2nd Edition

GGAR2

21 January 2023

GRANGUANCHE

600 km

ROAD

+ 14.000 m

Laurens
ten Dam
1 day 11 hrs 51 mins
Lael
Wilcox
1 days 16 hrs 15 mins

THEY MADE THE AUDAX

Laurens
ten Dam
Guillaume
Bourgeois
Emilio
Castro
Philippe
Bechet
Jochen
Böhringer

CHECK

RESULTS

REPLAY

TRACKING

PRESS – REPORTS – VIDEOS

Documentary

We will not miss that boat

by Live Slow Ride Fast

lacote.ch

La folle épopée aux Canaries

by Guillaume Bourgeois

Sitzfleisch Podcast

GranGuanche finisher

by Anja Gleichweit

Fizik

It’s about the journey

by Nora Turner

The GranGuanche Audax is a self-supported, single-stage, fixed-route, endurance cycling event across the Canary Islands. It’s not a race, it’s a collective adventure and a challenge to finish the route. There’s no cut-off time, there are no prizes, no medals, no brevet cards or finisher diplomas. The Audax is focused on the experience rather than the final results.

It’s a demanding route for experienced riders as it includes serious climbs, high mountains, and remote areas. Experienced means well-trained, technically skilled, and wisely equipped. Exhaustion, sleep deprivation, and night rides add even more risk to a challenging ride. Participants are fully responsible for their safety and logistics.

The Audax Pace

Is the challenge to connect all the scheduled ferries in a non-stop ride, it’s only achievable by ultra-cycling athletes, the entry fee will be fully refunded to every rider fast enough to make it. Other pace scenarios are just a planning resource, not an achievement.

Consider you will have to be at the arbour 15 minutes before the ferry leaves.

Audax starts at 08:00

1st Day – Sun 22nd – Lanzarote

110km +1.700m » Next ferry in 4h15min – Avg speed 25km/h

≈ Ferry: Romero 12:30 (45min) or Armas 13:00 (35min)

1st Day – Sun 22nd – Fuerteventura

135km +2.150m » Next ferry in 4h45min – Avg speed 27km/h

Keep a steady pace. Only stop for a quick resupply in Pajara.

≈ Ferry: Armas 18:00 (120min)

1st Night – Gran Canaria

135km +3.550m » Next ferry in 10h

It’s a steep climb and a long descent in the dark. Take it easy and ride safely. Try to rest a couple of hours at the arbour.

≈ Ferry: Fred Olsen 06:00 (80min)

2nd Day – Mon 23rd – Tenerife

145km +3.650m » Next ferry in 7h10min – Avg speed 20km/h

It’s a challenging climb. Time limit as reference: Km0, Santa Cruz h07:30 – Km 40, La Laguna h9:30 – Km80, Observatory h12:00, – Km120, Vilaflor 13:30.

≈ Ferry: Armas 14:30 (50min)

La Gomera

100km +3.100m

It’s a final sprint with a massive elevation gain, you will finish around 8 pm.

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