The first march ‘Giro d’Italia Ride Like a Pro’ held in a Spanish destination ends with a successful participation on the island
The insular director of Tourism of the Cabildo de Tenerife, Laura Castro, highlights the good results of the test Turn d’Italia Ride Like a Pro held this weekend, which brought together cyclists of eleven nationalities
The first cycle tour Giro d’Italia Ride Like a Pro held in a Spanish destination ends with a successful participation in the island. The event, promoted by the Council of Tenerifevia Tenerife Tourismhas gathered this weekend more than 700 runners of 11 nationalitiesUnited States among them.
The island director of Tourism, Laura Castro, has highlighted the good participation in the test in its two stages, as well as the good sporting level registered. “This type of event allows us to continue positioning Tenerife as a diverse destination for practicing outdoor sportsespecially for the cycle touring”, highlighted the island director who added that “the island has quite a tradition for the practice of cycling, every year we receive teams and professionals from all over the world who choose the Tenerife destination to train, due to the good weather conditions to practice sports outdoors. open air throughout the year, and the good conditions and orography of the insular territory”.
“Events of this caliber help us capture active profiles and rejuvenate the average age of travelers who come to spend their days off. In this line we are going to continue working on our destination strategy”, added Castro, who has valued the choice of Tenerife for the development of this international event, “from the Cabildo we have opted for the hosting of this sporting event with the purpose of that it can be consolidated over time, to make the island a reference destination in the calendar for bicycle lovers”, he explained.
Laura Castro, thanked the collaboration of the area of Roadsthe General direction of trafficthe municipalities of Arona Y adejetogether with the municipalities through which it has passed on its route, as well as the health personnel and security forces and forces, who have ensured the smooth running of the race.
The cycling tour, which completed two stages of 110 and 67 kilometres, respectively, covered almost 4,500 meters of unevenness on its route between Saturday and Sunday, and also included a partial ascent of Mount Teide.
Franco Morelli, director of Unidad Editorial Sports&Events, organizer of the event, indicated, for his part, that “it has allowed the participants to live an experience as close as possible to that experienced by the professionals in the Giro d’Italia, although in an environment unprecedented and unique as Tenerife is”. Morelli pointed out that “from the organization we are excited about how this first edition of the Giro d’Italia Ride Like a Pro has developed. We want to highlight, without a doubt, the great reception and acceptance of the island of Tenerife, for which we do not see the It is time to continue with this project and continue feeding this link that has been generated thanks to the test”. “In this sense, we thank the Island Council, through Turismo de Tenerife, the Adeje and Arona town halls, the sponsoring companies, the Canarian Cycling Federation and the Tenerife Island Cycling Federation, for their work. together with the security forces,” he added.
The meeting was attended by great elite runners, who acted as ambassadors pedaling alongside the peloton in Tenerife. This was the case of Stefano Garzelli, winner of the Giro 2000; Juanpe López (Trek-Segaredo), this year’s best youngster and bearer of the precious pink jersey leader for 10 days; o Raúl García Pierna (Kern Pharma Team), current Spanish time trial champion. They were joined by representatives of Victory Endurance, the official supplier of the march, all members of the Caja Rural-Seguros RGA team: Jonathan Lastra, Fernando Barceló, David González and Sergio Román Martín.
Laura Castro was in charge of executing the formal ribbon-cutting that marked the start of the test, as well as the final award ceremony. Along with her were Franco Morelli, general director of Unidad Editorial Sports&Events, and Pascual Momparler, technical director of the Giro d’Italia Ride Like A Pro Spain.
The Embassador Ride Like a ProGiro d’Italia 2000 champion Stefano Garzelli emphasized that “Tenerife is a destination that never ceases to amaze you. In my professional stage I went with some regularity to focus on my big goals for the season and, even so, every time I come I discover something new. And this weekend has not been an exception thanks to a spectacular route and event. I think it is very symbolic that a brand like the Giro d’Italia lands on this island, with all that this entails for cycling and fans of this sport”.
The first march ‘Giro d’Italia Ride Like a Pro’ held in a Spanish destination ends with a successful participation on the island – Diario de Tenerife