A road that winds through the mountains with a breathtaking view of the Mediterranean. Sun, of course. A steady gradient, not too steep, but not too easy. It is a succession of hairpins to finish on an incredible “spiral bridge” and a few goats. Sa Calobra is an architectural masterpiece, a legend, a reference in the cycling world, without having ever been on the program of a major race.
Because Sa Calobra is one of a kind, overlooking a cove - Cala Sa Calobra - it is a dead end road, making it impossible for a peloton to pass. Even the Vuelta España has never ventured there. Once at the bottom, you will have no choice but to climb in the opposite direction. 9.9km of pleasure, emotions, attacks & recovers, sometimes doubts, but always the same satisfaction when you cross the summit with the Sa Calobra Cycling Club jersey.
Like the more than 89,000 cyclists before you, you will be able to compete against the greatest, from Sebastian Henao, holder of the KOM in 24'52, to Egan Bernal, also the Yates brothers, and of course, Sir Bradley Wiggins, whose legend says that he would be the real King of THE Mountain, with a stratospheric time of 22'30, a few weeks before his victory on the Tour. But you know what they say, if it's not on Strava…
What about you? Will you take up the Challenge of Sa Calobra?