Monte Castrove is a small mountain located in the municipality of Poio (Pontevedra, Galicia) in Spain with an elevation of 613 meters above sea level. The road goes up to 515 meters.
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After finishing fifth in the Olympic road race in his first Olympic appearance in Rio, Katusha’s Spanish rider Joaquim Rodríguez confirmed that he would retire immediately, rather than continuing to the end of the year. Canyon, the bike supplier of the Russian team produced a special “Purito” canyon bike for him.
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A hundred meters from the beach of Ézaro, where the Galician coast at its best, there is an ominous sign with a red warning triangle: thirty percent (30%) warns the board, then you directly ride against uphill over a huge rock. This is Mirador de Ézaro, the steepest climb in the bicycle racing history.
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