Presentation Route and Favorites GP Indurain 2023

Great uncertainty is expected again this year at the Miguel Indurain Grand Prix 2023. The race will measure 203 kilometers with start and finish in Estella, a Basque municipality in the autonomous community of Navarra that historically hosts this race that develops in its surroundings with continuous ups and downs. In between, a race that was half flat and half harder, with three second-category GPMs and one second-category one useful for skimming the group before the finish. In this sense, the double passage from the Alto de Eraul will be decisive, the last of which ten kilometers from the finish, together with those from the Alto de Muru and from the Alto Ibarra.

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Recent roll of honor GP Indurain

2022 BARGUIL Warren
2021 VALVERDE Alejandro
2020 Not held due to the Covid-19 pandemic
2019 HIVERT Jonathan
2018 VALVERDE Alejandro
2017 YATESSimon
2015 VICIOUS Angel
2014 VALVERDE Alejandro
2013 SPILAK Simon

GP Indurain 2023 course

Estella – Estella (203.2 km)

Compared to the last edition, very few changes in the layout of this race which presents the classic eventful layout with start and finish at Estella. From the start, in fact, the riders will find themselves faced with a series of more or less long and demanding ups and downs, with the first 60 kilometers that will see the peloton tackle the Alto de Grocin before a first pass over the finish line. After about forty kilometres, essentially calm, the first ascent of theAlto de Eraul (3.4 km at 6.1%, max. 18.7), effectively placed in the middle of the race, followed by the short climb of the Alto de Muru and a new passage from the finish line.

At this point we will enter the heart of the race with the passages in succession from Alto Embalse de Alloz, Alto de Arradia and Alto de Guirguillano (2.7 km at 6%, max. 14.8%), followed after 18 kilometers byAlto de Lezaun (3.6km at 5.7%, max. 17.3%), two ascents that will already allow you to make an important group selection. After a new passage on the Alto de Muru, on the Alto Ibarra and on the finish line, you will then enter the last 25 kilometers with the Alto de Irache, followed by a flat section that will anticipate the second climb of theAlto de Eraul, a climb that should prove to be decisive for the fate of the group’s avant-garde. However, the bumps will not end here, given that, for the third and fourth time respectively, it will still be necessary to climb the short stretches of Alto de Muru and Alto Ibarra, the latter just 1400 meters from the finish.

GP Indurain 2023 favourites

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The only former winner at the start of the race is Ion Izagirrehome runner who leads the Cofidis troop together with the equally expert Simon Geschke. At Arkéa-Samsic, without Barguil, the captain will most likely be the youngster Clement Champoussinwhich will be supported by a strong team that also includes Élie Gesbert And Christian Rodriguez. Among the Spanish runners, eyes are mainly on Luis Leon Sanchez (Astana-Premier Tech), who however will obviously have to deal with a crowd of motivated compatriots. The Movistar will have in Alex Aranburu a prime candidate for ultimate success, as well as Trek-Segafredo with Juan Pedro Lopez And Ion Aberasturi. Other home runners to look out for are Angel Madrazo (Burgos-BH), Fernando Barcelo and Eduard Prades (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA), Roger Adria (Equipo Kern Pharma) e Mikel Bizkarra (Euskaltel-Euskadi).

High-level team also for the UAE Team Emirates which, in addition to the landlord Marc Solerport in Spain also Felix Grossschartner, Marc Hirschi and the two blues David Formolo And Diego Ulisse, with the latter in excellent shape. Leading men also for TotalEnergies that he has chosen as captains Pierre Latourwhich however does not run from Paris-Nice, Mathieu Burgadeau And Alexis Vuillermoz. Experience selection then for Israel Premier-Tech which relies on Daryl Impey And Ben Hermans.

Among the favorites too Felix Gall (AG2R Citroën), Paul Double (Human Powered Health) and especially the Danish Andreas Kron (Lotto Dstny), who came out very well from the Tour of Catalonia. Other high-sounding names at the start are those of Emmanuel Buchmann And Sergio Higuita (BORA-hansgrohe), as well as that of South Americans Richard Carapaz and Esteban Chaves (EF Education-EasyPost), both with the qualities to aspire to success.

As for the Italians, we also find Alexander Verre (Team Arkéa-Samsic), Matthew Sobrero (Team Jayco AlUla) e Andrew Vendramand (AG2R Citroën).

GP Indurain 2023 favorite bag

***** Richard Carapaz
**** Andreas Kron, Pierre Latour
*** Sergio Higuita, Esteban Chaves, Marc Soler
** Emanuel Buchmann, Clement Champoussin, Marc Hirschi, Luis Léon Sanchez
* Alex Aranburu, Paul Double, Felix Gall, Ion Izagirre, Alexis Vuillermoz

GP Indurain Weather 2023

Scattered rainfall. Chance of precipitation: 50%. Relative humidity: 57%. SE wind up to 23 km/h. Expected temperature: minimum 11°, maximum 13°.

GP Indurain 2023 Altimetry and Plan

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