Škoda Titan Desert Almería 2023: the same challenge, a new format23 de March de 2023
The Škoda Titan Desert Almería faces its fourth edition. It does so, moreover, with a new format. The Andalusian race aims to become the most approachable race of all those that form part of the Titan World Series universe, maintaining all the sporting challenges that have made it a benchmark in European mountain biking.
Registration is now open for all participants who want to experience the Almeria adventure. The first 100 participants will be able to register at a reduced early bird rate which will be maintained for the first few weeks.
The Škoda Titan Desert Almería 2023 was presented today with a kick-off event. The ESCAPA shop at 310 Viladomat Street in Barcelona hosted the opening ceremony of the race, which was attended by sponsors, press and race organisers.
At this meeting, all the new features of the race were explained, ranging from the price to the logistics, including, among other things, the number of stages that will make up the race.
“A NEW BEGGINING”
The Škoda Titan Desert Almería 2023 starts on October 7th and ends on October 10th. It will consist of four stages and a single location for the coexistence of all the Titans taking part in the challenge.
All the usual challenges of the race, such as the contrast between desert and mountains, the climb to the great Almeria mountain passes and the route around the Tabernas desert, will be maintained.
“In the end it is a way to update the race while maintaining its essence,” explained Cristian Llorens, general manager of RPM Sports. “We want to preserve what makes the race unique, but we want to make the Škoda Titan Desert Almería the ideal first contact for the cyclist who wants to get to know our races”.
Miguel Piwko, Marketing Director of Škoda Spain, underlined the Czech company’s commitment to the race: “The Škoda Titan Desert Almería is a unique experience that revolves around cycling. That’s exactly where we want to be, in events where you can breathe effort, spirit of achievement and teamwork. Values that we share and that define us as a brand.
The race’s sports director, Manuel Tajada, spoke about the logistical changes of the race, such as the fact that all the Titans’ coexistence will take place only at the Barceló Cabo de Gata. “We will operate a transfer system to be able to move the Titans between different points. In the end, with a single location, it generates a greater communion and greater facilities of adaptation for all riders,” he insisted.
The host of the event, José Luis Pardo, general manager of ESCAPA, welcomed the recent agreements between the brand and the Škoda Titan Desert, both in Almería and Morocco: “Since we started our relationship with the race we wanted to be much more than just an official shop. We want to be there with the Titans every step of the way. Today is the first day of a journey that will end on October 10th, when Escapa will accompany the Titans as they cross the finish line in Almería”.