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Enrique fourth after third day of Costa Blanca Bike Race

  • Luis Enrique left his position as Barcelona manager in June last year
  • The 47-year-old has been competing at the Costa Blanca Bike Race this week
  • Enrique and his partner are currently fourth after completing the third day
  • The final stage of the race will see Enrique ride 46km and ascend 1,387m 

Former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique competed in the third stage of the Costa Blanca Bike Race on Saturday.

The 47-year-old, who left his Barcelona post in June, has been on sabbatical from management to pursue his passion for cycling.

Enrique is wearing the number 603 shirt at the UCI recognised race and is competing with a partner in the two-man event, which will run over four days.

Luis Enrique has been enjoying his sabbatical away from football management

Enrique has never tried to hide his passions for other sports, having cycled 205km in through the Pyrenees, competed in numerous triathlons, ran the New York marathon and even completed in the Frankfurt Ironman competition.

The Spaniard and his partner finished the opening day in fourth for their category, starting at L’Alfas del Pi and finishing at the Sierra Helada antennas, where the highest point is 439 meters above sea level.

The former Barcelona boss has been cycling competitively since leaving his post in June

He and his partner finished the third day in fourth and finish the race on Sunday

He and his partner finished the third day in fourth and finish the race on Sunday

While Enrique was a familiar face in the CBBR field for football fans, the race, which is in its fourth year, welcomes many elite cyclists from across Europe, including  Olympic medalist Carlos Coloma , or the former world champion Tiago Ferreira.

The event was also host to professional motorcyclist Hector Barbera, who uses cycling as training for the Motorsport season.

Enrique and his partner will look to further improve on their current position on Sunday when they race in the final stage, riding 46km and ascending 1,387m on the Finestrat route.

The 47-year-old will ride 46km on the Finestrat route, climbing up to 1,387m

The 47-year-old will ride 46km on the Finestrat route, climbing up to 1,387m



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