The race will have three stages and only one timed distance each day
The opening of registration will be on Tuesday, 29thMarch
The Fred. Olsen Express Transgrancanaria Bike has been renewed after 6 years. In previous editions, the race lasted for 2 days, and each day the races had specific distances that were timed. However, the 2022 edition has changed in order to ensure a satisfactory experience for the participants.
The Transgrancanaria Bike will be held between the 20th– 22ndMay 2022, the same dates as before the COVID-19 crisis. The event is sponsored by Fred. Olsen Express, the Gran Canaria Cabildo, on behalf of the Gran Canaria Institute of Sports and Tourism and the San Bartolomé de Tirajana Town Council.
As it was previously said the race has changed its format. It will be divided in three stages and each one will have only one timed distance. The racers can participate in as many stages as they wish, since each stage has its own classification. The winner of the event will be chosen between the finishers of the three stages and their accumulated ranking.
On March 24th, the Transgrancanaria Bike and Fred Olsen Express, the company that connects the islands, signed an agreement making this company the main sponsor for this event. Lorenzo Spinelli, the company’s sales manager, is pleased with this agreement. “The increase of passengers and vehicles in Fred. Olsen Express, thanks to the sports events organized by Arista, is always noticeable. Participation in these kinds of events increases the development of local business. It helps to create wealth in the municipalities where the races take place. Therefore, it is a positive aspect for us in the future, so that we can continue helping.”, he claims.
In addition, participants, and their companions, who travel from other islands, will enjoy a special travel fare with Fred. Olsen Express.
Stage 1. Friday, 20th May (16:00). Artenara – Moriscos
The first race will be held on Friday’s afternoon and will once again take place on the Guardaya track in the municipality of Artenara. The starting point won’t be timed. However, it will be timed after entering Guardaya and will not stop until the finishing point in Los Moriscos. The route is 26 km long, with a high finish and more than 1,300 metres of cumulative elevation gain.
Stage 2. Saturday, 21st May (10:00). Garañón – Chira
This second stage begins on Saturday from El Garañón Lodge in Tejeda’s municipality. Once again, the starting point won’t be timed. However, it will be timed after entering La Candelilla track, where the competitive action will begin and will not stop until reaching Chira and making a spectacular loop around the emblematic dam. This race will have a total of 45 kilometres and a descending profile, with 1200m of cumulative elevation gain and more than 2000 of cumulative elevation loss.
Stage 3. Sunday, 22nd May (10:00). Maspalomas – Maspalomas
Finally, the third and last race will have the same starting and finishing point at Parque Sur, Maspalomas. This race’s route is 30 km long, and it has 8000 metres of cumulative elevation gain that rises until La Degollada Ancha and decreases by the Vincentillo’s precipice till the finishing point.
The opening of registration will be on Tuesday, 29th March
This adventure begins on March 29th at 12:00 with the opening of registrations. Participants can register in as many stages as they wish. Those enrolled on the three stages will receive the traditional Transgrancanaria Bike bag, as well as a finisher medal if they complete the races successfully. All the information is available at the event’s official web page.