MAGNIFICENT CATALOGNA : STILL A MEETING WITH SUCCESS
2014-07-16 GOBERT Daniel
Yes, the annual official meeting of the B.I.G-challenge was still a success thank to the excellent job managed by Claudio Montefusco, but also thank to the landscape of Catalogne itself.
This meeting happened last week. The members having taken part in one way or another are coming from 7 different countries. The spanish were mainly Claudio Montefusco and Bernat Sala, with Roger Sala, Angel Morales as cyclists, Luis-Miguel Sainz-Peña, Xavier Cosials as visitors. Many french members with Jean-Luc Le Tutour, François Candau, Daniel Briollet and his wife, Marc Seguy and his wife, Michel Ménard and his wife. The italian members were Enrico Alberini and Luigi Capellani. The hungarian members were Gabór Kreicsi and Balasz Abraham. In solo were the dutch Rob Bosdijk, the swedish Fredrik Granlund, and the belgian Daniel Gobert.
After a rainy day, particularly wet in the top of the Turo de l'Home and a little less in Collformic; sunny days met our cycloclimbers on tuesday for Bracons and Vallter 2000, on wednesday for Rasos de Peguera and Pal, on thursday for Cantó and Bonaigua (with wind too!) and finally on friday for the steep Llac de Sant Maurici and the splendid climb into the rocks of the Monastir de Montserrat.
The ambiance was always friendly, with a tremendous cross of every different languages around the table. Few technical problems even if Enrico was sometimes unlucky.
We would like to thank Claudio very much, for this large and deep preparation and management on the field. No ironbig in Collformic for him because he preferred to help us than to win another trophee. We offer him consequently a golden statue on the top.
NEWS ON THE ROAD
2014-07-03 GOBERT Daniel
The B.I.G-Challenge sees some movements currently.
After good national meetings in Germany, Hungary and Belgium, the annual meeting is beginning the coming sunday in Catalogna under the management of the excellent cyclist and cycloclimber Claudio Montefusco. Some italian, belgian, french, hungarian, swedish and spanish members will take part.
Turo de l'Home, one BIG in Catalogna inside the meeting
Our announcement about national challenges had some success. Hungary, Germany and Colombia found managers who are already working according to the methodological guide. France is building a group with members coming from different regions. So is it for Italy, Spain and Belgium. Czech Republic and Romania had prepared some lists a few times ago and will surely be happy to adapt their previous list with the methodological guide. The main thing is to keep our way to manage them with similar actions and similar choices, according to the methodological guide.
Our webmaster promised us something new in our website for this year and also promised to avoid all the small but real difficulties that we often met : photos disappearing, classements suddenly without updates, problems to create a new password, ... He is working on all those things and we'll edit those new abilities as soon as possible, when he'll be ready.