Sport is for competing, challenging yourself and going the distance. It is also a great way to meet new people, from all different backgrounds, with all kinds of experiences, as shown every 4 years at the Olympic Games. Some sport competitors have had the privilege to hone their natural talent all their lives with private lessons and access to high-quality training. Others may have been able to train but not with all the same benefits. This is why events like the Majorca Challenge Cycle Race are extremely important as they help to bring together lots of different people and give them all the same opportunities as everybody else.
This big sporting event arrives to Majorca on 25th January, for its 27th edition, and lasts for four days. The challenge is done in teams, 18 in total, competing in four separate races. Many famous faces in cycling will use this race as the starting platform for their bike race season and for other lesser-known faces, this will be their debut. The race brings together people from Israel, Holland, Belgium, Italy, Hungary, German and, of course, Spain. Let’s take a look at some of the teams:
EUSKADI MURIAS: This team is from the Basque country, an autonomous community in northern Spain. One of the team members is Enrique Sanz, who has a long history of experience in racing.
ISRAEL CYCLING ACADEMY: This is the first professional team that looks for young talent from Israel and other countries where cycling is not a common sport. The team aims to compete in races like this one in order to give young participants the opportunity they would otherwise not get and encourage others from their home countries to take up this great sport.
PANNON CYCLING TEAM: This is the Hungarian team that sports continental status. These are new faces to the Majorca Challenge Cycle Race and so, with that being said, we welcome you!
BIESSE CARRERA GAVARDO: This race will be this young Italian team’s first competition at continental level. We wish you the best of luck!
TEAM SAUERLAND: The members of this team are all German and this race will be their first of the 2018 season.
SELECCION ESPAÑOLA DE PISTA: These are our old friends from this beautiful hot country of Spain. They have competed in this race more times than most and we love welcoming them back year after year. Some of the best experts in cycling form part of this team like Albert Torres and Xavier Cañellas.
The starting point of this race will be at Playa de Palma. However, if you like to practice away from these sporting events, we recommend heading to the north of Majorca, to the areas of Cap de Formentor, Muro and Alcudia, where our Piscis Adults-Only Hotel is located. This is the perfect hotel to use as base camp for all your bike touring adventures. Similarly, if you prefer to cycle leisurely, we offer a bike hire service so you can discover the hidden coves and beautiful scenery this incredible destination has to offer…