This year the Škoda Titan Series Almería has born!
One of the strengths of the Škoda Titan Series Almería will undoubtedly be its 4-stage journey plus a prologue, capable of offering a unique combination of sea and desert. During the stages, cyclists will have the opportunity to roll in front of the coast and discover Costa de Almeria, an idylllic spot that will leave us spectacular prints, and also to enter the desert of Europe: Tabernas that stars much of the circuit, thanks to its 280km square of unique landscapes and irreplaceable scenery of countless western films. Its arid landscape, recognized as one of the treasures of European film culture, will make the most mad about movies recognize some of the decorations, transporting them to such well-known films as Lawrence of Arabia or Indiana Jones and Latest Crusade.
The sand, the trails and its mountainous parts will mark stages that will have as common denominator the TITAN SPIRIT, thus maintaining the DNA of the test more alive than ever. The essence of a race that has in the companionship of its participants, the spirit of personal improvement, the coexistence or the adventure carried to the seventh level, the values that make this test an inimitable experience.
The first rider to confirm his presence is Joaquim Purito Rodríguez. With a huge record that includes podium in the three big laps (Tour, Giro and La Vuelta), Purito faces the test this time with the experience of 2019, when he played in Morocco the 14th edition of the Titan Desert. “Titan is a special race. It's no just about going fast, but also being sharp with navigation and controlling much effort. The dunes are something you don't forget, a feeling you've never lived on a bike. In Almeria I expect more mountains than in Morocco, a route that will surely be better adapted to my conditions. And it motivates me to be back in the camp. It's a family. Finish the stage and until you get to the shower you get together with a thousand people and all with an adventure and a different vision of the race. Every biker lives a special Titan."
The most epic camp in history:
The characteristic cowboy village of Tabernas desert will become for a few days in the Titan camp. The place where participants will live after the stages in their shared tents, the Hall where they will eat meals and the Sheriff's police station, among other spaces, where areas of recovery and physiotherapy or mechanical assistance will be established, among other services. And all this will have anti-Covid prevention and security measures.
Score from 1334 points in this race
Prologue + 4 Stages
The climbing is 8429 meters in this race