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The 28th Borrufa Trophy

Andorra Telecom, as a sponsor, supported the organisational and sporting success of the Borrufa Trophy, which, as it was held in January, avoided the wave of cancellations resulting from the pandemic. The Borrufa Trophy is one of the most prestigious international alpine skiing competitions for young people.

The Andorran team finished in a commendable second place in the overall standings behind Spain. The 15 medals (six golds, five silvers and four bronzes) and the 18 places on the podiums allowed the Andorran delegation to beat the teams from Great Britain, France, Italy and Russia, among other countries. Clàudia García, with six metals, and Salvador Cornella, who added four metals to the title of the best U14 skier, were the leading competitors.

The Andorran team also won the night-time Team Event, one of the year’s innovations, after beating France in the final.

A total of 38 teams from 26 different countries took part in the 28th Borrufa Trophy.

An excellent season for MoraBanc Andorra

MoraBanc Andorra shone brightly in the Endesa League and in Europe in a highly difficult season. The team led by Ibon Navarro managed to overcome the onslaught of the coronavirus and achieved an excellent sixth position in the regular season, allowing it to take part in an excep-tional play-off held in the Valencia bubble.

The tricolours, after a great first half in which they managed to lead by sixteen points, were one step away from reaching the semi-finals but lost 88 to 86 against Burgos after a tense end of the match.

Another milestone during the season was, for the third time in history, the team’s classification for the King’s Cup held in Málaga. The seventh position in the first round of the league allowed the Andorran team to take part in the great celebration of Spanish basketball. After a memora-ble first game against Tenerife (85-87), allowing the team to reach the semifinals for the first time, it suffered a heavy defeat against the host,’Unicaja, by 92 to 59.

Once again, Andorra Telecom supported MoraBanc during the season, bringing the team closer to the spectators by broadcasting all the Spanish league and EuroCup matches via its television platform.

Trial World Championships in Sant Julià de Lòria

In September Sant Julià became the international epicentre of trial with the holding of the dual World Outdoor Championships, with the altitude of 1,600 of Naturlàndia as the focal point and health safety as a priority.

The rivalry between the two riders in the best form was enjoyed with great intensity during the weekend with the main competition, the TrialGP. Adam Raga won on the first day while Toni Bou finished second and Jorge Casales third. On the following day the results were re-versed. Resident rider Toni Bou from the Repsol Honda Team dominated from start to finish, finishing ahead of Raga and Casales.

A total of six riders from the country (Laia Pi, Jan Gabriel, Joan Miquel García, Valentí Cristina, Alèxia Lladó and Oriol Pi) took part in the TrialGP, Trial2 and Trial125 competitions in the male category and the TrialGP and Trial2 competitions in the female category.

Andorra Telecom provided technological support to the organisation for the smooth running of the event that counts for the World Trial Championship.

Spartan Race

Despite the pandemic, the Encamp Spartan Race was held as planned with the implementation of the health safety measures recommended by the Ministry of Health of Andorra. The capac-ity was limited to 500 participants and the location was also modified, as the competition was held in the town centre of the parish and in the adjoining mountains.

The competition included the Sprint, Beast, Ultra and Super categories.

The Ultra category, with 50 kilometres of distance and 60 obstacles, was won by Jonathan García and Clàudia Barbosa. Albert Soley and Ona Socias won the Beast category, a half-marathon with 30 obstacles, while the Super category (10 kilometres and 25 obstacles) was also domi-nated by Albert Soley, as well as by Nhoa Costas.

Once again Andorra Telecom was the technological partner of this endurance test, which was held for the fifth time.