Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux extends its stay in Spain after last week’s Tour of Valencia on the occasion of three one day races in the southern provinces of Murcia, Almeria and Jaén. The selections under the direction of Steven De Neef and Ioannis Tamouridis will participate to the Vuelta Ciclista a la Region de Murcia (1.1, 12/02) on Saturday, the Clasica de Almeria (1.Pro, 13/02) on Sunday and the first edition of the Clasica Jaén Paraiso Interior (1.1, 14/02) on Monday.
The inaugural edition of Jaén Paraiso Interior will conclude the triptych on Monday with 187.9 kilometers of climbing and descending between Baeza and Ubeda, containing 40 kilometer of unpaved climbs. After a flat interlude halfway through the race, the unpaved climbs of Santa Eulalia (5.5km at 4.8%) and triple ascent towards the finish in Ubeda (8.2km aan 4.2%) animate the final. The same line up as for the Tour of Murcia completed by Hungarian rider Barnabás Peák will discover this first Spanish classic on unpaved roads.