EPIC Gran Canaria consolidates itself as a world cycling destination

The most popular cycling sports event in the south of Gran Canaria, the EPIC Gran Canaria RIU Hotels & Resortsalready brings together more than 400 registered people just over a month before its appointment with international sport on February 9 and 11, 2024. Among the runners already confirmed in the test, which will once again consolidate Gran Canaria as a world cycling destination, there are already more than 20 different nationalities.

The Epic Gran Canaria advances in this edition with its international leap with twinning with other cities in the world that share the love of cycling, as is the case of the Veneto region, with which this Gran Canaria event has strengthened ties by twinning on a bridge Italo-Canarian with sport as a common axis. In addition, the EPIC Gran Canaria RIU Hotels & Resorts has joined hands with other sister events throughout the planet, which is an opportunity for cyclists who want to take their passion to Europe. The EPIC Gran Canaria has teamed up with the 5 Mila Marche event and with Prosecco Cycling, who have prepared special surprises for the champions of this edition, and also for the participants.

Each participant of the EPIC Gran Canaria RIU Hotels & Resorts Anyone who registers for the 5 Mila Marche will have a 50% discount on registration, among other advantages yet to be revealed, the result of this international association that links Gran Canaria with Italy in 2024 for its most international edition and with the desire to continue growing . A bridge has also been created with Valdobbiadene, in Veneto, with an alliance with the international Prosecco Cycling event.

British, Germans, Italians, Norwegians, Poles, Americans… The Epic Gran Canaria returns in this edition stronger than ever, making a leap to the international level with more than twenty nationalities represented and as the final destination where the champions will be crowned and world champions in the Gran Fondo World Championship.

The seventh edition of the EPIC Gran Canaria Registration is still open with the last few days to join to the test that will close the first cycle sports world ranking for fans and passionate cyclists of the world, which will decide the 2024 champions in Gran Canaria.

The EPIC Gran Canaria RIU Hotels & Resorts will have two cycling stages that run along several of the most popular routes on the island, with a first test of 115 kilometers and two timed sections. Starting from the Mirador de las Dunas de Maspalomas at the RIU Palace Maspalomas, the course will test the athletes on a climb that starts at the foot of the Maspalomas Dunes to take the competitors to face a route through Arteara, Fataga, Tirajana and El Pajar to Pasito Blanco.

The first stage repeats on one of the most privileged cycling routes on the island, with a first timed section of this stage going from Aqualand to Ayagaures, with the finish line at the Pedro González summit in a time trial of 12.3 kilometers at 470 meters of altitudewhich plans to leave cyclists breathless in a fight against a average inclination of 4.4%, and a cutting time of 50 minutes. The second of the trials will evaluate the athletes in their face to face with the road between Pasito Blanco on its way up to Ayacata, with 45 kilometers and 1,304 meters high. With an average slope of 4.7%, this time trial will push the participants to the limit in a challenge through El Pajar, Cercados de Espino, Soria, Barranquillo Andrés, the Las Niñas dam and culminates at the top of Ayacata.

The second stage is one of the favorite routes for international cycling lovers, with 75 kilometers of challenge and a 22-kilometer time trial from the RIU Palace Maspalomas hotel to Fataga and Tirajanawith 925 meters of altitude, in a slope of 810 meters and average slopes of 4%. Fast, demanding, fun and very dynamic, the EPIC Gran Canaria RIU Hotels & Resorts takes over the GC-65 and the GC-500, in a circuit with passage through St. LuciaThe age, NeighborhoodDoctoral and Bahía Feliz which culminates with a great sports festival, with a show and live music.

Cycling as a tourist attraction and differentiator

The EPIC Gran Canaria RIU Hotels & Resorts has consolidated itself in the sports calendar, firm in its objective that sport adds quality to the offer of Gran Canaria as a destination, and taking advantage of the tourist attraction of cycling as added value, thus serving to Enjoy the island from a health perspective and value its natural heritage and its advantages as an outdoor sports venue all year round.

The EPIC Gran Canaria RIU Hotels & Resorts has the support of the Insular Sports Institute of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, Maspalomas Costa Canaria, RIU Hotels & Resorts, Turismo Gran Canaria, Hospiten, Free Motion, Nektium, Coca-Cola, Aquabona, and Esenat, among others.

2024-01-09 14:40:29
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