The province of Almería will host, from November 2 to 6, the mountain bike test of the Titan Desert 2020, which moves from Morocco to Spain due to COVID-19 and will be held over
400 kilometers in 5 stages and with more of 500 participants
whose philosophy is to live "an experience", as explained by the president of Titan World Series, Juan Porcar.
The fifteenth edition of this international MTB race has been presented in the Patio de Luces of the Diputación de Almería, from where it has bet on this "important sporting event" that will allow to show "the charm of the idyllic spaces of Almería and guarantee the participant safety ".
"This land of contrasts and wealth, which has been the scene of numerous films, was a land of cinema and now with the Titan Desert they are also going to become a land of adventure," said the president of the institution during the presentation. Provincial,
Javier Aureliano García
, who has pointed to Almería as one of the "most important and attractive places on the world scene to do active sports" in the face of its contrasts.
The spectacular nature of its landscapes and the harshness will continue as a common denominator, especially in the
two mountain days in the Sierra de Alhamilla
marked by a marked positive unevenness of more than 7,000 meters, although the test will also cross the Tabernas desert, the Karts in Yesos de Sorbas or the Natural Park of Cabo de Gata-Níjar as well as the field of maneuvers of the military base that the Legion has in Viator, as part of the tribute that the test will pay to this force on the occasion of the centenary of its foundation.
Induráin, Mauri, Chavanel ...
The event also has the participation of prestigious professional ex-cyclists such as the five-time Tour de France champion Miguel Induráin, who debuts in this edition and who will coincide with the winner of the Tour of Spain and the Titan Desert Melcior Mauri, as well as with Sylvain Chavanel or
, who has won the last four editions held.
The Almería Provincial Council has opted for this important sporting event with the joint coordination between the organization, institutions, sponsors and collaborators.
The Titan Desert has diverted its course in 2020 to enjoy a safe, responsible race in a natural setting worthy of such a special anniversary.
"Mountain bike lovers will have the opportunity to discover why the destination
'Costa de Almería'
is one of the best places in the world for outdoor sports", said the president of the Provincial Council, for Who the competition offers the opportunity to also know "the excellent climate and the great hotel and tourist infrastructure" of the province before a potential audience of 1,160 million people.
Thus, he affirmed that the Provincial Council "did not hesitate for a moment to do everything possible for the Titan Desert to be held in Almería".
"As one of the mottos of the Titan Desert says: it is something that seems impossible until you get it. From now on Almería is that setting where the impossible becomes a reality," he added.
Porcar has valued the collaboration received by the institutions in Almería to give continuity to the test.
"We came at a time when the world had stopped. You think, like us, that we should not stop society if there is no imperative need. They have opened the doors for us. Thank you for that support. It was an opening that excited us. Thanks to the Diputación, Junta de Andalucía, Ayuntamiento de Almería and other municipalities. It has been one of the times that I have been most surprised. They have all aligned themselves with us, "he said.
The presentation was also attended by the mayor of Almería,
, for whom this new edition of the Titan Desert "is going to be a complete success in terms of organization and participation."
"You have to be at the height of the circumstances and Almería is able to offer not only an authentic landscape, but it will also provide all the health guarantees," he stressed.
Stage "of cinema"
The traditional camp where all the participants sleep will also be the protagonist, since it will be located in Tabernas and thus the essence of the test will be maintained.
Thus, cyclists will rest
three nights in the same camp
with the necessary infrastructure to face this adventure with all the guarantees.
Tabernas is the only arid desert in Europe.
A place as unique as it is spectacular that has been the set of great films, especially Westerns, such as 'The Good, the Ugly and the Bad';
'Lawrence of Arabia';
'Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade';
or scenes from such current and successful series as 'Game of Thrones'.
Cabo de Gata-Níjar
Cabo de Gata-Níjar
is a jewel of nature and one of the last redoubts of the unspoilt Mediterranean coast.
This natural space is home to 63 kilometers of coastline with dazzling cliffs and high-quality sea beds.
And with a wide gastronomic offer in what is considered the cradle of the Mediterranean diet and the garden of Europe, with the flag of the culinary tradition of this land condensed in the gourmet brand of the province 'Sabores Almería'.
The Titan Desert will take place in its five stages in Almería through the following municipalities:
Almería, Níjar, Tabernas, Turrillas, Lucainena de las Torres, Sorbas, Uleila del Campo, Gérgal, Santa Fe de Mondújar, Nacimiento, Alboloduy, Rioja, Gádor, Pechina , Benahadux and Viator.
The Titan Desert 2020 will continue to be in this edition one of the sports events with the greatest international impact.
Not in vain, the image of the race will reach 190 territories thanks to the agreement with more than 30 television channels.
In Spain alone, in the 2019 edition, more than 2,000 articles were published in the media during the race and more than 125 television appearances.
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