This morning the press conference for the presentation of the twentieth edition of the Transgrancanaria in the Mirador de las Dunas de Maspalomas. It was attended by the president of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, Antonio Morales, who did not hesitate to emphasize the impact of this event on Canarian society. In his own words: "The Transgrancanaria encourages the diversification of our tourism and is a test that continues to grow."
Next, Ángel Víctor Torres, counselor of sports of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, emphasized on several occasions that this race has managed to take a place among the five most important races in the world. In addition, he added that "Among the 150 sporting events that take place every year in Gran Canaria, 24 of these are of international character, among which the Transgrancanaria stands out ".
Inés Jiménez, Tourism Minister of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, underscored the comments made by the previous speakers and highlighted the global relevance of this "emblematic" career. In fact, "the Transgrancanaria is located on the world map as a tourist and sporting event". Therefore, from the counseling we collaborate with the race "to bring a quality press trip with national and international journalists in order to increase the promotion and impact of the test". Noteworthy is the presence of specialized media from the United States, England, Italy, France or China.
Subsequently, the councilor of new technologies, public administration and sports of the municipality of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Aridany Romero, spent a few minutes to explain how the Transgrancanaria is a great contribution to the capital, especially to the Canarian youth, thanks to the inclusion for the first year of the KIDS, a career that involves the little ones.
Elena Álamo, the accidental mayor of San Bartolomé de Tirajana, concluded by pointing out the Transgrancanaria "as a propeller of the Canarian economy on the international scene, contributing positive values to the tourism of this island". From the southern municipality confirmed Álamo his firm commitment to this test of marked prestige to continue promoting Maspalomas Costa Canarias.
In the press conference they were also exposed the novelties of the present edition, among them: the Youth modality, a modality dedicated to young Canarian people between 15 and 21 years old; new tours in the Promo, Family Trans and the aforementioned Youth modalities and, finally, the cash prizes, which oscillate around 9000 euros, for the winners of the queen modality: the Trasngrancanaria 128.