stop!

Nico Vasesia the first finisher of IT northbound 2022. Irun Faro De Higuer. Photo: Andy Buchs

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Nico Valsesia on the final stretch!

We found Nico in Pamplona at Castillo San Cristóbal – CP6.

He is now on the final stretch to Irun.

90km to go!

Nico at checkpoint 6 of IT northbound. Photo: Andy Buchs

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Few more climbs to go!

Nico will soon reach CP6 in Pamplona. He has only 170km to go.

Gerard is less than 130km behind Nico and will be in the Bardenas Reales this afternoon.

Photo: Gerard last night.

Photo: Andy Buchs – Gerard last night

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It’s day 3rd that the sun is shining once again!


It’s day 3rd that the sun is shining once again and riders are enjoying 29C.

The mud has dried very quickly and the route is rideable again everywhere.

Nico – keeping his position strong in front of the race even though halfway through the route his rear tire worn out which was replaced and he had his bike serviced in Cuenca. He passed by the ”Spanish Utah” earlier today and confessed that he took a bit longer than he expected as he took a lot of photos of the stunning surroundings.

Frédéric – scratched! He was feeling unwell since day 2. He announced that he will be back to do it again from start to finish.

Steven – since he got stuck in the mud in the Gorafe Desert and his derailleur got damaged he has to stop frequently to do maintenance on it.

Felix and Gehan – reached CP5 and are now moving fast towards Uña.

Gérard – after Pozo Alcon, his rear derailleur broke and took out 3 spokes from the wheel. The wheel was in such a bad condition he didn’t think he will be able to ride it. However, during a sleepless night, he got up at 3am and fixed it with a broken spoon, an allen key, and sailing rope. Also managed to fix the rear derailleur using a screw from the bottle holder… Macgyver skills!

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Iberica-Traversa day 4 – update.

Jan – derailleur and hanger broke. Jan went to Granada to fix the bike. He will continue the route in touring mode.

Gérard – derailleur broke last night. Gérard says he is not able to continue the race.

Steven – stuck in the Gorafe Desert last night. Together with Felix and Gehan staying at the cave in Gorafe till tomorrow. They are very optimistic as the forecast is promising.

Luca – continues on the route. Soaking wet but happy, moving forward.

Frederic – stopped early at b&b, he is in La Peza.

Marco – used paved roads to Granada CP2.

Nico – is now on the fast flat section at CP4 – El Cuartico – HALFWAY!.


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