ROUTE LOS AZULEJOS – 96 Km
DESAFÍO LA TITÁNICA – LOS AZULEJOS
3 Timed sections
1º: 2,3 Km – 2º: 21 Km
3º: 12 Km
+ 1.940 m
Departure at 8:00 h from Playa de Mogán at controlled speed, we take the motorway and pass through the Mogán tunnel, at the exit of the tunnel we turn right to take the GC-500 from Taurito. We cross Playa del Cura, Tauro and the first pass through Amadores to Puerto Rico where the first timed section starts in a 3rd category pass which counts towards the Mountain Classification Award. Descent and another pass through Amadores, Puerto Rico, Anfi del Mar, Arguineguín and Rotonda del Pajar where we turn left. After 2 km on the GC-505 the second timed section of 21 km in length begins, with a first 12 km section on a false flat uphill and then the ascent to the Barranquillo Andrés/Pie de la Cuesta pass of 1st category with 9 km at an average gradient of 8.1%, also scoring points. Descent to Pie de la Cuesta where there is a light refreshment station and start in three groups depending on the order of arrival. Ascent of 11 km with several rests until Degollada de Tasartico of 2nd category. Further descent to La Aldea de San Nicolás where the main refreshment post will be located. The final special category ascent to Degollada del Humo through the Valley of The Tears, el Valle de Las Lágrimas, 21 km with an average gradient of over 6% and several stretches with sustained ramps of 21%. Light refreshments and controlled descent in groups to Playa de Mogán, where it is compulsory for all participants to cross the finish line in order to appear in the classification.
Saturday 18th march 2023
Start at 08:00h from Anfi del Mar
Back to Anfi del Mar at 16:00h
The most iconic climb on the island is colloquially known as the Valley of Tears: The climb is 11.8 km long with an average slope of 8% (note that this includes downhill sections), the maximum slope is 25% and it is likely to take the average cyclist at least an hour to complete it. VOT starts hard, with a 25% gradient; so don’t attack too hard at first – you’ll need that power later!
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