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Epic Gran Canaria is full of illustrious cycling

A new edition of the Epic Gran Canaria is scheduled for this weekend, with the participation of some illustrious cyclists who are sure to make the race great fun.

 

Gran Canaria is eagerly awaiting the Epic Gran Canaria RIU Hotels & Resorts, a cycle tourism event for everyone with exceptional participants. This event, in two stages starting and ending at the Hotel Riu Palace Maspalomas, consists of several timed sections.

In the first stage there are two time trials: the climb to Ayagaures and the section from Pasito Blanco to Ayacata, 115 km of exciting track. In the second stage, 75 km through Tirajana, Arteara or Santa Lucía, with a timed section of 22 km.

The illustrious who play a role in the Epic Gran CanariaClaudio Chiapucci

Claudio Chiapucci

Those who enjoyed the best of cycling in the 80s and 90s know who “Diavolo” is. The Italian was one of the great climbers of the time, with at times a notable battle with Miguel Indurain. It is said that without the Spaniard, Chiapucci would surely have won a Tour or two, since he finished second in the 1990 and 1992 editions. Seeing him climb the Ayagaures will be a gift for nostalgics.

Mario Cipollini

Mario Cipollini

Another famous Italian prof present at the Epic Gran Canaria is Mario Cipollini, one of the great sprinters in history with 180 victories between 1989 and 2005. He has a huge list of winning stages in Le Tour de France, La Vuelta a España and il Giro d'Italia.

Abraham Olano

Abraham Olano

His name echoed in Parquesvr's catchy song 'Lance Armstrong' a few years ago, and Epic Gran Canaria also wanted to shake hands with Abraham Olano this year. A history of Spanish cycling, world champion in road and time trial cycling and winner of no less than three Vueltas a España. Also particularly memorable is his silver medal in the time trial at the Atlanta 96 Olympics. Curiously, he won the GP Eddy Merckx in 1998, with Chente García Acosta, a little-known name in the era, but who has earned the sympathy of many as a result of his outstanding presence in the Movistar Team series on Netflix, of which he is the current sports director.

Matti Helminen

Matti Helminen

Although he may be an unknown name to many, this Finnish cyclist is one of the most successful in his country, winning multiple Finnish time trial and road cycling championships. He is also the winner of the last two editions of the Epic Gran Canaria. We take this opportunity to greet all the Finns who visit us every day. Terveisiä Espanjasta. Have you ever thought about enjoying a cycling holiday? Ask us!:-).

Joseba Beloki

Joseba Beloki

Lazcano's cyclist is also present in this edition of Epic Gran Canaria. His three golden years on the overall podium of the Tour de France remain in memory, with two third places in 2000 and 2001, and a 2nd place in 2002, although after the expropriation of the Tour by Lance Armstrong that year, in practice it could be said that he was the best cyclist of this edition.

To the names mentioned above, we must add the classic Italian professional Davide Rebellin, silver medalist at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, Martín Mata Cabello, Spanish M30 cyclocross champion, or Haimar Zubeldia, who has collected several top ten in the general classification of the Tour de France.

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