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TITAN TROPIC CUBA by GAES: Titan’s tropical challenge
A total of 5 stages in Mountain Bike, over 400 kilometers through the lush landscapes of the island and a prologue through La Havana Vieja, will complete a test only suitable for the most intrepid and adventurous riders.
After eleven editions of the GAES Titan Desert by Garmin, the toughest MTB race in the world through the desert of Morocco, RPM introduced last year a new MTB challenge in the Island of Cuba. After the good acceptance of the first edition, this morning we have revealed all the details of its second edition, born with the same philosophy as its predecessor from the desert; test the physical and mental strength of its participants, but in a totally different environment, the tropical rainforest.
Accompanied by the Cuban ambassador in Madrid, his Excellency Eugenio Martinez and the winner of the 1st edition of the race, the rider Diego Tamayo, the organization of the Titan Tropic Cuba by GAES presented the details of the race that will have more than 450 kilometers from Havana to the fascinating beach of Cayo Jutías, in the westernmost part of the island. A tour of great beauty through areas of Havana, Artemisa and Pinar del Rio, possessing an extraordinary vegetation, typical of tropical climate that run along wide slopes and narrow paths of great beauty.
A noncompetitive prologue through the most emblematic places of the mythical Havana Vieja on Saturday 3rd December will be the prelude to the first stage that will begin the next day from Havana and take cyclists to Soroa, placed in the Reserve of Biosphere Sierra del Rosario, in the municipality of Candelaria. This small and natural paradise will welcome participants over two days, as it will be the starting point of the second stage and where the first camp will be installed. Precisely the camps, where participants coexist after each stage, formed by individual tents, bar and restaurant service, medical service, showers and bathrooms or cleaning area for bicycles, are one of the great attractions of the Titan tests. A unique experience and highly appreciated by the participants, who live in public areas amid nature.
The third stage will take the riders from Soroa to Viñales in the province of Pinar del Río. With an enviable flora and wildlife, the area is known for its spectacular mix of metamorphic rocks with Karst Mountains, popularly known as "mogotes". A unique placement which will host the second camp thought to enjoy the rich and lush vegetation of the area.
Starting and finishing in Viñales, participants will face the fourth stage of the test, before spectacular final race in the wonderful beach of Cayo Jutías an excellent opportunity to put an end to the second edition of the race stage.
The Cuban people, who lived with great passion the first edition of the race, will transmit again their support and heat to participants throughout the test.
The Titan Tropic Cuba by GAES offers participants the opportunity to live a unique experience in MTB, the hardness of the test and the unique experience of the camps in the countryside will transform its participants into real titans, an experience they will remember all lifetime.