Mojácar to launch new cycling race


MAYOR of Mojacar, Rosmari Cano, recently held a working meeting with Frederik Baeckelandt, from Grinta Magazine, Jelle Wallays, a professional racer from the Soudal Cycling Team and Jan Almeye, Director of Kortweg Cycling, the international sporting events organisers.

The group of professionals were in Mojácar on a scouting mission to discuss the first ever “Gran Fondo Costa de Almería” cycling race that will be held in Mojácar next year.

The “Gran Fondo Costa de Almería” is a tourism sporting event aimed mainly at the non-professional Belgian and Dutch racing market, who will be able to book a 4 or 7-day package holiday in Mojácar both for leisure as well as competing in the race. The race will also have two routes to choose from, according to the entrants sporting level and, is scheduled for the end of May 2018.

The Belgian delegation expressed to the Mayor how pleased they were with the work done by the local Council and business sector, who they said has placed Mojácar as a top destination in the cycling market, especially in Belgium, where the town is renowned as an ideal location to practice the sport.