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Idyllic route to discover Cuba in MTB
The route of the second edition of the Titan Tropic Cuba by Gaes has been revealed today in the Fair UNIBIKE, where the organizer RPM-Skedio has its own stand. A prologue and five spectacular stages in Cuba that will allow all the participants to discover its landscapes and nature in a challenge where adventure and competition join to create a unique event.
The team of recognition finished last week the route of the second edition of the race in the Caribbean island, which will be celebrated from December 3th to 8th. The technical director of the race, Manuel Tajada, stands out the spectacular nature of the route.
“I think that we have achieved a route that will surprise the participants and that improves that of the last edition. From the prologue in the main streets of La Habana up to the last stage with the arrival to the white sand of Cayo Jutías, the Titan Tropic allows you to discover Cuba enjoying your maximum passion, the mountain bike” says Tajada.
The race will take place, besides the capital city of the country, for the western zone of the island, in the regions of Artemisa and Pinar del Rio, where the green and deep vegetation are a constant. The jungle and the crossing of rivers will defy the riders.
Prologue La Habana-La Habana (30 km)
The bikers will meet in La Habana on December 3 to pedal in a not competitive prologue in the capital city. The Malecón, the Revolution Square and the Plaza de Armas will be some of the emblematic spots where the participants will be able to pedal and to greet the Cuban citizens, who wait this second edition with joy.
1st stage: La Habana-Soroa (89 km)
The capital city is left behind to enter some tracks avoiding asphalted roads, crossing villages that will let the participants know a different Cuba. The participants will arrive through a forest to the first and spectacular camp of Soroa, Reserve of the Biosphere where stands out the Orchid field with more than 20.000 exemplars of 130 species of orchids.
2nd stage: Soroa-Soroa (106 km)
This is the stage of the hydraulic dams. The second stage will be a curl in the sense of the needles of the clock circulating by big tracks that cross crops areas and parallel to three hydraulic dams. Coming back to Soroa, the great difficulty of the day is a technical and stony raise.
3rd stage: Soroa-Viñales (119 km)
This is the longest stage of the race. The bikers will live a singular day where they will have to cross constantly slightly mighty rivers, small villages and technical sections and to defy the top of the mythical step of the "Marcha Atrás", with some section with a percentage superior to
18 %. The Viñales's second camp waits for the bikers, a region classified as Cultural Landscape of the Humanity for the UNESCO, and where there stand out the traditional "hillocks" and valleys of singular beauty.
4th stage: Viñales-Viñales (72 km)
This is the main stage. Due to its hardness and characteristics, the fourth stage of the Titan Tropic Cuba by Gaes can be decisive for the general classification. Surrounding the Mongotes of Viñales, the route passes entirely for tracks and paths, some of them of big difficulty. This is a stage 100% MTB with many kilometers of paths.
5th stage: Viñales – Cayo Jutías (68 km)
The spectacular end of the Titan Tropic by Gaes is one of the big incentives of the competition. The thin and white sand of Cayo Jutías, with even more meters of beach than in the last edition, constitutes the perfect end for the race. It is not a stage of honoring, as before it, it is necessary to cross a closed forest and overcome a few kilometers that pass for a mine of exploitation in the open air. The glory waits for the titans.
Definitively, an exciting tour to enjoy with the rest of participants. The inscriptions for the raced are still opened in the web www.titantropic.com, “it thrills to think it, imagine to live it”