Last weekend the fifth edition of the Gran Fondo Movistar was held in Montevideo. More than 1,200 athletes amateur and professionals dedicated to cycling, both Uruguayan and foreign, gathered to enjoy the experience.
“Closeness, innovation and leadership are three fundamental values for Movistar, and that we seek to promote in the different activities in which we participate. That is why we believe that it is very important to support Uruguayan athletes, contributing to the holding of sporting events that allow them to develop and excel year after year”, said Lucía Barbosa, Advertising and Sponsorships manager of Telefónica Movistar Uruguay.
The cyclists traveled 105 km, starting from Carrasco, crossing route 8 to Soca and returning along the Interbalnearia route and the Canelones boulevard, to return to the starting point. The participants of the Movistar Medio Fondo pedaled for 61 km, also starting from Carrasco towards routes 8 and 34 and then the Canelones boulevard, until they returned to the starting point of the route.
The Movistar Gran Fondo podium was occupied by Vikla López, who was crowned the winner of the Ladies category, followed by Tatiana Díaz, who held second place and Malvina Prieto, who came in third place. In the Men’s category, Leonel Rodríguez came first, seconded by Manuel Tur, who was escorted by Julio Acevedo. Meanwhile, the winners of the Medio Fondo were Brahian Rodríguez and Patricia Alonso.
About Telefónica Movistar Uruguay
A pioneer of mobile telephony in Uruguay, Telefónica is the largest private operator in the country, with 1.7 million customers, representing 27% of the local mobile market.
In addition to mobile connectivity, Telefónica Movistar Uruguay offers a wide range of digital services for the business segment and stands out for its rich digital service ecosystem, both for mass and corporate customers.
Its 4G network reaches more than 97% of the country’s population, it has been repeatedly recognized for its commitment to minimize its environmental impact, and it is the only operator that has a foundation, advocating for the reduction of the digital divide in Uruguay.