In less than two months’ time, a safe and Covid-free Titan Desert
March 25 th 2021 - 13:27
- A team from the Organization has visited Morocco on a reconnaissance trip to ensure that the race will be Covid-free
- For yet another year, the Titan Desert will have top-level riders such as Josep Betalú, Abraham Olano, David Arroyo, Sylvain Chavanel and the Olympic gold medallist Miguel Martínez
- More than 500 cyclists will live the adventure from 23 to 28 May. Registration still open!
The 16th edition of the Titan Desert is warming up with just two months to go before the event, which will be held from 23 to 28 May in Morocco. The race will return to its original home with all the necessary health guarantees, as was the case in 2020 when it was held in Almería.
A team from the Organization has been on the ground in Morocco to check the route, working closely with the Moroccan health authorities to ensure that the event will be Covid-free. “In Morocco we have liaised with the Ministry of Tourism, the National Tourism Promotion Office and the Spanish Embassy. We are now confident that the Titan Desert can go ahead in its natural habitat from 23 to 28 May”, says the President of RPM-MKTG, Juan Porcar.
The delegation to Morocco was headed by Félix Dot, the General Manager of the Titan Desert, and he sent a message to all Titans: “2021 will be the homecoming of the Titan, an event full of hope, it will be very emotional. We are so keen to get back together in the natural habitat of the Titan, the desert of Morocco”.
A Titan with full guarantees
Félix Dot explains that “the handling of the pandemic by the Moroccan authorities has been very good. The vaccination programme is going well. It is one of the countries that has vaccinated the highest percentage of its population”. He adds that “we are working with the Moroccan authorities to implement a series of measures to ensure a Covid-free Titan Desert, as we successfully did in Almería in 2020. I’m sure that, with everyone’s help, we will achieve it”.
Juan Porcar also stressed that “We will apply all the checks and experience we obtained this year in the Titan Desert in Almería. Safety is the main priority”.
In early April participants will receive an email with very detailed information about the protocols that will be applied to ensure that the Titan will be Covid-free, as it was last year.
Participation of the highest level
The 16th edition of the race will have a star-studded entry list: Josep Betalú, the winner of four editions, will be the man to beat. Julen Zubero and Oriol Colomé, stage winners in the Titan, will push him hard. Other great mountain bike specialists will line up in Morocco: Tomi Misser and Miguel Martínez (French Olympic champion in Sydney) and top former professional road race cyclists like Abraham Olano, Melcior Mauri, David Arroyo, Sylvain Chavanel, Amaël Moinard and José Ángel Gómez Marchante. Other prominent figures are Joan Pedrero (stage winner in Motorbikes in the Dakar Rally), François Delecour (runner-up in the World car rally championship) and Aurélien Fontenoy, three-time world trial bike runner-up. Among the ladies, we would highlight the presence of Núria Picas, a living legend of sky running and trail running.