Mathematical Writing, October 5 (EFE). A total of 68 of the 75 registered runners completed the Kilometer Zero Edition, a non-competitive ride on a gravel bike that just completed the 798 kilometers between Puerta del Sol Madrid and Finisterre, the ‘end of the world’ in Galicia.
The participants had to face a gust of hail, wind and rain that forced the organizers to extend the arrival time, but the platoon of adventurers drew strength from weakness to achieve the adventure they had to complete in 100 hours.
This was the first of the four stations of the El Kilometer Zero project, which linked the origin of roads in Spain over 798 kilometers, and is located in the emblematic Puerta del Sol of the capital of Spain and at a distance of zero kilometers from the Camino de Santiago, in the Finisterre Lighthouse, which was considered to be the Earth’s End Day.
David Rovera was the first to reach the lighthouse in just over 60 hours and the pair formed by Oscar Pujol and Cesar Matto were next just over 70 hours later.
This caravan of bikes made up of Spanish cyclists and others from countries like Canada, Chile, Colombia, the UK or the US came out with the challenge of completing the track alone or in pairs for a maximum of 100 hours.
Kilometer Zero is not a race, nor is it just a journey. Kilometer Zero is 4 roads and 4 cultures that connect Madrid’s Puerta del Sol with four cardinal points, four lighthouses, four languages, and four cultures: Finistere (Galicia), Hondarribia (Basque Country) and Cabo de Creos (Catalonia) and Tarifa (Andalusia)”, said organizer Miguel Silvestre.
Among the riders who took part in the Zero Kilometer Edition were also Oscar Pujol, winner of the Madrid-Lisbon title on several occasions, Cesar Mato, biker Alvaro Lopato, winner of several events at the Spanish Open and International with Spain, and Trio Bellin Garcia Coronado.
The orange alert caused by the gust of wind, hail and rain that accompanied the pilgrims last Saturday forced the organization to extend the arrival time in Finistere by 4 hours so that participants who had not yet reached the finish line could stop at a safe place. .
The end of the road in Finisterre was celebrated with an event joined by the city’s mayor, José Marcotte, who thanked the “Travelers” and the organization for choosing Galicia as the first place to access the El Kilometer project.
Experienced cyclist Oscar Pujol at El Kilómetro highlighted the spirit of travel and adventure conveyed by the participants and all the organizing staff.
“It’s a different way of driving and training, forgetting about the data and focusing on enjoying the road. Not forgetting that we covered almost 800 kilometers in less than four days.”
The organization is already preparing for 2022. One of the new destinations of the project will be announced soon, as well as the dates on which Madrid-Finisterre will be held again.
Kilometer Cero Finisterre is one of the four destinations that make up the Kilometer Zero project, which fuses the adventurous spirit of travelers with the romantic cycling values of the past. The other three are from Madrid to Tarifa, Hondarribia and Roses.
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