Titan Tropic mountain bike marathon to take place in Cuba

Posted: 01-Aug-15 12:19

The renowned Titan Desert mountain bike marathon recently announced it would launch an epic race in Cuba. Under the name of Titan Tropic, the new competition will go to some of the island's most idyllic natural settings.

Titan Tropic mountain bike marathon to take place in Cuba

Titan Desert takes us by surprise by moving its unique and thrilling races from Morocco to Havana. One of the most famous and challenging mountain bike marathons, this competition usually takes place in the North-African country.

Yet this year, RPM Events, which is responsible for organising these cycling races, has announced it will embark on a new adventure, under the name of Titan Tropic. This time, mountain bikers will pedal their way through some of Cuba's most beautiful sites.

Comprising six phases, the Titan Tropic marathon is a new challenge for riders. The race will depart from Havana, Cuba's capital, where participants will get acquainted with the historic part of the city and the cobblestone streets. Next, adventurers will travel west to Pinar del Rio and into the verdant natural areas of Las Terrazas, Soroa and Vinales.

As the marathon goes on, participants will ride their mountain bikes by the sea, through the island's coastline, until arriving at their final destination in Cayo Jutias. This small key, with an area of only 4km2, is filled with breath-taking vegetation, vigorous wildlife and sparkling white-sand beaches.

Titan Tropic mountain bike marathon to take place in Cuba

In contrast to the 600 competitors that usually take part in Titan Desert, only 150 riders are to join in on this Caribbean 6-part marathon.

Joan Porcar, the founder and main organiser of these events expressed he didn't want to set himself up with too many challenges from a logistic point of view, given that this was the first time a race of this calibre was celebrated in Cuba.

"We have decided to limit the number of inscriptions in this first edition," said Porcar "As organisers of the competition we wish to have everything under control. It will be an adventure for us too."

In addition, each stage of the competition will be slightly shorter than the ones in Titan Desert, considering the tropical island's damper conditions and the tricky jungle-like paths that do not resemble Morocco's dry weather and arid roads. The official presentation of the new and exciting Titan Tropic marathon took place in Barcelona this Monday and has filled mountain bike fans with enthusiasm and anxiety.


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