The Cicloturista Gran Canaria Bike Week will double participation in its 30th edition
The organization announced the details of the event for which athletes from 10 countries and 19 Spanish provinces have already registered.
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, November 21.- The bicycle week of the island presented in the Gran Canaria Arena the novelties of its 30th edition that will take place from December 2 to 8 under the co-organization of the Town Hall of San Bartolomé de Tirajana and the company DG Eventos. More than 500 kilometers distributed in seven stages for a total of 10,000 meters of accumulated elevation make up the agenda of this reference event in the archipelago whose registration remains open through www.lacicloturista.com
The director-manager of the Insular Institute of Sports, Alfredo Gonçalves, and the Minister of Tourism of the Cabildo of Gran Canaria, Inés Jiménez, highlighted the importance of a test that highlights the unbeatable conditions offered by the island for sports in general and cycling in particular. Sport and nature in its purest form with a unique environment that will be fostered by the participants already mentioned and that currently doubles the figure compared to previous years. The month of December awaits the cyclists who will have in the Faro de Maspalomas the operations center on the occasion of the resounding return of La Cicloturista Gran Canaria Bike Week to the municipality that represented its Councilor for Sports, Roberto Martel.
The sporting director of the event, Ángel García, detailed relevant aspects of the week that will start on day 2 with the Desafío La Titánica ‘Continue is to win’, a route of 97 kilometers that will link the Faro de Maspalomas with Artenara. It will continue on Monday with the Day of the Club, circulating of 32 crossing corners that fascinate the lovers of the modality like Ayagaures and Mountain The Data, whereas on Tuesday 4 will be the turn of the denominated Maspalomas Bike. 77 pedaling through places such as Santa Lucía de Tirajana, Hoya de Tunte and Fataga.
The Climbing to Pico de las Nieves is another of the most anticipated. The climb to which specialists consider the hardest port in Europe will be held on December 5 connecting the 30 kilometers that exist between the beach of El Burrero, in the town of Ingenio, and the summit at 1,950 meters. In addition, the test included in the Grand Events list of the Gran Canaria European Sports Island program and promoted by the Tourist Board will end with the Grand Tour.
Three stages of 92, 123 and 54 kilometers along the East and West slopes, as well as along the coast. The first includes the Maspalomas Lighthouse and Arucas passing through Agüimes, Telde, Monte Lentiscal and Tenoya; the second will be for the West pedaling by Guía, Gáldar, Agaete, La Aldea de San Nicolás de Tolentino, Veneguera, Taurito and Arguineguín. The third and last one will be developed along the coast with entertainment, delivery of distinctions and closing of the 30th anniversary at the official hotel Suites & Villas 4 * by Dunas. All of them with the Maspalomas Lighthouse as an exceptional witness.
Three decades of life have allowed La Cicloturista Gran Canaria Bike Week to star countless pages throughout its history, but above all to establish itself as one of the most famous. This 2018 will commemorate a very special date that nobody wants to miss. To the section of sponsors have also been added Gatorade, Dunas Hotels & Resorts and San Roque Hospitals, as well as the consistories of Arucas, Artenara and Ingenio as collaborators. The involvement of the Insular Cycling Federation of Gran Canaria, represented by its vice president Agustín Rodríguez, of Free Motion as an official store, of Global and Skoda make this party possible.
Participants will have at their disposal services and medical insurance, first aid, refreshments in the routes and goals, the possibility of renting bicycles, workshop, free transport, physiotherapists and masseurs, time control system for the Titanic Challenge and Climbing to the Pico de las Nieves, both as cyclo-sports, and wardrobe to live the whole week. The official jersey and the commemorative are another of the claims that to date have aroused the interest of cyclists from 10 countries among which are Denmark, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, Argentina, Colombia, etc, and 19 Spanish provinces.
Successful cyclists like Monika Sattler, the first woman to complete in parallel the 3,300 kilometers of the Vuelta a España, or Patxi Cía, double European champion in mountain bike, have already confirmed their presence. And is that sports tourism continues to rise, reporting benefits to the accommodation plant and the catering sector.
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