Marcos García and Ana Belén Sendín are proclaimed winners of the majorera test
Incredible day of effort, emotion, and sportsmanship is what has been lived this Saturday with the celebration of
Faro Fuerteventura 2022, the most important cycling event on the island of Majorera, which is already a benchmark in its second edition and which has crowned its winners in the midst of an unbeatable atmosphere.
Marcos García Ortega and Ana Belén Sendín Diego have been the absolute winners of the second edition of this test, a complete success of participation with 450 runners coming from all over.
exit with honors
At 9:00 a.m. the start took place in Puerto del Rosario, in Playa Chica. Encouraged by the large public that gathered to cheer them on, the cyclists set off towards La Oliva, in the presence of the Mayor of Puerto del Rosario, Juan Jiménez, the Councilor for Sports and Tourism, Sonia Álamo, the Councilor for the Canarian Coalition Nuria Cabrera and the Councilor for Transport and Public Services of the Pájara City Council, José Manuel Díaz. On behalf of the Cabildo de Fuerteventura, the Vice President Lola García, the Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, David de Vera Cabrera and María Jesús de la Cruz, Minister of Employment, Education and Youth attended.
118 kilometers, a drop of 1,800 meters and the most spectacular landscapes of Fuerteventura, a real challenge and a true cycling paradisewith three timed sections that would decide the winners' podium and two flying goals to reward the fastest in an event that this year has the UCI (International Cycling Union) seal as a novelty.
The sporting challenge was immediate. As soon as the test began, the hardness of the first timed section surprised the competitors. 6.5 kilometers
With slopes of up to 14 percent, they put their legs to the test on the ascent to Mirador de Guise and Ayose.
The second climb, the next timed section, was already more prepared. The ramps were still very involved, but the participants undertook them with more fortitude. That yes, the heat began to make a dent and the kilometers began to weigh. Hence the faces of effort, but also of satisfaction, when pedaling through some of the most impressive places in Fuerteventura, surrounded by the incredible white sand of the island and approaching the crystal clear waters of the coast.
Slight downward slope and more favorable conditions for the dispute of the first flying goal, which became
in the section in which the runners reached the highest speed, between La Oliva and Tindayawhere some cyclists reached over 60 kilometers per hour.
The last timed section and the second flying finish line put an end to the competition, to leave the cyclists enjoying the last 15 kilometers from Costa Calma to Morro Jable, where the emblematic Jandía Lighthouse welcomed them at the finish line , applauded and cheered by the audience as truly brave.
As soon as the test was over, the trophies were awarded with the presence of the Vice President of the Cabildo de Fuerteventura, Lola García and the Minister of Industry, Energy and Commerce, Domingo Pérez, the Councilor for Tourism of the Pájara City Council, María Clementina Da Silva , the Councilor for the Environment, Rodrigo Berdullas and the Councilor for Transport and Public Services of Pájara, José Manuel Rodríguez and Esperanza González, Councilor for Sports of the City Council of Betancuria.
The winners in the absolute classification in the men's category were Marcos García Ortega, followed in second place by Nelson Vera Ramos and Juan Ignacio Brito Rodríguez in third place. The winners in the absolute classification in the women's category were Ana Belén Sendín Diego, María Salud Morán, who finished second, and Safira Delgado Guerra, who finished third on the podium.
Trophy also for the fastest, those runners who have reached the two flying goals, one in Tindaya and the other in La Pared, in the shortest time. In the men's category, the three fastest were Julio Aníbal Gervasio in first position, Nelson Vera as second and Efraín Rodríguez in third place.. In the women's category, Ana Belén Sendín got on the podium in first position, followed by María Salud Morán. Tie for third position between Safira Delgado and Yurena Alonso.
The test's technical director, Ángel García, was very satisfied with the result, «We have closed practically 70 percent of the route, more than 80 kilometers of road closed, an organizational achievement and a plus for the competition and we see that people have been very, very happy.»
Faro Fuerteventura is organized by DG Eventos and the Town Councils of Pájara, Puerto del Rosario and Betancuria with the sponsorship of the Cabildo de Fuerteventura through the Departments of Tourism and Sports. The Department of the Environment of the City Council of Pájara and Hospital Parque collaborate.