“The passage through hell”: Scaloni has taken up the challenge of climbing one of the toughest mountains in the world by bicycle

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At 45, the Argentina national team coach is having a great personal moment. Last December he became world champion in Qatar with Argentina, which changed his life forever.

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He once retired as a footballer, in 2015, to Lionel Scaloni They recommended cycling to reduce anxiety and keep fit. So, himntafesino obeyed the doctors’ instructions at the foot of the cannon and began to do so practice cycling. Over time, the current DT has grown into a true fan of the sport.

It is increasingly common among elite athletes who decide to retire. On deck, Luis Enrique joined the cycling Dakar, an extreme mountain bike competition in South Africa. And Manu Ginóbili has become addicted to the bicycle. He usually uploads photos of his long rides with Tim Duncan and a few months ago he joked about the possibility of reaching the Paris 2024 Olympics.

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And it is also the case of the technical director of the world champion Argentine team in Qatar. When the weather permits, Scaloni takes the opportunity to enjoy his side B: getting on his bike and pedaling for hours. Although, in the last few days DT starred extreme challenge, in the style of Luis Enrique.

The Argentine accepted the challenge of Pedro Delgado, the former Spanish cyclist who won the Tour de France (1988) and the Tour of Spain (1985-1989), who challenged him to climb El Angliru, one of the peaks of the mythical Tour of Spain known as “el I go through hell”, in Cantabria.

Delgado revealed that he invited Scaloni because his son saw him compete the Mallorca 312 cycling tour, a race that included a tough 167 km course and almost 2,500 meters of accumulated elevation gain .

Scaloni's face reveals how tough the test he is facing is.

Scaloni’s face reveals how tough the test he is facing is.

I was very surprised by Scaloni’s strength and preparation. I knew he was doing well, but I didn’t expect such a performance” Delgado said in Perico Puertos program, in charge of filming the ascent.

For his part, Lionel said yes “An incredible experience knowing this mythical climb”.

What is Angliru?

Angliru is a hill in the Principality of Asturias. The legendary climb is located in Lto the Sierra del Aramo. YouIt has an elevation of 1,570 meters and has been part of the Vuelta a España since 1999. Likewise, it is considered by many to be one of the most difficult cycling peaks..

Source: Clarin

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