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Kiara Bisaro Wins Catalan Cup Finale

Kiara Bisaro Wins Catalan Cup Finale

Gran Premi-Massi Copa Catalana Internacional BTT
courtesy of Sylvain Badia

October 1, 2007 (Calaf, Catalunya) - After a week of light training Kiara decided she was fit to race in the Catalan Cup final on Sunday, Sept. 30 in Calaf, Catalunya. Here's Kiara's brief report on our trip to the event and on the race which she won.

Kiara's Report

Saturday morning we got up early and headed to Calaf, 4hrs from Montolieu. After 20km something strange happened to the van and we did not have 5th gear. Since it was 350km of highway driving that was a bit of a problem. We headed back to Montolieu without 1st, 5th or reverse and got a rental car.

By noon we were on the road again. The rental was a small Peugeot and it was perfect since we took an "alternate" route to Calaf and it was all marked for the rally car race that was there on Sunday morning. It is much more fun rallying in a Peugeot 207 than a VW van!

The Catalan Cup was great - well-organized, with ideal weather and a really nice venue in the city of Calaf in Catalunya. It was a super-fast course but I was still able to take the lead early in the race and felt pretty good considering how crazy things have been the past month. After the competition there was a huge post-race lunch provided by the organizers so it was a fun social event as well. Today we are on a mission to get the van fixed so we can get to the next race.

Special thanks to Maite, Albert & Cai from Ocisport organization and all the volunteers for their work during the race of the Gran Premi-Massi Copa Catalana Internacional BTT.

The area of Catalunya is really a great place to ride a mountain bike and we will be happy to come back there next year for the Copa Catalana Internacional BTT 2008.

My next and last race of the season will be the Roc d‚Azur on Saturday, October 13 in Frejus (Var, France).


1. Kiara Bisaro (Team Opus/OGC) 01:27:40
2. Anna Villar (Team Massi) 2:07
3. Francisca Campos (Chile National Team) 05:42
4. Mercé Tusell (Team Massi) 10:27
5. Cristina Mascarreras (Team Spiuk-Tau Ceramic)13:03
6. Mercè Pacios (Team Bicisprint Dolsar) 14:28
7. Mariona Catedra (Team Cycles Ayats-Guix) 19:25
8. Meritxell Roca (Team Odena-Cicles Anoi) 21:41
9. Marta Viladoms (Team Habital) 02:05:55 -1 lap

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