"The Quebrantahuesos is also with GSA," says event organizer Roberto Iglesias. "We promoted GSA's Ecoflag Movement and flew the flag under the motto 'Think environment at the Quebrantahuesos'. You can also see the Ecoflag logo on our website at www.quebrantahuesos.com. The race featured 7,968 cyclists, and a press conference was held with the person in charge for Tourism and Sport in Aragon's regional government, and the mayor of Sabinanigo." (See photo)
The 16th edition of the Quebrantahuesos (lit: bone-breaker!) was held on 17 June 2006. The event is the largest cyclosportive event in Spain, and of one of the most demanding races in the UCI Golden Bike series. Two circuits can be ridden: the Quebrantahuesos (200 km) and the Treparriscos (90 km).
This year's ride paid tribute to the great Spanish champion Joane Somarriba, winner of the Giro d'Italia in 1999 and 2000, and the Tour de France in 2000, 2001 and 2003.
Since 2006, the Quebrantahuesos and other cyclosportive events across Europe have been flying the Ecoflag and promoting environmental awareness, as a result of a partnership developed between GSA and the European Cycling Association (AEC).
European Cycling Association (AEC)