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Irati Xtrem: A Time Treasure of Cycling Marches

Irati Xtrem: A Time Treasure of Cycling Marches

Cyclist marches. Sports events that sound to heavenly music for those who breathe cycling 24 hours a day. Of road, MTB or serious. The offer is huge and covers all modalities. Justice is paying tribute to all of them, because we know of the organizational effort they entail. From heart thank you. Thanks for making us enjoy, for treating us as pros For a day or, simply, to take us to places that we would never know otherwise. Each cycling march has its own idiosyncrasy and talking about all of them would be endless. How not to remember the breakthrough, a whole symbol, of those driven by exciclistas, such as the Purito or La Perico, of the 10,000 of the Soplao, of the Monegros Orbea, of the new challenges for Grange, such as The Traka or Earth Estella Epic. .. The list is endless and we wouldn't want to forget any. [Captation Id = "Attachment_7974" Align = "Alignnone" Width = "744"]Irati Xtrem Image: Pyrenean.[/caption] Precisely for that reason, today we will talk only about one of them: Irati Xtrem. And we do it, among other things, because those of Tuvalum were lucky to participate in several editions and know their peculiarity. We could say that Irati Xtrem is a rarity. An authentic cycatourist treasure that opens at the beginning of June instead where the Navarro Pyrenees and the French department of the Atlantic Pyrenees are shared.
We have participated in the Irati Xtrem several editions and we can confirm it: an authentic cycatourist treasure.
For not initiated: the road test consists of a circular route of 128 km that starts in a small mountain town called Otsagabia, of just 300 inhabitants. The cyclists cross the jungle of Irati and upload ports of very hard ramps, with prominence for the most mythical of all of them: the port of Larrau, where Miguel Indurain had to surrender to the 1996 tour, after his five consecutive victories. On the official Irati Xtrem website you can consult All test details. [Captation Id = "Attachment_7948" Align = "Alignnone" Width = "744"]Irati Xtrem Image: Pyrenean.[/caption] Who has not visited this corner of the Pyrenees may not understand the wild beauty it contains. Not only because of the greatness of their forests, the elderly of the entire peninsula, but for the enormous hardness of their ports, which they trace from the deepest of the French valleys. The Irati Xtrem is already one of the greats of the cycling calendar. But to differences of others, it has been able to preserve as none the recreational spirit, and even contemplative, with which it began to be held in 2007. A concept that, since 2016, also shares the version of this test for MTB practitioners.
📺 Prepandymia memories. In this video you have a summary of the edition held in 2019. In 2022, Irati Xtrem returns with more force than ever. 😀 [embed] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62gi-0_isk[/embed]

The opinion of Biktor Andueza, creator of Irati Xtrem

Biktor Andueza, the creator and promoter of Irati Xtrem, in addition to other events related to cycling experiences. We want to approach the vision of a passionate of cycling who decided to step further. [Captation Id = "Attachment_7950" Align = "Alignnone" Width = "744"]Andueza Creator Biktor of Irati Xtrem Image: Andueza Biktor.[/caption] We talked with Biktor of the test, but also of other issues that have to do with the organization of cycling marches. Biktor helps us understand the enormous complexity of the organization of this type of tests. An issue, of course, extensible to many other sports marches.
📺 Who could imagine that people travel to a remote place of the Pyrenees to ride a bicycle? In this video, Biktor Andueza transmits the enormous fortune of Plareciar. Something that goes far beyond the competitive aspect.

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📺 A complex organization. Have you ever thought about the implications involved in organizing a cycling test? Watch the next video because it will surprise you. Some circumstances are almost comic; Others touch the tragedy. A testimony that can change your perspective.

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📺 And how about a mountain bike march? With the road test already settled in the calendar, Biktor thought that offering an MTB alternative could be the climax for a legend event. No sooner said than done. The Irati Xtrem for BTT began its journey in 2016 and success has been equally resounding. It is very difficult to take an assisted tour in the bowels of Major Hayedo-Babal in Europe, after the black jungle. Biktor Andueza tells us in this video.

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📺 A commitment to the essence of cycling. Above the competition, even above the sport, human experience stands out. One more demonstration of how cycling is capable of contributing to a better world. Biktor tells us about it in this video.

What is the ideal bike for Irati Xtrem?

Irati Xtrem is a test for cyclists without fear of two -digit slopes. Therefore, your best option is a climbing bicycle. Do not discard a good serious bike: the spirit Slow and irregular asphalt at many points invite you to opt for this option. If you enter Tuvalum, these models that we have selected for you are still available. They are certified bikes and with one year warranty. Look for them here, or choose the one you like best.
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