On Sunday 29th May I had the pleasure of participating in the 2nd edition of the Marcha Cicloturista Pedro Llorente in Balmori near Llanes. Once again it was a great event and despite still suffering from bronchitis, I managed to plod my way round the challenging course and enjoy the spectacular coastal and mountain scenery en route.
It was a privilage to ride alongside Chechu Rubiera and Rocio Gamonal who were guest riders at the event and it was nice riding with the guys from RG Team again. This event has a great atmosphere, it’s friendly, well organised and unlike some sportives, is not at all stressful or nerve-racking. The start/finish line is in the lovely little village of Balmori and so it has a real low key, country feel to it.
Despite a high speed blow out and a 20 minute delay repairing it, I really enjoyed the ride and will certainly return next year. I would highly recommend it to anyone thinking of doing a sportive in Asturias.
Here is the route and a few pics: