We have a limited number of places available for the
QBH Sportive 2017.
The legendary Quebrantahuesos is one of the best organised, most
challenging cycle events in Europe. An iconic challenge for even
the most serious cyclist, this is Spain's biggest and best
Normally your only chance to enter would be via lottery, with more
than 20,000 riders chasing the 9000 spots available each
Thanks to our partnership with Train in Spain we have been able to
secure allocated places - So don't leave it to chance, join us and
experience one of the world's greatest and most challenging
Our comprehensive package will include:
Airport transfers to and from Zaragoza (Thur & Sun).
Three nights in four star accommodation in the Hotel Oroel, Jaca
(bed and breakfast, with an early breakfast before the
Guaranteed entry to the sportive and commemorative maillots and
Transport to and from the bike fair on the Friday afternoon and the
event on Saturday.
The Quebrantahuesos route
The ride is 200 kms in length, with 3500 metres of height
gained, on closed roads. You will pass through a stunning mix of
Spanish and French Pyreneen scenery as you cross from one country
to the other through the awe-inspiring mountain passes used in La
Vuelta and the Tour de France.
The start takes place in the Spanish town of Sabiñánigo and the
route passes over the Col du Somport (1,640m), France 's Col du
Marie Blanque (Cat 1) and Col du Portalet (Cat 1, 1,795m) before
finishing back in Sabiñánigo.
The event uses electronic chips to guarantee accurate timing and
all riders receive a diploma and a gold, silver or bronze medal.
Times and diplomas are available within 30 minutes of the finish.
Plenty of food and drink, first aid, massage, showers and bike
storage and physio are available.
A massive event with unrivalled support
Over 1000 local volunteers help with marshalling and cleaning up
afterwards. Emergency helicopters and a fleet of ambulances and
paramedic motorbikes are on standby to assist with any
Many motorbikes and cars patrol the route with professional
mechanics on board. An unparalleled provision of food and drink
stations with energy bars, cakes, bananas, dried fruit, nuts,
sandwiches, sports drinks, Coca-Cola and water. Also there is a
post race massage zone.
Barry, our founder, took part in the sportive in 2012 and loved it.
read his ride report here.
Cycling Weekly have a great article, published just recently,