The female athlete finished in first place overall and ninth in a test that has helped him prepare for the coming challenges of the season.
The Volta a Cerdanya Ultratrail was held today in a circuit of 87 km and 4410 meters of ascent.
"Running at home is always very excited because I reunited with your and you feel accompanied at all times. I went very well prepared for the remainder of the season, although the heat has put me in some difficult moments, "said Spades after the test
Cerdanya been filled during this weekend of trail running brokers who participated in the Tour of Cerdanya. Nuria Picas has dominated the race of 87 km and was proclaimed winner in the women's category, while ranking ninth overall.
The test of 87km and 4.410m of positive difference was held during the day in the Cerdanya, dominated on a day where the high temperatures in a radiant.
La sortida s’ha donat a les 9 del matí des de la localitat d’Alp i des d’allà s’enfilava cap a la Masella i Urús. The start was given at 9 am from the town of Alp and from there climbed towards Masella and Urús. Núria Picas s’ha posat desseguida líder i arribava a l’avituallament de Bellver (km 36) amb una avantatge de 15 minuts de la segona classificada. Nuria Picas has been leading at once, and arrived at the Bellver supplies (36 km) with a lead of 15 minutes of the second classified. A Prullans (km 46) no només seguia liderant, sinó que ja havia avançat força posicions en la classificació general i es situava desena. A Prullans (46 km) leading not only continued, but already quite advanced positions in the overall standings and placed tenth. Malgrat sentir-se pesada de cames i patint en alguns trams per la forta calor que s’ha viscut durant tot el dia, Picas ha seguit avançant en el següent tram, que l’ha portat a superar un fort desnivell fins al poble de Meranges (km 67). Despite feeling of heavy legs and suffering in some sections by the strong heat that has occurred throughout the day, Spades continued to make progress in the next section, which has led him to overcome a steep slope to the village of Meranges (67 km). Des d’allà, ha baixat fins a la meta, situada a Puigcerdà, on ha arribat amb un temps de 9h49 From there came down to the finish, located in Puigcerda, where he arrived with a time of 9h49′ settling finally in ninth position overall.
This test has helped him sink like a good workout challenges of the coming season, as he declared: “Running at home is always very excited because I reunited with your and you will be accompanied at all times. I went very well prepared for the remainder of the season, although the heat has put me in some difficult times“
The next event will be the World Championships Ultratrail, to be held in the French town of Chamonix on Sunday 29 June
Text and photos: Press Nuria Picas