A few days ago our Champion, Melcior Mauri, told us how he prepares his team, VIORCAM KH-7 for the Titan Desert. Now you can finally meet them…
This year, Melcior Mauri along with August Pascual, lead the biggest team so far to conquer Titan Desert 2019. With 35 racers and a technical team of 6 professionals, the members of ESTEVE KH-7 are ready to go for their place at top of the podium. Their chances a good this year, with Sylvan Chavanel, former professional cyclist (2000 and 2018), Josep Betalú, winner of the last three editions of the Titan Desert and Anna Ramírez, winner in the women’s section in 2015 and 2017.
Professionals and Amateurs
Team VIORCAM KH-7 is a mix between professionals and amateurs, where most of them will be using the TwoNav Trail Bike during this multiple stage race. Among the Pro cyclists, Abraham Olano and Sylvan Chavanel, are the rest of the team who together pursue a personal and epic experience.
For Olano, this will be the third time he participates in the Titan Desert. Chavanel, who holds the title of the largest number of participation’s in the Tour de France, debuts in this adventure after his recent retirement last December 2018.
Preparation is the key factor
The training and preparation for such an ambitious challenge is not easy. In this video we tell you how Melcior Mauri prepare the ESTEVE KH-7 team for last years edition.
Titan Desert, the desert by stages
The Titan Desert is an ambitious race that has been held since 2006 in the Sahara desert. This year’s edition (14th edition) will take place from April 28 to May 3 and has a record participation of 675 registered cyclists.
|STAGE||DATE||START AND FINISH||DISTANCE||SLOPE|
|1||Sunday 28 April 2019||Merzouga > Merzouga||109 km||800 m|
|2||Monday 29 April 2019||Merzouga > Ouzina||105 km||731 m|
|3||Tuesday 30 April 2019||Ouzina > Merzouga||118 km||1555 m|
|4||Wednesday 1 May 2019||Merzouga > M’ssici||199 km||1031 m|
|5||Thursday 2 May 2019||M’ssici > El Jorf||125 km||1535 m|
|6||Friday 3 May 2019||El Jorf > Maadid||64 km||259 m|
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Good luck to the whole team, see you at the finish line!
Titan Desert 2019
28 April – 3 May 2019
Desert of the Sahara (Morocco)