On January 26, 2024, a new edition of the Five Continents Race Costa Blanca, also known as the Costa Blanca Bike Race, is scheduled. An event for track and trail enthusiasts where emotion is fully guaranteed.
Here all the information to enjoy the Costa Blanca with your MTB.
- Why to experience the Five Continents Race Costa Blanca?
- When is the Five Continents Race Costa Blanca scheduled?
- Who can join the Continents Race Costa Blanca?
- What cash prizes can you get in the Five Continents Race Costa Blanca?
- What are the distances and routes?
- Participation fee and how can I register?
- Bike rental for the Five Continents Race Costa Blanca?
- Accommodations for the Five Continents Race Costa Blanca 2023?
The Costa Blanca Bike Race (sorry if we alternate names but we still have to familiarise ourselves with the new naming) has proven in its different editions to be an event that can hardly leave anyone indifferent. This race can be enjoyed either in 4 stages or in its Half 2 stage modality.
One of its great hallmarks is the extremely hard climb to the Antenas del Albir, an epic ascent that always gather a large number of fans who encourage cyclists to climb ramps that are quite dizzying.
On the other hand, the Costa Blanca claims its unconditional love for cycling, welcoming year after year road cyclists, MTBers, gravel and triathletes. This affection for the Alicante region is reflected in the constant pre-season of cycling teams and one of the most visited areas for cycle tourism. It's a destination where you feel welcome, so what better way to enjoy it than by participating in a major event?
The Five Continents Race Costa Blanca is scheduled for January 26-29, 2023, being one of the first MTB events of the year in Spain.
The Five Continents Race Costa Blanca is an extremely competitive event, with the UCI seal, and in which participants must have either an approved UCI Elite license or a Master's license for competitive cycling. However, for those who do not have any type of competition license, it is possible to participate in the modality of pairs, whether female, male or mixed. In the latter case, participants will not have the possibility of obtaining any type of UCI prize or cash.
Applicants for cash prizes can only be those participating in the 4-stage Full modality. For the occasion, the event will distribute up to 200 euros to the winner of each stage in the Elite Men's and Women's categories, and up to 375 euros for the winner of the General. UCI points will also be distributed to the first 29, in which case the winner can obtain up to 150 points.
Although the routes and distances of the different stages have not yet been revealed, we can guess, given what has been experienced in previous years, that the two-wheeled show will be more than guaranteed.
We do know that the start and finish of stages one, three and four will be in the town of Calpe, saving the second day for the start in Altea and the already mythical finish line in Antenas del Albir.
Stages two and three will also correspond to the participants registered in the Half modality, who can also climb the aforementioned queen stage.
The price of participating in the Full modality ranges between 255 and 355 euros for each registered cyclist. In the pairs modality, registration also works with the same individual price system. In the case of the Half modality, the prices range from 110 to 160 euros depending on registration date.
You can sign up for the Full modality by clicking here and for the Half modality by clicking here.
Are you planning to participate in the race as a couple and would you like to rent a bike suitable for the Five Continents Race Costa Blanca? Don't hesitate and discover some of the best options available to rent a MTB on the Costa Blanca.
The Costa Blanca offers a wide range of cycling accommodations to book your stay. By clicking here you can view some of the best options to rest after the daily stages. Accommodations where you can prepare your bike in the Cycling Center with tool shop, washing station and other services ideal for cyclists.
The official accommodation for the race is the AR Diamante Beach Spa, where the bib and prize giving ceremony will take place on the various days, as well as the technical meetings. So if you feel like starting each stage practically from the door of the hotel, nothing better than doing it in its official accommodation, which you can book directly here.