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24 Jan 2019

MMR Asturias Bike Race internationalises at FITUR

The race is part of the International Cycling Union calendar

MMR Asturias Bike Race 2019 presents an edition with changes, the increase of four days of racing, according to the 2019 regulations of the International Cycling Union (UCI), and a change in venues, now in Tineo and Lugones (Siero).

The main novelty of MMR Asturias Bike Race is that it’s part of the International Cycling Union calendar (UCI), and will be UCI XCS 2 class, awarding valuable points for the world ranking and for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games qualification.

Its other novelty is the change of venue, being held in the incredible area of Tineo, where there will be more singletracks and more sections of pure mountain biking designed by Gravity Zone, new MTB center located in Tineo.

Thus, MMR Asturias Bike Race 2019 ensures a fun route of authentic mountain biking, technical and located in a such a natural area as Asturias.

 

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The major sports novelty of MMR Asturias Bike Race 2019 will be its extra day of racing, in accordance with the new regulations of the International Cycling Union (UCI). It will be held from June 6 to 9 in Tineo and Lugones (Siero) and will have four circular stages.

The stages will pass by emblematic places in which fun, authenticity, natural technical and physical difficulties, spectacular landscapes and flow predominate. The green mountains of Asturias will accompany the mountain bikers, in t balanced and very attractive stages.

Asturias’ green mountains will accompany the mountain bikers in the majority of the sections, along well balanced and very attractive stages.

The new format entails some logistical changes for the riders that the organisation intends to minimise, in order to keep it as similar as possible to its successful three-day format.

MMR Asturias Bike Race 2019 will start on Thursday afternoon with a short (less than 90 minutes), fast and intense stage, to get the feel of the race, avoiding a great physical fatigue to the riders, and helping them to travel on the same day of race begins.

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