The Garmin Titan Desert 2020 will take place from April 19th to 24th
The Titan Desert is governed by his own rules which are published on the website. It is important to read it before making the registration and consult if arises any doubt.
The start of each stage is at 8.00am.
The route of the stages of the race is marked, except in the Garmin Stage or Garmin segments. It is mandatory the use of a Navigation System. It is only mandatory the passage for the CP's (checkpoints) & EH, so the race is also open to navigation.
The six stages of the race have an average distance of about 110 km each. It is possible to face a stage of 80 km and others up to 140 km.
The exact route will be revealed the night before each stage. In January the description of the stages will be published with the exact mileage, start and a finish points and the altimetry.
It is a stage in which the participants do not have any external assistance in the camp and the mechanics and physiotherapists will be found at the end of the next day stage. Participants must carry everything they need to spend the night in the camp because the usual haimas are replaced by a large common tent; without mattresses, sheets or blankets (it's recommended to bring a sleeping bag and air mattress). And there is no access to personal luggage.
Checkpoints controls are placed depending on the route of each stage. Although varying depending on the route, there will be no more than 4 per stage, and there will be communicated the day before.
In the Titan Desert the water points are called Hydration Stations.
This depends a lot on the route and the characteristics of the stage, but the organization of the Titan Desert has planned that there won’t be more than 40km without Hydration Stations.
In addition, before the start of each stage each participant receives 3 liters of water to fill their drums and backpacks.
|WATER, 1.5 L|
|FINISH||Served in cups|
It is forbidden to leave the HS with drink containers, which must be deposited in the bins.
* Remember to leave the desert and mountains the way we found them or better.
- No solid food is available in the HS.
- Each participant will receive 20 bottles of water free of charge outside the stages. These bottles must be retrieved from the designated place from the first stage (at the end of the stage) and until the arrival of the last rider at the finish line in the last stage, using a bracelet with a chip. These bottles of water cannot be purchased from the bar or restaurant.
- Any other bottles of water or beverages consumed during the day must be paid directly at the bar or restaurant using Titanitos (see race currency).
Any participant who drops out during one of the stages must contact the corresponding checkpoint (CP or HS) or wait for the broom wagon.
The participant will have to sign a withdrawal sheet with the reason and kilometre point. This also needs to be notified to the Participant Service upon arrival at the camp.
The organization will take the participant and bicycle to the next camp by means of the broom wagon or another vehicle available at that time (the broom wagon can leave participants who have withdrawn at a CP or hydration point, if necessary, so that the people responsible for the point can take him/her later to the camp at the time of closing). Whenever possible, the broom wagon will carry out this transfer to the camp, but priority will be given to the most urgent cases.
The organization will not be held liable for any damage caused to the bicycle during transport. However, it will be carried out as carefully as possible. The bicycle can be transferred in the broom wagon or an HS truck.
Riders who drop out may start the next stage, but they will no longer be eligible for the classifications. They will have to complete the next stages within the specified time. Failure to do so will result in disqualification from the race and the riders involved having to travel from camp to camp with the organization.
Riders who have dropped out of a stage will not be eligible for the general classification or stage wins.