More than 4900 bikers present in La Cumbre, Córdoba, the 27th edition of the Desafío Río Pinto Challenge, the most important mountain bike competition on the continent, took place on Sunday. Runners from all the Argentine provinces and countries of the region, professional and amateur, gave an imposing frame to the traditional eventwhose ban exceeded those of the last post-pandemic years by several hundred.
Beyond Sunday’s race, It was a dream weekend for bike lovers, which literally besieged La Cumbre and the surrounding areas. On Friday and Saturday there were the interventions of the Spanish influencer Valentine Sanjuanwhich travels the world practicing extreme sports, an adapted cycling space and an exhibition fair with the best brands and the latest innovations in the sector.
Also, an event was held Historic trail runningas for the first time in Argentina doping controls were carried out in a competition of this type. “We were pioneers and the idea is to continue along this line. People left happy, we’re already thinking about next year’s edition”She said clarion Pablo Ureta, athlete who was at the head of his organization. In the 30k distance, Luciano Pilatti, from Santa Fe, and Karina Sosa, from Cordoba won.
Sunday morning the most awaited moment arrived, with the main event, which consecrated the winners Agustín Moreira and Carolina Perez. A veritable flood of cyclists faced an 85-kilometre route with climbs, descents, crossing fords and streams, among other difficulties through the varied landscape of the Cordovan mountains. The organization once again carried out health checks before delivering the kits to the competitors and doping tests were also carried out upon arrival.
The general classification went to the Uruguayan Agustín Moreira, with a time of 02:51:19who became the first foreigner to win the event, which has been held since 1996. He was accompanied on the podium by Santa Cruz’s Facundo Pérez Costa and Catamarca’s Leonardo Calvimonte.
For his part, Carolina Pérez, from Mar del Plata, dominated the women’s classification with a time of 03:18:24 and added his fourth title in Río Pinto. Second Carolina Maldonado of Cordoba and third María Laura Bugarín of Mendoza.
A new edition of the Río Pinto Challenge has come to an end, a tradition that continues to grow in terms of participants, audience and organization, and which over the years has become a must for mountain bike lovers in Argentina.
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