Today, 20km and 1,900m of ascent, the runners have gone from Encamp to Arinsal through the Colls d’Ordino and Les Cases. A short but hard way, with pine forests of middle mountain. The runners have gone through the villages of Cortinada and Arans.
The stage called “adventure” had no specific marking, that’s why the runners were obliged to use the GPS technology. However, the teams could follow the white and red marks of the GR-11, always present in the PSR.
Hankersports/BiFree team won again, increasing the distance in relation to their competitors. In the middle of the competition, the difference between the three leading teams is very small, the next stages will challenge the physical condition and the strategy of the runners that want to get the final prize.
Tomorrow, the stage (41,5km A+2.720m) goes from Arinsal to Tavascan. It will challenge the participants’ resistance, through a spectacular way. It will start in the Parc Natural Comú Valls del Comapedrosa and enter again Catalonia through the Portella de Baiau -2.756m-, the PSR highest peak. The way crosses Àreu through the VallFerrera and after the Coll de Tudela comes to the picturesque village of Tavascan.
4th stage podium
- Hankersports/BiFree (2:58:57)
- Huevos León Asturias (3:08:44)
- ATSV Nurmi Ternitz (3:11:17)
General podium (after the 4th stage)
- Hankersports/BiFree (19:04:37)
- Huevos León Asturias (19:14:16)
- ATSV Nurmi Ternitz (19:46:09)
Pictures ®Jordi Santacana