The race is sold out!
March 12 th 2019 - 17:00
• 675 riders have entered the 14th edition of the Garmin Titan Desert, which is a 10% increase from last year.
• The organizers have closed registration to guarantee a first-class service to the participants.
The 14th edition of the Garmin Titan Desert is now sold out, three days prior to the close of registration (15 March), with the participation of 675 riders. This figure suggests an unprecedented success for the race that will take place this year from 28 April to 3 May.
After surpassing the 600 race bibs of the 2018 edition, where the number of entries also had to be limited, a 10% increase was recorded this year, to arrive at the number of 675, which the organizers consider to be the limit to ensure that the service and attention to the mountain bikers will be first-class.
Juan Porcar, CEO of RPM-MKTG, assures: “We would have liked to welcome everyone who dreams of participating in the unique experience of the Garmin Titan Desert, but it would have upset the quality of the event and the safety of the participants. As a result, again we were forced to limit the entry to 675 people. Some think that this is a good thing, but it is certainly not the case of those riders who have trained for many months to prepare and for those the mention of “sold out” will be a real blow. We wish to express our admiration and gratitude to all these people. We also encourage them to try again next year and, above all, never stop pedalling. "
In addition to being the biggest in terms of participants, the 2019 Garmin Titan Desert will also be the most international in its history with 18 countries represented. Spain will have the largest number of riders, followed by France, Colombia, Andorra, Costa Rica, Morocco, Argentina, Chile, Germany, Italy, Portugal, the United States, Venezuela, the Czech Republic, Mexico, Switzerland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.
There is no longer any doubt about the internationalization of the Garmin Titan Desert. Each edition opens up to new regions of the world, and the media coverage of the event increases as the event grows in importance. The race is now broadcast on television in almost 200 countries.
The number of participants in the 2019 edition of the Garmin Titan Desert does not on its own guarantee the success of the event, the quality of the riders who will take part is also an asset. This year, former professional riders such as Joaquim “Purito” Rodríguez, Sylvain Chavanel, Melcior Mauri and Abraham Olano will take part in the adventure. “Purito”, whose record of achievements is exceptional (podium on the Tour de France, Giro and Vuelta), will ride on the tracks of the North African event for the first time, as will Sylvain Chavanel, who hung up his helmet last year after having competed a record 18 times in the Tour de France. But beyond the headliner names, the man to beat will, once again, be Josep Betalú, who has won the last three editions of the race.