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First bridge built for the UCI World Cup mountain bike Vallnord Bike Park

Vallnord Bike Park in La Massana, a new infrastructure that has just been completed this morning. This is one of the bridges being built for the UCI World Cup mountain bike, which will be held from 24 to 28 July. This wooden structure serves crossing between DHI World Cup circuit and the access road to Pal.

The new bridge is 5.5 meters high and has a length of 45 m, including the ramp and has a skid system, if there is rain. Gateway, 2 meters wide, allows the passage of two bikers in parallel. The premiere will be the occasion of Maxiavalanche, on June 29, but come on stage during the Catalan Cup XCO and DHI, 6 and 7 July, when will be the official test circuits UCI World Cup mountain bike.

Josep Maria Gelabert, director of EMAP and CEO of the World Cup mountain bike, is directly responsible for supervising such infrastructure and explains that “the height of the bridge is even more than the half meter marks Mobility rules, allowing thus the passage of special vehicles. ” Gelabert adds: “We opted for a wooden construction to ensure that the infrastructure is totally integrated into the landscape of Pal.”

Among the novelties of the season the Vallnord Bike Park in La Massana, also includes another bridge which will begin construction in early July. This facility, 50 meters from the current one, 25 meters long and made 4 m. Also part of the circuit officer of DHI World Cup 2013. Both buildings, which were carried out with the support of the Government of Andorra, will remain permanently in Vallnord Bike Park.

Remember that the new circuit DHI runs for a distance of 2.5 km and 700 vertical meters, starting at Caubella Pal and the arrival in the village of La Massana. The biker Cédric Gracia has described as “the most demanding downhill World Cup” and has been compared with the legendary descent of the Alpine Ski World Cup in Kitzbühel.