The #IrurtzunRules project has its origin in an idea of Ian, a close friend of Sergi Irurtzun, who suffered from colorectal cancer against which he fought fiercely until his passing last November. The idea was to create a cycling team to participate in the legendary TRANSPYR, a coast to coast cycling race which crosses the Pyrenees from the Cantabrian to the Mediterranean Sea.
The aim is to support Sergi’s fight, to explain the importance of medical research to fight against cancer and to raise funds for the Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO), a reference center in Oncology worldwide that does an enormous amount of cancer research, where Sergi followed his treatment.
Choosing this challenge is no coincidence: Sergi was a big fan of cycling, and altogether with a group of friends they all participated in the TRANSPYR in 2018. And it was during the course of the race that Sergi began to have physical discomforts that ended in the diagnosis of the cancer he suffered.
Today, the #IrurtzunRules cycling team is made up of 8 of Sergi’s friends, who will participate in the TRANSPYR Backroads modality from June 11 to 17, 2023. To do so, all of them have been following a specific training plan to achieve the goal of wearing the finisher shirt.
Both companies and individuals can donate any amount to raise funds to colorectal cancer research at the Tumor Group Gastrointestinal and Endocrine of the VHIO.