120 cyclists compete in Huercal-Overa piglet race


THE sixth edition of the piglet race in Huércal-Overa has taken place, with 120 cyclists taking part in the annual event.

Cyclists from towns such Pulpi, Albox, Lorca, Mojácar, Puerto Lumbreras, as well as Almería, Murcia, Granada and Alicante all took part in the enjoyable race.

The test took place on Sunday with riders participating in different categories including infant, junior, amateur, female and men’s races.

Designed on an urban circuit measuring almost four kilometres, cyclists had to complete a total of 17 laps (60 km). In the men’s race, Murcian, Camacho Tudela, was crowned the winner beating second placed Ginés Navarro and third place for Lopez Urquizar.

When delivering the trophies, mayor of Huércal-Overa, Domingo Fernández, was very satisfied with the test and thanked both the cyclists for their participation and the fans in attendance.

He said: “The test has already become a great reference for cycling in the province, the turnout is more positive every year. The public has enjoyed a great show and the residents have thrown a great spectacle in the street for all to enjoy this sport.”