Bikes Of Madrid To Barcelona by PedAlma 2023

Bikes Of Madrid To Barcelona by PedAlma 2023

31 May, 2023

The bikes of Madrid To Barcelona by PedAlma gives you an insight into just how these riders will tackle this cross-country trek. Watch the race unfold here.

Manuel Villalobos

Name: Manuel Villalobos

Age: 40

Location: Madrid, Spain

Bike: Felt VR Ultegra mechanic groupset Progress wheels GP5000 S TR

Key items of kit: CordelCycling bags Minimum cloths for the cold night No sleep kit Big water bottles Batterie lights Lots of CH, snickers, twix, jelly beans...

Annika Vossen

Name: Annika Vossen

Age: 26

Cap number: 84

Location: Girona

Bike: BMC Teammachine SLR 01 ONE

Key items of kit: BMC Teammachine SLR01 one SRAM Red groupset
ZIPP 353 NSW wheels Supernova Airstream front light Apidura saddle bag & top tube bag Apidura hydration vest + 2 bottles Garmin edge 1040 solar

Jaume Castell

Name: Jaume Castell

Age: 29

Location: Roquetes

Bike: Canyon Ultimate CF SLX Disc 9.0 di2

Key items of kit: Dura-ace di2 Columbia seat bag SKS Germany tube bag Garmin 1040 Solar

Jonas Verest

Name: Jonas Verest

Age: 25

Cap number: Unknown...

Location: Lausanne, Switzerland

Bike: Trek Emonda SLR 7

Key items of kit: Frame is a 62cm TREK Emonda SLR with a 12 Spd Ultegra Di2 groupset. Tires are GP 50000 TR S 28mm mounted on a Bontrager Aeolus RSL 50 wheel set. Saddle is an Infinity Seat Elite Series - E2 to keep the ass extra comfy at all times. Mounted a TREK Madone SLR Speed cockpit to fit aero bars. Front light is KNOG PWR Mountain with a Garmin Varia UT as backup, rear light is a Garmin Varia RTL516. Both the top and Fram bag are from the Restrap Adventure Race range (Both size L), not sure yet if I'll take both or just one for the race. And a pair of 750ml Coca-Cola water bottles for some extra sugar...

Nick Livermore

Name: Nick Livermore

Age: 32

Location: Bristol, UK

Bike: Cannondale CAAD12, rim brake, 50x34 ultegra. Aforce Al33 hand-built wheels. Clip ons.

Key items of kit: Alpkit Toploader 4L handlebar bag. Lifeline top tube bag. 2 x Lezyne 1300XL lights. Lezyne rear light. Cateye rear light. Anker battery. As much food as possible.

Lluis Menendez

Name: Lluis Menendez

Age: 35

Cap number: 52

Location: Malgrat de Mar, Barcelona, Spain

Bike: Orbea Orca M20 (2020) Shimano 105 50-34 and 32-11 Galfer brakes Fulcrum Racing 04

Key items of kit: Bags:

  • Topeak FrontLoader && MidLoader
  • Topeak Burrito
  • Bikepacking Riverside bicycle bottle cage bag


  • Knog Mountain 1000
  • Bontrager New Flare RT
  • Helmet trail front light

Sleep system:

  • Forclaz MT500 Air L

Ramón Espinar

Name: Ramón Espinar

Age: 37

Cap number: 96

Location: Madrid

Bike: Cannondale Supersix 2012.

Group: Ultegra R800.

Wheels: Vision Metron 40.

Pedals: Look Keo Carbon.

Key items of kit: Restrap saddle pack.

Apidura top tube bag.

Saddle pack stabilizer.

Bontrager lights.

Garmin Edge 520 for data.

Garmin Edge Explore for navigation.

Marcel Maffli

Name: Marcel Maffli

Age: 24

Cap number: 99

Location: Vevey, Switzerland

Bike: Kuota K-UNO full carbon, Shimano Di2 Ultegra

Key items of kit: Frame bag with some tools, oil etc. -top tube with 10’000mA battery and cables -trail backpack with some warm clothes and a sugar/caffeine concentrated 1L camelback -Lezyne back and front light (300,1300 lumens resp) -backup Lezyne 500 lumens frontal light -FOOD for a regiment to fill all remaining space -DT SWISS REAR CARBON WHEEL RRC 700R CLINCHER 46MM SHIMANO BLACK

Ettore Burrini

Name: Ettore Burrini

Age: 46

Cap number: 63

Location: Florence

Bike: Wilier Triestina Leroy frame. Shimano tiagra group. Shimano R501

Key items of kit: I am a gramin free person. Sonó un grande tifoso del komoot

Aida de Heras

Name: Aida de Heras

Age: 35

Location: Bristol

Bike: Canyon Endurace CF SL 8 Disc

Key items of kit: Wouldn’t go anywhere without a bunch of zip ties.

Roger Gehrig

Name: Roger Gehrig

Age: 38

Cap number: 24

Location: Barcelona

Bike: Megamo Jakar

Key items of kit: Vaude / Agu bags

Ismael Sánchez Jiménez

Name: Ismael Sánchez Jiménez

Age: 40

Cap number: 76

Location: La Seu d’Urgell

Bike: Orbea Orca M30i 2023

  • Zipp 303s

Key items of kit: - AGU’s frame + top tube + stem bags + Decathlon 2,5L saddle bag + Decathlon Evadict 10L backpack

  • Olight RN1500 + Petzl Swift RL + Bontrager Flare RT (+ altres llums sense marca de backup)
  • Favero Assioma UNO + Garmin Edge 530
  • aïllant FORZCLAZ 150 x 52 cm + funda de vivac de supervivència SIMOND
  • plomes, polar, malles, samarreta i guants de descans + impermeable-paravent + Buff
  • eines, mantxa, brides i càmera
  • CLIFF bars + Decathlon Gummy bars + Powerbar Gels + Maurten i Powerbar sals i CHO per l’aigua (+ bocates pel camí i merdes diverses de benzinera)
  • crema solar + kleenex
  • bidons ELITE Fly 550 + 750 + EVADICT soft-flask (backup)

I crec que amb això ja hi seria tot

Xavier Burgos

Name: Xavier Burgos

Age: 48

Cap number: 57

Location: Manresa

Bike: BMC SLR1 Sram Red AXS group set DT SWISS ARC Weels

Key items of kit: Profile aerobars. knog Power Road front light and Bontrager rt200 rear light. Apidura Expedition top tube bag. Specialized frame bag. Rear botle cages.

Josep Roda Jimenez

Name: Josep Roda Jimenez

Age: 32

Cap number: 74

Location: Amposta

Bike: MMR Adrenaline

Key items of kit: 105 Electrònic

Xavi Guarch

Name: Xavi Guarch

Age: 40

Cap number: 38

Location: Spain

Bike: Orbea Orca M25

Key items of kit: Full carbon, ultegra, pedales favero, llantas 40

Juan F. Garamendi

Name: Juan F. Garamendi

Age: 45

Cap number: 36

Location: Barcelona

Bike: Clementina. Columbus XCr steel frame. Designed in Barcelona by Pau Tena for road and gravel ultracycling.

Key items of kit: Bike equipped with Shimano Ultegra Rx, 32mm Tubeless tyres and Mavic ksyrium. Restrap saddle bag with winter clothes, bivy bag, 2 spare inner tubes and a spare pump. Geosmina frame bag plenty of food. Töls top tube bag with powerbank and cables. Downtube with bottle filled with tools, 3 more inner tubes and tubeless repair system. Night vision will be thanks to Lezyne 1300 and Olight frontal lights.

Kenneth Rafferty

Name: Kenneth Rafferty

Age: 44

Cap number: Eh320sw

Location: Edinburgh , Scotland

Bike: BMC Roadmachine

Key items of kit: Restrap saddle bag Apidura top tube bag Absolute black oval chainring Garmin 530 Gore shakedry , seems I need that in Spain 🇪🇸 Hunt 50 wheels Conti Gp 5000 28mm tubeless

Dawid Rozwadowski

Name: Dawid Rozwadowski

Age: 28

Cap number: 45

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Bike: Cervelo S5 di2 with Absoluteblack Oval, Roval CLX64 wheels, SQlabs 612 Active saddle

Key items of kit: Wahoo elemnt V2, Garmin varia RTL516, big water bottles, a shit ton of carb powder (2kg), some bars, the saddle and of course the 🐼

Mario Lozano

Name: Mario Lozano

Age: 44

Cap number: 86

Location: Palencia

Bike: MMR Adrenaline SL

Key items of kit: Shimano Di2 12V Dt Swiss ERC

Ivan Brown

Name: Ivan Brown

Age: 47

Cap number: 34

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Bike: 2012 Trek Madone 4.5 Compact with a Di2, 11sp upgrade.

Key items of kit: Apidura bags for such ease of use. Ergon VCLS seatpost to ease the bumps. Topeak Morph pump to make those fills easy. Super comfy Syntace aero bars. Carey bar end lights for some extra viz. And, the Garmin Edge 1040 Solar to get every minute I can.