The countdown has started! The most emerging international mountain bike stage race in the UCI calendar has announced its 2013 official race dates: 24th of February to the 1st of March. The third edition of this six day mountain bike competition, that will continue to be raced in teams of two riders, is receiving a great demand thanks to the services offered to all its participants (who can stay at the official four star hotels), the enviable Southern Spain’s weather, and specially its sensational route, pure mountain biking!
New categories, new venue, new stages...
Favouring a tighter competition but also satisfying a wider spectrum of participants, the 2013 Andalucía Bike Race will add some categories. Elite Men and Women will be able to choose to race under the UCI regulations or not; Masters will be now split into +30 and +40, meanwhile the Mixed category will continue as usual.
Those fighting for UCI points in the international ranking will like to know that Andalucía Bike Race keeps evolving and steps up a category, becoming a XCS class 1 event!
The third edition of Andalucía Bike Race will also visit a new venue, which will host the fifth stage and which will be revealed further on, together with the stages’ route.
Preceding this stage, the teams will have to face an intense time trial, a new racing format within Andalucía Bike Race!
Registration limited to 300 teams
Thanks to the tremendous interest that Andalucía Bike Race has awaken around the world, the organisation has decided to set a limited number of slots in order to keep offering their best and achieve a sustainable growth.
Registration price will continue to be as attractive as usual; 340 € per person until the 12th of November 2012, and 480 € per participant until the 11th of January 2013, when the registration period will end. Be aware that these deadlines are tighter than in previous years!
To simplify everyone’s life, the registration, accommodation and service hiring processes, will now be carried out at the same time. Riders will firstly register themselves and their team mates; then hire hotel rooms, followed by several services; finishing by paying the total amount. Any changes or further additions will have to be requested to the organisation. 130 double rooms will be available and, once these are sold out, the participants will have to find their own lodging. Fortunately, the two main venues have plenty of accommodation to host the competitors and their companions, and are all nearby. Registrations will open soon, stay tuned!
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